Network pics thread

moose517

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the only .151's i have are on my router... i keep the same IP for each VLAN on each device to make it easier to remember what it was.
 

dashpuppy

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May I ask why not WSS2008? I've been looking into using it for iSCSI for my Hyper-V server (Once I get a replacement mobo for my PE 1950)

i actually like 2008 storage better. but to each their own. install 9 gigs with all dates and iscsi configured..
 

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oh, eh just based on the way i wanted my subnets set i guess. i have routers in the range of 151-200 and since thats the first router it got 151.
 

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i agree wholeheartedly, i like seeing pics of the networks, but to see a diagram of how its all meshed together is even better. Besides don't people plan things out before they do it? so i mean there is probably diagram somewhere to begin with. Heck i have a google spreadsheet of each of my devices with each port listed, what it links to and any special things about the port such as being a trunk or PoE in use etc.
 

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Personally, I use .33 at home, but that's because I have a /27 subnet. :)

You know you are a network guy or gal when your home network is subnetted out instead of a standard /24. I use /27s for my home vlans too. I'm redoing my network so ill post my diagram and pics of my rack
 

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You know you are a network guy or gal when your home network is subnetted out instead of a standard /24. I use /27s for my home vlans too. I'm redoing my network so ill post my diagram and pics of my rack

You can still use a /24 at home and be a network guy. Using a /27 just shows more creativity..
 

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I use all /24s at home (other than transport, which are /30 or /31). I don't see the point in subnetting my home network.
 

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You can still use a /24 at home and be a network guy. Using a /27 just shows more creativity..

show me a non network guy using a /27 :)

Also I should of put network nerd as another term for those of us that have purposely subnetted our home network.

I still am designing my new layout before I stop letting my complex's router stop doing DHCP for me and I block off my network from the rest of everyone else. I wish I could get my own fiber line to my place, but a $600 install and $85 a month isn't worth it. I'm paying $35 for cable and shared fiber internet with my apartment complex and I normally can use up the 40/40 line 80% of the time if I want. Such a steal of a deal for $35
 

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The evolution of an IT professional's home network:


(Forgive the wall of text. I just kept going and going...)



Step 1: What's all this about?

Has a broadband connection, a stock WRT54G that runs a laptop and a desktop on stock DHCP range over 192.168.1.0/24



Step 2: Hrm, this is neat.

Adds a Windows Server "for tinkering"

Broadband connection, stock WRT54G that runs a laptop, a desktop on stock DHCP range over stock DHCP range over 192.168.1.0/24 with a static IP for the server



Step 3: Add HTPC

Broadband connection, stock WRT54G that runs a laptop, a desktop and a HTPC on stock DHCP range over stock DHCP range over 192.168.1.0/24 with a static IP for the server



Step 4: Now I realize that I can store files centrally and managing four machines seperately is a pain.

Broadband connection, stock WRT54G that runs an active directory integrated network from a server now running AD, DNS and DHCP with three AD-integrated clients (laptop and desktop and HTPC) over 192.168.1.0/24 with a static IP for the server that has a file share for shared media.



Step 5: Not enough storage! I'd better upgrade my server or add a NAS.


Broadband connection, stock WRT54G that runs an active directory integrated network from a server now running AD, DNS and DHCP with three AD-integrated clients (laptop and desktop and HTPC) over 192.168.1.0/24 with a static IP for the server that has a file share for shared media that may or may not redirect to a NAS.




Step 6: Centrally stored files now requires a backup solution.

Broadband connection, stock WRT54G that runs an active directory integrated network from a server now running AD, DNS and DHCP with three AD-integrated clients (laptop and desktop and HTPC) over 192.168.1.0/24 with a static IP for the server that has a file share for shared media that may or may not redirect to a NAS and backs up to an external USB drive plugged into the server.




Step 7: Performance is suffering. I'll add monitoring and whatnot to help troubleshoot.

Broadband connection, stock WRT54G that runs an active directory integrated network from a server now running AD, DNS and DHCP with three AD-integrated clients (laptop and desktop and HTPC) over 192.168.1.0/24 with a static IP for the server that has a file share for shared media that may or may not redirect to a NAS and backs up to an external USB drive plugged into the server. Server now running MySQL / PHP site and maybe NAGIOS.



Step 8: SNMP is fun. Look at all the pretty charts! I'll get SNMP aware devices!

