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  1. jcl333

    SR IOV worth it?

    Hello, I have never tried to use SR IOV before (I have used pass-through) and I was wondering if it is a good idea, mainly in terms of reliability but also in terms of bang for the buck. My potential use case is iSCSI between a FreeNAS VM and a Windows VM. I could just setup a virtual switch...
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    Anyone have success using T10-PI / 520-byte protection information with LSI RAID?

    Hello, I just got some really nice LSI 9361-8i controllers, and I noticed in the software that this controller and the drives I am using support this feature to protect against silent data corruption. Older post here has the sg-format commands to do it...
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    LSI 9361-8i 12Gb/s RAID w/CacheVault+supercap $175

    LSI MegaRAID LSI 9361-8i SAS 8-Port 12Gb/s RAID Controller w/CacheVault+Battery Listing is for $189.95, they accepted my offer of two/$175. Also, if you use the eBay app on a phone to make the purchase, you can get another $10 off (code for that I used was YUSAPPGR28BLLYQM ) There are allot...
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    Free: SuperChassis 116TQ-R700CB (Boston area if possible)

    Hello, I purchased this chassis because I wanted the motherboard, but I have no use for it. Doing major spring cleaning, I was going to toss it, but there is actually nothing wrong with it. So, I thought I would offer it to my friends here at STH ;-) SC116TQ-R700CB | 1U | Chassis | Products |...
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    LSI Mr SAS 9361-8i $199 on ebay, legit?

    There are lots of these on e-bay, seeing if I can get someone to sell me a couple for a good deal. LSI Mr SAS 9361-8i // 03-25420-14C SAS/SATA LP Raid Controller w/ Battery | eBay Anyone had luck with these? Any problems with counterfeits? The part numbers don't exactly match what is on the...
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    Go-to RAID cards for ESXi 7.x?

    I am looking for a RAID card for ESXi 7.x. What are people's favorites? There are the usual LSI options, but the Adaptec seems good too for pricing. Prefer in-box drivers. I could theoretically get away with just RAID1 / 10 because I will be using it with eSSDs. Tri-mode would be nice to be...
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    LSI 3008 Firmware/BIOS/UEFI version, is this right?

    Hello, I know there are many posts on this, and I have been reading them, but many of them are years old and I would like to know if I am doing this right, how I know if I am on the right version, and what the latest version is. I have two X10SRH-CF boards with LSI3008 (broadcom 9300) chips on...
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    Supermicro X10SRH-CF

    Hello, Really good deal on these, I have already purchased two of them. Supermicro X10SRH-CF Single Socket LGA2011 Motherboard Supermicro X10SRH-CF Single Socket LGA2011 Motherboard 672042159758 | eBay Good seller, fast ship and everything worked perfectly. -JCL
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    OK, what am I missing - *new* Dell 25Gig NIC with iWarp for $76?

    Someone hit me with something, because I must be stupid, I *have* be missing something here: Dell QLogic QL45212HLCU 25GB Dual Port SFP PCle 3.0x 8 Ethernet Adapter XV3MV Dell QLogic QL45212HLCU 25GB Dual Port SFP PCle 3.0x 8 Ethernet Adapter XV3MV | eBay This appears to be a Marvell FastLinQ...
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    Guide on SS (not S2D) PS commands for mirror accelerated parity?

    Hello all, I find pieces of this information all over the place, but not something really comprehensive with all the little gotchas, I suppose if I can't find it I will make one. I have 2x NVMe eSSDs w/PLP and 7x 10TB shucked SATA drives, and there appears to be allot of different commands...
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    Connecting disks to downstream ports on expander?

    I have a SM 16-port SAS2 EL1 single expander backplane. Has anyone tried connecting drives to the downstream ports using a breakout cable? I have an Intel RES3CV360 that can do this, the downstream ports intended to connect more expanders can also be used just for more disks. My use case is...
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    Is Noctua D9DX i4 3u the go-to for SC836?

    Hello, Just picked up a Supermicro CSE-836BE16-R920B chassis, going to be using it with an X10SRH-CF and an E5-2690v3 (135W). Is the Noctua D9DX i4 3u the best option for this setup? Does anyone add the 2nd fan? Thanks -JCL
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    Ethernet WiFi bridge - looking for tips

    Hello, I thought I would post here and ask this as I am more active here vs. smallnetbuilder, openwrt, ddwrt, etc. If someone has another good site I would welcome suggestions. The TLDR version is does anyone have a link to a good set of instructions for OpenWrt for creating a good...
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    "Taming" home network for kids by experts for experts

    Hello, I put this here because I wasn't sure if it was a good post for the networking hardware forum (Patrick: let me know what you think if you see this...) I am wondering what my fellow networking experts have done to tame the Internet and network for their kids, or even just for themselves...
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    Looking for advice on SAS expander

    Hello, I just purchased an LSI 9400-16i, and I am looking for an expander to go with it to create an external jbod enclosure (I am converting my old 10-slot QNAP). I often like to go with new or nearly new items because I want to get a long usable lifespan and latest driver support, so it...
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    Looking for advice on build, storage spaces server

    Build’s Name: Storage Spaces Operating System/ Storage Platform: Server 2019 or ESXi 6.7u1 + Server 2019 CPU: Xeon Silver 4110 (approx $460) https://www.servethehome.com/intel-xeon-silver-4110-linux-benchmarks-and-review/ Motherboard: Supermicro X11SPH-nCTF (approx $600)...
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    Would this SSD work for cache in SS?

    Hello, I am thinking this post belongs here more than it does in the SSD forum, but do correct me if this is not the case. I am planning on building a SS box with 7x data disks using 10GB drives, and two SSDs for caching, using mirror-accelerated + parity (with up to two failures tolerated). I...
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    Intel i350 and SR-IOV (maybe a rant...)

    Hello all, I have been trying to make decisions on CPUs, motherboards, NICs, and so on. This is primarily for building my own Sophos UTM (either virtualized or physical) @ 1Gb/s, but also a home lab to play around with interesting technology. One of the one's I would love to play with is...
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    Where to buy genuine Intel NICs?

    Hello, I have been seeing allot of people ending up with non-genuine Intel NICs. I am looking for an i350 either T2V2 or T4V2, wondering if anyone here has a good way to get one that is less likely to be a fake. Thanks -JCL
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    Looking for Xeon-D / Atom home server recommendation

    Hello all, A while back I was following some of these great Xeon-D setups with like 16-cores and low power consumption, but then I noticed some newer Atom's come out that looked as though they maybe fit in a similar segment. I think the Xeon-D even has RAS. I got busy with other things and...