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Welcome to my home lab Confluence server 🙌😚!  I'm using this server to host my home lab experiments 👨‍🔬, documentation and learning ✍️.  I initially discovered Confluence via my workplace and thought it was a very nice document writing system.  When I found that Atlassian offered a $10/yr plan 🤩, I immediately bought one and setup this server.  Note:  This is a second reboot of this system.

🏡 Infrastructure

The is a home lab diagram that focuses on the general communications path to reach my on-premises resources from the Internet.  I've rebuilt the infrastructure in various ways and each time it gets simpler, easier and more robust 🤗.


  • The frontend node has a side-car container that updates the DNS record in Cloudflare for every 1 hour with its public IP address found via service.
    • The  and  are CNAMEs to the  DNS record.
  • The frontend node sends all request to the backend node which will then process the given server_name field.
  • The firewall node has a dynamic DNS client that will update the DNS record with my home lab's Internet IP address.
  • The squid node in Oracle Cloud is essential in troubleshooting the Internet HTTP request path versus the internal home lab HTTP request path.

Host Table

Home lab repository

  • Internet access to on-premises hosted applications.
  • An Nginx proxy that sends request to the backend host connected on the Tailscale network.
  • An Nginx proxy will route to the designated upstream server depending on the server_name  that was received.
  • A JFrog Artifactory server (JCR version) that stores artifacts generated by home lab build pipelines.
  • Repository for Docker images, Helm charts and generic blobs.
  • This Confluence server!
  • A Squid proxy server on the Tailscale network.
  • I can use Oracle Cloud's Internet gateway for web browser traffic.
  • pfSense firewall host.
  • Protects the Home Lab.
  • Currently the Home Lab's DNS forwarder and DHCP server.


Access URLService Description

This Confluence server!
  • pfSense firewall appliance.
  • Protects the home lab infrastructure.

JFrog Artifactory server, the JCR version.

  • Repository for Helm charts and Docker images.
  • Repository for generic blob artifacts.

VMware vSphere 7 hypervisor to host virtual machines.

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