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My HomeLab

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 Photos

Lab Gear

Server NameEquipmentDescriptionServer Hardware
PulsarDell PowerEdge R520Proxmox Virtual Environment24 x Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU; 96Gb DDR3 RAM
NebulaDell PowerEdge R710Proxmox Virtual Environment16 Cores x Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU ; 48Gb DDR3 RAM - Not in use
N/ALinksys SRW2024Managed Switch24 port 10/100/1000 Switch
N/ASMC Network EZ SwitchManaged Switch24 port 10/100/1000 Switch
N/ARaspberry Pi(s)OctoPi and MotionEyeOSRaspberry Pi 3 A,B+

Services

ServerServiceDescription
PulsarPi-HoleDNS Server for blocking Ads
PulsarUbooquityA library that holds all virtual books
PulsarTurnKey NFSSmall storage for quick transfers and temp storage
PulsarELK StackMonitoring authentications and logs
PulsarWireguardVPN
PulsarKaliPentesting when I dont have my PC available
PulsarWekanManage coding projects
PulsarPfsenseUsed for the AD network for pentesting
PulsarUbuntu WebAppCTFd for building out my own CTF
PulsarUbuntu DesktopUsed for development
PulsarWindows10Used for development
PulsarWindows Server 2016Active Directory Domain Controller for pentesting
PulsarWindows10 Client1Computer used in the AD forest for pentesting
PulsarWindows10 Client2Computer used in the AD forest for pentesting
Raspberry PiOctoPiManage my 3D printer
Raspberry PiMotionEyeOSNetwork camera to monitor my servers

3D Printer

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.

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