I’m due to receive a new home router today to replace the one that I’m currently using. I have three nodes running at the moment, and I thought I’d ask if there’s anything that anyone can think of that I may be missing in my list of things to do when I set up the new router.
My current set up includes, three raspberry pi storj nodes (linux/docker) (i.e. Nodes 1, 2, and 3), and a fourth raspberry pi running prometheus/grafana (i.e Node Z, since I typically use this machine to host new nodes when it’s time to spin up a new one). On Nodes 1, 2, and 3, I obviously have the storj node docker containers, along with watchtower, and storj-exporter containers. Node Z is running prometheus and grafana containers. Also, I typically connect to each machine remotely via VNC. Lastly, I have a static IP assigned from my ISP, that I had to manually configure in my current router.
Note, I’m not looking for any feedback on current set up, so respectfully request that responses are not questions or comments on this information.
Prior to disconnecting my current router/setting up my new router, I plan to stop all nodes and probably shutdown the machines.
First, I know that after I disconnect my current router and initialize the new one, I’m going to have to configure the static IP.
Second, I’m kind of assuming that when I set up the new router and start connecting devices/machines to it, that there’s a good chance for new LAN IP addresses to be assigned. Therefore, I’ll have to figure out what those are for each machine to do the following:
- Reconfigure VNC on my main computer to remotely connect
- Reconfigure prometheus on Node Z to be able to scrape the data from the three nodes
- Configure port forwarding in the new router with the new IP addresses
Can anyone thinks of anything I may be missing? Just trying to minimize downtime due to troubleshooting once I start the process.
Also, FYI, this is one step of a couple that I’m going to be taking over the next few days as I complete an overhaul of my home network. I currently have an 8-port switch distributing all network traffic from my basement (where the modem and parent router of a mesh network are currently installed) throughout the house. The majority of my devices connected via hardwire are all located in my office on the first floor. This includes the four RPi devices I use for Storj, 3-5 other SBCs, a synology NAS that hosts my plex server and I share that with friends and family, etc. It’s also where I work primarily these days and have two different work computers. So with all of that in my office I am concerned with all of the network traffic that the single ethernet cable (running through the wall) between the switch in my office and the switch in the the basement. Plus with all of the HDDs running in my office, it can get a little noisy when I’m on the phone.
So the plan is to install some shelving in the basement where my modem and router are at, set up this new router with greater bandwidth capability, and then install a large switch and relocate most of the equipment out of my office and down there.