I want to fully utilize my hardware resources, therefore I create containers/virtual machines that can share the same hardware resources. I have one big machine that can do multiple things. Also, managing a container is much simpler.
What performance do I sacrifice by running VMware vSphere (or other virtualization solution)?
I don't know much about "bare metal" and all the offerings. Sounds ideal to have one super machine hosting other machines. I want one of the virtual machines to be my main workhorse, and several...
I explored Disney Circle, and what I found valuable is the time/screen allowance.
I want to limit/reward screen time. Not by time of day, but by duration.
I want to block categories of sites (and not have to hover), similar to OpenDNS.
I want to allow appropriate education sites, regardless of...
That's a great link.
I'll be doing some reading on:
Amazon Fire TV (best price)
The above choice are cheaper, and I think I read the hardware for HEVC decoding is optimized.
The Amazon Fire TV price is real hard to beat!
Thanks all for putting me on the right track.
My plan is to have a capable media server (i.e. Plex Media Server) in the backroom, and stream video to Plex Media Player to a device connected to my TV. For the player device at the TV, I'm thinking of building a compact and silent device, and came across Intel NUC.
I also want the ability to...
I'm looking at the Supermicro C3000 motherboard/processor series, and many do not come with a CPU fan, just a CPU heatsink.
The models without the fan, do they require a chassis fan?
Or do these models not produce the heat, therefore the heatsink is all that is needed?
Are there concerns about running a fanless PSU?
Or does a fanless PSU depend on chasis fans?
The server will be in the office, and would prefer less noise.
The workload will mostly be from Intel Kaby Lake CPU and 8 x 5400 RPM drives.
I'm considering Western Digital RED 5400 RPM and Seagate Wolf 7200 RPM drives for my media server NAS with will stream over a wired network to my TV. I will install eventually a maximum of 8 drives.
In regards to the RPM's of 5400 vs. 7200:
Is there a heat difference I should consider?
What is is the recommended memory configuration with the following requirements:
System board: Supermicro X10SDV-4C-7TP4F
Processor: Intel® Xeon® processor D-1518
The system board supports DDR4, 4 slots, dual rank, 4x data width.
Purchasing 32GB, and potential for 64GB in future.
When considering hard drives for a home NAS, what features should be considered that differentiate Western Digital Red, Seagate Enterprise NAS, and Hitachi Deskstar NAS?
Planning for up to 8 drives.
Mostly for video media, photos, and small data files.
Light home usage...