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#Homelab TLDR

By: @ash_entwisle(2024-02-23)

A brief overview of my homelab, what it's used for, and how it's set up.


For the past 6 months, I have been playing around with my homelab. Nothing special, just a small minipc running a few services that i use supprisingly often. Before I go on, I just want to say hi to the few hiring managers who actually check the project links on my cv lol.


After getting a notification that Minisforum had a sale, I decided to pick up one of their minipc’s. Its a small form factor pc with a Ryzen 7 7940HX(?) with a spare drive from my old pc and 32gb of ram. It is a bit overkill for what I use it for, but it gives me room to mess around with stuff.


As i mentioned, its pretty overkill for what I use it for. While running all of my current services and streaming a 4k movie from jellyfin, ive not gotten it to use more then 4GB of ram. Needless to say, I have a fair bit of headroom to play with.



For the OS, I decided to go with OpenSuse Tumbleweed. Ive been playing around with it on an old laptop and have found it to be supprisingly stable for a rolling release distro.


I only have a few services currently running. I do however plan on increasing this list in the future, just depends what catches my eye. So far, I have:

In future, I plan on setting up gitea as a local mirror of my github as well as a few game servers such as minecraft and factorio. and anything else that looks interesting.

Other stuff

I also have the lab set up as a single node kubernetes cluster as a way to learn more about k8s. I also use it as a mock-production environment to test out stuff for some personal projects (hopefully something cool coming soon^tm)


This document is a work in progress and will be updated whenever I have a spare moment.