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Solaris17

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#1
@W1zzard I would like to propose the following under the software section.

Homelab

Administration (server network etc)

Defense:
We have many categories and sub forums under hardware. Arguable some of which are not even used that often. Examples of this would immediately be Crypto currency and mining followed by Virtual/Augmented reality.

Understandably there is infact alot of discussion happening in the threads active in those categories by those that are interested in the topic. I am simply referencing the total topic counts to drive home that a sub-forum is not necessarily weighed by topic count alone and more so the information provided within said topics is what gives worth to the forum itself.

That said I think many in the fields above are on the forums or interested in the field(s) in general. As such I would like to request that the topics listed or similar to the ones requested be added so that people with similar interests have a better way of expressing the ideals and information they share without losing such conversations in the vast seas of the broader forums.

Additionally I would like to add that I do understand that this forum is mixed and the focus is in itself technology. I would like to clarify that a benefit to the addition of these forums would be a broader pool of information being provided in the forum.
 
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Just bumping this for the view, I would also encourage others to weigh in.
 

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#3
I personally agree with adding dedicated sections for this for those of us that are homelab, MSP, sys/net/site admin geeks that want some place more specific to post our issues, solutions, etc. We might not need two sections,

Honestly I think there would be something to gain from it, hopefully from more than just you and I, Sol. But we shall see. My weight on this as a moderator is no different than you as a member, but it still gets my vote as a positive and potentially useful addition to the TPU community.

Though the only issues I see with the requests is that both forums you suggest to add under the Software section of TPU are far more encompassing than just software, as you even list under administration. Networking, hardware, server, OS, software, etc.

It makes me wonder if Homelab, Net Admin, Sys Admin, etc. wouldn't be better served under their own section rather than Software. Which I would be all for as well, and would sign up to moderate too. ;)

@W1zzard what do you think about this idea? I think it'd be cool to have a dedicated section to talk about homelab and admin topics, I have no idea how many would use it or find it useful, but I surely would. I'd rather do that here than the Reddit Homelab and sysadmin forums.

:toast:
 

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Thanks, you conveyed what I was trying to say much better. Probably shouldnt post things in such a rush.
 
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YES, i need help. Ok what exactly is a homelab ?

https://www.reddit.com/r/homelab/wiki/software
sorry this is the wrong forum :p but seriously, not sure if your being sarcastic. but if not a homelab is a server or networking equipment setup that you have at home either physically, virtually or both that you can use to do things like learn and study for server or networking certifications

build yourself a nice home automation system, run your own DNS server, filter traffic, deploy PXE booting. run high tier NAS systems. Learn to build break and fix these systems. etc.

Want to learn active directory? dont want to break your stuff? no problem. create an entire infrastructure using virtual machines on private switches and make it!
 
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Not being scarcastic. I'm in. Building that FreeNAS box left me wanting more. I'm looking to buy a server class board and parts but for now I'm just wanting more knowledge.
 
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+1
Gotta bring some enthusiasm back to TPU!

I'm not a networking guy, so my lab looks a bit different....
Finally moved all of my crap from every corner of the house to a proper office.
Fresh pic with yesterday's revived GTX960 4G and a bunch of crap laying around the desk.

IMG_20180416_172530.jpg
 

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Not being scarcastic. I'm in. Building that FreeNAS box left me wanting more. I'm looking to buy a server class board and parts but for now I'm just wanting more knowledge.
Indeed! Its all about learning! Thats why I got into tech!

+1
Gotta bring some enthusiasm back to TPU!

I'm not a networking guy, so my lab looks a bit different....
Finally moved all of my crap from every corner of the house to a proper office.
Fresh pic with yesterday's revived GTX960 4G and a bunch of crap laying around the desk.
its still a great start though! Most home labs are started using even normal consumer stuff but that doesnt mean you cant make build test and learn higher IT stuff! my first lab was a fx6300. Before that I ran websites on what ever would boot!

I'm all for it (in one form or another)
while i do not run a homelab...........I feel the need to expand my knowledge :)
this is the primary reason for me! in time I ended up "collecting" quite a bit of equipment but learning is what im after in the long run!


over clocking is cool but this stuff pays my bills!
 
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its still a great start though! Most home labs are started using even normal consumer stuff but that doesnt mean you cant make build test and learn higher IT stuff! my first lab was a fx6300. Before that I ran websites on what ever would boot!
Hi, Solaris17! I mostly do electronics repair, so my lab will always look like a chaotic dumpster....:D
Though, tomorrow some small tech. startup is moving in to the office next door, so I might get a chance to play with some cool new toys (they are moving in a server rack w/ some other equipment)!
Kinda getting bored of fixing broken laptops, burned desktops, and coffee-soaked PoS terminals, along with other random crap :banghead:
 
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So if it's not going to happen lets at least make a Homelab Club
 

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Im waiting to atleast see if there is any official response one way or another. I have a bunch of content I want to write ASAP for it!

@W1zzard bby please!