HomeLab Stage LX: New Network

After completing the last episode HomeLab Stage LIX: Travel Preparation, it is now time to focus again on my HomeLab. It network upgrade time:

My network equipment is from Nvidia Networking (Mellanox), Dell and Ubiquiti. I really like the Ubiquiti stuff, there new Pro Line looks really nice. Let´s start with the existing environment, that is going to stay:

Nvidia Networking Backbone (SN2100)

Last year I invested into one Mellanox SN2100 switch. 16 ports, that can be configured for 10GbE, 25GbE, 40GbE, 50GbE and 100GbE. Each port can be splittend into 4 additional ports using their cables. 100GbE to 4 x 25GbE or 40GbE to 4 x 10GbE. That scenario is working very well for my existing setup. This beauty is going to stay, but the uplinks to the rest needs to be updated….

My network backbone: Nvidia SN2100

All other existing network switches are replaced by their newest generation…..

Ubiquiti Switch Pro Aggregation

The new Ubiquiti Aggregator 28 x 10 GbE + 4 x 25GbE switch is replacing my US16-XG switch. This new one is connected via 4 x 25GbE LACP channel to my SN2100. The new Aggregator Pro Line Switch has some nice features:

Uplink with Breakout cable to SN2100 with 4 x SFP28

100GbE to 4 x 25GbE

Ubiquiti Switch Pro 48 PoE

The new Pro 48-PoE with 48 x 1GbE + 4 x 10 GbE (SFP+) is replacing the existing US48-PoE from the previous generation.

Uplink with 4x SFP+ cabling to aggregator.

Ubiquiti Switch Pro 24 PoE

The new Pro 24-PoE for datacenter 2 + 3 with 24 x 1GbE + 2 x 10GbE (SFP+) replacing US24 and US16-PoE. Uplinks are also dual SFP+ to the Aggregator.

Ubiquiti Switch Lite 16 PoE

Switch Lite 16 PoE for Upstairs + Office + Living Room with 16 x 1GbE replacing US8-PoE.

All of them are connected to the Switch Pro 48 PoE

My new HomeLab network setup starts with 100GbE inside the backbone, 4 x 25GbE to the Aggregator, 4 x 10GbE for the 48 Port Switch, 2 x 10GbE for Datacenter 2 & 3 and Gigabit for the Wifi Access Points…..

I think this setup can survive the next years 😎

Looking for the next one? Click here: HomeLab Stage LXI: New Datacenter 3