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  1. TeeJayHoward

    14 TB WD Easystore $200 @BestBuy

    Looks like the price is $269/drive now :(
  2. TeeJayHoward

    14 TB WD Easystore $200 @BestBuy

    I just picked up six in store and placed an order for six more (in two batches of three) to be delivered tomorrow. Thanks!
  3. TeeJayHoward

    Multiple GPU cards fit...

    Riser cables? I don't know. I've never done that before.
  4. TeeJayHoward

    ZFS on Linux 0.8.0 released!

    I was confused on this point (Can't we already remove/replace faulty drives?), so I clicked the link and read up. Device removal #6900 - This feature allows single and mirrored top-level devices to be removed from the storage pool with zpool remove. All data is copied in the background to the...
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    MCX311A-XCAT with "wrong" GUIDs

    IIRC, it's flint -d /dev/whatever -guid newGUID sg
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    eBay - $3 Off $3.01 or More Purchases

    Dang it, missed that. Mea culpa!
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    eBay - $3 Off $3.01 or More Purchases

    Also seeing a 10% off coupon: Fill Your Cart With Fun and Save 10% Don’t miss out! Use code TEN4FUN to save up to $50.
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    Which switch?

    Looks like you win the cookie. 7124SX incoming! Thanks all!
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    Instead of blanking plates...

    Two of the switches are passively cooled. The remaining switch is rear-to-front.
  10. TeeJayHoward

    Instead of blanking plates...

    I'm upgrading to a 14U rack this month, and I'll be moving my networking gear from front to rear. That leaves three units of empty/ugly up front (with the rear half of the same units full), and I'd like to close it up. Initially I was just going to pick up some cheap blanking plates, but now I'm...
  11. TeeJayHoward

    Maximize Data Transfers Between Two NAS' (with 10GbE)

    If copies from a local RAM disk to the array (or vice versa) are capping out at 480MB/s, then the network has nothing to do with it. (If I'm misunderstanding, and the RAM disk was on a different machine, sorry!) How many and what size files are you moving? 100x 100MB files might not saturate the...
  12. TeeJayHoward

    Which switch?

    Looking for recommendations for a 10GbE switch for my home rack. Like most of us here, I've got a bit of a hard-on for enterprise gear. Unfortunately I'm not as knowledgeable on the networking front as some of you guys, so here I am. Please let me know what's out there! 24+ SFP+ ports (would...
  13. TeeJayHoward

    Connect-X2 and ESXi 6.7?

    QSFP connector. The cards are detected natively, but are listed as disconnected. There's no link light on the switch or cards, either. If I pass the card through to a VM, I have no issues. It's just natively that it doesn't work. I even tried installing the 5.0 "1.8.x.x" drivers. No joy.
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    Connect-X2 and ESXi 6.7?

    My old Connect-X2 cards are starting to show their age. I last used them with 6.0, and life was good. Infiniband worked (once I ripped out the VMware drivers and installed the 1.8 drivers), Ethernet mode worked, everything just did what I thought it would. Well, that was then. This is now. 6.7...
  15. TeeJayHoward

    The new Apple Mac Pro has one interesting motherboard design...

    As someone who is in the market for a new workstation and loves Apple I am happy that they gave us what power users asked for. I just wish it wasn't so bloody expensive. A comparable Windows PC can be built for under $5K, and that includes the nVidia card I need for CUDA apps. I've got a couple...
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    P420 in the mail a month ago ... A cookie to whoever notices whats missing!

    This would be my guess... Although the card also appears to be missing the bracket, the plastic shield that goes under the BBU/RAM, and the BBU/RAM card and associated battery. edit: Here's a pic of what's missing.
  17. TeeJayHoward

    ZFS Cron jobs

    Here's what I use for 30-day rolling snapshots (ZFS on Linux): 1 1 * * * /usr/bin/rsync -av --delete /pool/ /backup/ 2>> /var/log/rsync.errors 1 0 * * * /usr/sbin/zfs snapshot -r backup@`date +\%Y-\%m-\%d` 2>> /var/log/zfs.snapshot 0 2 * * * /usr/sbin/zfs destroy -r backup@`date -d -30days...
  18. TeeJayHoward

    JBOD Enclosure Questions

    You can take one of the Supermicro chassis and replace the motherboard with a JBOD card and turn it from a NAS into a DAS unit. I did that with one of my SC846 recently.
  19. TeeJayHoward

    What to do when your Billion User Website goes down: Youtube Outage

    Uhh... What? I didn't even know it was possible to manually introduce metrics when routing. I thought all of that was automated. How I thought it worked: Router A to B: Hey. Router B to A: Hey. Router A: That response took 10ms. How it apparently works: Router A to B: Hey. Router B to A: Hey...
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    Miscellaneous rack security items and addons?

    A cheap steel cage and a couple of concrete anchors could probably secure a full rack for around a hundred bucks. More if you're not handy with a welder or a drill.