Recent content by Tom5051

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    My rack shakes/bends, is it dangerous?

    Your rack is definitely on the very flimsy side, I would not load the top up anymore because the uprights will twist and fail, bringing the whole thing down like Jenga. Looks like a Chinese version of a comms rack.
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    Consumer brand (trendnet/asus) vs used enterprise 10Gbe Nic for 10Gbe over cat5e?

    If you have a a thunderbolt 3 port available you could get either a Sonnet or a QNAP adapter. Both use the Aquantia chip (now owned by Marvell)
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    Adaptec asr-71605 on Windows server 2022

    Adaptec/Microsemi are reliably bad for supporting their older products. Likely you will have to upgrade to a newer raid controller if you want to run the new gen OS
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    10Gbase-T transceivers that support DDM (power/temperature) reporting?

    I can confirm the SFP-10GSR-85 model works with Intel and Ubiquiti gear. OM3 LC/LC runs up to 65m no problems here. Have not tested longer runs but whatever they are rated to they should do no problems.
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    Long duration UPS without completely breaking the bank

    I use an APC 1500 with 2x 100amp SLA batteries in series (24volts). I get about 1.5hrs out of it before low battery shutdown. Been using this setup for 15 years with no issue. If you don't want to cut holes in a brand new ups, I took the front off the ups and connected the external batteries...
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    Lights out management for workstation machines?

    If I was doing this and I didn't want to spend the $$ on server grade motherboards, I would get a KVM over IP device and if I wanted power and reset control, I would use an hobby grade micro controller board such as the ESP32 or an Arduino UNO with Ethernet, write a program to accept remote...
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    Lights out management for workstation machines?
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    Lights out management for workstation machines?
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    Dell PSU error lights?

    It means the power supply failed a self test and you make a service request via Dell
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    How do you determine which physical network port software is referring to?

    pull out a cable, which ever port goes down, that's the one.
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    Product Suggestion: Automotive Window Decal

    Find someone with a vinyl cutting machine and make a bunch of them or find an online shop that sells custom cut vinyl designs. e.g lunch box stickers.
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    Super high efficiency 300-400W PSU?

    Usually you can find the graph on the PSU manufacturer's website that will tell you how efficient the unit is depending on the load. Find one that is most efficient around the power you expect to use.
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    Two Intel NICs and neither are recognized

    Do you know 100% that these cards actually work?
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    90 Degree Glasfiber LC-LC "Adapter"?

    Maybe get a LC-LC joiner and a 10m cable, gain entry to the rack somewhere other than the door?