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    multi-year multi-million infrastructure overhaul

    Hopefully you mean this in a positive way. Great work to the OP. Clean and professional.
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    Official Red's server room thread

    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...
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    Official Red's server room thread

    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...
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    Post Your Home File Server Specs

    This is a terrible idea....You should google, or even youtube why its a bad idea to charge car batteries indoors.
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    Strange NFS ESXi all-in-one issue - Help!

    This is where I get confused... Can I not have a management VMkernel, for connecting to ESX on my 192 network? Actually the greens are working great. No issues. All NFS shares are on the blacks....
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    Strange NFS ESXi all-in-one issue - Help!

    I should mention this is all over NFS.
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    Strange NFS ESXi all-in-one issue - Help!

    Hello, I have the following all-in-one setup: Supermicro X9SCL Xeon E3 1230 16GB ram Perc 6 2 Arrays 4 x 1TB WD Black 3 x 2TB WD Green Open Media Vault VM with the Perc6 passed through directly. 2 networks: 192.168.160.x - vSwitch0 - General network - 1 Intel NIC...
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    Network pics thread

    I'm not even using iSCSI. Maybe it's a switch config error..hmm...
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    Network pics thread

    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...
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    Network pics thread

    Sorry for the repost of image, but does anyone know where to get the cable management that Krazypoloc is using....cheap? I can't seem to find anything.
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    Server OS drive, RAID1 or single SSD?

    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. So Port 1 - Array 1 (Raid1) - OS drive 7200rpm sata Port 2 - Array 1 (Raid1) - OS...
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    Sandy Bridge Boards -- Which ones have vt-d?

    I naively bought a H67 board, which supposedly wont work...so I probably wont even try. Even Intel reports only one of their P67 boards supporting vt-d. sigh...
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    Sandy Bridge Boards -- Which ones have vt-d?

    Any update on this? The only board I found was the Intel DP67BG, which isn't available yet aparently.
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    Server Upgrade on a Tight Budget

    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...
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    aes-ni on esxi

    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.
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