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HOME LAB BUILD – PART 4: DESIGN

Finally everything turned up. A few modifications were made along the way due to stock availability and other issues. The total price went up from around £2600 to £2800 by the time various changes had been made. The kit list linked in the previous post has all of the amendments on it, and is actually the final item list as it stands now. The kit I ordered in the end was specific to the rough design I had in mind...

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HOME LAB BUILD – PART 3: KIT LIST

amazon-delivery-box-pile Once I had a handle on the requirements it was time to begin investigating suitable kit to buy. Two resources I found invaluable for this purpose were the website uk.pcpartpicker.com and the experience and advice of my colleague Jonathan who had recently built his own home lab.

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HOME LAB BUILD – PART 2: REQUIREMENTS

face-sandLeading up to my splurge on equipment for a home lab and the subsequent post-purchase justification, I had already been thinking for a long time about what requirements any solution I decided to build must meet.

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HOME LAB BUILD – PART 1: JUSTIFICATION

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After months of indecision about whether or not to invest in some dedicated equipment for a home lab, I finally made the fatal mistake of having a few beers in the vicinity of both my computer and my credit card. The result of this is that I'm currently sitting on about a £2,600 credit card bill.

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ENCRYPTING COMMUNICATION BETWEEN BLADELOGIC APPSERVER AND DATABASE

Bit of a hack this, but for those who are concerned about security, or need to setup their BladeLogic environment inside their DMZ…this works fine, albeit it’s probably unsupported by BMC.

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NEW, NEW BLOG

Decided to revive my old blog. First I moved it to tumblr, but I didn't like it, so now it's been moved to what will hopefully be its final resting place on WordPress.

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