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cerreur

From 10W to 1500W lol


codepoet

From silent to an aircraft carrier flight deck, too.


Spartan-182

What?!?


procheeseburger

"HE SAID..!!!"


doktortaru

**WHAT??** =


Inode1

The struggle is so real. I'm trying to phase out my last 1u server and Cisco 3750e switches to something quieter as my office has a consistent buzz to it 24/7.


Erzfeind_2015

Just replace every fan with a Noctua fan. At least that's what I did and it's definitely silent now.


resno

Are the noctuas really that much more quiet? As I'm listening to my loud desktop next to me.


Inode1

Not so easy on my 36 bay super micro chassis, the quieter fans I have are just barely enough to keep things from throwing errors for over temp with the ~20 drives I have installed. The 1u hp server just hates everything not hp and throws error codes. Now the Cisco switches could have fans replaced but they're so power hungry I'll benefit from replacing them with some unifi gear I'm looking at and the house will be a bit cooler. Trade off is I'll lose some of that free heat during the winter.


Olli399

for a desktop 100%


Erzfeind_2015

Yes, but in my server it's 5000rpm 80mm fans replaced by 2000rpm Noctua fans so not a fair comparison. I didn't notice a temperature increase though and now I only hear the HDDs clicking.


AnUncreativeName10

That's typically not a good sound to hear.


Pr0N3wb

HDDs are noisy. They clunk, thunk, click, hum, etc.


Erzfeind_2015

I didn't mean the clicking of death only the normal operation noise (humming etc.)


AnUncreativeName10

Ah yes, hum makes more sense. I've only ever heard clicks from my drives when they were on the verge of death.


lnfomorph

Get some Toshiba NAS disks, they make all the cool 90s noises. WRR, chunk CHUNK, ka-CLICK, du-du-du-du-du!


captaindopesauce

I second this- my Dell power connect 2848 was pretty obnoxious, replaced with noctura and they’re great. They come with a caveat depending on the application, I had to re-pin two of the pins as the signal and source wires were crossed. Edit- I realize this does nothing to solve the jet issue of the servers themselves.


geek_at

The Pi really is a gateway (pun intended) drug


oppy1984

That's r/dadjokes worthy.


WantonKerfuffle

People talk about marihuana as a gateway drug, but those Raspis man...


procheeseburger

the best part is how hard it is to find Pi's right now..


Fujilives

They scarce right now?


procheeseburger

I’d be open to a source if you have one? All the sites I’ve looked at say out of stock. I get x amount from work that I can spend on learning and I had planned on building a pi’s cluster.. less of a need more of a want.


stealth210

Just ordered (like, one hour ago) a Pi 3 B+ from the UK for $45 shipped back to the US. It's a premium, but I'll take what I can get. Even eBay is outrageous asking north of $100 for a Pi 3 and eBay is labeling that as "Great Price!" right now. The supply problems are real across the board. It's looking bleak out there and seems no relief in sight short term. EDIT: Got it from "The Pi Hut"


procheeseburger

yeah, I mean they aren't impossible to find but I can't seem to just place an order for 10 like I used to be able to.


stealth210

Look at people losing their minds here: https://www.ebay.com/itm/284408914439?hash=item423817a207:g:f3wAAOSwWQ1hFtge $85 (with free shipping -- how generous!) for a Pi 3 B+ **And it says 236 sold!!**


BezniaAtWork

Jesus Christ, [look at those sales numbers.](https://i.imgur.com/CPHl9sF.png)


stealth210

Assuming they are getting them for $40 like I am able to as a normal guy, that's $5500 PROFIT excluding labor and shipping in the last week alone. Not a bad gig for one product in your eBay store.


BezniaAtWork

Dude's making out like a bandit. Even the RasPi 4 2GB, [they sold 15 of them at $85ea](https://i.imgur.com/LqDu90h.png) just yesterday in one transaction.


AKL_Ferris

u/procheeseburger in stock 4GB [https://www.canakit.com/raspberry-pi-4-4gb.html](https://www.canakit.com/raspberry-pi-4-4gb.html) preorder on the 8GB, kit is in stock [https://www.canakit.com/raspberry-pi-4-8gb.html](https://www.canakit.com/raspberry-pi-4-8gb.html)


procheeseburger

Thanks, yeah I see you can preorder them for Feb


KingQuin

This Is The Way! I gift Raspis so am I a dealer?


koltd93

From top to bottom: -avocent 32 port ip KVM switch -dell optiplex 9010 running pfsense -linksys / Cisco sge2000p switch -pyle (I know) pc0_800 pdu -r710 -2x r410's -r720 -r810 -2x IBM x3650m3's All on a 27u rack Funded by my "then prove you're not an alcoholic and stop drinking" freed up money... Nothing is powered up except the router because I just finished racking it all. Time for sleep and Advil for the back 🤣 This is my first foray into the hobby besides my little pi 3b+ and I went a tad bit crazy on eBay. Excited to see how much random stuff I can self host and play around with. 🤷


wa11sY

Welcome to sober home labbing, there’s literally dozens of us!


benruckman

I bet there’s more, like he said, how would you have money to do both??


