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  1. cesmith9999

    EU: beaware ComputerSalg are selling Seagate Exos 7E8 drives which are marketed for CHINA only

    This is a case where you may need to self warranty. buy enough cold spares with the discount to make up for a real warranty. Not always recommended... but a thought. Chris
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    HPE EC200A Xeon D-1518 'hybrid server' on ebay ~$150

    Yes, those are valid configurations. Chris
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    Moving a rack?

    that is a heavy lift up a ramp. Chris
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    EU FS: HPE EC200a EU/US Storage Expansion (P/N: 861161-B21)

    Correct. It is specific to the ec200a. It will not work with anything else. Chris
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    WD Red SA500 1TB SSD Review

    I think the consumer drive with a coat of red paint is spot on... Chris
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    Crazy Storage Spaces Question...

    Once you lose a physical node , the failover of the parity volume(s) on the VM's will cause your virtual SOFS to fail because of the time it takes to recover the disks from the VM's booting up on the remaining node. You will most likely have to reboot your entire virtual SOFS cluster on the 1...
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    Crazy Storage Spaces Question...

    You can only do mirror with a 2 node design. No parity, no mixed mode. Chris
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    Newegg has Seagate 8TB easyshucks $125

    Answered here: https://www.servethehome.com/wd-red-smr-vs-cmr-tested-avoid-red-smr/ Chris
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    HPE EC200A Xeon D-1518 'hybrid server' on ebay ~$150

    use 1 dimm then swap to the other Chris
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    M.2 RAID with Supermicro AOC-SHG3-4M2P

    which OS? a software raid is dependent on the OS. Chris
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    External HBA cheaper then internal HBA

    not really at all Chris
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    An Introduction to ZFS A Place to Start

    And any dedup settings also means auto fragmentation... Chris
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    HPE EC200A Xeon D-1518 'hybrid server' on ebay ~$150

    https://community.hpe.com/t5/proliant-servers-ml-dl-sl/dl580gen9-x64-exception-type-0d-general-protection-exception/td-p/6993098#.XyShnZZKjAQ Chris
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    Brocade ICX Series (cheap & powerful 10gbE/40gbE switching)

    none... read ALL of it... Chris
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    Server 2016 with two nodes + failover cluster manager

    Correct there is no downtime in transferring ownership. pool and CSV ownership is handled in 2 different places in the failover manager just right click and transfer ownership. Ownership in Hyper-V failover cluster is like being a traffic cop... the owner is the one that allows/pauses writes...
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    Server 2016 with two nodes + failover cluster manager

    Migrate all of the ownership of the pool and the CSVs to one node and then run optimize-storagepool on that node. let's see if that helps. Chris
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    Server 2016 with two nodes + failover cluster manager

    you cannot reduce the size of CSV's as they are fixed allocation. and the 2 TB free is referring to the 2 disks you added... but the volumes cannot expand into them as you do not have enough disks for the VDisk column count. optimize-storagepool is supposed to help here. but apparently it is...
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    Server 2016 with two nodes + failover cluster manager

    You are past the point of safety. You do not have any wiggle room to do anything. I would migrate vms off to other servers then rebuild the csvs with the additional and/or get larger disks. That is a temp solution. For now. Chris
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    Server 2016 with two nodes + failover cluster manager

    you may need to add 6 more disks... Chris