Networking is often a difficult subject for newcomers, as some of the concepts are not always the easiest to explain. Since networking is an important element of homelab, it’s definitely something you’ll want to focus on. Network segmentation in particular can give you a foundation on which to build better security rules, but how do you implement it? What’s the actual benefit of segmentation? In this episode, Jay and Tom discuss some foundational concepts around network segmentation specific to homelab.
The Turing Pi 2 is quite an exciting project that might even be a game-changer when it comes to homelab. With it, you can set up Raspberry Pi Compute Modules as individual servers, and even cluster them! The Turing Pi 2 gives you access to many additional features that Compute Modules wouldn’t normally have access to, such as mPCIe, SATA, and more. This gives you access to build a data-center in a box, and Jay gives it a first-look on the channel in this video.
Happy New Year! In their first podcast of 2022, Jay and Tom talk about the Turing Pi 2. The Turing Pi 2 is a mini-ITX board that supports up to four Raspberry Pi Compute Modules and/or Nvidia Jetson modules, effectively giving you a “data center in a box”. Check out this episode for some thoughts on how this might be a game changer for homelab.
Proxmox Backup Server is a custom Linux distro that you can run on your server to have it serve as a backup endpoint. It integrates quickly and easily with Proxmox Virtual Environment, making it a great solution to back up your virtual machines and containers. In addition to that, it can also be used to store non-VM backups too, so running Proxmox Virtual Environment is NOT a requirement. In this video, I’ll teach you everything you need in order to get started with Proxmox Backup Server.
Be sure to check out the Proxmox Full Course for Virtual Environment here if you haven’t already.
Remote access into your homelab is very useful – you can fix and tune your servers from wherever you may be. But which technology should you use to facilitate remote access? There are many possible solutions. In this episode of The Homelab Show, Tom and Jay chat about OpenVPN and Wireguard, two of the most popular technologies for accessing your homelab while on the go.