Lab

"So, what are you doing this weekend?"

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I’ve got a home lab where I’m configuring a pseudo-enterprise environment, complete with virtualized bastion servers.

Cisco Lab:

  • 3x 1841 Routers
  • 1x Catalyst WS-2960-8TC-L
  • 1x Catalyst WS-2960g-8TC-L
  • 1x Catalyst 3550 48-port Layer3 Switch
  • 1x Aironet 1601e WAP

This is my lab environment for my CCNA exams.

Computers

Almost everything in my lab runs CentOS 7. My tricked out x220 is running Fedora 28.

Bare metal hosts:

A three-node Proxmox VE cluster running a GlusterFS cluster for high availability.

gold

  • Dell Optiplex 9020M Micro
  • Intel i5 4590T (4-core, no HT)
  • 16GB RAM
  • 250GB SSD

silver

  • HP ProDesk 600 G1 Mini
  • Intel i5 4590T (4-core, no HT)
  • 16GB RAM
  • 250GB SSD

bronze

  • Lenovo ThinkCenre M73 Tiny
  • Intel i5 4570T (2-core, HT)
  • 16GB RAM
  • 250GB SSD

They’re bare metal, get it?

Containers:

ns1 & ns2

  • DNS forwarder (named)
  • DHCP server (dhcpd)

share

  • File server
  • Tim-style backup

storage

  • CentOS 7 repos, synced on demand
  • Backups

db & dbz

  • Databases for various services

Virtual machines:

ipa & ipb

  • IdM server and replica
  • DNS for LAN hosts
  • CA
  • Session management

awx

  • Ansible server
  • Future AWX install

Workstation

tiny

  • Lenovo ThinkPad x220
  • Custom BIOS v1.46
  • Intel i5 2540M (2-core, HT)
  • 16GB RAM @ 1866MHz
  • Intel Wireless-AC 7260HMW
  • BT4.0 controller

Notes

This is a work in progress, and I will update this page as I go.