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My hardware sits in a 48U server rack that was rescued in my second year of college from a new home owner who did not know what it was. They were happy to have it removed from their basement — my parents were less than thrilled to have it in their basement.

Because of my distance from my server rack I’ve relied on sound network architecture and heavy VPN use to perform 100% remote administration of my stack. One crucial design choice was to put the rack network below the NAT of my parent’s home gateway. To touch anything on the rack it takes minimum of a one hour drive and because of this I had to make sure that my rack would never cause an internet outage for my family.


Netgear ReadyNAS 1500

Dell Optiplex 9020

2 - Dell Optiplex 7020

Macbook Pro A1278

Rack Mount Workstation

HP Proliant DL380 G7

Chenbro NR12000

2 - Dell PowerEdge T330

Rack Network Equipment

Arris Surfborad SB190

pfSense Virtualized Gateway

Ubiquiti EdgeSwitch16 XG

Cisco Catalyst 3560G PoE-48 Port

Cisco Catalyst 3560 PoE-24 Port

Linksys EA9200

Upper Network Equipment

Arris Surfboard SBV3202

Linksys EA9400

Off Site Network Equipment

Motorola MB7621

Linksys MR7300

Cisco RV320

Rack Accessories

1U Brush Panel

4 Slot Raspberry Pi 4 1U Mount

2 - PDUs

Rack Drawer


48U Server Rack with no Branding