So i recently i've gotten into learning networking and cloud, and would like to have my own private server/cloud instead of paying google/amazon and all the rest of cloud based softwares. I've looked into synology and qnap for nas, but for the price of them I realized i could just build my own...
I am planning on making a homelab using older business mini towers as the servers to run services. The goals are to self-host everything, have 10 gig and learn. My infrastructure layout was a machine for each of these functions: dns, router, nas, IoT server, game server, and mail/web server. I...
after starting a new job and getting interested about Cluster, shared storage etc. I still can't decide how to start my homelab for testing and maybe some things like a private cloud, Bitwarden etc. and use one of the nodes as a firewall if possible.
What I want:
low form factor...
Hello my fellow STH enthusiasts!
I've been spending weeks trying to research a replacement build for my current 1st Gen EPYC(7551p/256GB RAM) as I have outgrown this. I was wondering if anyone had below spec'ed parts for grabs. Perfect opportunity(excuse) for you to upgrade to Milan or Genoa...
Lenovo Thinkstation D30: 2x E5-2603 $300 + RAM + shipping
Lenovo Thinkstation S30: 1x Xeon E5-1620 $100 + RAM + shipping
Working well, just don't need this kind of capacity at home any more.
Amazing home servers--load them up with RAM and SSDs to your heart's content.
I have gobs of 16GB...
I recently stumbled upon some offerings for a Router called "R86s" on aliexpress.
(They seem to even have an official product page at R86S)
It looks like it would be great for a small homelab.
It's a small Firewall Appliance featuring:
* Intel N5105 or N6005 Processor
* 8 or 16gb Ram
I can get used machines from my workplace. My goal is to use one of those for a homelab ESXi server.
My price for both is identical. The specs are similar but not exactly and now I'm seeking advice/experience to make the best choice.
The specs I have for the actual contenders are...
I'm starting from scratch and seeing what I can build in my basement. Hopefully a full cabinet someday. Both Local transactions and shipping would work. Shoot me a message with what you have and price(s). Doesn't have to be high-end but obviously I'd pay more for that. I've wanted for years to...
So I recently acquired a new server for my lab, now I'm debating on storage options. I'm looking for around 2TB, also nothing mission critical is planned on this machine, hence a single SSD would be enough for now. Since price difference between SATA and NVME is negligible and SAS (12G) is...
I want to created a Home Server/Home Lab most likely running some hypervisor to easily spin up VMs. What system would be recommended in the $300-$500 range that would be best. I'm looking to buy new and ideally prebuilt, but could build a PC if it made sense.
So as you might have seen with the title of this post, i would like to find Gigabyte server for my friend (or for me if it's not too expensive).
Unfortunately, i live in europe (in France near Paris) and when i search on ebay for Gigabyte server i don't find many.
Do you have any website...
So far my server at home is running as a file server, torrent server, media server, and random desktop instance. All of this really isn't taking much resources and I feel like I'm wasting the server's potential. I've thought about nextcloud, pfsense, game server, but I suppose I'll need to brush...
I'm looking to get rid of my current AIO and go with a more managed approach to the home network. Here is what I'm thinking of doing:
I have three questions for the parts list:
While the Intel I350T4V2 NIC looks great, is it overkill for what I'm wanting to do? I want to make sure...
Probably should have consolidated the FS and WTB ads in one post but for clarity I figured I'd post twice.
If you're here from my FS post, I am looking for the above equipment.
Does anyone have one for sale?
Please let me know.
Happy new year!
Hello boys and girls,
I have here for sale the above item.
I want to move up to an FDR switch as part of upgrading my home lab, so if anyone wants to get started, play around and learn about Infiniband networking with a cheap switch (DAC cables go for pretty cheap on eBay as well), this might...
I decided to downscale my homelab a bit from 3 - down to just one machine.
I did the downscale mostly because I was too ambitious about what I wanted to use the lab for and also to save a little power, since not having two switches and two servers running does add up.
My previous setup...
I've had my dl360p G8 a little while now, probably about a year.
ESXi 6.5 U3
2x Xeon E5-2630v2
48 GB RAM
4x 600GB 2.5" SAS HDD
2x 750w PSU
Over the course of the year I've realised that whilst I really like this piece of kit, it's just too loud(whiiiiirrrrrrrrR) and power hungry (last months...
Im planning to setup small proxmox node based on ryzen 2700x (or similar), maybe some of you have similar setup and you could share your setup specs (cpu, mobo, ram etc.)? Ive read about proxmox freezing on ryzen so Im little afraid to buy something without knowing if Proxmox will run...
I'm upgrading a server I have at home and I'm looking at Epyc & Threadripper CPUs.
My needs are:
1 VM as main development server which also acts as CI/CD running tests
Multiple VMs for testing
VPN & firewall
Media center (automation with Plex, Sonarr, Radarr...etc)
I currently have...