Home Lab Server Rack 2.0 Assembly Log

Last night I started the brand new Home Lab Server Rack and started assembling my server equipment.

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I planned for the Home Lab Server Rack to go to the right of the computer that is on the floor. That computer is a Supermicro AMD build that is running everything in my house until I get the rack and servers assembled.

  • Supermicro AMD motherboard
  • AMD Opteron 6128
  • 32 GBs of RAM
  • LSI 9240-8i with 4 3TB WD RED Hard Drives RAID 5
  • Synology 212j with 2 1TB Seagete Constellation Hard Drives in a RAID 1 (iSCSI target)

Here is the to do list.

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In the to do pile we have

  • A Tripp-Lite half rack in pieces
  • A storage bin full of power and network cables
  • Cisco UCS-240 Server
    • Dual Intel E5-2620 v2 CPUs
    • 64GB of RAM
    • 400 GB SSD
    • 2 600 GB 10K SAS Drives
  • Supermicro 1U Server
    • Dual Intel E5-2620 v2 CPUs
    • 64GB of RAM
    • 250 GB Samsung 850 EVO SSD
    • 3 1TB 7200K Seagate Constellation SAS Drives
  • HP DL360 Gen 7 (i believe) server
    • Dual Intel e5506 CPUs
    • 24 GBs of RAM
    • 3 146 15K SAS Drives
  • Dell R610 Server
    • Dual Intel e5620 Xeons
    • 24 GBs of RAM
    • 120GB SSD
    • 1TB Seagate 10K SAS drive
  • Cisco 2970 Switch
  • Cisco 3750 Switch
  • Dell N2048 Switch

After an hour or so of work here is where the Home Lab Server Rack I’m at.

Dell, HP, and Supermicro Server Racked
Dell, HP, and Supermicro Server Racked

I have the rack built and all the 1U servers racked. So far I don’t have power or any networking configured, but that what this weekend is for.

-Terry