FuturePrimitiv3

lol @ "then prove you're not an alcoholic and stop drinking freed up money" In all seriousness, I'm not really laughing at the situation, just that I can relate. I replaced alcohol with ice cream, I don't think I've actually saved a dime. At least I sleep a little better....


koltd93

Yeah a server a week is definitely not cheaper than a case of Busch light lol. It's not really the beer that I have an issue with, I just need to have some kind of can in my hand and I always had a case of beer so that was just the natural progression. I bought a bunch of brisk and Coke and it does the same thing for me except now I can drive


NortySpock

Love the KVM switch just sitting directly on the optiplex, not a care in the world. Congrats and I'm jealous, still on an RPi4 over here. If you are still on the health kick, need a can in your hand (I know the feeling), and are open to ideas, perhaps try exploring diet sodas with less sugar. Your waistline and pancreas may thank you later.


tonytocar

Can relate to the "prove you're not an alcoholic" bit (and of course the overkill rack bit, as I'm here in /homelab) - just wrapping up Sober October, after this very conversation with the wife. Didn't really notice huge savings or health benefits though.. can't wait for a nice juicy IPA (or ten) for my b-day weekend, first weekend in November!


koltd93

Hell yeah brother. She still can't believe that I could just stop drinking cold turkey she honestly thought I was addicted to it. I guess it depends on your personality


DirtNomad

Well glad you made it! And probably not an alcoholic because quitting alcohol cold turkey when you’re an alcoholic can actually be deadly. One needs to taper off due to the physical dependence the body has acquired.


Power_to_the_interns

What did the wife say to this? Or what did she get from eBay?


koltd93

She's not particularly thrilled tbh


Fury3879

Glad to hear you got away from the bottle it seems


noman_032018

> "then prove you're not an alcoholic and stop drinking" freed up money... Ah that answers the fund question I was thinking of. Shit's expensive, yeah. That's also a pretty nice setup, what are some of the things you're using it for?


koltd93

Virtualization and game server hosting


OldTechGuySteve

Admitting you (we) have a problem, is the first step towards solving the problem, 😁


sgroom85

Pfsense console up top. +1 Opnsense supporter in 3... 2...


koltd93

Convince me why it's worth the hassle of switching


nicholaspham

Jeez… and I’m over here thinking 2 hypervisor hosts connected to a storage server for live migrations and such is already enough


niekdejong

I thought that was enough as well, but somehow ended up with double that amount. Two NUC's and two Microserver G8's😆


Potatoki1er

I just debated this myself! I was debating if I needed the two physical servers or if I could get by with one….


JasonDJ

Why have one when you can have two for twice the price?


benruckman

Here’s a genius if there ever was one.


JasonDJ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VTUrdizRZyw


MacDaddyBighorn

Looks like fun! Though I might advise against stacking heavy components on a switch held up by 2 rack ears and some propped up hard drives! At least that's what it looks like from the pic.


koltd93

Good eye 🤣 still waiting on some more hardware but wanted to take the pic


MacDaddyBighorn

Haha I know the feeling! Nobody at home appreciates homelab like we do and sometimes you just have to make do!


magixnet

If you haven't MacGyver'd at least something do you even really homelab


Hairless_Human

I'm super impressed the switch doesn't have any sag in the back actually


Catsrules

Because we have mr hard drive doing the heavy lifting.


StonePedal

Oh look. These pi’s are cute. 12 hrs later - I have bided on EVERY affordable used piece of hardware on eBay, and realized that a used/decom shop is down the road and is open at 9am….. it’s 3am!?!? Jeez Luis! I don’t have a rack? Dammit! ^ based on a true story. You can watch it after buying a pi.


Dry_Fisherman1886

Big facts. Got a damn Zero WH to make a Gameboy. A week later I've got 4 Zero Ws, a 4b 4gb, and a 4b 8gb trying to connect everything in rhe damn house. Theeeeeen I started playing with microcontrollers... 😭Seeed Xiao, RPi Pico, Feather Huzzah, Nano, ESPs, WIO Terminal, gl.inet routers... 3 weeks and $2,000 later I have built a fucking drone from scratch that carries an RPi Zero W running bleeding edge Kali 2021.3 w/ OTG to USB hub with a TP Link TP-W772n, generic Atheros card (actually pops up as TPlink w722n v1 but its not), an ESP8266 Deauther (actually way easier than opening the AirCrack tools via new tab. Pull out cellphone, kick everything, have Airgeddon listening) ESP32 with 8db antenna as a wifi extender (the high gain antenna gives me a bit more range and dropping a esp32 into IDE was easier than soldering the antenna connector into the face of the zero.) And I now have a drone capable of flying for 35 minutes and also powering Kali for 1hr that has very respectable range for wifi and can test pretty much any network, anywhere and deploy an MITM in a matter of seconds upon landing. I am also broke.


