My new toy is here - Home lab
Sat, 17 Jul 2021

So, few days ago I just realized that my local Kubernetes cluster had something like 100 pods running in 15 different namespaces, my small laptop of course wasn't really happy about that. I had the idea to offload everything to another machine, so I bought an Intel NUC and decided to complicate my life with a small "homelab" project :D.

For those of you who does not know what an NUC is a line of small-form-factor barebone computer kits designed by Intel, they comes with CPU case and motherboard, you need to buy additional disk capacity and RAM, for mine I have both 2x16GB DDR4 RAM at 2666Mhz so I can spin up quite many VMs.

The final goal would be to access my home server remotely through a OpenVPN or maybe I could go that extra mile and install PFSense with OpenVPN on it, at this point in time I am not sure. Below there is the picture of the proposed architecture:

As a first step I will install Ubuntu server with all the packages necessary to run KVM and spin up my first VM. Then I will prepare the images or Ansible playbook for create multiple VMs

I will update this post soon with more stuff

Thanks for reading!

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