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    ASRock Rack ROMED8-2T Review an ATX AMD EPYC Platform

    I would imagine, for the target audience of this platform, that single slot GPUs could very much be a viable option. The P4000, RTX4000, are just a couple that come to mind. You could virtualize a CAD lab with a couple of these bad boys and put thin clients on the desks to save space and heat load.
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    ASRock Rack ROMED8-2T Review an ATX AMD EPYC Platform

    Will, can you also look into the PCI-E Layout for the M.2 Drives? I know for the X470D4U the actual lane assignments and speeds were a little weird, with one being PCIE2 x4 and one being PCIE3 x2. I'm interested to see how the Gen4 link to the chipset gave them wiggle room. From the spec Sheet...
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    Brocade ICX Series (cheap & powerful 10gbE/40gbE switching)

    I am having a strange spanning tree problem I cannot explain. I have an HP E3800 stack as my core. It's spanning tree is turned on globally and set as the root: The Brocade ICX 6450 Switch I have is uplinked to port 2/50. It is not designated as a If I turn on spanning-tree root guard I...
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    Samsung PM983 U.2 very slow write speeds

    @Whaaat brings up a good point. What are the testing methodologies used to determine the speed? Are we talking about random, sequential, what's the QD, etc
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    Building a Lab Part 3 Configuring VMWare ESXI and TrueNAS Core

    I understand man, truly. Here's what I think. Alot of people start off their IT careers by building PCs for friends, doing basic helpdesk roles, etc. Alot of them try to break out and do more complex stuff and try to do consulting work for small businesses to build up their resumes. Alot of...
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    Building a Lab Part 3 Configuring VMWare ESXI and TrueNAS Core

    I understand and appreciate the concerns. On ZFS: This article, in its entirety was written to almost 10,000 words. Patrick and I decided to spin the primer on ZFS to a dedicated piece not part of the lab. That is already written and edited and will be coming soon. I had actually wanted that...
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    And so it begins... First AMD Ryzen AM4 server motherboard.

    I do it all in VMWare so maybe that's the difference? But I pass a GTX1650 Ti to a windows guest just fine
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    Teradici PCoIP zeroclient 6.0 firmware

    I only have the 3.x and 4.x firmwares. Sorry :(
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    Samsung PM983 U.2 very slow write speeds

    What motherboard are you using and what other addin cards do you have? My best guess would be that you are using an M.2 slot that is going through the chipset and not to the CPU itself, and you have other competing resources using up all of the bandwidth.
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    And so it begins... First AMD Ryzen AM4 server motherboard.

    3.37? The latest on the website is still 3.30...and it works fine on 3.30.
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    Building a Lab Part 2 Building Our Network

    Does this help @Marsh
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    Building a Lab Part 2 Building Our Network

    Before I begin, I love your name and the fact that the question and enthusiasm of your post match it makes me very happy lol :) I am a very visual learner. My learning style is geared around watching and doing. As such, the combination of watching things on YouTube and buying stuff to play with...
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    IT mode - removing "boot services"

    Also, on the 9207 boat. They almost always have the weird little PCB hanginging off the end, 9211/9210s etc don't.
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    WTB: 8GB ECC UDIMMS (32GB)

    Hi Everyone, I'm working on testing some stuff in TrueNAS Core and I am looking for some DDR3 ECC UDIMMS to go along with a Supermicro X10SLL-F? If anyone still has some laying around and doesn't mind giving it up for a fair price let me know :)
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    1U Supermicro Server 6x 10GBE RJ45 X10SLH-LN6TF LGA 1150 H3 X10SLH-N6-ST031

    Just dropped to 99 dollars https://www.theserverstore.com/Supermicro-1U-Firewall-Server-W-X10SLH-N6-ST031_p_967.html
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    Connectx-3 Alternatives

    For those of you keeping track at home, the above Supermicro/Intel NIC is based on the older 82599EN chip, as Zack points out. This is, however, a PCI-E 2.0 card: Intel® 82599EN 10 Gigabit Ethernet Controller Product Specifications It is also a 25x25mm package on 65nm, this thing will get...
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    Any considerations on a multi-gigabit (1, 2.5, 5, 10) switch?

    I know the the modules can do 1GbE, 2.5, 5 and 10, but I don't think the CRS305 supports those link speeds.
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    Of BBQ and Virtualization Why Large Nodes Reign

    I actually really like it lol :)
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    1U Supermicro Server 6x 10GBE RJ45 X10SLH-LN6TF LGA 1150 H3 X10SLH-N6-ST031

    Been up now using this server for about 2 weeks with no issues. Seems rock solid