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    New house networking - need advice on network, hardware and entertainment system

    I would also run two cables to the APs, with newer AC WAPs they can use both links to increase the bandwidth with multiple clients. You would also have a backup cable if one goes bad down the road without having to run a new cable. I am not going to get into the CAT6/6A for data but if you have...
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    What all do you run for software / servers at home?

    Running on VMware ESXi 5.5: 1 Server 2012 R2 - DC, DHCP, DNS, Print, WDS, and MDT 2 Server 2012 R2 - DC, DNS 1 Server 2012 R2 - Windows only vSphere programs. (mainly update manager right now) 1 FreePBX - Home Phones off Google Voice 1 OmniOS + nappit - NAS/SAN, 8 disks passthrough, backing...
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    VMUG Advantage EVALExperience

    I just purchased and within 3 hours I has access to all the key, very impressed with the speed. This was posted earlier today and answer questions about vSphere 6 https://forums.servethehome.com/index.php?threads/vmware-vmug-advantage-evalexperience-experience.4602/page-2#post-39714
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    VMUG Advantage EVALExperience

    It looks like they are looking into the number of CPU issues. https://communities.vmware.com/message/2468216#2468216
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    The [H]ard Forum Storage Showoff Thread - Post your 10TB+ systems

    @xtream1101 What are you using to dampen the sound in the rack and how well does it work? And how do you deal with the heat dissipation then?
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    Help with fiber setup

    I understand, I am trying to be cheaper than $30 for a SFP. So I ordered a WS-G5484 1000Base-SX GBIC for $3.99 and will get a 1000Base-SX SFP for the Dell for about $11.
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    Help with fiber setup

    I'm confused about the "SC Cisco 100BASE-FX SFP's" would I be able to get one or put it in the PowerConnect and connect to the Cisco 2924 XL?
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    Help with fiber setup

    Any thoughts?
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    Help with fiber setup

    This is the really the first time I have connected anything with fiber that is not the exact same and I am trying to make sure this will work without problems. I am trying to connect my Dad's shed to the house network and they are about 160 ft away. The area has a lot of lighting so I want to...
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    VPN setup for home use, recommendation

    I have pfSesnse setup at home as my router and VPN server. It connects to my laptops and Android devices. Very simple to setup. I also have a pfSense server running on an old Dell server at my parents house that has one NIC connected. Just using it as a site-to-site VPN to my house.
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    ESXI, ISCSI, Fiber Target and Drive Bender

    I apologize, I know better than that. You are correct it is the OS that supports the FC and then Napp-it is a front-end (GUI) for the it. I am using OmniOS with the Napp-it appliance and have got compliance with my wording. I know _Gea added snapraid support to Napp-it a while back which...
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    ESXI, ISCSI, Fiber Target and Drive Bender

    So I agree that it "should work" but it sounds complicated with a lot of points of failure like patrickdk said. I do not know much about Openfiler just that I have not heard a lot of good things about it and I did not pick it for my NAS/SAN. But I do know that Napp-it does do FC targets...
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    1st ESXi Build: looking for Gen. Advice/Suggestions

    I am not sure what is happening with the installer. It almost sounds like its not booting into the installer but ESXi itself. I used this guide when I installed ESXi last. http://www.tinkertry.com/rufus-takes-2-minutes-to-create-a-bootable-usb-flash-drive-for-esxi-installation/ As for the...
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    How is your home data organized?

    Mine is very similar to this. Most all of my major data is stored on my NAS but I still have a share that is really unorganized of really old files from all over. Then I have a few old external drives floating around that have data on it that need organized.
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    1st ESXi Build: looking for Gen. Advice/Suggestions

    What you are wanting to do (Flexraid in a VM) will require you to have two different hard drive controller. One will be for ESXi as a datastore that you will store the VMs on and the other will be for your Flexraid drivers. I am not using Flexraid but ZFS but it works the same, some call this a...
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