Recent content by Wolfstar

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    3U Supermicro CSE-836TQ Chassis (No caddies and shroud) $145 OBO

    Query: In my experience most of the Golds and Platinums, at least below 1kw, are pretty quiet at idle. Are these? I know the SQs will be even quieter, but honestly as long as they're in the same range as the 501P-1Rs or 741P-1Rs I'm perfectly fine with that.
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    1U Supermicro Server 6x 10GBE RJ45 X10SLH-LN6TF LGA 1150 H3 X10SLH-N6-ST031

    Interesting. I have mine running at 80+w - fluctuates between 80 and 85 at idle with similar stats. I do have 4x2TB 7.2k drives, but that should be less than 20w at idle. Do you have any of the ethernet ports connected at that power draw? I do, but I'm only running one.
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    Cockpit ZFS Manager [0.3.3.404 Now Available]

    Awesome, thank you for the clarification. And yes, I'd be rather curious to know if they're deploying as well.
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    Cockpit ZFS Manager [0.3.3.404 Now Available]

    @optimans I vaguely recall seeing something about this, but I can't find it now. With the option on the welcome screen for a new setup "Remove packages that cause problems for ZFS" - what specific packages is it removing? Background: I set up a VM (originally) with the latest version of...
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    PowerEdge T40 Tower Server

    Jeez, yeah it does - don't blame you for thinking it was applied. Not cool Dell.
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    PowerEdge T40 Tower Server

    Is that before or after you apply the "349SummerServer" coupon code?
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    Brocade ICX Series (cheap & powerful 10gbE/40gbE switching)

    Yeah those won't work without a QSFP+ to SFP+ adapter. They're pretty good cards but you'd probably be better off with regular SFP+ cards starting off. Also, note that Cat 6 can do 10g, but it's distance limited. When you combine a distance limited cabling with a distance limited transceiver...
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    Brocade ICX Series (cheap & powerful 10gbE/40gbE switching)

    See, you SAY that... but it's not actually true. Here's what you do: 1. Hook the run up to a standard gigabit copper port on the ICX. Make sure the other end is disconnected. 2. Run the command phy cable-diagnostics tdr X/X/X (insert the port you plugged into for the Xs). 3. Run the command...
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    Brocade ICX Series (cheap & powerful 10gbE/40gbE switching)

    Nope, DACs don't have anything to monitor - at least not passive ones. (If you've got an active DAC, I suspect your wallet knew it when you purchased it.)
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    Brocade ICX Series (cheap & powerful 10gbE/40gbE switching)

    Yeah, they work fine. There's even a command in the latest OS for the 7xxx switches (don't think it's backported to the 6xxx) that turns on the optic monitor data for unsupported transceivers if you want it to. I'm currently using a cheap off-brand adapter in my 6450 and it's working fine over Cat6.
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    Quanta 2U D51B: LGA2011-3, 24 x 2.5" Trays, 10 GbE, Rails $250 OBO

    As a note, these were dropped in price yesterday some time to $219 shipped.
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    Brocade ICX Series (cheap & powerful 10gbE/40gbE switching)

    I have never seen a power number for any switch that wasn't based on the DC power draw from the PSU. Top to bottom, soup-to-nuts, they ALL measure DC power draw in their specs, not wall power draw - if only because that number can be impacted by factors out of their control.
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    Brocade ICX Series (cheap & powerful 10gbE/40gbE switching)

    Okay, so I'm pretty sure you're getting normal levels. I'm guessing you're using a Kill-a-Watt or something similar yes? Because that's going to give you pre-conversion wattage, and not absolute minimum wattage from a DC power source. At such low wattages, even that percentage is a low absolute...
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    Brocade ICX Series (cheap & powerful 10gbE/40gbE switching)

    Yeah... that seems wrong for a 6450. Mine's relatively quiet - I can't pick it out over the general quiet noise of the rack at least - and it pulls maybe 40-45w tops, and that's with a pair of APs and a switch getting power fed from it.