My Setup

A small look into what I do.

My Setup

Here is my 18U server cabinet, it doesn’t contain many servers, but these are all I need so far.

The services I run are mainly for me but some for others. The list below has some of the applications I use the servers for.

  • pfSense Firewall for the whole house
  • Virtual Machines
  • Windows Server 2016 Active Directory
  • Windows Server 2016 RDP Gateway
  • Windows Server 2016 IIS – Hosts all my websites, and a friends
  • Windows Server 2016 Gamehosting – For friends and I
  • Ubuntu Plex Host
  • Observium Monitoring Software
  • FTP Server
  • VPN Server – mainly for bypassing restricted network but also accessing my servers if needed
  • Reverse proxy server – As I only have one IP I have to use this to have lots of different domains go to different things
  • UniFi Controller for Ubiquiti Access Points
  • WebDAV File Sharing
  • Some other less important ones as well

The top server is a VMware ESXi server that contains all my files and virtual machine data.

It has the following specifications:

  • CPU: 1 x Xeon E3-1225 V2 with 4 Cores 4 Threads
  • RAM: 4 x 8GB Hynix DDR3 for 32GB
  • HDDs: 2 x 4TB in RAID 1
  • HDDs: 2 x 2TB in RAID 1
  • SSDs: 2 x 120GB in RAID 1
  • SSDs: 1 x 120GB used for Cache for 4TB drives
  • Networking: 1 x 1GB Ethernet 1 x 10GB Fibre

The bottom server is a VMware ESXi Hypervisor, this hosts all my VMs and services that I run.

It has the following specifications:

  • CPU: 2 x Xeon E5649 with 6 Cores and 12 Threads each
  • RAM: 12 x 8GB Samsung DDR3 for 96GB
  • HDDs: 250GB boot drive
  • Networking: 5 x 1GB Ethernet 1 x 10GB Fibre
  • External storage: FreeNAS storage

For the networking side:

  • 1 x Netgear GS724TP PoE 10/100/1000
  • 1 x Netgear GSM7224 10/100/1000
  • 3 x 5 port Netgear GS105E 10/100/1000 for VLAN tagging and trunking around the house
  • 1 x Keystone patch panel

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