My lab is in a constant state of flux.   I am going to try and keep this page up to date with the tech i’m running.  My setup has been consolidated down to a single site and then a few bits and pieces utilising Backblaze, AWS and Cloudflare




Synology DS918+ 12GB of Ram, 3x2TB SSD (RAID 5)   + DX517 Expansion bay with 2x8TB & 2x3TB WD Red’s (Synology SHR)

Synology DS216 2x3TB WD Red Raid1

Compute Hardware

SuperMicro 2027TR with 4x X9DRT nodes

Each SuperMicro node is 2x Xeon E5-2670 and 192Gb of Ram. 3 of the nodes are running vSphere 7 and the 4th is a dedicated Veeam server.

HP Z840 2x Xeon E5-2673v3 @ 2.4Ghz (24 Cores) Intel P3500 NVme (Gold Tier), Nvidia Grid K2


HP Procurve 1810-24G

Unifi AC-Pro

Watchguard Firebox M200, connected to Zen Internet ADSL and Three UK 5G Internet connection