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CyberNBD

join:2010-11-18

2 recommendations

Home setup v2

Since I can't post anymore in my original v1 topic »My home office setup, Version 2 gets a new one.

Doing some updates on my racks. Ended up pulling everything out

Getting old stuff out:



Cable mess left:



Cleanup:



New gear in:






Cabling:






Thane_Bitter
Inquire within
Premium
join:2005-01-20

Truly a work of art! Thanks for sharing the changes..



Killa200
Premium
join:2005-12-02
Southeast TN
reply to CyberNBD

Would love to come to some of your yard sales. Most of your old stuff trumps my new stuff, lol.

Good job on the new setup!



Zorack

join:2001-12-14
Fayetteville, WV
reply to CyberNBD

Kudos for posting REAL home network setup again,CyberNBD!
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Matt Barlow Rules! Bring him back to Iced Earth! \m/


gogorichie

join:2005-04-14
Palatine, IL
reply to CyberNBD

That's one hell of a setup in both post great job. Very clean my friend very clean.



Brendan
Warr Guitar is here

join:2000-07-14
Littleton, CO
reply to CyberNBD

Nice racks.

What did you use to finish them? It looks similar to the polyurethane material used on my Euphonic Audio speaker cabinets.


CyberNBD

join:2010-11-18

The racks are finished with Warnex Coating. It is also used to coat speakers so it could be right it looks similar


CyberNBD

join:2010-11-18
reply to CyberNBD

Desk PDU:






Almost finished setup:






Todo list:
- Add HWIC-1FE (Routed-Port HWIC) to 1841
- Replace raid backup batteries on 2 2950's
- Reconnect Cisco LAB setup and re-add second 3550-48

Spec list:
- 36 Xeon Cores
- 100GB RAM
- 3.3 TB Raw SAS 15K Storage
- 18 TB Raw SATA 7.2K Storage
- 116x 1GB Ports on Core Switch (not used at all but multiple blades for redundancy)
- 8x 1GB iSCSI interconnects
- Full redundant network and power


jadinolf
I Love You Fred
Premium
join:2005-07-09
Ojai, CA
kudos:8
reply to CyberNBD

Just beautiful.

Thanks



SychoSly
Scoot the World
Premium
join:2004-01-22
Mount Prospect, IL
kudos:1
reply to CyberNBD

What kind of racks are you using?
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~Sly


NgtFlyer

join:2000-07-09
Marietta, GA

If I am not mistaken, those are home-brew racks. Some of the finest custom racks I have ever seen.


CyberNBD

join:2010-11-18
reply to SychoSly

DIY Racks, made them myself.

More info here: »Re: My home office setup



Zorack

join:2001-12-14
Fayetteville, WV
reply to CyberNBD

kudos for the updated pics for your real network rack,CyberNBD!
--
Matt Barlow Rules! Bring him back to Iced Earth! \m/


CyberNBD

join:2010-11-18

Thanks!


adamtech78

join:2006-01-25
Chicago, IL

I remember reading a thread on this long ago.

I envoy all of it.
Your home brewed racks, layout, wiring, your office layout.
Everything!
except one thing.
noise.
After working for a year and a half being 5 feet away from two 4 post racks full of gear.

again, your workmanship is superb to the 10th degree!



Gavin5

join:2012-10-03
canada
reply to CyberNBD

Brilliant set up. Thanks.


NgtFlyer

join:2000-07-09
Marietta, GA
reply to adamtech78

Agreed with you on the noise.. I used to have a pretty impressive looking rack of gear. Had a total of five servers, couple of switches, some extra Cisco gear, etc.

I got tired of listening to it and paying for it in the form of power.

So through virtualization and a pretty beefy ram upgrade on one of them, I was able to consolidate everything down to a pair of Dell Poweredge R300 1U servers. These servers run much more quietly than the two 2950s I used to have. I also have eliminated all of the unnecessary network gear.

So now I have the two R300s, a single fanless Gbit switch and an old P3 running IPCop for my firewall. I've removed close to 10A of current draw and thousands of BTU of heat from production, and it makes much less noise. Saw the difference in the power bill as well.

I've also relocated the rack to a room downstairs in the finished basement that stays cool. I don't have to listen to any of it now.

Still, these racks are impressive and I applaud the attention to detail paid. It sets a good example.