Pictures of the home network lab

As requested here are some (larger) pictures of the home network lab. Once I find some spare time Phase 2 will begin which will include replacing the spinning disks in the x86 servers to SSD’s and moving to using vSphere essentials licencing. A licenced version of VMware ESXi will enable me to move to automated
This is the first post of many detailing the scripts I use to backup devices in my home lab. This post details a Palo Alto configuration backup API script. Eventually i’ll move to using Ansible but for now some simple scripts work nicely. Almost all the the backups in my lab are now automated. The script

Home Lab Versus A Cloud Lab

My last post detailed my home network lab setup. This post is an attempt to compare having a home lab versus a cloud lab. The cost to build my home network lab was around £3500. I plan on keeping the majority of the equipment for a minimum of 5 years. The cost comes to £58.00

The Home Networking Lab

Here is an overview of the Home networking lab setup. You might ask why even have a home lab these days? You can build a fairly grown up enterprise grade topology using virtulization? Agreed, especially if you have high spec workstation or choose a cloud provider for the compute. Why I built a home lab


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