I can get used machines from my workplace. My goal is to use one of those for a homelab ESXi server.
My price for both is identical. The specs are similar but not exactly and now I'm seeking advice/experience to make the best choice.
The specs I have for the actual contenders are...
I'm starting from scratch and seeing what I can build in my basement. Hopefully a full cabinet someday. Both Local transactions and shipping would work. Shoot me a message with what you have and price(s). Doesn't have to be high-end but obviously I'd pay more for that. I've wanted for years to...
So I recently acquired a new server for my lab, now I'm debating on storage options. I'm looking for around 2TB, also nothing mission critical is planned on this machine, hence a single SSD would be enough for now. Since price difference between SATA and NVME is negligible and SAS (12G) is...
I want to created a Home Server/Home Lab most likely running some hypervisor to easily spin up VMs. What system would be recommended in the $300-$500 range that would be best. I'm looking to buy new and ideally prebuilt, but could build a PC if it made sense.
So as you might have seen with the title of this post, i would like to find Gigabyte server for my friend (or for me if it's not too expensive).
Unfortunately, i live in europe (in France near Paris) and when i search on ebay for Gigabyte server i don't find many.
Do you have any website...
So far my server at home is running as a file server, torrent server, media server, and random desktop instance. All of this really isn't taking much resources and I feel like I'm wasting the server's potential. I've thought about nextcloud, pfsense, game server, but I suppose I'll need to brush...
I'm looking to get rid of my current AIO and go with a more managed approach to the home network. Here is what I'm thinking of doing:
I have three questions for the parts list:
While the Intel I350T4V2 NIC looks great, is it overkill for what I'm wanting to do? I want to make sure...
Probably should have consolidated the FS and WTB ads in one post but for clarity I figured I'd post twice.
If you're here from my FS post, I am looking for the above equipment.
Does anyone have one for sale?
Please let me know.
Happy new year!
Hello boys and girls,
I have here for sale the above item.
I want to move up to an FDR switch as part of upgrading my home lab, so if anyone wants to get started, play around and learn about Infiniband networking with a cheap switch (DAC cables go for pretty cheap on eBay as well), this might...
I decided to downscale my homelab a bit from 3 - down to just one machine.
I did the downscale mostly because I was too ambitious about what I wanted to use the lab for and also to save a little power, since not having two switches and two servers running does add up.
My previous setup...
I've had my dl360p G8 a little while now, probably about a year.
ESXi 6.5 U3
2x Xeon E5-2630v2
48 GB RAM
4x 600GB 2.5" SAS HDD
2x 750w PSU
Over the course of the year I've realised that whilst I really like this piece of kit, it's just too loud(whiiiiirrrrrrrrR) and power hungry (last months...
Im planning to setup small proxmox node based on ryzen 2700x (or similar), maybe some of you have similar setup and you could share your setup specs (cpu, mobo, ram etc.)? Ive read about proxmox freezing on ryzen so Im little afraid to buy something without knowing if Proxmox will run...
I'm upgrading a server I have at home and I'm looking at Epyc & Threadripper CPUs.
My needs are:
1 VM as main development server which also acts as CI/CD running tests
Multiple VMs for testing
VPN & firewall
Media center (automation with Plex, Sonarr, Radarr...etc)
I currently have...
Hi there. I have recently started building a homelab based on a custom NAS and a few R710's. I am looking to upgrade to 10G networking (point to point, NAS to workstation R710) and am wondering if the ConnectX-2 cards (mnpa19-XTR) are still any good? I've heard that they are plug and play in...
I'm located in SW Europe right now and I have to rebuild my homelab. Currently I have a Asus Z9PED8-WS motherboard housed in a massive Lian Li case with two E5-2600 v2 CPUs and 64GB ECC. I want to move it to my new 60cm rack cabinet, in a proper enclosure that maximizes storage options for...
Please help a neophyte attempting to learn a thing or two about a thing or two, by enabling me to update my ESXi 6.5 custom Cisco image with the latest two (2) patches. Current custom Cisco version: ESXi 6.5.0d (2017-04-18) 5310538
Need these two updates: ESXi 6.5 U1 Express Patch 4...
Does anybody have any experience with the Edimax XGS-5008 switch ? After having very bad experience with 10gbit stability in the famous Ubiquiti EdgeSwitch ES-16-XG, I would be very interested to know about any problems with 10gbit esp. with the Intel X552 / X557-AT cards found in the...
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
Build’s Name: mini power home NAS xeon-d
Operating System: Linux Ubuntu 16.04 (ZFS included as default Yeah!)
CPU: Xeon-D 1518
Motherboard: Supermicro X10SDV-4C-TLN4F
Chassis: Streacom F7C Alpha
Drives: 4x Samsung Spinpoint M10T 4TB 2.5" (only available in P3 4TB at the moment)
SSD: 1x M.2...
Looking to build a Hyper-V workstation that could handle:
a domain controller (2Gb ram)
Primary site and sql server (24GB)
2 window 7 machines (2gb ram)
I'm needing help on the cpu,motherboard, and ram selection. Trying to stay under $550 for the before mentioned. I'm all for buying parts from...