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      03-28-2020, 02:51 PM   #1
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Working from home? Post your battle station!

So based on the other thread a lot of us are working from home because of COVID-19. Post where you're working!

When I'm not on the road I work from home, so I have a dedicated machine with a big ol' screen. Also doubles as my Plex server so I have my own personal Netflix for when I'm on the road with my laptop/iPad. The Herman Miller Aeron chair is super comfy (check out local office liquidators if you want one for cheap!) and I made the adjustable table myself. Easily the best part is the glass Quartet whiteboard, which is perfect for remote meetings using the iMac's crappy webcam and is super easy to erase every time.

Yes, I need actual blinds.
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Nice! What are the specs? You use it for streaming?
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Canít post my actual office area because I have classified information near there, but I do have this auxiliary workstation for when I have my lunch break.

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Canít post my actual office area because I have classified information near there, but I do have this auxiliary workstation for when I have my lunch break.

I said battle station, not paddle station.
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Hastily thrown together, but thank God they had a second monitor to use
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I said battle station, not paddle station.
Depending on what work you're in and what you're into, it could be a bit of both.
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My station. Got a direct line to corporate extensions, webex and a vpn back to my datacenter. Citrix as failback method. I work in IT and head up an infrastructure team
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Damn - you guys have slick setups...I have my laptop on the coffee table in the living room
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Damn - you guys have slick setups...I have my laptop on the coffee table in the living room
i work from home as part of my contract so had a setup like mine for years
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Nice! What are the specs? You use it for streaming?
used to years ago, no real time now to be serious. just casual gamer and working from home.

lighting is phillips hue linked with desktop colours. so changes depending on the scene.

ryzen 1800x, 16gb ram @ 3400mhz, gtx1070 so nothing super up to date!
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Damn - you guys have slick setups...I have my laptop on the coffee table in the living room
My DW was sent home from her critical job on Friday to WFH, with multiple large monitors that fill our entire desk...the one that *I* was using to WFH up until then. I still haven't figured out where I'm going to work from tomorrow, but it will probably be worse than a coffee table in terms of ergonomics.....
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Damn you run this from your house? Why? Who pays or subsidizes your power bill?

I see a couple of dell PowerEdge nodes I'm guessing VMware ESXi or hyper v? Also, see a NetApp in there as well. And a dell console terminal?

Can't tell what in the bottom looks like cisco UCS or an old Mac server..?
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Damn you run this from your house? Why? Who pays or subsidizes your power bill?

I see a couple of dell PowerEdge nodes I'm guessing VMware ESXi or hyper v? Also, see a NetApp in there as well. And a dell console terminal?

Can't tell what in the bottom looks like cisco UCS or an old Mac server..?
Yes. This is in an area that I walled off in my basement to be my "server" room. It's not required for me to do what I did. But I a nerd and it helps with my line of business interacting with clients/customers. It keeps me hands on and I've done live demos from my datacenter at customer sites.

The power bill isn't too bad. Over the winter I average about $160 to 170 a month in electric bills. I don't have it all running all the time. I'm fortunate I have managed/switched PDUs which allow me to remotely power up and down equipment as needed.

I am running a VMware vSphere 6.5 cluster. I have plans on building out a Hyper-V environment since I've never done it before.

As to the equipment in the picture from the top down:

Cisco MDS9148S
Cisco Nexus 5010
Dell Networking S4810
Dell PowerConnect 8024
Dell Networking S4048
Dell Networking S6100
Dell PowerVault MD3800i
Dell Compellent SC4020
Dell PowerEdge C6100
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Dell PowerEdge R730
Dell PowerEdge FX2
Dell DL4300 (wiped it to be my media agent for my Commvault backup system)
Cisco FI 6332-16UP
Cisco UCS C240
Cisco UCS C240

And other miscellaneous stuff such as a Mellanox IB switch, Dell tape drive, etc. I also have a 24U wall rack with a bunch of other networking gear.
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