If I understand your question correctly, you're wondering if ESXi can run as a VM under FreeNAS. ESXi is a level 1 hypervisor. It has to run on the "Bare Metal". So, no -- you can't install it as a VM on FreeNAS.
I use FreeNAS-based NFS datastores with ESXi v6.5 & v6.7 for VM storage. Here is the code I use in the FreeNAS startup script to 'wake up' these datastores. The various variables (esxiuser, esxihost, and esxidatastore) are defined the the dotted include file (host.config). I'm pretty sure the...
I know you can get them on eBay for a reasonable price. I was thinking of listings like this, where the seller is offering an ICX 7150-C12P -- the 1G, not the 10G version -- for $899. That's crazy! You can buy a new one (from Provantage, for example) for $375.
Had the same problem! I suggest a GlobalTek PSU, details available in my earlier post here:
Yeah, Supermicro has been removing a lot of older EOL systems from their site recently. Drat!
I own a system based on the X9DRi-LN4F+ motherboard, plus several other EOL models.
You can still download the most recent X9DRi/X9DR3 BIOS (v3.4) by browsing to the 'SuperStorage 6047R-E1R224N'...
There is a way to search a specific thread: click the 'Search' box and select 'This Thread' from the combobox. Invaluable for digging through the "Brocade Mega Thread"!
I'm not a network guru, but I think connecting a single cable between two ports on your switch creates a loop, with attendant...
I purchased two ICX-6610's on flea-bay for $140: with $20 shipping and state sales tax, they cost me $175 each. Both came with a pair of 'A' PSUs. I only use one switch -- the other is a spare.
Noise isn't a primary concern to me because my home lab is out in my shop. But I do go out there to...
I honestly don't know -- all four of my PSUs are the Rev A type. People have posted detailed information in the Brocade mega-thread -- this post for example:
Head's up to those of you looking for the quieter "Rev C" power supplies for your ICX7450/6610 switches. This ebay seller has the Front-to-Rear model available for $119, which is a good price. Details here in the 'Great Deals' forum:
Brocade RPS16-E 1000W PoE power supply for ICX7450/6610 - Rev "C"
Just purchased two of these quieter -- and therefore highly desirable -- "Rev C" power supplies for my ICX-6610. These are the "Front to Rear" airflow versions.
I'd messaged the seller last week to verify they were indeed the "Rev C" versions, and he replied: "How many of the Rev C were you...