I'n about to get a few 25 foot cables That way I can eliminate at least one switch Hopefully just move to one Switch.... I know its a total mess..
On a side note... I find it funny that my Catalyst 2924XL-EN (built in '99) outperforms my Linksys SR216 (bought NIB a year ago)
I do plan on soon replacing the 2820 with some kind of decent 10/100 Switch (Managed Preferred) As server admin for my clan.. we host a big (50-75 peeps) Lan every summer, it will defintely be used (at least once a year)
On a side note v2.0 I totally forgot to put in my 2 lappys a Dell Latitude C400 (Great to travel with, forces me to take a break from gaming, and weight 3.5pounds) adn a 8 pounder HP Pavilion 5470 2.66GHz P4, Quake II incapable ATI Radeon Integrated Graphics)
What are your opinions/thoughts/experiences with that NAS enclosure? I was thinking of buying one & dropping 2x 1TB Spinpoints in it, but I haven't been able to find any reviews about the box on the web.My network is just a simple wireless network, router WRT54GS, cable modem, and a network drive.
Your guess is as good as mine!Yep. It is totally gonna fall.
A two post telcom rack wasn't meant to hold a 150lb server. Especially when my noob desktop support guy leans on it to plug in a cable.
Notice the four 1U servers midway up the other rack. If you look carefully at them you'll notice that they are racked at a slant. This is also because of my noob desktop guy who racked the original one one screw-hole off and couldn't be bothered to fix it. So now all of the other servers are also racked one screw-hole off.
When the cabinet arrives, I'm pulling all of that crap out of the rack and doing it properly myself.
Who the hell pulls crap like that? :argh:
Update to my Home Network. This is getting installed tomorrow along with cabling the entire house in Cat6.
1u Shelf (Cable Modem, ASA5505 will reside here)
24port Cat6 patch panel
16port 3Com Baseline 2816 (16x 10/100/1000 L2 un-managed switch)
Also starting to pick up stuff from my CCIE:Voice Lab. No pics, but atm I have a 2x Intel 5120, 8gb, 2x146gb SAS 1u server hopefully running Vmware ESXi. The VM's will consist of any Cisco server products i'll need. I also have a 2651 and 1760-V inbound.
This thread is being beat by the UTM thread!!!! are you kidding me.... I remember when this used to be the bread and butter of n&s forum.... come on guys, lets get this rolling again... pictures, comments, more pictures... etc. Heres my contrib, Im moving out of NC soon and up to the northern VA area so my network is currently "torn down". Heres an "inventory"
First and second is the overview shot(great for insurance purposes).
Third and fourth are some misc LCD's, a couple Sunray 1's, two SB5100's(modded of course), Xbox 1(x3, evox & XBMC), APC information controller running pfsense.
The Two servers are,
dual quad core 5310
1TB raid 5
ESX 3.5 --> ~12 virtual machines including interclustered trunk call manager environment, windows 2003 domain site and GC to multiple *nix servers(web,nms, etc).
1.2TB raid 5
File-server --> Solaris 10U3 w/ ZFS(drive failed, not running right now.. main computer has 1.5TB)
and in the back you can see the onkyo HT system.
The next few pics are very self explanatory, its a healty mix of my "active" network running all day everyday and my CCIE pod/MPLS playground/whatever I want.... WRT54G v9 or something running DDWRT as a bridge for my xbox which couldn't get a direct ethernet drop
This is just for the NC portion of my network btw..
LETS START THIS BITCH BACK UP!!
You dont have a home network big enough to use all that stuff ? Not even a normal lab would need that much stuff ?
Must be at lease 15K worth of stuff there. Must have cost a fortune to geh hold of (Or you have links to a company that got liquidated). Post up some more pix wehn ya actually set up your network ini
no shit, don't you have to have a 220 outlet for that??
Not sure if I should say good catch becuase you really can't see the PSU's in any of the shots that I took... but you're right in that case. The current PSU's that are in there are for 220.... the only 110V PSU that I had is in texas now with my old roomate.
only 30 bucks on ebay.... pretty nice eh?
Some explaining is in order I guess, and feel free to give your opinions at any time. The router and switches are all going into my CCIE pod, except for the cat6k. The POD will probably old be powered on for a few hours every day(after work while studying) and I split the power with 2 other people now.... so its not bad at all. Everything else in the pictures is running all day, everyday. Im also trying to figure out some kind of nice video over IP solution with te IPTV box that I have as well... all in the works.
. If you need an explanation of why I have so many IP phones.. check out my WAN diagram.
I have been thinking about doing away with the 3745 and 2960 and replacing it with the cat6k... power wise it would not be too much of a difference.... the 3745+2960 comes in at around 350 actual wattage... where as a fully loaded cat6k, dual supervisor 2G's and 4 IP phones hooked up comes in at 425 actual watts.... Many of your home computers suck more than that...
Wes gets the cookie.... I do work for Cisco and they treat their employees very well. So no network liquidation here, just MY equipment.