From the top:
Custom-ish AV distribution network.
-Integra Blu-ray Player
-Kinivo AV Switch (used with old distribution system - in standby currently)
-VCR Player (Basically used for converting VHS to Digital)
-THOR HDMI to RF Modulator (RF modulating the Blu-Ray signal)
This project is currently under major construction. I am converting the system from a video matrix to modulating the video signals to RF via coax cable. This then feeds the "channel" into the HDHomeRun which combines it to the "lineup" of sources we can watch.
Dell PowerEdge R410
The first Dell PowerEdge R410 runs ESXi. The following VMs are hosted with ESXi:
>Windows 10 Backup Machine
This runs scheduled tasks to backup content on NAS 1 and 2 to a cloud source.
>Windows 10 Machine. Accessible with RDP on my other computers. I use a Mac as my daily driver, so this is helpful when a Windows machine is needed.
>Basic Windows 10 machine running a free program called "IP Watcher". This application emails/texts me when my IP changes. I do not have a static IP address and if my IP changes, it will cause my offsite Radius (via JumpCloud) to stop working. I use Radius for authentication of WiFi devices, so it is important that it keeps working.
>Windows 10 machine for OBS
>HomeAssistant - Runs home automations in the house. Also has HomeBridge for non-HomeKit devices to be accessible with HomeKit.
This runs my secondary Open Media Vault (OMV) NAS.
Raspberry Pi Mount #1:
Contains 2 Raspberry Pi 4's. (eventually will contain 4).
These run TinyPilot. TinyPilot is amazing software that turns your Raspberry Pi into an IP KVM.
Here is what they control:
Connected to my Mac Mini (2012).
Connected to my primary OMV server
TinyPilot #3:(coming soon)
TinyPilot #4: (coming soon)
Mac Mini Enclosure:
This enclosure contains 2 Mac Minis. Here is what they do:
First Mac Mini is an 2012 model that runs "Harmony Bridge". This is a Mac application that bridges Logitech Harmony Hubs into HomeKit.
Second Mac Mini is a 2020 M1 chip model. This one is more used for testing and in reserve for a future project at this point.
Raspberry Pi Mount #2:
This mount contains 4 Raspberry Pis. Here is what they do:
Pi Hole #1:
Pi Hole primary DNS Server with network wide ad blocker.
Pi Hole #2:
Pi Hole secondary DNS Server with network wide ad blocker.
Management Network VPN (WireGuard) Server:
Currently an in progress project. This is aimed at being a WireGuard VPN with direct access to the Management VLAN.
Channels DVR Server:
This runs the Channels DVR Server. Channels DVR configures TVE (via Spectrum Cable) and Over the Air (OTA) channels to be accessed via the Channels app on Apple TV. Each TV in our home has an Apple TV attached to it. This also provides the ability to record content either from TVE or OTA. This cuts the cost of Spectrum service greatly as you do not need to pay for cable boxes.
External Hard Drive:
This is the boot and storage drive for the Channels DVR server. It connects via USB to the Raspberry Pi.
Hpe Proliant Microserver Gen10 Plus Ultra Micro tower Server:
This is my primary NAS. It current has 16TB of HDD space with around 8.5 TB usable due to RAID configuration. I store my local media library on here, which is accessible through the Channels app. This is also used for computer backups.
(I would like to upgrade the drives for more space in the future)
Keystone Patch Panel X2
UniFi Switch US-48-500W (Managed Network Switch w/POE):
This is the main switch of the network. It provides ethernet across the house.
This device provides POE to a camera, AP, most of the Raspberry Pis, and a few other devices. I also have many 8 port POE UniFi switches around the house.
Keystone Patch Panel
UniFi Switch US-24 (Managed Network Switch w/o POE):
This is a secondary network switch. Nothing special about this but I try to use it for devices that don't need POE to keep more POE ports open.
UniFi Dream Machine Pro (UDM Pro):
This unit is the Router/Firewall. It also is the UniFi Network and UniFi Protect Controller. It takes an incoming connection from Spectrum internet.
Simply space for keeping screws, zip ties, and more!
2x CyberPower UPS Backup Power Units:
Every device in the rack is attached to a UPS for backup power.