How To Configure Multiple VLANs on one Synology Bond

Some times you may need perhaps more than one network at home connected to your Synology NAS. You are a geek and want to do srange VMWare things or you simply want your kids friends not to find the private family pictures.

Accessrights are one thing, hard network separation probably something entirely different. Even id you don’t want to separate traffic but want to support storage in different subnets probably you don’t want your homeuse- router do handle storage traffic. At least it is very smart to avoid that.

Conceptional this may be solved by interface overloading on the network interface of the storage device. You may have different network cards, to separatre traffic, but why would Continue reading

How To build a 19″ Server Rack

Every serious consultant and technichian walks through this phase of having his private test environment and wants to bring whatever environment to live. In the former days this was occasionally heavy iron, piling up to some extend and everybody had somehow to handle the hardware.

Today virtualisation and the meltdown in memory pricing helps. Entire companies may be simulated virtually in little more than an PC. What doesn’t change is communications and given the fact that nice replication or virtulisation technologies sometimes shall work over a far stretched wide area connection. So the today home lab looks first compressed in a Continue reading

25th Anniversary of HAHN Automation

Last weekend, bether from thursday to saturday, my employer held his 25th anniversary. now you may consider myself as an overachiver, blogging on my private website about that. But the enourmous feeback we got and the two remarkable key notes I heared, made me reconsider this, and I want to share some of these impressions.

Besides the keynotes of course there had been speeches and buffets and polititians speaking … you name it. On the other hand we partnered with some of our suppliers to give some state of the art impression on robotics, such as Festo with the Butterflies or Schunk with the bionic hand.

Besides the current state, the audience was inspired about the future of robotics first in the speech of Dr. Hubert Zitt, a lecturer at the FH Kaiserslautern/Zweibrücken who relates quite frequently the science in science fiction to the real world and current technical Continue reading