By Shane Burrell
My HomeLab Setup
My home lab is a multi-faceted setup consisting of a cloud ops lab, electronics lab, and RF lab.
Cloud Ops Lab
The cloud ops lab is designed for testing various technologies like VMs, Kubernetes (with K3S Rancher), networking, Gitlab CICD, and more. I use Proxmox and Harvester/Rancher on datacenter-grade servers. My networking setup includes a variety of equipment from UBNT, Cisco, MicroTik, Adtran, and some older SS7 equipment for telco testing.
The electronics lab has the necessary tools for designing and building printed circuit boards, including a pick and place machine, stenciling equipment, and reflow oven. I have a mix of modern Rigol/Keysight and older HP-based test equipment.
The RF lab is equipped to test and build RF equipment. It includes a full spectrum analyzer, signal generator, and a comprehensive set of RF test equipment, primarily for sub-2.4 GHz testing and building.
I also have a variety of other equipment, including 3D printers, industrial CNC miling machine, welding/cutting and a variety of other tools and equipment.