Rand__'s Recent Activity

  1. Rand__ replied to the thread Home Setup - Design changes.

    One additional benefit is that you can run replication for both pools at the same time. I have seen there is a larger replication update...

    Jan 17, 2019 at 9:37 AM
  2. Rand__ replied to the thread Home Setup - Design changes.

    That depends on your usage scenario; if you use both equally much then it might make sense. O/c you have a small overhead (disk, ram)...

    Jan 17, 2019 at 8:43 AM
  3. Rand__ replied to the thread lga3647 esxi build to host my Oracle Apps/Databases.

    Good luck with the new board:)

    Jan 17, 2019 at 8:36 AM
  4. Rand__ replied to the thread esxi 6.5u2 - nvme disk only shows up IF another disk exists (ie sata or otherwise).

    Have you guys checked for newer firmware for the p3700? I assume you did but just to be sure

    Jan 17, 2019 at 1:44 AM
  5. Rand__ replied to the thread Home Setup - Design changes.

    Well that sounds quite reasonable:)

    Jan 16, 2019 at 1:59 PM
  6. Rand__ replied to the thread Is this Supermicro 847 36-bay a good deal?.

    You always can work with splitters and extensions (depending on how many fan controls your mobo has). The back drives are a bit away...

    Jan 16, 2019 at 1:57 PM
  7. Rand__ replied to the thread Is this Supermicro 847 36-bay a good deal?.

    Its 2u usable vs 4u usable though... also the backward drives get hot easily. Else its nice to have more capacity:)

    Jan 16, 2019 at 1:21 PM
  8. Rand__ replied to the thread Home Setup - Design changes.

    yes, ESXi nvme controller is not working properly in FreeNas atm.

    Jan 16, 2019 at 5:40 AM
  9. Rand__ replied to the thread 100 Gbps Ethernet switch - $1000 - new.

    Just for completeness sake - couldnt get ONL to run on those since I got an error after installation both with a custom build as well as...

    Jan 16, 2019 at 4:35 AM
  10. Rand__ replied to the thread Home Setup - Design changes.

    that looks like a pci address - what is located on it? nvme or ssd (or nic)?

    Jan 15, 2019 at 10:32 PM
  11. Rand__ liked Patriot's post in the thread Gigabyte GA-7PESH2 for NAS builds for $179.

    It absolutely is the case, mismatched chips run fine so long as the major stepping matches. Heck, have even gotten a D0 and E0 2011-2...

    Jan 15, 2019 at 2:03 PM
  12. Rand__ replied to the thread Gigabyte GA-7PESH2 for NAS builds for $179.

    /me = baffled Never heard of that. And there are ppl worrying if they don't get the same chip from the same factory/datecode ...

    Jan 15, 2019 at 2:03 PM
  13. Rand__ replied to the thread Gigabyte GA-7PESH2 for NAS builds for $179.

    That sounds as if you had installed a 2697 & and a 2695 at the same time which surely is not the case is it?;)

    Jan 15, 2019 at 12:38 PM
  14. Rand__ replied to the thread NFSv3 vs NFSv4 vs iSCSI for ESXI datastores.

    ok, then its quite possible as nfs4.1 is the newest of the three

    Jan 14, 2019 at 3:17 PM
  15. Rand__ replied to the thread NFSv3 vs NFSv4 vs iSCSI for ESXI datastores.

    It sounds unlikely;) what was the sync setting? ISCSI on ESXi is usually faster since it uses async while nfs uses sync writing

    Jan 14, 2019 at 2:36 PM