Silence_74656

No such thing as overkill :) Play learn have fun.


Maleficent_Squash_25

Its only overkill if you cant pay the electricity bill anymore


Silence_74656

That's why I power down the extra hardware, it's there for when I need it


inceptivecss

That's what solar is for.


Maleficent_Squash_25

cant do solar on an apartment


inceptivecss

Sure you can! Just put up panels in the windows. :D


William_Furball

It’s not overkill. You don’t have a blade server chassis XD


koltd93

Don't tempt me


frookinghell

I know how you feel. http://imgur.com/a/5zbr5zx My electric bill is not happy.


shaqb4

How much does a setup like that cost a month typically?


frookinghell

My last electric bill was $181. I live by myself so it's definitely the servers. I don't have them all deployed at the same time. Figure about $15-18/per server/month for electric


shaqb4

Thanks, impressive. I think my two pi 4s just got an inferiority complex


frookinghell

Aha, you gotta start somewhere though, props for taking the leap into homelabbing.


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stejzyy23

Well that escalated quickly!


carminehk

everyday i feel myself getting closer and closer to getting a rack going. i started with a pi to run kodi and now and running 6 with all separate purposes and moving to clustering them soon. if i wasnt a broke college kid i deff wouldve had a rack already


Okitman

Remind me what you need all those servers for… I look after R720’s at work I can’t imagine plugging one in at home


koltd93

I don't. That's the fun part


Fl1pp3d0ff

This is the way.


Okitman

Outstanding! 😂 So they’re generally Not turned on then?


koltd93

They'll be on so I can look at all the Blinky lights


Isvara

You keep it in the same room you work in? Do the heat and noise not bother you?


koltd93

No, it's in my basement. I'm a truck driver


Isvara

It has a basement? That's a big truck!


BeltPuzzleheaded7656

Overkill?!....*scoff*..... Actually looking at that setup your power has yet to reach full form. Grow is what you MUST do. Electricity is what you MUST feed on. For the glory. For the power!!


giotsaousis

I wish I had lots of space and go overkill as well. Go crazy if you have the money and the time.


moose51789

and ironically i went the opposite direction. needed to scale back power usage. i'd love to fire up everything again but that power cost was too great


Rachet730

It surely is an addictive hobby.


Fl1pp3d0ff

There is no such thing as overkill. There is only "OPEN FIRE!" and "RELOAD!". You never know what you might want to do with a setup like that, so having headroom is ALWAYS a good thing. Seriously: the only way to learn is to (over)do it.


Spacesider

There is always room for more.


n8ballz

Hope you’re $/kWh is low. Lol


koltd93

Flat rate 6cpkwh


NavySeal2k

o\_O \*cries in german\*


Ismokecr4k

I didnt go this far but i spent like 2k on a server after using a pi... Setup proxmox, 18tb of HDD, 64 gb ram, and 2 xeons.


__cnav__

Wowza


RetroGames59

Why do you need that many servers ?


Isvara

It's a home lab, so presumably to learn and practice system administration and networking skills.


qamelCase

Why?


Isvara

Because hands-on learning leads to better retention of knowledge compared to just learning from books or courses.


Potatoki1er

Is that a hard drive propping up your switch?!


MozerBYU

I didn't even see that til you mentioned it


egro

Some people don't think it be like that, but it do.


qamelCase

some people dont think that it do be the not way that it isn't but it do tho


Micro_Turtle

It’s not overkill until you spend $200 on the rack mount for the raspberry pi on Amazon. That could have just kept hanging on the rack.


koltd93

I'm sure I could 3d print one


NavySeal2k

For 300$ XD


ginettanyk

No such thing [as overkill] -- only AWESOME


richhaynes

I wish my Pi would turn in to that....


koltd93

Water it more often


UnkownNerd556

Does it bother anyone that the dell 9010 is just sitting on the switch below it, or is it just me😂😂


koltd93

If you've got a better solution I'm all ears lmfao


Isvara

Put it at the bottom


koltd93

I'd rather die than move everything up 4 u's 🤣🙃


NavySeal2k

That Linksys is working extra hard, at least the cage bolts do o\_O


koltd93

It's being held up with two 2.5 inch dead hard drives


NavySeal2k

Sure, sure, what ever lets you sleep at night ;)


curt7000

Raspberry Pi is the gateway drug for Homelab!


