The Lab

tech-data-center-1The Lab is an ever evolving part of the everyday life at the house. I think, a few years ago, the things we have now would be cost prohibitive, but now … the sky is the limit, to a degree. This page will be where I’ll try to keep a current description of the environment when I’m testing stuff out and probably reference it from within my regular blog posts as necessary.

What am I working with:


  • Netgear Blackhawk 7000 Router
  • Netgear R6500 Router
  • Netgear ProSafe Plus 8-Port Gigabit Switch
  • Netgear AV 200 Powerline Adapters


  • Netgear ReadyNAS 202 (8TB)
  • Random External USB Drives


Box 1: 16GB, 1TB Hard Drive, i5, 1GB ethernet

  • Oracle Linux 6.7
  • OEM 12c
  • Database 12c

Box 2: 16GB, 1TB Hard Drive, i5, 1GB ethernet

  • Windows 10
  • Virtual Box 5.0.20

Laptop 1: 8GB, 512SD, i7 1GB ethernet

  • Windows 10

Laptop 2: 16GB, 256SD i7, 1GB ethernet

  • Mac OS X El Capitan
  • Virtual Box 5.0.18