NANOGers home data centers - What's in your closet?

William Warren hescominsoon at
Tue Aug 16 15:28:53 CDT 2011

On 8/12/2011 7:28 PM, Charles N Wyble wrote:
> Hey all,
> I'm curious what other NANOGers have in their home compute centers? On
> the extreme end of course we have mr morris :)
> with his uber lab:
> I've got the following:
> Production rack (4 post AV rack)
>  From top down:
> Current primary internet connection, soon to be out of band internet
> connection (Wimax from Clearwire)
> Ubiquity Networks Nanostation2 based AP (MeshPotato via the VillageTelco
> project)<<  serving up 3 SSID (bridge to main vlan, guest, honeypot)
> Linksys WRT54G T-mobile version<<  not doing anything at the moment
> 3 dell optiplex 745s
> PFSense router (WAN to clearwire, LAN to Cisco 3550)
> AlientVault server (amazing software package)
> Proxmox server (another great software package)
> I have also considered turning all 3 machines into Proxmox boxes and run
> everything in a virtual machine. I like the Dell Optiplex machines, they
> sip power.
> APC UPS (considering a rack mount UPS and will probably buy one this
> weekend from the local Goodwill computer works store)
> PS3<<  gotta get my parallel hacking on
> Avocent Cyclades PDU (unused currently as my apartment wiring won't
> support it)
> Cisco 3550 Distribution Switch
> Cisco 2950 Access Switch
> Dell PowerEge 1800
> Dell PowerEdge 2800
> I've got a network lab rack (skeletek) as well. This hosts a 6509 and
> other fun things (cisco routers/switches). Pretty sure I can do any
> CCNA/CCNP/CCIE(R&S) lab scenario).
> So what's in NANOGers home networks/compute centers? :)
I have one rack of stuff..:)
I have three 3500 series switches.  Then an hp 1005 on a shelf.  I then 
have my tower(custom build) and ups on another shelf.  Behind the 
computer is my 8 port gigabit switch.  The 3500 are not in use at the 
moment.  I have a dell sc420 running astaro and a dell t110 running 
server 2k8 r2 standard.  The other network consists of my "sick computer 
area" and my sprint airave.  I utilize the airave's built in switch to 
provide connectivity to sick computers.  Nothing hugely special but it 
fits into one rack with the sick computer area on a small table next to 

More information about the NANOG mailing list