I have been meaning to post around some of lab setup for a while. Although it changes frequently at present its as below. I will add some pics when I have tidied up the lab/cables
My primary lab storage is all contained within a HP Gen8 Microserver.
1x INTEL Core i3-4130 running at 2.3Ghz
16Gb of RAM
4x 1Gb/s NIC
2x 3TB WD Red
2x Intel SSD 320 Series 80GB, 25nm MLC
This is running Xpenology.
I have the 4 Nics split into two LACP bonds. One for the management traffic and one for pure NFS traffic.
The 2xWD Red’s are in a SHR configuration with the SSD’s running as a SSD read write cache
This gives me 2.6TB Useable which is plenty to lab and store photos and media and with the RW cache the perf is pretty dam good.
I also have a DS216+II Synology with 2x 2TB WD Red’s this is my tier 2 lab storage. for backups ISO’s etc
I am running a few apps/containers on the Xpenology install as it has a lot more ram/processing power.
At the moment this consists of:
Docker – Gitlab
Docker – PHPipam