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Marc Huppert

Stage XXIV: Infrastructure Upgrades

After implementing my new Backup and Disaster Recovery option Stage XXIII: Cohesity it was time to upgrade the HomeLab Infrastructure again....

PDUs:


I was able to get two IBM Enterprise Manageable PDUs. These are real beasts....


Officially these PDUs are operating with 32A on a single phase, I modified them to work on a normal german 16A fuse. I installed both of them at my main datacenter at home. I use another solution for my smaller backup datacenter, also at home.


I used one of them for my Line Power and one attached to my APC UPS from Stage X: HomeLab Expansion

You can monitor and control each single C13 socket of these PDUs. Really awesome!!


Each PDU has its own network interface and a small LCD display to monitor it directly.

You can monitor your whole power consumption with these PDUs and control each output C13 socket individually.


For my second datacenter at home I use the NetPWR-Home Solution from Anel. These network based power options have 3 controllable power sockets and one always enabled power socket.


I really love it to control each single system at my HomeLab with a single click. Great for customer Demos while traveling.....


Internet Connection:



The next infrastructure part which I upgraded was my Internet connection. I had VDSL 25 Mbps Download and 5 Mbps Upload. I wanted it much more faster...... and static public IPs.


I got the option for free to connect my house to the Unitymedia cable network. Thanks again for the connection @Unitymedia


Now I have 450Mbps Download and 20 Mbps Upload connectivity including 5 x Public IPs.....


Now I have the ability to make several workloads available via its own public IP. AWESOME!!!!


I used the Fritzbox 6490 from Unitymedia only as a cable modem, connected a Fritzbox 7580 to it for normal traffic and a virtual Sophos UTM appliance for virtual workloads.







Stay tuned for the next episodes of my HomeLab / HomeDataCenter journey......