virtualisation

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    Problems with KVM/QEMU passthrough DVD writer

    I've recently changed my server to run as a VM using KVM/QEMU via virt-manager. All has generally gone well, but I now want to make use of the machine's DVD writer from the VM. I've tried passing it through in the same way as I've passed through hard disks (but selecting CDROM and SCSI). That...
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    What MB for low power vSphere ESXi ?

    First post here, I hope someone can offer some advice... :) I'm looking at building a small home lab virtualisation setup. I use ESXi at work so would like to stick to that for home. I'm not too bothered about official support as long as it works and is stable. For now, I've been using my...
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    (Server) HW for virtualization (w/ EPYC2?)

    Hi guys, I am not experienced in server HW so I am asking for your help. Sorry not so smart asumptions/ideas, feel free to correct me. Requirements for HW (workstation/server): - base OS Linux - will run as host for virtualization of numerous VMs: - 4 Linux VMs all the time - 5-10 Win VMs...
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    Working home lab build

    Hi everyone, I am new posting here! I would like to build a home lab to run K8s and other working environments by spinning several VMs. I am looking to build around 2 x INTEL XEON E5-2670 CPU PROCESSOR 8 CORE 2.60GHZ 20MB L3 CACHE 115W SR0KX. Cooling the above with 2x Supermicro SMH...
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    HP ThinClient T620 GX-415GA 4-core (standard/slim, not Plus) -- $25/$35

    Ebay, same seller. 99.9% positive feedback. Both 'variants' come with 8GB RAM & power supply. No OS. No wireless listed. Seller refurbished. With 64GB SSD - $35 shipped (US) HP Thin Client T620 | AMD GX-415GA 1.5GHz | 64GB SSD | 8GB RAM | NO OS | eBay More than 10 available at time of posting...
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    Proxmox passthrough to Freenas

    Hi I was wondering if any experts could tell me what I was doing wrong? Note: I am aware that passthrough is an experimental feature in Proxmox VE and that some purist will not like the FREENAS running in a VM. But trying to make a all in one test system ala Patrick. Following this I managed...
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    Intel Xeon D or Atom C3000 for monero+bitcoin fullnode?

    Hello all, I would like to build a home server, that will function as NAS + will run Bitcoin, Monero and possibly other cyrptocurrencies in Virtual Machines. I want to run full nodes - these are NOT minig, but they still verify the blockchaian and transactions signatures etc. I am considering 2...
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    Multiple IP's / virtual machines / performance

    Hi Guys, I have proliant 380p's and want to setup each server to do the following tasks. Run a computationally intensive app that will utilise 95% of the CPU's resources (machine learning / AI), the rest of the CPU power will be used for the following: Run 16 virtual machines that will need...
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    After some advice on first FreeNAS build to replace current setup

    Hi All, I currently have a DIY, do-it-all, server built at home that acts as a domain controller, Hyper-V host and storage server (an absolute mess of roles, hence the need to sort out proper replacements now I have some money burning a hole in my pocket). This machine is housed in a 24 bay...
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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...