What’s in My Homelab?

My homelab spans two physical locations, each with a symmetrical gigabit fiber connection provided by the local telco.

Site A


Site A has been trimmed down since Site B was introduced:

  • HPE Aruba S2500-48P has been removed due to failure and temporarily/permanently replaced with an unmanaged Netgear switch and PoE injector.
  • Almost everything is hosted on a Dell T420 running Gentoo with 40 TB of ZFS storage and 120 GB DDR3.
  • The APC SMT1500RM2U has been moved to Site B.
  • OPNsense runs on a humble HP 290.


  • ZFS runs in RAIDZ1 for bulk storage with a Sun/Oracle F80 assigned to metadata and small blocks via Special Allocation Class and Intel Optane SLOG.
  • OPNsense runs opnatt removing the need for the AT&T Residential Gateway.
  • Docker hosts *arr, Pi-Hole, a Cloudflare tunnel, stubby, and more.
  • File sharing served via NFS and SMB.
  • Remote access via WireGuard and Cloudflare Access/Zero Trust.
  • Wi-Fi via TP-Link Omada EAP610.

Site B


Site B now hosts a majority of the hardware, either in production or testing:

  • Everything is contained in a Dell 24U server cabinet.
  • Quanta Stratos S210-X22RQ
    • This is "the beast", with 768 GB DDR3, 96 TB ZFS striped RAIDZ2 (I wanted 168 TB but the budget got in the way...), mirrored stripe of SSDs for VM/DB, another Special Allocation Class.
  • A Supermicro server similar to the above.
  • Brocade ICX 6450-48P
  • APC SMT1500RM2U
  • TP-Link Omada EAP610
  • OS2 and Cat. 6 LAN on both floors.
  • A hodge-podge of inactive hardware filling my office and the garage.


  • Alpine Linux hosts docker (maybe podman? something else?), Libvirt, ZFS, etc. Similar setup to Site A.
  • Site-to-Site VPN with Site A via WireGuard.
  • OPNsense with Adguard Home instead of Pi-Hole.

The Future?

I have a lot of hardware that hasn't been put into production.

I have yet to configure VLANs.

I'm missing proper power redundancy.

Gravity looks interesting.