HomeLab 2.0 Server Rack Assembly Log

Last night I started assembling my server equipment.

Thursday 10/13/2016

empty-spaceI planned for the 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.


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 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.