Hi, I'm Kody.

About Me

I am 24 years old, and I'm currently a Network Engineer at Frontier Cooperative in Lincoln, NE. I graduated from Northeast Community College in Norfolk, NE with an AAS in Cisco Networking & Technicial Services Support during the spring of 2019.

My knowledge of technology lies heavily in VMware (VCP-DCV Certified), with Windows Server, Fortigate, Cisco Networking being focus points, and a novice amount of Linux and Azure Administration.

Why dox yourself with this site?

I don't really have anyone to gloat to about what I do at home to further my education in the industry, so I have set up over 40 VMs and Containers (see HomeLab below) for various real world situations, testing, and sometimes just for fun.

Home Projects

I have lots of home projects, some including VMware, Exchange, Docker, Veeam, game servers, monitoring solutions, and many many more.


My homelab holds the majority of what I do, while being connected to 2 other sites for offsite backups/redundant applications. The rack includes from top to bottom:

  • Synology DS215j - 2X3TB HDDs currently doing nothing
  • Ubiquiti UniFi CloudKey Gen 2
  • Fortigate 80E - edge firewall and internal routing / IPSec Tunnels to other sites
  • Cisco 3750X 48 port POE switch
  • 25 port patch panel, with connections to all rack devices & a few other home devices
  • QNAP TS-469U - camera server and Plex iSCSI storage. - 4X4 TB HDDs in RAID 5, 11TB usable
  • VMware Infrastructure:
    • 2 X HPE DL360 Gen9 - ESXi 7U3 - 2X Intel Xeon E5-2697 v3 / 192GB RAM
    • Dell R520 - TrueNAS - 1X Intel Xeon E5-2430 v2 / 96GB RAM / 8X1TB SSDs
    • (In back of rack) MikroTik CRS309-1G-8S+IN 10 Gigabit Switch (for iSCSI)
  • Dell R520 - Veeam Backup Proxy - 2X Intel Xeon E5-2450 v2 / 96GB RAM / 7X4TB SAS HDDs
  • Co-Worker's Host - Using my rack as a Co-Location site
  • APC SmartUPS 1500
  • APC SmartUPS 2200

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