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    Canada Sold !

    Sold !
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    FS (PA, US): Lenovo workstation servers (D30, S30) with tons of RAM

    Lenovo Thinkstation D30: 2x E5-2603 $300 + RAM + shipping Lenovo Thinkstation S30: 1x Xeon E5-1620 $100 + RAM + shipping Working well, just don't need this kind of capacity at home any more. Amazing home servers--load them up with RAM and SSDs to your heart's content. I have gobs of 16GB...
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    R86s Router

    I recently stumbled upon some offerings for a Router called "R86s" on aliexpress. (They seem to even have an official product page at R86S) It looks like it would be great for a small homelab. It's a small Firewall Appliance featuring: * Intel N5105 or N6005 Processor * 8 or 16gb Ram * 128gb...
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    Choice of HP vs Lenovo SFF for ESXi

    Hi 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...
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    [WTB][US-OH] A rack server with an SAS HBA or RAID controller and honestly any other random homelab stuff you're looking to sell.

    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...
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    NVMe options for homelab

    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...
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    Starter HomeServer Recommendation

    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.
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    Searching Gigabyte server in europe

    Hi, 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...
  9. bilbo1337

    Any more ideas for my homelab? My server can take a bit more computing

    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...
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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...
  13. 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...
  19. 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...