Recent content by Netwerkz101

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    Xeon E3-1225 vs i7-3770K

    Have you thought about what you want future wise? In general, it won't matter .... or it would depend on if those 2-5 VMs are CPU intensive. In my own lab..nothing was CPU intensive and i could not tell the difference in performance between my CPUs with HT and those without. I'm not talking...
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    Mouse issue in vSphere client

    I was thinking VM guest but since it happens across Win/Linux .. probably not it. Issue only seen when connecting via laptops?? Are your laptops running the same image .. ie same image = same issue across all of them? I've only ever seen similar issues in Windows VMs using funky themes / mouse...
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    Mouse issue in vSphere client

    stab in the dark, but is there any change in mouse behavior if you disable mouse (pointer) trails, changing scheme to "None", verified proper "Hardware" selected (USB / PS2) ?
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    Your home ESX server lab hardware specs?

    Nature of the (old) beast ... CPU, RAM, and add-on boards are your culprits. Sell it and put the funds to a newer (but still used) build if you want less heat/power use.
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    FS: Ubiquiti Edge Switch ES-16-XG $450 Shipped - No longer available

    Ubiquiti Edge Switch ES-16-XG $450 Shipped - No longer available ** WARNING ** This is not the beta switch .... it is the "production" switch; however, You need to be aware of the pitfalls of this device _before_ you buy one. Search the forums here or the UBNT forums for issues: - SFP+ ports...
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    Hardware Recommendation Sought - Home Server

    Trust me ... i get it ... and scope creep. Once we start clearing our filters from our search requirements we see the number of returned results go up ... As you noted ... it appears the OP has cleared the "physically small" filter. I tend to give them what they claim to look for. ;)
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    Hardware Recommendation Sought - Home Server

    "Solution should be as physically small and as quiet as is practically possible."
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    Hardware Recommendation Sought - Home Server

    ..and ... expandable or not .... ie ... is desired 8 core / 16 thread + 64GB RAM okay as a locked limit or do you need to be able to expand/upgrade later? This will determine if an SoC (Xeon D) option is viable or not. Also ...drives ... you mention you have NAS ...so what are you looking for...
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    Help me pick my third mass-store server

    Understood now... I am a fan of Dell myself but sometime you have to build what you want. My attempt without a budget in mind and just meeting needs:: In Win Z589 micro ATX Case http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811108211 Smaller footprint than T20 with 2 x 5.25" external...
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    Help me pick my third mass-store server

    Hmm ... if you are considering the Fractal Define R4/R5 then you may as well get the PowerEdge T330 as the R4/R5 aren't that much smaller, and you said it has everything you want + you get a Dell discount.
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    Help me pick my third mass-store server

    Okay ..may as well eliminate options 3 and 4 then ...since you have been there and done that. So 12-16 2.5" 12.5mm Enterprise drives .... but you mention the system/board you seek should have support for a minimum of 6 drives. Does not add up ... please fill in the blanks. Do you have or plan...
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    Help me pick my third mass-store server

    Option #4 alternate: Based on what you proposed for option 4, i'm guessing a 32GB RAM limit isn't a problem. I'd go with a PowerEdge T110 i or ii and toss an HBA and a quad port NIC in there. It has 2 x 5.25" bays to hold anywhere from 8 to 16 2.5" drives w/5.25 to 2.5" cages. You have left over...
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    Getting started with ESXi at home

    1. Yes - very common 2. USB install possible - use SSD for VM storage 3. Official: https://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-60/topic/com.vmware.ICbase/PDF/vsphere-esxi-vcenter-server-60-installation-setup-guide.pdf 4. Multiple NICs not needed for simple virtualization, but as your lab grows or you decide...
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    XenApp gurus... Virtual IP and MCS?

    Wow ... well... long as it works for you. I appreciate the follow-up and solution you came up with. I wish I still had my Citrix lab up to test it and alternate(s).
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    XenApp gurus... Virtual IP and MCS?

    Disclaimer: not a Guru at anyting and XenApp > 5.0 hasn't been in my lab for over a year. I don't really see MCS as being a problem ... I don't see you doing anything different than your XA 6.5 setup. The settings are applied via policy (XenApp or AD GP) after the machine is up....so if you...
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