Where in Canada do you live exactly? I am in Southern Ontario, and while a UPS is more expensive than the US, it's no where near $900.
What are you running that you need such a high capacity setup? Have you considered Colo? A UPS isn't meant to run for hours. As mentioned before...a...
Not sure I still get the point of all this...
You mentioned your reason for going with an automotive battery was to save cost. I don't see how the cost of inverter, acid drip trays, shelving, hydrogen monitoring, etc. can cost less than a new or refurbished UPS. Especially taking into...
I have the following all-in-one setup:
Xeon E3 1230
4 x 1TB WD Black
3 x 2TB WD Green
Open Media Vault VM with the Perc6 passed through directly.
192.168.160.x - vSwitch0 - General network - 1 Intel NIC...
Did you have any problems with Openfiler?
I am running 2.3 w/ NFS & ESXi 5 and get constant disconnects or 'pauses' in my VM's.
I like the interface of Openfiler, and the fact that it's linux.
I don't like the slowness of CIFS on FreeNAS, and don't need ZFS, but the problems with...
If you have THAT much logging going on, and aren't concerned about losing them, why not have logs write to SSD?
Keep the OS on the disks like you mentioned, and keep your hosting data on an array as well.
Port 1 - Array 1 (Raid1) - OS drive 7200rpm sata
Port 2 - Array 1 (Raid1) - OS...
He's bang on. I didn't want to say anything to get you discouraged on your first project. IMO running ESXi on that box will only make things worse. The overhead is too much for it to handle.
Take some time, put together a detailed quote and proposal, even explain to them what everything is...
I'm looking to encrypt my FS volume with either luks or truecrypt. Will the VM be able to take advantage of AES-NI support from the CPU? I'm trying to keep the overhead to a minimum on a ESX test box, while keeping power to a minimum as well.