Home Network Setup: What’s in my rack 2021
Some parts have not changed. such as;
- The rack, a 9U with dimensions of 600x600mm.
- I am still running pfSense on a Qotom Q150P-S08 Mini PC.
- Still using a HP ProCurve 24 Port Gigabit Switch (1800-24G J9028B) as my core network switch.
- And APC Back-UPS (BX700UI) UPS.
Although I have made changes to the LXD containers running on my home server. I am still running Shinobi DVR, Cups as a print server and Samba shares for network storage access. FreePBX has been removed and Emby has been replaced with Plex. These are new containers: Ubuntu Landscape, Home Assistant, LibreNMS and TP-Link Omada controller software.
I have also purchased new hardware;
- New PoE+ switch: HP 1920-24G-PoE+ (180W) JG925A – This will be replacing a TP-Link PoE switch.
- In the garage I have installed a new PoE+ switch: Netgear GS110TP and a TP-Link EAP 225 Outdoor access point TP-Link EAP 225 Outdoor access point (currently indoors, but I hope to mount this outside soon)
- Switched broadband providers to BT. I am using an basic Openreach branded Huawei VDSL HG612 modem, the pfSense router handles PPPoE connectivity.
- I’ve also purchased a Hauwei B535-232 4G router to act as a backup internet connection, pfSense automatically handles failover.
- A temperature monitor using a Raspberry Pi Zero with sensor running a custom web UI I have developed.
- Also in the garage I have built a NAS powered by a 4GB Raspberry Pi 4, images below.
Network VLANs have been setup to help improve network security. This is one of the reasons why I purchased two new network switches. Details of these VLANs are below:
- Lan (Default Lan network – no VLAN, had access to all VLANs)
- VLAN10 – Secure network for servers (can access other VLANs, can only be accessed from LAN)
- VLAN20 – IP Cam network (No access to other VLANs, Internet access blocked)
- VLAN30 – IoT network (No access to other VLANs)
- VLAN40 – Guest network (No access to other VLANs, Internet access has been speed limited)
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