Home Lab Setup: I haz a rack
Welp, thankfully I have a rack and things are coming together nicely. I picked up a UPS also, and two Linksys/Cisco SLM2008s. Also grabbed a third DL360 G4. Once things are cabled up and running today, I plan to do a fresh install of the entire environment to VI3. First things first though, I need to build a win2k3 vm for a template, then deploy a SQL2005 box and virtualcenter server. Then I need to setup openfiler for iscsi storage (the DL580 G2 has a drive cabinet attached with 800~GB raid 5 storage (with a hot spare too!)). I’m also thinking about setting up and playing with vyatta to see how well it can handle routing. All in good time though. Here’s some pics of the setup. I’ll be blogging more regularly with my machinations. And I fully realize doing this means I’ll be totally showing off for the ladies 😉 Also, the nice thing about having the WRT54G running tomato down in the basement in wireless bridge mode means I can sit upstairs with a lemonaide in the sunshine and VM to my hearts content without having to run cat5 everywhere!