My Home Lab

Overview of my home lab infrastructure

Ron Rivera

2 minute read

Today is officially the start of the Christmas Holiday shutdown here down under and one of the things I wanted to accomplish during this period is to revisit my home lab, shake off the dust and repurpose them to something more useful.

In this post I will provide an overview of my home lab to get started with the reorg. This will serve as an inventory of some sort as well. :-)

Hardware

Device RAM CPU Storage Arch
Raspberry Pi 1 Model B Revision 1 512MB Broadcom BCM2835 700Mhz 8GB SD Card armv6
Raspberry Pi 1 Model B Revision 2 512MB Broadcom BCM2835 700Mhz 8GB SD Card armv6
Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ 1GB Broadcom BCM2837B0 1400Mhz 8GB microSD Card armv8
Synology DS411 512MB DDR3 MARVELL Kirkwood 1.6Ghz 2x2TB HDD amd64
Mikrotik RB750GL 64MB AR7242 400Mhz 64MB NAND mipsbe
Mikrotik RB250GS 96K SRAM embedded Taifatech TF470 N/A N/A

Network

At the edge of the network, there is a Huawei B315s-607 LTE home gateway supplied by vividwireless. I was planning to use my Linksys E4200 (which I brought when we moved here from Singapore) as my primary wifi router but it doesn’t appear that the Huawei router has a bridge mode to offload the wifi function so I’ll be stuck with this setup for now.

Also, I am planning to deploy the OpenFaaS serverless framework on the RPi k8s cluster and turn it to something more useful. I am going to try to publish a post and share the experience.

That’s all there is right now regarding my home lab. Please feel free to comment below if you have any questions.

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