Home Lab Tour – December 2021 – YouTube Video

What Hardware Do I Have In My Home Lab? December 2021 Edition!

My Hardware

Below you will find a basic network diagram along with a quick spec sheet about the hardware I have in my home lab! At the bottom of this list you can check out my write up about why I use the software I use! (This write-up is a work in-progress)

Home Lab Hardware Specs!

  • 2x Raspberry Pi 4 – 8GB
  • 1x Raspberry Pi 3B+ – PiAware Host
  • Hyze Zeus v2 – Proxmox Host
    • E5-2670 v2
    • 32GB DDR3-1333 ECC Registered Memory
    • 120GB Inland Professional SSD
    • 1TB Samsung 850EVO Storage Disk
  • HP ProDesk 600 G2 – TrueNAS Core Host
    • Intel Core i5 4670K
    • 16GB DDR3-1600MHz Memory
    • 120GB Inland Professional SSD (Boot Disk)
    • 120GB Samsung 750EVO SSD (Write-Cache)
    • 8TB Seagate IronWolf Pro
    • Dell OEM GT-635 GPU
  • Custom Built Server – Game Server Host
    • Intel Core i7 4790K
    • 16GB DDR3-1600MHz Memory
    • 500GB Western Digital Blue SSD
    • Zotac GT-1030 GPU

Self-Hosted Software

This is a list with links to all my favorite software that is running inside my Home Lab!

SoftwarePurposeHost Device
Proxmox VE + Discord SkinVirtual Machine HostingHyve Zeus v2
Application Management PanelGame Server Control PanelCustom PC
PiAware TrackerLocal Aircraft TrackingRaspberry Pi 3B+
Pi-Hole + Cloudflare DDNS UpdaterLocal Ad-Blocking + Dynamic DNSRaspberry Pi 4 8GB
Uptime KumaLocal Lab MonitoringRaspberry Pi 4 8GB
PiVPN + Pi-Hole + Apache + NoIP DUCVPN Access + Local Ad-BlockingVirtual Machine
TrueNas CoreLocal File SharingHP ProDesk 600 G2
My Favorite Open-Source Project + Host Device

Q: Why Proxmox over VMware vCenter?

A: When setting up my EVE-NG virtual network lab, I needed to allocate more than 8 vCPUs to a single virtual machine. Proxmox lets you do this for free, while VMware wants a paid license key.

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