To start the year I've decided to give my small home office a refreshing look. This should make work a lot more pleasant. Alright, so start by putting the rack cabinet together and installing the S1700 Huawei Switch and Nuzusys rack gateway and server.
Putting these network cable together was easy with good quality RJ45 connectors
Thoroughly test each cable to make sure the quality of the signals are top notch. Always good to work with the proper tools. Because there is little more annoying to the network administrator then troubleshooting problems due to physical issues on the network.
Wire the whole house with the home office because wireless is convenient but sucks (pardon the language!). This means Gigabit ethernet to the wireless Access Point (for phones, visitors, etc.), to the various entertainment systems, the alarm systems, the hardware development lab and of course my workstation.
When everything is wired and tested turn all the systems on. The Nuzusys Gateway and Server runs a Proxmox virtualization platform, pfSense firewall and various non-critical servers. The switch is divided in multiple VLANs routed through the pfSense virtual machine firewall.
Et Voilà! Ready to continue sailing through the new year.