I have recently upgraded my home lab networking equipment so i have a few switches that i no longer need.
I wanted to give the STH community first dibs before i posted them on ebay. These switches are priced to move and would be the great starting of a homelab (hence the reason i orignally...
The recommended memory for E3 Xeons is DDR3 ECC UDIMM's.
This doesn't mean that non ECC memory wont work as there are some consumer boards (meant for Core i series) that also happen to work with Xeon's (normally unofficially).
Your best bet is the see if the vendor of the motherboard has a...
I am selling a lightly used (less than 6 months) Asrock C2550D4I motherboard + 8GB of Crucial PC3-12800 UDIMM ECC Memory.
The 8core version of this same board has been reviewed on STH here:
I have done some initial testing on supported 10G NICs with Nanoboot and physical box with usb boot drive.
1. Intel X540-T2 = Supported (I assumed this would work as the actual synology line lets you purchase these specific nics for add in)
2. Mellanox Connect X2 - Not currently supported...
In case anyone wants or needs a guide I used the one below and got up and running pretty smoothly.
Many thanks to HellDiverUK for his build and this thread.
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Very nice build I currently have a Synology DS1812+ and its great but I would like to move to 10GBe. I currently use mine to backup a few VM's including a large home fileserver (10TB).
After seeing your post I am interested in building a test box to see if:
1. will nanoboot work with Intel...
Hey prt727 I have been running esx for a bit (at work and home) so ill try to help you out as best I can.
That really depends on your requirements & budget there is no 1 answer fits all.
Some examples I can give are
1 Host for All
(ESXI OS boots from thumb drive | ESXI VM's use Internal...
33_viper_33 that's awesome I'll look into that as well. I also much rather an efficient ups n I can see the value in that. Is the APC software that's required for shutting down VMware hosts free? I wasn't sure about eBay for ups purchases just due to shipping costs since batteries weigh a lot...