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# 210598 3-Apr-2017 13:17
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This weekend I assisted @asmallchild with installing a rack under the stairs in his house and making everything look glorious. His setup is almost an exact clone of mine with the following:

 

- Ubiquiti Edgerouter Lite on BigPipe 1000/500Mbit UFB
- TP-Link 16pt Websmart Gigabit Switch
- Ubiquiti UniFi AC-Pro (talking to the cloud controller)
- A few Odroids + a Raspberry Pi:
-- Odroid C2 as an Apache web server / proxy + GIT server.
-- Odroid XU-4 running Ubuntu 16.04 used to download Linux ISO's.
-- Raspberry Pi 3 running PiHole on Debian.
- Synology DS416play with 4x 4TiB WD Red drives in Raid 5.

 

Here is a photo of me installing it (didn't know I had my photo taken - complete with IPv6 HE shirt):

 

 

Here is a picture taken with my phone of the AP on the wall:

 

 

I think the end result came out looking pretty good:

 

 

Home Network by Simeon W, on Flickr

 

Also, for good measure here is a Speedtest done on his network:

 





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  # 1753755 3-Apr-2017 13:27
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Very nice and tidy :)

 

 

 

What size comm's cabinet is that ?


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  # 1753757 3-Apr-2017 13:29
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If you mirror this network @michaelmurfy will give you free unlimited support.

 

 

 

Cabinet size 600x450x380


 
 
 
 




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  # 1753763 3-Apr-2017 13:31
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xcon:

 

Very nice and tidy :)

 

What size comm's cabinet is that ?

 

The cabinet used is one of these Dynamix ones - a 6RU unit. Quite small and was a bit of a squeeze getting everything in (hence why the patch panel is on the wall above).

 

aSmallChild:

 

If you mirror this network @michaelmurfy will give you free unlimited support.

 

Only works in your case ;)





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  # 1753766 3-Apr-2017 13:33
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Ahhhh, looks glorious yet again! I seriously need to get my own sh*t sorted. 


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  # 1753850 3-Apr-2017 15:01
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Looks fantastic.

 

I imagine you might find my setup considerably more difficult to tidy :) 

 

I've tried a few times. Looks good for about a week or two, until something needs rearranging. 

 

 




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  # 1753853 3-Apr-2017 15:10
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networkn:
Looks fantastic.
I imagine you might find my setup considerably more difficult to tidy :) 
I've tried a few times. Looks good for about a week or two, until something needs rearranging. 

 

My own setup (with the same equipment minus the Synology) is tucked in a top shelf of the cupboard. I've tried keeping it as tidy as possible but it still isn't as glorious. Sometimes it pays to have the right space to store everything nicely.





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  # 1753857 3-Apr-2017 15:12
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michaelmurfy:

 

networkn:
Looks fantastic.
I imagine you might find my setup considerably more difficult to tidy :) 
I've tried a few times. Looks good for about a week or two, until something needs rearranging. 

 

My own setup (with the same equipment minus the Synology) is tucked in a top shelf of the cupboard. I've tried keeping it as tidy as possible but it still isn't as glorious. Sometimes it pays to have the right space to store everything nicely.

 

 

You disappointed me fella, I was expecting your best Barney Stinson impersonation ... "Challenge    Accepted!"

 

I've always found you can have super tidy or serviceable, but generally not both. 

 

Doesn't help I have 3 places with lots of gear including my AV Rack :) 

 

My wife is a very understanding woman!


 
 
 
 


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  # 1753875 3-Apr-2017 15:41
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From the front, you seem to have longish blond hair, and are clean-shaven. From the back you look to be dark-haired and more hirsute. Perhaps the photo's were taken a week apart?




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  # 1753881 3-Apr-2017 15:50
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Quick question, that NAS is not too hot in there?






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  # 1753893 3-Apr-2017 16:07
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Looks really awesome! I can't wait to move out of this apartment and into a place that I can have a proper network setup. 


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  # 1754867 3-Apr-2017 16:26
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This has inspired me to tidy up my rats nest in the garage!

 

Cables hanging down that haven't been punched down at all, patch leads way too long, and cobwebs all over it.

 

But then it has only been 4 years since we built the place...


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  # 1754869 3-Apr-2017 16:30
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CYaBro:

 

 

 

But then it has only been 4 years since we built the place...

 

 

Heh, I don't see what your wife is so upset about!

 

I kept my wife waiting 9 years for a proposal! 


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  # 1754872 3-Apr-2017 16:34
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nakedmolerat:

 

Quick question, that NAS is not too hot in there?

 

 

On it's monitoring it says "Thermal status: normal" @ 51°C

 

The Odroid next to it is running ~10 degrees hotter.




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  # 1756075 4-Apr-2017 02:44
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CYaBro:

 

This has inspired me to tidy up my rats nest in the garage!

 

Cables hanging down that haven't been punched down at all, patch leads way too long, and cobwebs all over it.

 

But then it has only been 4 years since we built the place...

 

I enjoy the challenge of making tidy networks. It would have been better if the cabinet was a touch larger with this installation (and if we had a few longer + shorter Ethernet cables) however I do think the afternoon of work paid off nicely for @asmallchild. When I finally get around to buying a house I now know what needs to be done.

 

nakedmolerat:

 

Quick question, that NAS is not too hot in there?

 

 

As Simeon stated it doesn't get too hot. I was worried about this too but just ended up cranking the fans on the NAS - the Odroid XU-4 has a small fan running too. I plan on doing a small project with automating the cabinet fans before summer rolls around again which should be quite cheap and easy to do.

 

Just remoted in and got the following:
Synology NAS: 58*C
Odroid C2: 61*C
Raspberry Pi: 60*C
Odroid XU-4: 64*C

 

The temperature of the single board computers are well within spec (compared to my own) so at this stage are not too worried about them but there is 2 massive (and noisy) fans on the cabinet we can crank up if required.

 

networkn:

 

You disappointed me fella, I was expecting your best Barney Stinson impersonation ... "Challenge    Accepted!"

 

I've always found you can have super tidy or serviceable, but generally not both. 

 

Sorry, I mean I would totally accept your challenge if you were in Wellington but since you're not well, it is kinda hard to right? ;) Unless if you're willing to fly me up and give me a reasonable budget to work with as well as feed me coffee. If you plan it neatly (like @ZollyMonsta has with his home network) then you can indeed have both but he has also put quite a bit of work to get to that stage (see this post).





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  # 1756851 5-Apr-2017 10:19
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With regards to Odroid cooling, I picked up a heatsink case for my C2 from here:

 

 

 

https://cogent.design/

 

 

 

Expensive, but my C now sits at around 39 - 40, while it was previously 55 - 60 Celcius.


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