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RE: NANOGers home data centers - What's in your closet?
From: "Blake T. Pfankuch" <blake () pfankuch me>
Date: Mon, 15 Aug 2011 01:27:28 +0000

I'm with this too, my house is much less complicated than it used to be.  I have dual WAN (Comcast Business Class and 
cheap DLS as a failover), fed into my Cisco 3750 "core" switch.  I have a Sonicwall NSA2400 as my primary Gateway from 
LAN, with a Secondary Gateway of my Cisco UC520 (mostly for testing the 64 bit VPN client when it came out, and I 
haven't changed anything back).  I have a third firewall for working on projects from home which is just a virtual 
IPCop Machine which I use to segregate devices with conflicting subnets during projects for work.

I have VMware ESX running on a few servers I just pulled back from a colo (Asus 1u half depth single E5510 Xeons with 
32gb of ram each) running iscsi off my open filer iscsi storage device with 16x 2tb drives and my old openfiler with 8x 
1.5tb and 8x 1tb.  Layer 3 routing done at my 3750, with a cisco 1142 AP serving voice, data and guest wireless.  

Internal IPv4 3x /25, 2x /26, 2x /27 and 2x /28 non routed for the iscsi.  Externally only a /28 and a /29.  Internal 
IPv6 5x /64 because I haven't had any time to set up IPv6 for my Guest wireless, voice or iSCSI.  External IPv6 
awaiting Comcast to get my IPv6 trial going, and Centurytel to offer IPv6 in my area.  Voice service provided by 
Broadvoice (SIP) feeding into the UC520 for the alarm system.  

Of course the obligatory video games (xbox 360, wii and my girlfriends PS3 when she brings it over) all live in the 
guest VLAN, which sadly get used more for Netflix anymore than actual video games...  Media center on the TV is a home 
brew mini ITX pc with a mid range core2duo in it.  

For power, I love the APC stuff.  I have a Rack Mount 3000va and 2 shoebox 1500va boxes as backup.  All fed back to the 
panel an 2 separate circuits.

At one point I did have 4 full racks in the guest room and a partial DS3 (about 10 years back), with a dedicated AC 
unit and about 30KVA of UPS.  Too much, too expensive.  Colo somewhere close and cheaper circuits is the way I went and 
I've cut my power bill from over a grand a month to under $100 in the winter.  Lets not talk summer.... I need new 
windows :)

-----Original Message-----
From: Valdis.Kletnieks () vt edu [mailto:Valdis.Kletnieks () vt edu] 
Sent: Friday, August 12, 2011 6:30 PM
To: Charles N Wyble
Cc: nanog () nanog org
Subject: Re: NANOGers home data centers - What's in your closet?

On Fri, 12 Aug 2011 18:28:57 CDT, Charles N Wyble said:
I'm curious what other NANOGers have in their home compute centers? On 
the extreme end of course we have mr morris :) with his uber lab: 

He doesn't get out much, does he? :)

So what's in NANOGers home networks/compute centers? :)

Surprisingly minimalistic - a Linksys cablemodem and a Belkin Play wireless router, both from Best Buy, a Dell Latitude 
laptop from work, and a PS/3.  I'll upgrade if and when Comcast deploys IPv6 or other stuff worth upgrading in my area. 

(I used to have more gear, but it came down to floor space for compute gear I didn't use versus guitar gear I *do* 
use.. ;)

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