Little update

   23/02/2020 - 15:33

It's about time for a little update about my infrastructure !

Technologies used



So here's my rack, a lot changed since last time:

I'm now running a VMware infrastructure version 6.5 (6.7 doesn't support my CPUs anymore), here are the specs of the main server :


It also has 4 * 3To disks for storage in raid 5. Mostly dedicated to my Xpenology VM, works great btw.

Everything in my home is driven by this rack, my router is a pfsense virtual machine as this gives me more performance than most of the little boxes available on the market:


Monitoring is done by observium and LibreNMS (librenms sends the alerts directly to my rocket chat).


Battle Station

A lot has changed on my battle station:

I now have 2*27 inch screens on the sides (1080p) and a 32 inch 1440p screen in the middle. The configuration of the Beast has changed some, it now has :

CPU : 
2 x Xeon E5-2690 2.9 GHz (Turbo 3.8Ghz)
RAM : 
56GB ECC 1600Mhz
Motherboard : 
Asrock EP2C602-4L
Graphics card : 
Nvidia RTX 2060 SUPER
Hard drives : 
Samsung SSD 500GB + 4TB HDD
Power supply : 
Antec High Current Pro 1200 Watts
Cooling : 
2 x Antec Kuhler 620 and a lot of fans


I also tasted the pleasure of 3D printing and I love it:

I now have a Chinese (unbranded) delta printer and a Creality ender 3. 3D printing really begins to become mainstream and is great for DIY and repairs.


That's it for this little update, V to all bikers from my other Beast !