Homelab Init

Let this page mark the start of reating my “first” homelab. That is of course not counting the chia farming setup that I posted about when I first set up this website. That… didn’t work out. I actually was able to farm 2 chia while realizing that it wasn’t going to be worthwhile in the longterm. I returned some and was able to break even in the end, which is cool…

Current Specs:

  • i5-6600k taken through the wringer
  • (1) 500GB SSD with similar usage
  • (2) 12TB HDD
  • (2) Raspberry Pi 3b

I have hopes to transition over to an actual server rack at some point once I make it through the initial learning phase, but in the meantime, I will be using mix-n-matched parts left over from old computer builds.

Current Status:

  • Proxmox VE 7.1

I don’t have a clear cut goal in mind as I start this. Really it started as wanting a Plex server and stumbling on to r/homelab, so I expect this to develop a lot as I progress.


  • Firewall/security measures (pfSense)
  • System monitoring and analytics (likely Grafana & Prometheus)
  • Splunk
  • Plex server
  • Possible web server (if I want to develop this site beyond what Github Pages can offer)