Hi All, thanks in advance for any help.
I am trying to setup a 10gbe PFSense server on some Supermicro hardware that I bought on eBay. I am trying to figure out if I have enough PCIe lanes for both the 10gbe NIC and a Samsung 970 evo in one of these enclosures. Any thoughts?
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've always ever had a single wireless router in my environment, but as I get into servers that start to serve larger amounts of data and have insecure Internet of Things devices in my network, I think it's time to get into VLAN capable switches and a pfSense firewall.
I don't think I...
I have a homelab setup that consists of a box running FreeNAS serving iSCSI to 2xDL380e Gen8's. I've been using "MT26448 [ConnectX EN 10GigE , PCIe 2.0 5GT/s]" cards, these were ConnectX-2 HP branded single SFP+ port cards. They will not function in ESXi 7.0 as they function as a "legacy"...
I was wondering wich cards should I buy.
Stumbled across a pair of Mellanox ConnectX-2 on the ebay for 99€.
My goal ist using them with my Windows 10 Workstation (Threadripper 1900X, MSI X399 Carbon AC build) and my Homeserver (Xeon E5-2620v3 on SuperMicro X10SRi-F).
Just a single P2P...
Qnap QSW-1208-8C 12-Port Unmanaged 10GbE Switch on sale for $349.99. Shipping is free. Originally $589.
Alternatively, Adorama via Newegg also has Qnap QSW-1208-8C 12-Port Unmanaged 10GbE Switch on sale for $349.99. Shipping is free.
(eBay) New CRS317-1G-16S+RM Cloud Router Switch Mikrotik, 16x SFP+, 1x Gbit Lan
Best offered $265, seller counteroffered at $268.88.
For my needs I think this switch is awesome - it's super low power (like, double digits afaik). So, you could grab a sweet used Brocade/Dell/etc for a steal...
I am planning to upgrade my home lab and need your advice on 10GbE switch.
Low power assumption and low noise. I have my rack in the living room so it is important
8 or more SFP+ ports
L2 features like VLAN, jumbo frame
Support DAC cable
Optionally L3 static routing
i just got a Quanta LB8 Switch with 48 SFP+ Ports. The Problem is that my whole network is currently 1G copper (but i have 4 SFP uplinks on my switch).
I need a simple way to integrate my "new" 10G Switch into my network. I thought SFP modules would work in a SFP+ port but i seems...
I just bought a second AOC-STG-I2 for my VMWare lab - one of the few old (read: cheap) 10GbE cards still properly supported by ESXi.
I'm pretty excited about it, but it's got a half-height bracket and I have a full-height slot.
Does anyone know where I might get a full-height bracket...
I ordered some SFP-H10GB-CU3M compatible (supposedly) DACs from fs.com, and although they're nice and thin, and work with my Mellanox Connectx-3 cards in my NAS', they are not compatible with my P81E 10GbE cards in my UCS servers. Can anyone recommend a good DAC in 3-5m distances to connect my...
I've been working on a Supermicro SYS-E300-9A (Intel Atom C3858,) putting together a fully virtualized router + whatever, and I'm getting around to being complete. The last step for me is routing my existing 10gbit setup through it, but I've hit a snag.
My NAS has a Mellanox ConnectX-2 card...
I was thinking, for my living room where I have quite a few servers running (silent !), to do a custom 10gbe IPoIB setup. In my lab room I could use the Voltaire 4036 (non-E version unfortunately) which I still need to find a way to silence. It's way too noisy even for the server...
I have the opportunity to purchase some used dual-port Mellanox MCX354A-QCBT ConnectX-3 cards with VPI network adapter. (10 GbE Ethernet and 40 Gbps InfiniBand.) These would be perfect for my cluster after correct configuration..
They were originally pulled from EMC systems and...
I need to build a server with a port to connect a 1Gbps single mode fiber. There seems to be little PCI-e cards available that offer 2 ports (i'm looking for either 2 or 4 ports for expansion) SFP cages where I can use any optics.
Question is, will a 10GbE nic work with SFP optics (instead...
UPDATE 7/11/2018 - It's been discovered that the version 8 Brocade firmware originally on the site was an internal-use only, untested beta version. It has been removed from the guide and replaced with the latest v7 mainstream release which is rock stable, well tested and has had a few more...
Hopefully the attached image gives a good idea of the setup I have in mind (blue cable is 1GbE). I have yet to buy the items in red and I'm looking for recommendations.
What I have found so far is:
2xSFP+ switch = D-Link DGS-1510-20 ~= £180
SFP+ NIC = StarTech PEX10000SFP ~= £175
I had to build a temporary server for a client earlier this year to replace a broken one and have one until his built to order one was delivered and setup.
All the parts where new at time of build (except the RAID card I grabbed that out of another server) and less than a year old (was...
I set up a ceph cluster for the lab and therefore was looking for payable 10G switches. So I slipped over the G8124 as you can get those for a good price. The switches basically do what they should. Nevertheless the firmware installed does not support vLAG, which I want to use...
I am wanting to add 2 x 10G ports to my workstation and server. My question is: is there any potential difference, positive or negative, between doing this via one dual-port card (in my case, X520-DA2) versus 2 x single-port card (X520-DA1.)
The cards will go in PCIE 2.0 x8 slots, so...