Home Lab Rebuild

Publish date: Aug 19, 2015

Recently a hard drive went out on my main home VM Server. It was in a RAID, so there was no data loss. But as I had to shut everything down to replace hardware (no hot swap…), it makes me think about also maintaining the software stack for the lab.

Currently I have two physical systems that are libvirt/KVM hosts for my virtual machines, including the main firewall and fileserver. I’ve had my eye on a few newer technologies, so the lab layout requires maximum flexibility. With that in mind, here is the brief plan for the rebuild:

Obviously a lot of work, but this will be spread out over time. At this point I’m still making sure the base environment is configured correctly, and will then begin taking each of these items one at a time. Exciting times ahead…

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