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Category: Networking

HOMELAB NETWORK RE-DESIGN IMPLEMENTED

All AloneI found myself all alone on Friday night, which was actually good, because it gave me a chance to turn my new network design into reality. So after scarfing down a takeaway curry and grabbing a few beers it was time to begin! Exciting...

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HOMELAB NETWORK RE-DESIGN

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Since recently acquiring a 48-port layer 3 switch, rebuilding my network has been on my to-do list. What exactly I wanted to setup though, hasn't been very clear in my mind. I've spent a lot of time contemplating different configs, so I thought I would write down my musings. Hopefully it will allow me to get some clarity and who knows, maybe it'll help someone else too. After all, sharing is caring.

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HP 1920 48G (JG927A) SWITCH CLI ADMIN PASSWORD

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I was disappointed with the CLI features available on my HP 1920 48G switch, then I found out it had a super-secret CLI. To be fair I was disappointed with this too, but it's better than nothing.

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HOME LAB BUILD – PART 8: LACP (802.3ad), JUMBO FRAMES & SWITCH CONFIGURATION

dell-pc-5224-01_1In Part 7 of my home lab build out, I'd just installed Synology DSM 5.0 on my NAS server which is going to provide iSCSI storage for my two ESXi hosts. I want to maximise the network bandwidth available for iSCSI and so want to team four of the five gigabit NICs in my NAS using 802.3ad Dynamic Link Aggregation and enable jumbo frame support.

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