Hardware Lab: PC, Servers and Network Equipment
I run a small technical consultancy and this means that I have access to a number of Windows, Linux and MacOS systems plus network attached storage.
It also means Unix Tutorial gets preferential hosting and technical support arrangements cause I use my Tech Stack consultancy skills to solve Unix Tutorial challenges and use findings from Unix Tutorial Projects to expand my technical expertise.
Here’s the list of what I currently have, meaning I can research a particular topic or perhaps even test a new scenario based on your request – just let me know!
- A number of dedicated servers in EU datacentres, 32-64GB RAM with 250-500GB SSD storage – running a number of KVM virtual machines
- Various EC2 instances in AWS eu-west-1 (Ireland) region
- Generic desktop with AMD processor and 16GB RAM, running a bunch of VirtualBox (really enjoying it after Virtual Box 6.x upgrade) Virtual Machines
- MacBook Pro 2017 with latest MacOS version
- Dell XPS 9380 running Ubuntu 19.04 (and Linux Mint 19.1 before that)
Low Powered Automation Servers
- Server for network management (Unifi on Ubuntu 18.10) – will be upgrading Ubuntu soon
Raspberry Pi for remote access (SSH/tmux server)
- Hostname: s7
- Model: Raspberry Pi 3 Model B Rev 1.2
- RAM: 1GB (shared with GPU)
- CPU: 1.2GHz Quad Core ARMv7 Processor rev 4 (v7l) Raspberry Pi with touch screen
- Model: Raspberry Pi 2 Model B Rev 1.1
- RAM: 1 GB (shared with GPU)
- CPU: 900Mhz Quad Core ARMv7 Processor rev 5 (v7l) – BCM2835
Raspberry Pi 1
Network Attached Storage
- Synology DS1815+ – this is a great 2-core system with 2GB RAM and excellent DSM software (6.x is a great release)
- Helios 4 NAS based on Armbian running OpenMediaVault for 2nd tier backups – will be upgrading OMV soon