Broadband connection, WRT54G now running DD-WRT connected to a Dell PowerConnect or HP ProCurve switch from eBay that runs an active directory integrated network from a server now running AD, DNS and DHCP with three AD-integrated clients (laptop and desktop and HTPC) over 192.168.1.0/24 with a static IP for the server that has a file share for shared media that may or may not redirect to a NAS and backs up to an external USB drive plugged into the server. Server now running MySQL / PHP site and maybe NAGIOS and a SMTP that forwards to a smart host that notifies you of any alerts on your smartphone.



Step 9: Security concerns. All of my Quicken data is on my server being accessed over a simple WEP key.

Broadband connection, WRT54G now running DD-WRT connected to a SNMP-enabled Dell PowerConnect or HP ProCurve switch from eBay that runs an active directory integrated network from a server now running AD, DNS and DHCP with five AD-integrated clients (laptop, primary desktop, two "test" machines and your HTPC) over 192.168.1.0/24 with a static IP for the server that has a file share for shared media that may or may not redirect to a NAS and backs up to an external USB drive plugged into the server. Server now running MySQL / PHP site and maybe NAGIOS and a SMTP that forwards to a smart host that notifies you of any alerts on your smartphone. Wireless traffic now encrypted via a locally signed certificate from your server running certificate services and authenticates via RADIUS to NPS.



Step 10: The wife is sick of you tinkering with her laptop. So you build a stub wireless network for her.

Broadband connection, primary and secondary WRT54G now running DD-WRT broadcasting two distinct wireless network SSIDs connected to a SNMP-enabled Dell PowerConnect or HP ProCurve switch from eBay that runs an active directory integrated network from a server now running AD, DNS and DHCP with five AD-integrated clients (laptop, primary desktop, two "test" machines and your HTPC) over 192.168.1.0/24 with a static IP for the server that has a file share for shared media that may or may not redirect to a NAS and backs up to an external USB drive plugged into the server. Server now running MySQL / PHP site and maybe NAGIOS and a SMTP that forwards to a smart host that notifies you of any alerts on your smartphone. Wireless traffic now encrypted via a locally signed certificate from your server running certificate services and authenticates via RADIUS to NPS.



Step 11: But you now have WEP back on your network! Segment it!

Broadband connection, primary and secondary WRT54G now running DD-WRT broadcasting two distinct wireless network SSIDs connected to a SNMP-enabled Dell PowerConnect or HP ProCurve switch from eBay that runs an active directory integrated network from a server now running AD, DNS and DHCP with five AD-integrated clients (laptop, primary desktop, two "test" machines and your HTPC) over 192.168.1.0/24 with a static IP for the server that has a file share for shared media that may or may not redirect to a NAS and backs up to an external USB drive plugged into the server. Server now running MySQL / PHP site and maybe NAGIOS and a SMTP that forwards to a smart host that notifies you of any alerts on your smartphone. Wireless traffic now encrypted via a locally signed certificate from your server running certificate services and authenticates via RADIUS to NPS.

Network is now split into two VLANs with two SSIDs: one certificate encrypted with RADIUS authentication that points to the home network, the other to the wife's SSID that's wep encrypted with the passphrase of "1111111111".



Step 12: But the wife can't print! Hey routing is fun!

Broadband connection, primary and secondary WRT54G now running DD-WRT broadcasting two distinct wireless network SSIDs connected via two Cisco 2621 routers purchased off of ebay that run a /30 connector network with OSPF routes to allow access to the network attached printer and the internet. All this connects to a SNMP-enabled Dell PowerConnect or HP ProCurve switch from eBay that runs an active directory integrated network from a server now running AD, DNS and DHCP with five AD-integrated clients (laptop, primary desktop, two "test" machines and your HTPC) over 192.168.1.0/24 with a static IP for the server that has a file share for shared media that may or may not redirect to a NAS and backs up to an external USB drive plugged into the server. Server now running MySQL / PHP site and maybe NAGIOS and a SMTP that forwards to a smart host that notifies you of any alerts on your smartphone. Wireless traffic now encrypted via a locally signed certificate from your server running certificate services and authenticates via RADIUS to NPS.

Network is now split into two VLANs with two SSIDs: one certificate encrypted with RADIUS authentication that points to the home network, the other to the wife's SSID that's wep encrypted with the passphrase of "1111111111".

At this point:

You are now a full-fledged home networking nerd, proud of your network with it's clever use of VLSM. Your network diagram has been posted to [H] and hangs on your wall. Pictures of your rack are in the networking thread and you post in the 10TB club.



