Recent content by Bjorn Smith

  1. Bjorn Smith

    DataOn DNS-2760 - Rebranded HGST 4U60G2 - $323 on ebay

    I can see the "need" to have one of these - but what kind of homelab has a need to put 60xspinners to any kind of use? Unless you want to download all porn on the internet - which is a goal I can relate to :p
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    WD 3.84TB NVMe Ultrastar DC SN630 PCIe Gen3 U.2 @ 299 USD

    This seems like a good deal: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/294975759465 Includes an AIC adapter, so you can chose to use it as such - or if you have an U.2 cable/drive bay - you can use it as such. Its not the fastest or best drive, but at that price I think its a pretty good deal. Edit - never...
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    INTEL SSD D7-P5510 3.84tb - $320 or less @ebay

    Well - if they are not fake, not stolen - then its a good deal imo :-)
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    EU EU - STH Perpetual Freebies Thread

    I actually paid money on ebay for these :-)
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    Suggestions needed for 5 node cluster

    I guess I could make a small 5 node "tiny" cluster of ceph nodes - only for the important VM's - and then the rest could live on the NAS - But then I would suddenly have a lot of machines - I would like to cut it down to the 5 required for ceph/vm's + my already 5 node k8s cluster - which I then...
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    RAM error

    Thank you - I will try that version of memtest - but I think the two modules are just bad - even if your version of memtest said otherwise - I would not trust them. But I can run your version of memtest on the remaining two modules and see if they exhibit any errors - the memtest previously...
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    RAM error

    Strange - reseated all RAM and got the same error. Have now tested all 4 ram modules individually - and two modules show errors. I will now test in a different ram slot - just to rule out the board - but its really strange - I have never experienced two ram modules go bad at exactly the same...
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    RAM error

    Ok - that would be nice if its just a single module - that should rule out the board - and no I haven't tried to reseat memory - I can do that. Thanks - I will reseat all memory - run a test - and if it still fails - test one module at a time. I will report back with findings :)
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    Suggestions needed for 5 node cluster

    This is what I had - and it worked nicely - but every time I had to reboot the storage node I had to shut down all my VM's - and I would like a solution where everything is HA - which is why ceph seems to be a nice fit. Thanks for that link - I have mixed experiences with these boards - but...
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    RAM error

    Hi, My ZFS scrub failed with checksum errors, and I decided to do a memtest - and not unsurprising the test fails - but I am unsure if the error addresses mean more than one RAM module is dead? Its a Supermicro X11SLL-F board with 4x16GB ECC UDIMM modules: If the Lowest and highest error...
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    Suggestions needed for 5 node cluster

    I get that :-) But it seems like your budget was quite a bit more than my 2k EUR :) And also I would like to idle much lower than 49 watt per node - 10-15 watt would be better :)
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    Suggestions needed for 5 node cluster

    Well - SSD's need to be enterprise - otherwise I need to switch them out too fast is my expectations :) But you are right - except for the SSD's I hope to use standard consumer stuff if possible - and obviously also for the 10gbps nic - that is almost impossible to get in a consumer version -...
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    Suggestions needed for 5 node cluster

    2.5 inch - I expect to use SSD's (enterprise drives) Perhaps HP EC200a - looks nice - but also looks expensive :) - and it does not seem to have the possibility to add a 10gbps nic - but the expansion case you can add is nice - I will take a look at it. Thanks for suggesting it. Its power usage...
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    Suggestions needed for 5 node cluster

    Hi, I am trying to move my homelab away from BIG servers to smaller units, preferably using non enterprise hardware. (Except for SSD's and 10gbps nic - thanks @i386 for pointing out the conflict :-D ) I want to build a 5 node proxmox cluster with ceph as backing storage. The last couple of...
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    FreeNas/TrueNas RDMA Support (FR for voting)

    Indeed - but it is a niche product - and thats probably why they haven't bothered. iSCSI is good enough for 99% of usage scenarios - it is rare that you required multi gigabyte transfer rates to a single host. Not that I think its a bad idea if they supported it, since it would lower CPU usage...