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Intel NUC Proxmox & Linode Homelab

Experimenting with baremetal meeting cloud virtualizatoin

About

  • Setup an INTEL NUC machine running Proxmox on baremetal.
  • Hardened Proxmox installation and configured private subnets for virtualized hosts.
  • Setup Linode OpenVPN instance, hardened the host, configured Linode Firewall rules, and setup private subnets for individual VPN profiles.
  • Used OpenVPN host to secure communications between each virtualized host running on the Proxmox server.
  • Configured a Kali virtual machine on the Proxmox server with an installation of Nessus and a secured/hardened remote desktop configuration to allow running vulnerability scans while away from home.

Postmortem

  • Learned a LOT doing this. But it also threw me down the homelab rabbit hole and now my wallet hates me.