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    Minisforum MS-01 ProxmoxVE Clusters

    Starting this thread to talk about the popular MS-01 as a Proxmox Virtual Environment node, in a clustered environment. Some questions I have: What are the things to look out for? Should we install other software along with Proxmox on the nodes? Is your solution successful? What unique are...
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    Proxmox & CEPH

    I would like to start a short poll that shall run for 90 days here. Any thoughts about Ceph deployment and/or other distributed HA storage solutions are very much appreciated. Thanks and keep voting.
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    Proxmox VE Ceph Benchmark Summary - 12/23 Edition

    Source: Ceph Benchmark - Fast SSDs and network speeds in a Proxmox VE Ceph Reef cluster
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    Tiny homelab Cluster as homelab

    Hey guys, after starting a new job and getting interested about Cluster, shared storage etc. I still can't decide how to start my homelab for testing and maybe some things like a private cloud, Bitwarden etc. and use one of the nodes as a firewall if possible. What I want: low form factor...
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    WAN Connection to Dell 7048P for pfSense Migration on Proxmox

    Good day all, I'm in the process of converting from ESXI to Proxmox. I have pfSense virtualized and working on Proxmox with 2 bonded networks, one for WAN and one for LAN where the WAN is directly connected from the Proxmox host to the Modem. The next step is to configure Proxmox HA for the...
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    What CPU for LOW power ceph cluster

    Hey guys! I want to build a low power ceph cluster! Rejected Xeon "X79" LGA2011 etc I've considered getting some old Xeon LGA2011 or whatever servers from AliExpress which would make cost low, ECC RAM abundant and IO aplenty. But they'll probably idle at at least 60W each for just the...
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    Infiniband Network for small GPU-Cluster

    Hi everyone, I am currently in the process of planning an Infiniband Network for our new GPU cluster. We want to be able to run simulation / AI workloads across the big GPU nodes and are hence looking to connect everything with a 100 Gb Infiniband-Network. At first, I was thinking of the...
  8. bryan_v

    768 Arm Cores in 2U @650W - XSLAB

    From a new Korean startup call XSLAB (I think). Product page: XSLAB (Initially loads in Korean, but you can change to English at the top) Their demo just popped up in my youtube feed, and I'm trying to get more info from the company, though my Korean is virtually non-existant (I can pretty much...
  9. AveryFreeman

    Questions about OCFS2: How to span local partitions, journaling, lvm2-lock, clvm, etc.

    Hey, curious about how to get distributed volumes to span several devices. Unfortunately haven't seen much literature about this. I'm actually using Ubuntu instead of Oracle Linux, but the setup procedure appears virtually identical. Here's what I'm following, which seems to be the best...
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    S2D Recovery

    Having an issue getting my S2D healthy again. Had some drives taken offline on one of the nodes and seems after some time they would not come back online even though they were up again. I was on a 2019 preview build and figured that node was fubar anyway I rebuilt it. I have tried...
  11. AveryFreeman

    Does Illumos have any high-availability file storage platforms?

    Just what the subject says - Want to create the simplest high-availability storage system possible: 3 hosts - 2 mirrored file storage + 1 witness. Is this possible on the Illumos platform? I have a single OmniOS file server right now and I love it because of its stability and windows domain...
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    I have several Supermicro SuperServer 5017C-TF that I would like to consider using to build a simple cluster of 3-4 nodes. It's a long story!! I'd like to try to get this mini-homelab style project working and assess the feasibility quickly, otherwise I'm going to add these servers to the...
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    Question about best hardware components for cluster computing

    Dear Friends I want to hook up around 10 individual powerful PCs and create a cluster out of them. My main use for this cluster is running CFD models which can run through MPI over Ethernet of Infiniband networks. As far as I know, Infiniband is superior for this purpose, but I dont have any...
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    FS: Mini HPC Cluster, 108 cores

    For sale is my mini-HPC cluster setup. I built it for running CFD and astrophysics simulations, but don't have any room for it in my current place. I know roughly what I could part it out for, but it has some value as a ready-to-go cluster, so I'd like to try to sell it as a whole first...
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    Frenetic SDN is it synergistic with OFED ?

    All these SDN frameworks are a head spin .. can anyone throw light on Frenetic , does it interfere with OFED , like many javascript tools competing for the same end result ? OpenFlow (frenetic.Frenetic.OpenFlow) Is there resource contention .. in a Mellanox environ .. Mell usually discards 3rd...
  16. vl1969

    Help needed for Setting up Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V cluster

    Hello, I have been reading up on Windows 2016 Server lately and I think I might need to move to it for what I need to set up. here is my issue: I have 2 server running Windows Server 2012 R2 in a Hyper-V failover cluster configuration. Hardware Server 1 : DELL PowerEdge R730xd Server Dual...
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    C6100 'cluster' with ESXi?

    I've bought a 3 node C6100, and have installed vmware esxi 6. I have 16gb ram, and 2 quad core processors per node How would I create a Virtual machine, where I can use the power of ALL of the nodes, instead of just the one?
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    Help setting up vSphere/vCenter Cluster & Vsan

    Hi I've been reading through the website for quite sometime now. and this is my first time joining and posting on this forum. (recommended by someone) I need some help and guidance setting up a vSphere Cluster, im not well verse in Vmware products as this is my first time setting up them. The...
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    Somewhat highly available cluster

    Another post here today got me thinking about a project a friend of mine asked me about... Somewhat highly available system that will be I think a web server... He has 2 (and could get a 3rd) Intel NUC (nuc5ppyh I believe). Has low requirements and they have 250gb Ssd and 8gb. How would you...