Lol, saw this thread pop up and was hoping for another deal! Love this server, it's killing it 24/7 for me, OS is on SSD, 8x3tb drives in Z1 pool.
It's on 100% making cryptocoin (gridcoin). serving media and runs at a constant 320w according to IPMI. It's running in a basement that is between...
I took care of this tonight. I had been using an Ubuntu server with a ZFS pool as a target for my backups. The data on that pool had been restored from a CrashPlan backup of a Storage Spaces fail which had been moved from unraid.
Everything is backed up here, reinstall images, media, etc for...
I had this issue in my lab. I pulled all of the drives attached to the card and it upgraded.
I passed the card through to a VM, reinserted the drives and found a failed disk. Replaced the disk and I didn't have a problem with that hang again.
I've done a lot of different things. Currently I'm on ESXi with an Ubuntu 16.04 VM that has ZFS installed from standard repositories. I've passed through an 9205-8e card that is attached to an external JBOD.
ESXi is installed to a 4GB SATA DOM, datastore is on a pair of 120GB SSDs.
I've got four of ten servers running in the basement now. An Intel 2224 2u running 100% two home built E3's (one full tilt, one about 10%) and an L5620 node on a SM four node server and a full SGI SE3016.
Ambient is 87F at the top of the rack. No issues. When it breaks 90 I shutdown the SM...
I've played with a few distros and was a long time Unraid user.
My current fav is ubuntu with zfs installed from the repository. This is home use only so I'm not too worried about lights and drive maps.
I'm only managing about 30 drives, when I put one in a drive cage I print a label with...
I'll wait for the OP to respond.
I'm interested in this too. I bought 2 barebones chassis's thinking I had two E3 processors but I only had one. I think one got tossed in the trash.
Some of my consumer drives are starting to throw errors (after ~40,000 hours).