Project: X-MAP

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    Build’s Name:X-MAP (Nutanix Mobile Automated Platform)
    Operating System/ Storage Platform: AOS 5.6.x
    CPU: Intel Xeon Scalable Silver 4116 12 Core CPU
    Motherboard: SUPERMICRO MBD-X11SPM-TF-O Micro ATX
    Chassis: Cerberus mATX Case w/Handle - Ordered
    Drives:
    2 x Intel 750 AIC 800GB NVMe/4 x Intel S3710 800GB SSDs/32GB Optane Boot
    RAM: Supermicro DDR4-2400 ECC RDIMM 32GB x 6 (192GB Total)
    Add-in Cards: Possibly GPU, not sure as of yet, trying to see what I can support
    Power Supply:
    Corsair SF450 w/custom sleeved cables
    Other Bits: Supermicro SNK-P0070APS4
    Switch: Netgear GS110EMX-100NAS

    USE CASE:
    This will be my Mobile Nutanix Lab AND my main lab at home. It will be running Base OS single node with Prism Central as the only VM AND the Domain/DNS Services & HYCU for the lab on the main host. Nested Nutanix will be deployed and Manged through our CALM Application MGMT framework built within Prism Central. Testing will include 99% of Nutanix Functionality and hit many use cases all Managed by the CALM feature in Prism Central. Backups will be done via HYCU to my QNAP TS-1685 for core VM's/Templates and Calm Blueprints.

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    RESERVED: BUILD IMAGES/VIDEOS: PROJECT IS ON HOLD UNTIL NEW RAM ARRIVES - Weekend calls for rain and RAM comes in tomorrow..stay tuned!

    Starting on TestBench:
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    RESERVED: SOFTWARE CONFIG IMAGES/VIDEOS

    Join the Nutanix Community to Download Community Edition <---YOU MUST USE A VALID DOMAIN from email when you register, no gmail.com, hotmail.com etc.


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    There are a couple of methods of installation:

    1. Write the Image file from the DISK IMAGE-BASED INSTALL file and write that image to a disk or USB key.
    2. Mount the ISO installer from the ISO INSTALLER file and install to where you want it.

    I will post a step by step video series in the coming weeks. RAM should be here early this week for the AIO Project X-MAP build.
     
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  4. DaddyGrant

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    Nice choice in case. I hope I had some influence. BTW they are reveling a new one in a few weeks at computex.
     
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    Yup, sure did..as well as the mATX Asrock Taichi board, love it.
     
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    Agreed - The Asrock X399m is a gem. Mine has been perfect from install.
     
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    Evan Well-Known Member

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    Case is amazing ! I was waiting so long for this and was so thrilled when it was announced and went into production. Not cheap but it’s good.
    This and if mini-ITX the ncase m1 are my 2 favorite cases.
     
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    And it begins...starting on the test bench..uploaded some pics..will upload through the next couple of days.
     
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    I agree, great case choice.
    Wonder what was reveailed at computex? Cant find any info => NVM, found it.
     
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