Home rack – presentation and tips for beginners

Home rack - presentation and tips for beginners

Home rack – presentation and tips for beginners

Home Lab Beginners guide. Check out a cool 12U rack with devices such as Cisco, pfSense, PRTG, and Synology

Language: english

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Instructor(s): Marious Kuriata

Last update: 2022-11-12

What you’ll learn

  • Why and how to build a home rack
  • Arrange cables and patch cords
  • Monitor your network
  • Install pfSense



  • Basic IT skills



Home Lab Beginners guide. Check out this course to learn how I built a cool 12U rack at home. Learn how to choose a proper rack, run all the cables, get the best cable organizers, install additional fans and LED lights. Want to learn a bit more about UPS and power? I will show you what UPS I bought, installed, and configured.

This is not just about hardware. I show you my network diagram, a quick overview of pfSense (open source firewall), and a cool monitoring system called PRTG that I display using an old iPAD.

What will you learn?

  • Unique course that reveals how to start building a network at home

  • Home lab guides

  • Cabling and patch cords

  • Arranging all the cables

  • pfSense installed on Protectli (a small PC)

  • Monitoring system using PRTG

  • A lot of tips and recommendations

  • High quality videos (FullHD)

  • Gadgets (fans, LED lights)

  • UPS and power cables

  • Perfect cabling

  • And more….

This is more like a presentation, an idea that you could recreate at home. Devices I have used: pfSense, Synology (for Twingate VPN), Cisco (switch & router), iPAD (monitoring), APC UPS, a lot of cable organizers, patch cords, and effort.

This course is short but cost me a lot of time to create. I hope you will enjoy it!


Who this course is for

  • Anyone interested in networking


Course content

  • Introduction
    • Intro
    • What to expect
  • Presentation
    • Overview of my 12U rack
    • Devices
    • Cabling
    • Gadgets
  • Software
    • Network diagram
    • Overview of pfSense and PRTG
    • A bit more about Protectli
    • Thank you!
  • Extra Lectures
    • Installing pfSense using a virtual machine
    • Basic configuration of pfSense


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