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James7

Welcome to the Servers 2017 thread!
 
If you want to show your fellow Neowinians what your server looks like, this is the place to do it.
 
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Last year's Servers thread is here.

 

 

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We only had one reply in 2017 so I think we'll keep this current topic until we see an uptake in participation before moving to annual stickies.

 

Thanks

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wiretap

My computer room in the house where all the servers are located.

 

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nekrosoft13

what software is that for that diagram? 

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Broughton
On 10/02/2018 at 4:35 AM, nekrosoft13 said:

what software is that for that diagram? 

I believe it's part of PTRG.

 

https://www.paessler.com/network-mapping

 

 

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AnotherITguy

Very Neatly done Home Data center if i may say so myself.

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Mindovermaster

Not really my "server", but hey.... I'll clean up wires later...

 

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forster

Baby steps while under lockdown, basically this is my 25u rack, two brush panels, a 24 port keystone patch panel and a Unifi non-poe switch. Also a Philips Hue. Laptop is just on the shelf for storage at present and isnt turned on.

 

The rest of the setup is a Unifi USG, Unifi wifi AP, my Unraid server and my little WD Pro Nas which is elsewhere on the forum. My modem is a Vigor 130, things are spread around the house as currently working from home but once Im back in the office Ill throw everything in the rack and store it in the spare room.

 

Im loving Unraid! I have Docker containers set up with the unifi controller, Plex, Tramission and Nextcloud, as well as PiHole. One VM for linux and one for MacinaBox Catalina. Box is my 4770k Freenas repurposed just because Freenas was getting pissy with Plex and drive sharing, Ive literally had zero problems since switching to Unraid. Im currently using the trial but Ill be purchasing the beginner licence when it forces me to do so in a few weeks time.

 

I dont really have any need to do anything else at the moment, wifi is great with the unifi access point, no dropouts, everything is really stable. Some of these cables are placeholders, and Ive retired my Raspberry Pi 4 and Pi Zero (they were running the unifi controller and pihole respectively) so I can fiddle with those when I get bored. The next big upgrade will be upgrading my Unraid box from the 4c/8t 4470k, probably to a Ryzen system with 8c/16t. Ive currently got 3 4tb drives in the server and one 120gb SSD for cache, one of the 4tb is for parity but I really want to add a second parity drive next month. After that it will probably remain pretty static until the rebuild. 

 

I'm enjoying playing with docker containers and wifi guest setups, need to have a look at vlans and other nerdy bits just to sate my appetite, but its solid, quiet and hopefully not too bad power wise from what I've been monitoring :) 

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Mindovermaster
33 minutes ago, forster said:

Baby steps while under lockdown, basically this is my 25u rack, two brush panels, a 24 port keystone patch panel and a Unifi non-poe switch. Also a Philips Hue. Laptop is just on the shelf for storage at present and isnt turned on.

 

Think you meant 2U...

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Mindovermaster

Update from my old one above:

 

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UnManaged Switch on top. NETGEAR 16-Port Gigabit Ethernet Unmanaged Switch (GS316)

ISP Modem on left

Sensewall (PfSense) computer on right. Datto/Zotac AES-NI Gigabit 8GB RAM 32GB SSD AMD GX-415GA

UPS on bottom. CyberPower CP1000AVRLCD 1000 VA 600 Watts

 

Cables need cleaning, I know...

7 minutes ago, forster said:

Nope, sorry buddy, its 25U :) unless you mean that Im actually only using 2 units of space, in which case, kinda...

https://www.startech.com/uk/Server-Management/Racks/25u-4-post-server-rack~4POSTRACK25U

 

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Much mess, so wow :D 

 

Oh, sorry, didn't notice that, my mistake... 😉

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trek

Does this count? Lol...

 

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adrynalyne
1 hour ago, trek said:

Does this count? Lol...

 

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Absolutely. It’s what I do. 😁

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ultimate99
On 05/12/2020 at 20:02, trek said:

Does this count? Lol...

 

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May I ask what's your workflow like?

I know we can run an OS in a VM, but how/why run a Server OS in VM?

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Superuser
3 minutes ago, ultimate99 said:

May I ask what's your workflow like?

I know we can run an OS in a VM, but how/why run a Server OS in VM?

The same reason you run anything in a VM. No other physical hardware to run it on and to isolate it from your host OS.

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adrynalyne
15 minutes ago, ultimate99 said:

May I ask what's your workflow like?

I know we can run an OS in a VM, but how/why run a Server OS in VM?

I have entire build environments that are not easily replicated in VMs. I can then backup the vhd and transfer it anywhere. The servers are no different. I have web and sql server VMs. Easy to back up, easy to transfer, doesn’t require me to install a bunch of garbage on my workstation OS to use what they offer. 

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8 hours ago, ultimate99 said:

May I ask what's your workflow like?

I know we can run an OS in a VM, but how/why run a Server OS in VM?

Sure, so this is my personal setup for home use. With that in mind, keeping them all as VM's makes backing up and isolating vms in the environment easy. They are all contained in the datastore and I replicate copies offsite and to AWS using Veeam personal edition on the host machine. I run a Windows AD domain in the vm environment for ease of user account management, windows updates, security policies, etc. That is the reason for the Windows Server VMs. The other ones are below:

 

- The Windows clients are used for site to site connection with seedbox/torrents/downloads

- One Ubuntu runs my Plex media server with the actual media (Movies/TV) files hosted in Google Drive

- Another Ubuntu runs a dedicated OpenVPN server for my remote access. It tunnels all traffic back to my home internet connection in cases where I'm travelling and using public wifi (lol 2020).

- Wormhole is a pihole for DNS

 

The Storage server VM, RDP, pihole and plex are the only ones that have connectivity to my home internal network so it can publish cifs from a physical NAS to the vms and stream to TV's and provide various network services for my home.

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AnotherITguy

I am getting ready to do my server move, i will be using my NUC for Piehole in the near future.

 

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