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Home Lab

Home Lab Updates: AC Unit, Failed Drive on NAS1

Hello everyone, I’ve been meaning to make a post about all the recent changes to my home lab but I’ve been quite busy. I’ve also done some more work on

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Reducing Home Lab Power Usage

I have come to the conclusion that in 2017 I will need to down scale my home lab in order to reduce power & cooling usage.  It’s grown year over year

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General

Firewall Swap & Windows Telemetry Data

I recently switched over from Sophos UTM to Untangle NG for my personal use firewall at home. During the process I basically had to rebuild all of my firewall rules

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Guides

Virtual Firewall and Networking – Planning Guide

This is a planning guide on how to create a robust, redundant, virtual network for your home-lab environment including a virtual firewall. This requires a lot of existing hardware and expertise. This

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Home Lab

Firewalls for Home Use

A question I see often is what firewall is the best for a home/residential environment? Before I get into that, we must realize that the majority of non tech-savvy people do not even have a

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Guides

Home Labs: Remote Access and Security

I am sure that most who have a lab environment in their home also have a way of remotely accessing it – either from at work, with friends or family, vacation,

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Hardware

Storage Refresh 2016 – Time to Build! (Part 2)

Part 1: http://www.vskilled.com/2015/07/storage-refresh-2016-the-plan/ The hard drives have arrived today from NCIX and it’s now time to build it out to finally increase the storage capacity in my home lab. I’ve made only minor

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Hardware

New ESXi Server Build – VMH02 Replacement

This build was originally meant to be a remote ESXi server for my parents place, but I’ve ended up liking this new build so much I’m going to have to

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Home Lab

Storage Refresh 2016 – The Plan

The time has come to increase storage capacity in the home lab. I expect that before the end of this year that I will have less than 1TB of free

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Home Lab

Home Lab Upgrades, Network Standardization

A quick update here for May 2015: Yesterday I upgraded from a 24 Port NetGear GS724Tv3 Switch to a 48 Port Netgear GS748Tv3 switch. Along with the switch upgrade I