I apologize for the attached artwork, but here is where I am at.
I only have the main Managed switch left to order and have everything else.
With the amateur colored wiring runs aside, is there any reason that you might consider 1 switch over the other ?
The breakdown is as follows:
Like others, I also have a Netgear MS510TX and have no complaints. It does what it says it will and isn't loud.
While the Web UI is a bit dated, all of the functionality you would expect from a switch at it's price point (if you can find one) is included.
I would guy it again. It's a great...
Thanks. I found a starting point.
That pair just seems too good of a deal compared to the others listed, or perhaps it's a good deal and the others are all overpriced.
thanks for the help.
The 'male' end is standard SATA and the 'female' end is undivided, so physically it will accept a SAS drive. (I have the RED PCB adapter).
It has the same ends as the basic Dell UFO70 blue SAS/SATA interposer.
I may have to setup the test bench and connect a SAS HDD to the tray's connector...
Can anyone suggest an old (cheap/small) Enterprise drive that is readily available and suitable for use as a RAID Cache ?
I know the rough specs that I would like to meet (2.5" SLC SSD, 16+GB, SAS2 or SATA3)
I am just not familiar with brands/models that work well for this application.
That was pretty much the idea on the main switch, to keep things simple for me anyway, although I may opt for an 8port smart POE switch like yours, so that I can run 2 port aggregation downlinks links off the 1Gbit ports of the main switch.
My goals are pretty simple. Secure Gig Wifi for the...
I feel stupid for even asking this.......
So as long as you run a main/top of rack Omada Managed Switch, you can cascade UNMANAGED POE+ switches and maintain management over the APs connected to that UNMANAGED POE+ Switch ?
For example, I want to run something like this: (and by Omada below, I...
Thanks for all of the info. This helps a ton.
It's now come down to EAP245v3 AC1750 vs. EAP610 AX1800 and if WPA3 is worth the additional $50 CAD per AP.
I don't care about the speed, as it's literally for a single user who is currently happy on AC1200 over 3 devices.
The cheapest I just found was about $300 CAD with a Pentium/Celeron Gold 5400T. I just can't justify the initial price, then have to immediately throw $hundreds more at it, outpricing even the Dream Machine Pro.
The CRS305 was always my eventual go to if/when I decided to pull the trigger on...
Thanks for the heads up on the Omada APs and Management.
The 10Gbe/2.5Gbe TP-Link switch was to be a future add-on, to get my rack provisioned properly so that I can stop bridging Dual Port SFP+ Cards and daisy chaining Servers to my current single SFP+ port on my Netgear MX510TX.
The price of the TP-Link 10 port Dual SFP+/8 port 2.5Gbps POE+ switch is the 1 thing that still has me looking to Ubiquity......it's more expensive than a Dream Machine Pro by roughly $150 CAD.
The point of this was to be cheaper than Ubiquity...not comparable. If it's not worth it, it's not...
I am at a point where I am considering joining the Ubiquiti Cult, but can't justify certain items pricing for home use - Enter TP-Link Omada.
For my needs (for managed devices), I figure I can get away with:
- a simple HW Controller (Oc200, $110 CAD)
- SFP Router/FW (ER7206, $170 CAD)
I am looking for suggestions on Integration as well as Service Providers that I can configure to accomplish the following:
- Able to integrate into my network (VM etc is fine, otherwise OPNsense).
- Housewife Friendly that supports Mobile Device admin real time Server/Region Switching (ie...
Is there any inherent danger in running an NTF Volume on the ragged edge of a given Cluster size's Volume size limits ?
(ie. single digit MBs under an 8k cluster size's file system limits)
I recently did an online expansion to an active RAID6 volume and essentially calculated down to the MB...
I have an existing LSi (9280 4i4e) HW RAID5 array consisting of 7 IronWolf SATA drives that I want to:
1) Expand capacity with an additional 4 drives.
2) Raid Level promotion from Raid5 to Raid6.
I am looking for advise on what is the least risk, with the least amount of wear on the drives...
Perhaps a little 'entry-level' in terms of Info, as I am no Pro, but, are you using all SAS ? All SATA ? or a Mix ?
I have personal experience with something similar with a couple single sff-8087 connected 12xdrive 6Gbps Intel backplanes that support SAS/SATA simultaneously, but require the SAS...