home lab

  • Nginx proxy manager docker install

    Setting Up Nginx Proxy Manager on Docker with Easy LetsEncrypt SSL

    There are many reverse proxy solutions that enable configuring SSL certificates, both in the home lab and production environments. Most have heard about Traefik reverse proxy that allows you to pull LetsEncrypt certificates for your domain name automatically. However, there…

  • Top open source nas solution in 2023

    Top 10 Open Source NAS software in 2023

    There are many freely available open-source NAS solutions you can download for free. An open-source NAS server offers an excellent way to manage and protect your data. Let’s dive deeper into the top free NAS software solutions available in 2023.…

  • Mikrotik 2.5g switch for home lab

    Mikrotik CRS310-8G+2S+IN Review: 2.5 Gigabit Switch For Home Lab

    The 2.5-gigabit switch market is set to really heat up in late 2023 and 2024 with so many cheap switches and network adapters now running at 2.5 gig in micro PCs, access points, and other devices. The MikroTik CRS310-8G+2S+IN is…

  • Truenas scale setup

    TrueNAS Scale Setup: First 5 Steps

    When you go from TrueNAS Core to the more capable TrueNAS Scale, there’s a world of difference in functionality. TrueNAS Scale offers many additional capabilities, including enhanced virtual machine software and extended support for multiple operating systems. Let’s look at…

  • Graylog docker compose install

    Graylog Docker Compose Setup: An Open Source Syslog Server for Home Labs

    A really great open-source log management platform for both production and home lab environments is Graylog. Using Docker Compose, you can quickly launch and configure Graylog for a production or home lab Syslog. Using Docker Compose, you can create and…

  • Top home server os distros

    Top 5 Home Server OS distros for self-hosting

    Home servers and home server labs have exploded in popularity because users want to self-host and learn self-hosted services, keep control over their data, and just geek out overall. There is much interest in “home server OS” solutions that make…

  • Signoz free and open source syslog server with opentelemetry

    SigNoz: Free and Open Source Syslog server with OpenTelemetry

    Synology DSM

  • Xcp ng home server build

    XCP-ng: Home Server Build with Citrix Hypervisor

    The possibilities are endless when you consider setting up your own home lab, including using multiple hypervisors and playing around with each feature. From running your own server for web hosting and experimenting with media servers to diving deep into…

  • Open source log management

    Best Open Source Log Management Tools in 2023

    When monitoring, troubleshooting, and auditing in today’s IT infrastructure, logs provide the low-level messaging needed to trace down events happening in the environment. They can be an invaluable source of insights into performance, security events, and errors that may be…

  • Keepalived ha for self hosted home lab

    Keepalived: High Availability for self-hosted services

    If you are self-hosting services in your home lab or using Linux servers in production, providing redundancy for your self-hosted services is important. If you have a host go down or a hardware failure, you can provide high availability and…