I'm in the market for a firewall to place in a small rack at a data center to access backup storage and a few NVME backed VMs. My current firewall is a DIY 2U firewall 2013 AMD AM1 Kabini with a 4 port NIC running Sophos XG but this setup struggles with my 1 Gbps connection prior to VPN. I'm...
I am being forced to move to Manhattan and need to stash my homelab which is in a rack enclosure on beefy wheels - Tripp Lite's SRW21UG (21U). I would like to keep the hardware in the rack but I'm open to installing it into a DC's rack.
This is what I have in the enclosure today...
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I have the following for sale as a bundle:
2x Molex 106410-1002
Fiber Optic Cable Assemblies QSFP AOC 40G 1.2, 2m
2x HP/Mellanox 649281-B21 ConnectX-3 VPI FDR IB Infiniband + 40GbE QSFP Adapter Cards.
These cards are equivalent to Mellanox part number MCX354A-FCBT and have had...
I have a Lenovo SA120 and I'm trying to use this fan control script to manually set the fan speed for the disk array.
The requirement is to use sg3_utils. Which I've installed by using oPKG. I get to this point the script does not respond to ctrl-c.
I have the disk array connected via sas...
I have the following for sale:
3x Half Low profile bracket for Dell Chelsio T520-CR T520-SO-CR T420-CR HTTG1 card
$5 + shipping/Each
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Dell Chelsio T520-CR // J6VY6
$80 + Shipping
I painted the LP bracket black. I'll include a fresh clean LP bracket.
I'm looking for options to connect two VMware ESXi, 6.7.0 machines with the most out of the box compatibility with the host systems.
I am considering a Chelsio T520 for 10Gbe but would like to explore any higher throughput options for TCP/IP and vMotion for the same price ($50-100 per card)...
I have an issue where the back of my open back rack enclosure has about 0.5" (~13mm) of space for the SFF-8088 cable.
Any suggestions on where to find affordable (even used) right-angle or other small depth cables?
Lenovo 70F1 001UX THINKSERVER SA120 Tested for Power only NO HDD | eBay
This seller has a Lenovo SA120 without the HDD sleds for $180 + Shipping. Not sure if this post is allowed but I wanted to give folks an opportunity to pick up a 6 Gbps SAS disk array.
I'm not sure if they have...
I'm a bit confused with all of the various LSI options and confusing naming convention for their cards.
From what I've been able to decipher, Lenovo recommends the 9286-8e (SAS2208) which is what they bundle with their ThinkServers. But after reading this STH posts it appears the LSI...
Building a new firewall with the Chelsio T520-CR card and need to validate a few points before I pull the trigger:
Will the Chelsio T520 negotiate lower than 10GBASE?
My homelab is 1000BASE-T and I'm slowly upgrading
Edit: Looks like the card supports 802.3z which would mean it...
I'm looking at picking up the recently announced helios64. The group has left the NAS platform up to the adopter to select. I have a preference that my homelab appliances run BSD based OS. Any suggestions as to what I should consider?
Edit: Mod - Please close this thread. I will be...
With the first warm day of the year we realized all of our homelab equipment and two giant desktops makes the office unbearably hot while the rest of the house is peachy.
Between the two desks we have two desktop machines (OS X), 5x 24" monitors and a few USB based auxiliary devices. I...
I had a friend who deleted their ~/Pictures directory so I ran PhotoRec and ended up 173,375 images the root of a volume. Now I believe that most of the files are duplicates and/or thumbnails but I can't mount the volume to view in OS X without Finder locking up.
I've also attempted to dump the...
LSI 9300-4i PCI-Express 3.0 SATA / SAS 4-Port SAS3 12Gb/s HBA
Card only. The cable can be sourced from eBay for cheap.
Single SFF-8643 port
SAS3008 based controller
See this post for more info
Running P9 firmware released 10/07/2015
Required for FreeNAS compatibility
My FreeNAS server has been running like a dream for the last 2 months. I have migrated everything off of both ReadyNAS appliances and have 2 jails running.
Intel Xeon X5650 running
2x Corsair Vengeance LP DDR3 8GB PC3 12800
I spent ages trying to accommodate...
I'm looking to backup my FreeNAS store that houses my photo library backups and video files to Glacier. The issue is my connection is 60MB/s down but only 6MB/s up so i'm looking to stage backups to a 5 TB external USB 3.0 drive and then move them to Glacier for off-site backups...
Since my previous thread I've had to re-evaluate my NAS budget so I need a cheaper case.
ATX (Supermicro X8ST3-F)
Tons of 3.5" slots!
What I would like:
Easy cable management
Simplified drive swap process
Comfortable installation of a Noctua NH-U12DX i4