Home rack – presentation and tips for beginners

Home Lab Beginners guide. Check out a cool 12U rack with devices such as Cisco, pfSense, PRTG, and Synology

What you will learn

Why and how to build a home rack

Arrange cables and patch cords

Monitor your network

Install pfSense


Home Lab Beginners guide. Check out this course to learn how I built a cool 12U rack at home. Learn how to choose a proper rack, run all the cables, get the best cable organizers, install additional fans and LED lights. Want to learn a bit more about UPS and power? I will show you what UPS I bought, installed, and configured.

This is not just about hardware. I show you my network diagram, a quick overview of pfSense (open source firewall), and a cool monitoring system called PRTG that I display using an old iPAD.

What will you learn?

  • Unique course that reveals how to start building a network at home
  • Home lab guides
  • Cabling and patch cords
  • Arranging all the cables
  • pfSense installed on Protectli (a small PC)
  • Monitoring system using PRTG
  • A lot of tips and recommendations
  • High quality videos (FullHD)
  • Gadgets (fans, LED lights)
  • UPS and power cables
  • Perfect cabling
  • And more….

This is more like a presentation, an idea that you could recreate at home. Devices I have used: pfSense, Synology (for Twingate VPN), Cisco (switch & router), iPAD (monitoring), APC UPS, a lot of cable organizers, patch cords, and effort.

This course is short but cost me a lot of time to create. I hope you will enjoy it!




What to expect


Overview of my 12U rack


Network diagram
Overview of pfSense and PRTG
A bit more about Protectli
Thank you!

Extra Lectures

Installing pfSense using a virtual machine
Basic configuration of pfSense

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