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Learnings from running my Home Server (and why you should run one too)
Submitted by Abhay Rana (Nemo) (@captn3m0) on Tuesday, 15 January 2019
Section: Full talk of 40 mins duration Technical level: Intermediate
I did my own PC build in September 2017, and have been running it as a personal home server ever since. If you work in infrastructure, running a homeserver is a great way to help yourselves learn new things, experiment with technologies that are too dangerous or bleeding edge for your work, and self-host your own infrastructure.
This talk will cover the important bits:
- A brief overview of my homeserver setup
i. What all Hardware is involved ii. What all services are running iii. Networking and how to route traffic to your home.
- Infrastructure Setup
i. Terraform Configuration ii. Service Configuration iii. Running a Kubernetes Cluster iv. Security
Nemo is a Software Engineer at Razorpay, where he maintains a robust payment infrastructure on top of Kubernetes. He loves playing boardgames, and pen-testing indian government websites.