I'm looking for a Dell MD3620F or comparable 24x 2.5" SFF fiber channel SAN for my lab. Ideally something with dual controllers but can live nicely in a 2U form factor with the ability to add additional disk shelves. The MD3620Fs will pop up from time to time on ebay for $800, so looking to...
We have a hyper-v HA cluster which hosts around 70 Windows VM's across 5 nodes. We store the VM's on a supermicro server with a lot of SSD drives in and a Windows OS, these are replicated using Veeam to another supermicro server with a similar number of SSD drives.
We'd like to make the SAN HA...
I bought pallets of Hitachi DF850 boxes and controllers (cuz I'm an idiot). The disks are 520 which I can successfully change to 512 using my desktop pc. However I can not for the life of me get SNM2 to connect to controller or get a drive box to function properly with sas drives, sata drives...
Hi. I have the possibility of getting one of these SAN's with 10G networking for very cheap, but i cannot fin any info on supported HDD size except for the OEM info from Dell wich from my understanding only tells what Dell sold them with, and not the maximal supported HDD size.
Does anyone here...
I no longer have use for this so I am parting ways with my NetApp FAS2650 HA (Dual Controller) Storage array. The system works perfectly and I have zeroed it so it is ready to be reinitialized by the next owner. I am asking $3000 + shipping for the system which includes the following:
I'm looking for the best OS for an NFS san/nas.
My requirements is
- UEFI Boot
- Support for PCI Nvme
- Filesystem Snapshot
- Filesystem Deduplication
- USB Stick Boot optimised
- Web Gui (I wanna think of this box like an San Appliance)
System is an HPE DL20 Gen9 with 16Gb ram
I'm in the progress of building my new VM "san"
The hardware is an HPE DL20 gen9 with 16gb ram.
Main storage is an 2TB NVME (All vm's is going to live there, the nvme have powerloss protection)
plus 2 x 4TB SATA for backups and 10G links to hosts
I'm going to use NFS as link to my...
New ova templates available, ready to import in ESXi for a full featured NAS/SAN/VM ZFS storage
with one e1000 vnic and one faster vmxnet3s
- based on OmniOS 151022 lts, LX/Linux container, vmware tools, tls, current napp-it (Free/Dev)
- based on OpenIndiana 2017.04 GUI, vmware tools, mate...
Im currently running an 'all-in-one' ESXi 6.5 build where my storage tier is a quasi-san but all built into the existing host. The VM root file-system is a VMDK housed on one of the SSD datastores and then I have 4 HDD's passed through to the NAS OS via RDM. The HDDs are setup as a RAID10...
Hi Everyone, hope everything is going well on your side of the fence. I am new here and in need of help getting RDMA to work on my little storage/SAN project on Windows Server 2016.
I bought 2 of these Mellanox MHQH29C-XTR cards on Ebay
I have updated the firmware to 2.9.8350
My client is...
So this is really early in a process... i'm not seeking handholding, just kind of thinking out loud with a bit of a wishlist and seeking some feedback and pointers about what I need to learn about before I can progress more. Also making sure I even understand the whole process.
I may be wrong...
Hello, this is my (second) post (first was responding to a help request) because someone on SmallNetBuilder suggested I come on over here because this either is more my style, or may be a necessary part of what I have to do.
My name "Twice Shy" should suggest to you that i've suffered serious...
Hi all -
I'm with The IT Mart, an online store for server/workstation hardware. While we've been around for over 20+ years, the website itself is a new face for us.
As our introduction on STH, we're offering a 15% discount on the below server for forum members (with Patrick's pre-approval)...
Hey Everyone. So I have a DELL MD1000 populated with hard drives that I've been neglecting to hookup to my stack of servers for the past couple of months.
Originally I bought a SAS cable that was recommended to me on /r/homelab. However when I got it, it has a sort of alligator clip style...
As I have two unused devices, I got the idea to try to make a starting point for a small DIY scalable SAN, so I need your help to find out the best way to achieve that:
CPU: Celeron J1900 @ 1.99GHz
Motherboard: ASRock Q1900DC-ITX including...