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    Network setup and gear help

    Hi all! 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...
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    EU WTB: Mellanox SX6036 FDR Infiniband Switch

    Hello again! 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!
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    EU FS: Mellanox Infiniscale IV IS5030 18-port DDR switch

    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...
  4. Bjorn Smith

    LAB Downscale

    Hi, 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...
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    Planning a replacement for HPE dl360p G8 - need advice

    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...
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    [Homelab] Looking for advice on hardware for small Proxmox node.

    Hey guys 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...
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    Epyc vs Threadripper for homeserver & NAS

    Hello. 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...
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    Mellanox ConnectX-2 Still Good?

    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...
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    Short depth chassis for E-ATX (Asus Z9PED8-WS) and SSI CEB (Supermicro X8DTL-iF and co)

    Hi! 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...
  10. Harry P. Nyce

    Update custom (Cisco) ESXi 6.5 image [Exception]

    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...
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    Edimax XGS-5008 - 8 port 10Gbp RJ45 switch ?

    Hi, 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...
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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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    mini power home NAS xeon-d

    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...
  14. SCCMguy

    Hyper-v SCCM lab

    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...