The homelab PDU died!

The homelab PDU died!

My homelab PDU suddenly died! It’s dead, D-E-D, dead! There are few things worse than a server rack suddenly going completely silent…

The PDU has had an error since the power outage last summer β€” F11 means Power fail on auxiliary 1. Which is an odd error for a PDU with only one input. And; it wasn’t possible to clear or reset it it πŸ˜•

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PowerWalker UPS, NUT, and Home Assistant

PowerWalker UPS, NUT, and Home Assistant

I’m using a Raspberry Pi to communicate with the power equipment in my homelab rack; the UPS, ATS and PDU. For the UPS, I’m using NUT (Network UPS Tools), and for the ATS and PDU; my own PowerWalker Python library.

In this post I’ll be going through how I’ve set up the NUT server to communicate with my PowerWalker VI 1500 RT HID UPS, and NUT clients running on all other physical machines in the rack.

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Altibox native dual-stack IPv6 on EdgeRouter

Altibox native dual-stack IPv6 on EdgeRouter

I recently decided to give Altibox and their 6rd implementation another go β€” searching the interwebs I stumbled upon a Norwegian forum post that read (translation by me):

Altibox offers native dual-stack IPv6 if your home central is in bridge mode. You get a /56 prefix though DHCPv6-PD (prefix delegation) and can split it into multiple /64 networks. (…) β€” sveinse

WHAT!? Really? They offer native dual-stack IPv6 with DHCPv6-PD? Let’s test it! πŸ₯³

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Altibox fiber β€” straight into Ubiquiti EdgeRouter

Altibox fiber β€” straight into Ubiquiti EdgeRouter

Back in August I wrote about connecting my ISP (Altibox) fiber straight into the Mikrotik CCR1009. I’ve since decided not to include the CCR in my network stack, but instead use my EdgeRouter 4 as, well β€” the edge router, and VyOS to route the local networks.

So I moved the SFP module and fiber from the CCR β€” to the EdgeRouter 4 πŸ‘‡

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Plans for my home network

Plans for my home network

I’ve written a few posts now about my Home network v2 project. What’s the plan? Let’s go through that now.

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