esxi

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    Napp-IT / ESXi issues

    So I'm having a bit of a mare with my ESXi/Napp-IT AIO box atm... It's been running perfectly happily for 2 years+, however in the past week or so I've been experiencing random IO waits when streaming via Kodi or Plex, and they have now got bad enough to trigger an 'All Paths Down' event in...
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    Fighting New Mellanox ConnectX-3 Setup

    So, through much blood, sweat, and tears, I have my NAS and ESXi recognizing their new-ish ConnectX-3 cards in IB mode. I can send pings across the links and everyone looks happy. However, after adding my NFS storage to ESXi, I am now having another problem. Access to the NFS share from ESXi is...
  3. svtkobra7

    Switchless 10GbE Point-to-Point Connection between ESXi Servers [how?]

    I bought 2 servers with X9DRH-7TF motherboards and each server has 2 x 10GbE RJ45 NICs. Currently those servers and all other clients are connected to a 1 Gbps switch (Cisco SG-300). I'm not sure what the term is for a point-to-point, switchless connection between the two servers using 10GbE...
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    LSI 9211-8i IT Mode getting driver error and no drives are available CentOS

    I seem to be having an intermittent problem (potentially related to an update although I cant figure out which one) with my recently purchased LSI 9211-8i. The card came pre-flashed into IT mode and after installing it in my ESXi 6.5 server and passing it through to my NAS install (I use...
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    Taken old server out of Storage Room

    I started a new job recently and need to run a home lab to get up to speed. I have an old server which I was hoping to setup as a home lab. It's a bit of a mixed bag but has an onboard SAS2008 RAID Controller along with 4 2TB HDDs hooked up. I would like to strip out the old graphics card...
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    Performance advice (3x Slow-drives - RAID5) on LSI RAID for ESXI

    Hi, I have a small ESXI host in my homelab which runs a few hours a day for experimental work. The parts of the machine are chosen to be either low cost or low power usage: 2x E52650L on an ZTSYSTEM ACADIA12 board 128 GB DDR3 ECC 1x SSD Boot drive connected to the onboard Sata-Port 3x 3TB Sata...
  7. AveryFreeman

    ESXi 6.7 on Ryzen x399 for VMs + GPU passthrough desktop

    Hey, tl;dr, I'm thinking of migrating my homelab from a handful of Sandy and Ivy Bridge E3s and Core i5/i7s to a single Ryzen ESXi Windows desktop (GPU passthrough) / FreeBSD file server (since Ryzen supports ECC) and a trio of old Thinkpads T520s to save power but still have high availability...
  8. svtkobra7

    ESXi Storage Architecture Question [Intel P3700]

    I have a very simple ESXi AIO server functioning as a firewall (pfSense) and storage server (FreeNAS), which also hosts a half dozen or so VMs, and during the winter months it serves as a space heater, too. :) I hopped on a deal last year and bought 2 Sun F40 Flash Accelerators, passed them...
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    ESXi 6.5U1 w/ Ryzen - web GUI crashes & weirdness

    I have a Ryzen 7 system with ESXi 6.5U1 installed. The VMs for the most part seem to work well. The interface, however, is a different story. It will throw unhandled exceptions, become unresponsive, or even deny logins when the correct password is provided. A complete reboot of the server will...
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    ESXi 6.5: Server 2016 VM SSD transfer speed issues

    Hello guys. I'm having some weird problems with my server's data transfer rate and need your help. When ever I copying a large file (30GB) from one Seagate SSD to the other Seagate , it starts at full speed from about 400 -450MB/s and then suddenly drops off to around 150-250 MB/s after some...
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    ConnectX-2 crash ESXI host when VM is booted

    EDIT 1 : post #3, ESXI is not the culprit here. Launching anything bare metal do exactly the same. Hi, I'm finally updating my homelab network to 10GB, and I have some issues with my ConnectX-2 cards. The server is an R710, with ESXI 6.5 u1. I want to passtrough the card to a Windows Server...
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    M1015, Still required?

    Good morning and Happy New Year. This is my first post, so thanks for having me. I am also brand spankin new at FreeNas, so I appreciate any patience you can afford. I did a quick search but haven't seen any posted since earlier than July 2017. I am running VMware ESXi or whatever hypervisor...
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    Planning DIY NAS for 2-node vsphere cluster - advice needed

    I posted this in the wrong area of the forum. Hope I have better luck here :) I am in the process of getting a proper 10gbit vaai supported storage solution for my home lab. I am considering the QNAP TS-831X, as it has 2x sfp+ built-in, and vaai support + vsphere plugin. Not sure if the...
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    Accessing Intel BMC/IPMI over dedicated PCIe NIC on ESXi

    Hi there, I have an Intel S1400 board with 2 on-board NICs from which I can access the Intel BMC when I use these 2 ports for uplink in ESXi. This system also has an Intel I350 addon-on PCIe NIC card with 4x1GB ports. When I use the addon card with the 4x1GB ports for uplink in ESXi I cannot...
  15. marcoi

    Findings and exploration of Intel Optane 900p Under ESXI

    Decided to create a new thread for Optane 900P under ESXI so not to overload other threads with specific data. If you like to post your results and findings here. Please include some base details such as ESXI version, general host details, setup of 900P drive in esxi, vm specs, etc.
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    FS: mITX Silent ESX Homelab, 10GB Switch & NAS Case

    Selling my homelab now that I have one hosted at my office. All prices include shipping to CONUS via USPS or UPS. International shipping on a case by case basis. Accept Paypal, BTC, ETH as payment. 2x ESX mITX Nodes - $300 ea or $500 for both. Case - iStar S21 Mobo - Intel S1200KPR CPU -...
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    Affordable little Xeon workstation

    Hello I currently have an Asus P8C-WS with an Ivy Bridge E3-1245 v2 Xeon. It is currently serving as a hackintosh. No sleep, no hibernate, must be forced to power off. But otherwise quite nice. It has 24 GB ECC RAM, but OS X has no MCE support for the chipset. Has seen very little use since...
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    Recommended Virtualization Solution?

    Hi! We just got two new DELL servers in the office with the following specs: - 2TB Disk Space (using RAID 5) - 192GB RAM - 2x 8 code Intel CPUs each (32 cores each) And we're now discussing which virtualisation solution would be the best to host multiple different environments (a kubernetes...
  19. Patrick

    VMware ESXi 6.5u1 with Intel Atom C3000 Series Denverton

    Just tried the latest VMware ESXi 6.5u1 ISO and the VMware-ESXi-6.5U1-RollupISO.iso with the Intel Atom C3000 series "Denverton" using onboard 10GbE: Since U1 was released about three weeks ago, it looks like there is going to be some time where one needs to slipstream new Intel drivers into...
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    EU FS: Supermicro A1SRM-2558F Barebone, Dell H310

    I try to tidy up my lab to create space for new toys. ATM the parts are located in Austria (Graz area). Insured shipping within the EU is already included. Payment preferably via Paypal friends. I'm open to reasonable offers and questions. Just hit me up. Photos can be found HERE. Supermicro...