Step 13: Sh*t is breaking! OMG the power bill!

Your eBay gear starts to break and your eBay habit takes on a life of its own. Fiber! Multichannel Cisco WAPs! PoE! IP Telephony! iSCSI! ESX! VPN tunnels!



Step 14: AAAAaaaaaa!

You tear it all down, selling or e-cycling the majority of it.

Broadband connection, a stock WRT54G that runs a laptop, a desktop, an HTPC and a storage server on stock DHCP range over 192.168.1.0/24
 

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I am probably somewhere between 13 and 14. Trying to consolidate into an absolutely minimal network that suites all my needs and has at most two servers cus as it turns out, power isn't cheap.
 

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Step 14: AAAAaaaaaa!

You tear it all down, selling or e-cycling the majority of it.

Broadband connection, a stock WRT54G that runs a laptop, a desktop, an HTPC and a storage server on stock DHCP range over 192.168.1.0/24

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Though I still use my 10.0.0.0/24 range
 

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haha, shit, it's true! I now have less stuff though, not quite back to step 14, but SRX100, WAP (but back to doing just WPA2-PSK, single SSID) and a single ESXi host, and back to useing local storage on that. I even got rid of the procurve layer 3 gigabit switch, just using the switching on the juniper firewall! all fits in a 12U rack even!

I've gone from "shit, I don't have enough space in my electrical service panel to add a 50 Amp twist lock in my house" to "cool, this 12U rack fits under my desk" =)
 

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I am probably somewhere between 13 and 14. Trying to consolidate into an absolutely minimal network that suites all my needs and has at most two servers cus as it turns out, power isn't cheap.

I just got one of these today, Plugged it in, and then the cord from my APC ups into it.

Running :

1 asus server xeon quad core & 2 x 500 gig hdds
1 asus intel core 2 duo & 4 x 160 gig hdds
1 dell power connect 5224 managed switch
1 dell 24 port gigabit switch ( non managed )
1 Linksys 24 port 10/100 switch
1 sonicwall tz210
1 15" dell lcd
1 wd 2tb nas drive
1 wd 1tb usb drive
1 apc 1500 ups
2 poe adapters 1 for voip phone & 1 for WAP
1 shuttle computer indel core2 duo 2.2 2 hard drives inside

all this, running as we speak, and pulling 332watts.

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Think i might start a *Whats your rack / server watts Consumption* thread
 

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While that number seems high, I guess it's reasonable for the amount of equipment you have in your network.
 

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I'm lazy so I use a /21 and don't bother with vlans since 99% of the time only 4-5 devices are on at a time including my wireless bridge and router. 0 is router, 1 is dhcp, 2 is switches, 3 is AD servers/testing, 4 is my PCs, 5 is wireless devices, 6 is printers, 7 is dmz stuff.

Also curious as to why the WRT lasts so far up into the numbers lol.
 

moose517

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agrikk that is waaaaay to true. I'm on step 13 and probably won't reach 14 for some time. I bought current gen tech when i built out my network. Although that Cisco WAP i have doesn't suppot B which my wifi phone only uses so i hve to update 1 or the other LOL.
 

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Yeah, I'm on 13 as well. eBay is so bloody damn addictive. I always need a "new" "toy" or something to test and play with.
 

Berg0

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Think i might start a *Whats your rack / server watts Consumption* thread

good idea, I jsut bought a kill-a-watt on ebay after reading that!

/usr/home said:
Yeah, I'm on 13 as well. eBay is so bloody damn addictive. I always need a "new" "toy" or something to test and play with.

oh yea... i was gonna buy less electronic stuff on Ebay... :(

oh well, I'll measure power consumption when it gets here and post up :)
 

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good idea, I jsut bought a kill-a-watt on ebay after reading that!



oh yea... i was gonna buy less electronic stuff on Ebay... :(

oh well, I'll measure power consumption when it gets here and post up :)

Well, ill never stop buying things, i love my toys im a guy that likes to tinker, however i do also like my free stuff, have to watch out tho, the free computers that work are probably the ones that suck up the most power.

Up where i live we pay 6.67 cents per kilowatt..
 

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I've stopped buying electronic toys, i'm selling off most of my network gear actually. Getting more into hobbies that have nothing to do with my career, for the sake of my sanity. I've instead decided to build a massive garage, and started buying motorcycles and woodworking tools :)

not so much network porn, but I've moved more than 2 racks worth of stuff out of my basement and into garagezilla:
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