I have recently upgraded my home lab networking equipment so i have a few switches that i no longer need.
I wanted to give the STH community first dibs before i posted them on ebay. These switches are priced to move and would be the great starting of a homelab (hence the reason i orignally...
I am selling a lightly used (less than 6 months) Asrock C2550D4I motherboard + 8GB of Crucial PC3-12800 UDIMM ECC Memory.
The 8core version of this same board has been reviewed on STH here:
Question for anyone out there with a home lab setup.
How do you handle shutting down multiple ESXI hosts with 1 UPS?
If I only had 1 host it would be easy just use USB but like most of you I have more than 1 host.
I have dome some research into the topic and this seems the...
Ok so question for the ib users on the forum. I recently installed 3 mellanox connect x-2 EN adapters 2 in VMware esxi 5.5 hosts and 1 in a server 2012 R2 storage back end. After plugging in the cables and configuring the ip's for the point to point setup everything just worked.
I even plugged...
I recently purchased 3 Mellanox Connectx-2 EN Adapters and then mistakenly purchased the incorrect cables.
My adapter seems will call for SFP+ to SFP+ instead of CX4 (I Mistakenly Purchased CX4 to CX4).
Question is does Mellanox Connectx-2 Adapters require Mellanox cables or can any...
Anyone know of any way to make a Fiber Channel Target in Windows?
I know starwind has some software but its only for the iniator and i need something for the target.
Yes I know open-filer and various linux distros will make a target but im curious of if anything works for windows...
I need to buy a 1600Mhz 32GB kit (or 2 16GB kits) of UDimm DDR3 ECC memory for a few SuperMicro Servers.
It looks like this ram is not common so its genrally expensive and not the easiest to find.
Cheapest I have found is here: PROVANTAGE: Crucial Technology CT2KIT102472BA160B 16GB Kit...
Im not really the most eloquent with words but for the last couple of weeks I have been wanting to rebuild the ESXI Home lab.
So I have been posting random questions getting advice from many of the great members here in thoughts of formulating a plan.
There are many things...
I am looking to build another ESXI host for my home lab and thinking of using server grade board.
I found the Supermicro MBD-X10SLL-F-O on newegg for a decent price but says it "supports ECC memory".
Does this mean it "requires ECC" or that you can use ECC or regualar DIMMS...
Trying to figure out what I need to purchase to play with IPoIB and looks like I have a choice of 2 cards for the ConnectX-2 series.
So anyone know what is the diffrence besides the price?
Looking at using these for stoarge network between 1 ESXi...
Hello does anyone have any guides to setting up Infiniband for ESXI 5.1 or later (current on 5.5).
I would like to explore this technology more as its a cheap altentive to 10GE but I have not found any good guides out there explaining whats required ect.
Some folks around here talk about...
I am looking to redo my current ESXI Box that I use for learning and home systems.
Please help me with some ideas.
I would like to build a shared storage server for vmware that is capable of moving data at around at least 4Gbps and has the capability to service 2 hosts...
(Mods Please feel free to move if this is the wrong forum to ask this question).
I am currently in the process of trying to test ISCSI.
1 ESX-I Host with LSI 9265-8I (20 TB of storage)
1 Synology DS1812 (32 TB of storage Raw)
Hello I am new here and just finished up a server build for a vmware whitebox.
I purchased the LSI 9265-8I and I would like to get a battery backup unit for this card.
However I now see per this forum that there are many compatible OEM parts that are just relabled LSI Parts.