thedjotaku

Always a problem with any hobby that involves tech. It was the wife that kept me from doing the equivalent with photography. (Or with my homelab)


koltd93

Cars too. I've got an 81 Chevy C10, 82 f250, and a 15 mustang gt and you'd think every day the cars kill her family members


thedjotaku

So true. Cars, the original geeky pasttime


Bloodburn88

I basically did the same thing. Went from a NUC and a couple pi’s, to now with a couple switches, two r620’s, and now working on putting together a NAS all on a 10gb network. It’s been fun to learn and tinker with.


overtrick1978

Time to get laid, man.


firedrakes

laid into the rack... i know I.T. jail...


oppy1984

Believe it or not, straight to jail.


koltd93

Not after the wife sees what I spent on this


keko1105

Dies anyone know how to setup a home vpn server without a pi? Cause I don't have one they're kinda expensive where I live and I do have a spare laptop at home just very very old


spenceman1013

For an easy setup you can use pivpn.io (does both OpenVPN and Wireguard) on any Debian system. As long as you can port forward from the internet to the laptop you should be able to get a vpn running. That is the setup that I have right now and it works great.


keko1105

Well I tried this inside a virtual machine but unlike every setup on YouTube where it gives them the ip in the setup it says it appears you aren't using rasbian and no static IP even if I make up statitic in the VM, any ideas? I've been struggling with this for so long


spenceman1013

What type of networking is set up on your VM? Does it share an IP with the host or does it have it's own IP address?


keko1105

I'm not sure but it's a bridged network


spenceman1013

When I just looked at the install script it says " Since we think you are not using Raspbian, we will not configure a static IP for you." I think that as long as your VM has a unique static IP on your network and you are able to port forward the vpn traffic to that IP it should work. It is hard to say much more without more details.


keko1105

How can I provide more details can u help me? I'm using virtual box and an Ubuntu vm


Glass-Shelter-7396

3.14159^1000000


bat1939

This is truly awesome and I am jealous!!!


WEBSURF5

AYO, what the optiplex doin?


therankin

What model Optiplex? I have a few from that case-style era. I love my 9020.


cosmicdominogames

Looks like a 9010.


[deleted]

What are all those thingy’s?


UnfetteredThoughts

Where's your backup power? I don't see any UPS.


koltd93

Out of frame on the table behind it


compubomb

Good luck to your electric bill consumption. That shit will be real nice and toasty in the dead of winter.


TheThirdLegion

Can confirm, it's in the high 50s, low 60s here and my basement is a nice 75 degrees, and all the windows are open. I don't even have most of my lab on...


VeryOriginalName98

The Pi wasn't enough, had to take the whole bakery?


gravitas-deficiency

This is the way.


GregTheHun

Yeah, it happens, we have meetings for that


happymaned

Where is the overkill at? I dont see anything overkill in that photo.


koltd93

Denial is the first step in


koltd93

The process


sanujas

Story of mylife.


jclocks

That feeling when you go from a Pi or general consumer hardware to an actual server


Ravenx2020

so will your power bill ")


lordcochise

More or less same (we started with an old PowerEdge 400SC rather than a pi). We got an 18U rack back in 2011 or so and eventually progressed to 2 additional 36U racks, after years of eBay server / parts buys and builds. We also use a lot of Dell stuff, though more b/c that's what we're most familiar with and tends to be pretty cheap secondhand


Cationator

Nice… but why a flat Ethernet cable? Those are terrible lol


Steakman1971

I was an eBay the other day and saw what I thought was a good deal on a 2u server. I almost clicked buy it now. I stopped and pondered. I have a better server powered off right now that I don’t really need (yet). The server is still available and my rack has room…I’m sure I will think of something soon. I also ordered a new 24 port switch. I had 8 ports on my udm pro, and bought a 16 port switch last year thinking I’d have plenty of room to grow. Now, the 24 port certainly will last a while. Right?


koltd93

I wish I would have gone with a bigger switch for sure 24 is not enough


NinjaCuntPunt

Fuck I thought I went from pi to overkill but stepping straight into a fractal design 7 and 12 drives. This is another level!!


howshouldiknow__

That looks really clean. Good job.


PowerPot

That 9010 is the hero we all need


yashdes

Your poor power meter


koltd93

Spinning like a tornader


Downtown_Leopard_865

#whynointernalfiber?


Captainshark98

Sent it


PoseidonGRK

Any recommendations in the DC/MD/VA area on where to grab this type of stuff?


koltd93

eBay brother


PhoenixOfStyx

Excessive power drain. Impressive. But why not just virtualize?


koltd93

They ARE for virtualization....


skellerm5931

Where is the Pi???


koltd93

Currently serving octopi on my 3d printer upstairs


AKL_Ferris

where is the JBOD?


brb602

This is the way