Rack, stack, and a little bit of a tour!
Jul10

Rack, stack, and a little bit of a tour!

Today was productive – Dell R510 and APC Smart-UPS 3000XL both racked, cabled, configured, and tested! Lab/rack tour included!

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DIY SAN/NAS – quest for fast, reliable, shared storage with a twist of ZFS! (Part 1)
Jun22

DIY SAN/NAS – quest for fast, reliable, shared storage with a twist of ZFS! (Part 1)

Choosing prebuilt SAN is cheating – let’s build something from nothing and learn ZFS on the way! Read more about my FreeNAS/ZFS adventure using a Dell R510.

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Multi-tenant/VLANs behind a virtualized pfSense firewall in ESXi
Nov26

Multi-tenant/VLANs behind a virtualized pfSense firewall in ESXi

Whether you want to set up a multi-tenant solution in ESXi or simply create VLANs on your network for security, this is how you do it with a virtual pfSense firewall!

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Web farm re-arch.  Doing more with less!
Jun28

Web farm re-arch. Doing more with less!

Homelabs are great learning tools, but if you’re not careful you can experience nasty VM sprawl! Consolidation is key. In this blog post we dial the resources back while preserving the performance! Read more!

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pfSense 2.2.1 Released
Mar18

pfSense 2.2.1 Released

pfSense 2.2.1 is out – read about the security and bug fixes!

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Patchsee Intelligent Cable reviewed (and taken apart!)
Feb27

Patchsee Intelligent Cable reviewed (and taken apart!)

Check out this quick review of the PatchSee cable system and see how it’s put together!

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