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    X10SLL-F + E3-1230 v3 - Can't boot ESXi 6 or 7 - Ubuntu 20.04 works

    Fixed my ESXi server!!!! Root cause analysis: VGA sucks - My VGA to HDMI adapter + travel LCD screen couldn't adjust to the VGA resolution. These two were the cause of the video issues. Once I bought a new adapter and used a standard monitor it was smooth sailing The USB drive had corrupted...
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    X10SLL-F + E3-1230 v3 - Can't boot ESXi 6 or 7 - Ubuntu 20.04 works

    Hi all, I stumped - I recently returned from a week's vacation to a crashed VM host (max ambient temp of 83ºf). I'm currently unable to boot ESXi. Where should start with troubleshooting? Failed to boot: ESXi 7 u2 installed boot drive USB - Stable for weeks prior to trip. ESXi 7.0.0 u3c...
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    WTB: USA - M.2 SATA 256GB+ [Old]

    Hi all - I'm going to put this request on hold. I found an old mSATA drive
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    WTB: USA - M.2 SATA 256GB+ [Old]

    Hi all - I just learned that my PCIe NVMe's are not compatible with a system. I'm looking for a cheap deal on a m.2 sata drive between 256 and 1tb for a lab/test system I have a ADATA XPG SX6000 Pro M.2 SSD 256 GB nvme that I can trade. Please provide prices including shipping to US-CA. Thanks!
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    Which router/firewwall OS for HoneyComb LX2 ?

    I currently have moved from Sophos XG to OPNSense on my AM1 box for my routing and FW needs. Any suggestions on an off-the-shelf OS solution? I really like OpnSense so I may hold off on the upgrade unless there is some convincing OSs for ARM. HCL:HoneyComb LX2K Current AM1 setup: AMD...
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    Firewall options for 1 Gbps VPN throughput

    I found this blog and feel ready to take the dive into VyOS. It's easier to conduct this test while my rack lives in my house before I have to move it into a data center. I'm also hoping to reduce complexity by having a one-box solution in hopes for stability, fewer things to maintain. But...
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    Firewall options for 1 Gbps VPN throughput

    I've considered VyOS in the past but I'll admit that I'm a bit intimidated by the lack of a UI.
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    Firewall options for 1 Gbps VPN throughput

    I'm in the market for a firewall to place in a small rack at a data center to access backup storage and a few NVME backed VMs. My current firewall is a DIY 2U firewall 2013 AMD AM1 Kabini with a 4 port NIC running Sophos XG but this setup struggles with my 1 Gbps connection prior to VPN. I'm...
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    WTB: Colo/Data Center Space near Manhattan/NYC for non-critical homelab

    Hey funky - feel free to remove the email as I've sent him a note Amazing help. I'll keep all of this in mind as I reach out to folks. Trying to narrow down my estimated power consumption.
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    WTB: Colo/Data Center Space near Manhattan/NYC for non-critical homelab

    Hey, thanks for jumping in here. Budget: $300 - $500/m - Happy to commit for 2 yrs IPv4: /32 or /31 @ 1 Gbit/s Power: lower power consumption CPUs (E3-1230 v3 and AMD AM1) Access: Twice a month is fine Transit time: I'm fine taking the train for 1 - 2 hrs This isn't mission-critical but...
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    WTB: Colo/Data Center Space near Manhattan/NYC for non-critical homelab

    Hi all, I am being forced to move to Manhattan and need to stash my homelab which is in a rack enclosure on beefy wheels - Tripp Lite's SRW21UG (21U). I would like to keep the hardware in the rack but I'm open to installing it into a DC's rack. This is what I have in the enclosure today...
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    Any server rack experts here? Need help.

    I've used these for my rack to support heavy appliances which don't have rear support: https://www.startech.com/en-us/server-management/cmlb102 It's kinda janky but it works well in my home lab. I've mounted them in reverse so the cable lacing bar is supporting the weight of the appliance.
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    [FS] - [USA-CA] - [SOLD] - Pair of ConnectX-3 Infiniband + 40GbE QSFP Adapter Cards with Cable - $90 Shipped

    *** SOLD *** I have the following for sale as a bundle: 2x Molex 106410-1002 Fiber Optic Cable Assemblies QSFP AOC 40G 1.2, 2m 2x HP/Mellanox 649281-B21 ConnectX-3 VPI FDR IB Infiniband + 40GbE QSFP Adapter Cards. These cards are equivalent to Mellanox part number MCX354A-FCBT and have had...
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    Solved: Lenovo SA120 fan control issues (sg3_utils via python) with Xpenology/Synology DSM

    Found a better suited script and have posted it here: https://github.com/td147x/Synology-Lenovo-SA120-Fanspeed