In my homelab I have a couple Dell servers and networking gear that I use for building out different network environments to for testing out pentesting techniques and tools, development, and a little about blue team tactics. I also use my server to host services that I frequently use such as Pi-Hole and Bitwarden.
Below is a more in depth view of my equipment and some of the services I host in my lab.
|Server Name||Equipment||Description||Server Hardware|
|Pulsar||Dell PowerEdge R520||Proxmox Virtual Environment||24 x Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU; 96Gb DDR3 RAM|
|Nebula||Dell PowerEdge R710||Proxmox Virtual Environment||16 Cores x Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU ; 48Gb DDR3 RAM - Not in use|
|N/A||Linksys SRW2024||Managed Switch||24 port 10/100/1000 Switch|
|N/A||SMC Network EZ Switch||Managed Switch||24 port 10/100/1000 Switch|
|N/A||Raspberry Pi(s)||OctoPi and MotionEyeOS||Raspberry Pi 3 A,B+|
|Pulsar||Pi-Hole||DNS Server for blocking Ads|
|Pulsar||Ubooquity||A library that holds all virtual books|
|Pulsar||TurnKey NFS||Small storage for quick transfers and temp storage|
|Pulsar||ELK Stack||Monitoring authentications and logs|
|Pulsar||Kali||Pentesting when I dont have my PC available|
|Pulsar||Wekan||Manage coding projects|
|Pulsar||Pfsense||Used for the AD network for pentesting|
|Pulsar||Ubuntu WebApp||CTFd for building out my own CTF|
|Pulsar||Ubuntu Desktop||Used for development|
|Pulsar||Windows10||Used for development|
|Pulsar||Windows Server 2016||Active Directory Domain Controller for pentesting|
|Pulsar||Windows10 Client1||Computer used in the AD forest for pentesting|
|Pulsar||Windows10 Client2||Computer used in the AD forest for pentesting|
|Raspberry Pi||OctoPi||Manage my 3D printer|
|Raspberry Pi||MotionEyeOS||Network camera to monitor my servers|
I purchased this cool little printer not to long ago and have had nothing but a positive experience from working with it. I usually just print toys for family/friends, figurines, tools, or parts I may need for electronics projects. The 3D Printer in the photo below is the Creality Ender 3 Pro
There are a few modifications that I added to my printer such as the cable chain on the back side of the printer to maintain the cords from getting tangled in the heating elements. I also added a Raspberry Pi with a camera that is running OctoPi. In the WebGUI of OctoPi I can control almost all the features of the printer plus with the added camera I can view my prints when I’m away from the printer. I also added an LED light strip under the top horizontal bar to light up the print bed.
Desk and Tools
I also have a desk near by the 3D printer where I have tons of drawers all with all separated electronic parts that I either disassembled or bought in bulk online. When I have an idea I try to sketch it out and when I get back to my lab try to assemble it or draw out a PCB to test my idea out. There are a few cool little projects that I have made and would love to share more about those in later post.