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    All-In-One: XenServer 6.2 vs. ESXi 5.5

    I haven't used Xen before but some of the guys I work with have used it for running some minor vm's for personal use. From my experience ESXi would work just fine for an AIO setup. Depending on the hardware its run on you shouldn't see much delay in network file transfers between vm's as its...
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    Can this be done? (noob questions)

    My current setups at home for ESXi 5.5 are: Tyan S5512GM4NR Xeon E3-1230v2 32 GB DDR3 UDIMM ECC memory 2 Corsair Force 3 GS's for vm storage WD RE4's for ISO and backup storage Dual port Intel ET2 PCI-e network card for passthrough 1. The virtualized router should work perfectly fine with a...
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    Need advice for ESXi 5.5 nas builds

    If you can pick up the IBM M1015 that would work perfectly fine once its flashed properly. I myself have purchased an Intel RS2WC040 and a 3ware 9650SE-2LP for passthrough to various vm's. Both have worked fine for me though ESXi itself has never wanted to use either PCI-e card for data stores...
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    Windows 2012 R2 on ESXi

    I'm currently running ESXi 5.5 and have no issues with running Server 2012 or 8.1. I had 8 running fine in 5.1 before I upgraded but not Server 2012. From my understanding I thought VMware Workstation VM's could be copied to ESXi without any need to convert the VM's. Shouldn't that be the...
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    MB & CPU suggestion for virtual server

    I've been recently considering upgrading from my 2 Tyan S5512 server towers, to a single dual proc rack mount chassis for my half-cab. Currently looking at: Tyan S7045GM4NR Intel E5-2420 or 2430 procs 48-64 GB UDIMM memory to start with Any additional hard drives or solid state drives you want...
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    ESXi 5.1 Compatible SATA controller

    You could try the dual port 3Ware 9650SE-2LP. I ran that successfully in RAID 1 and RAID 0 on various WD black's and RE4's. Shouldn't be too much if all you need are an additional 2 drives.
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    Update Home Lab?

    I currently run a pair of Tyan S5512 single proc towers. Both systems run fine with ESXi 5.5 and Server 2012 DC just fine. My only gripe with the systems is the low memory spec on each. Like Vader says, unless you need more memory it might be better to just run with the current setup. I'd...
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    Force BIOS to boot from onboard controller NOT raid card

    Hey everyone, I got a bit of an issue. Recently added a couple of SSD's to my home rig for some added speed and space. I'm currently rocking an ASUS Crosshair 5 Formula motherboard with 6 Corsair Force 3 GT's in a RAID 0 config on the onboard AMD RAID chipset. Because of this setup I had to...
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    Intel RS2WC040 in Gaming Desktop

    Ok sweet! Can't wait to get the RAID up and running. I'll make a post later on in regards to performance. At least now I won't have to use the AMD software to synchronize the mirrors.
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    Intel RS2WC040 in Gaming Desktop

    Yeah but I'm not using the card for my SSD's. I have a pair of 1 TB hard drives that I will be attaching to it in RAID 1. I'm just wondering what the performance might be without the SGPIO cable not connected to anything.
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    Intel RS2WC040 in Gaming Desktop

    The other question I have is am I missing out on something if my board does not support the SGPIO cable?
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    Intel RS2WC040 in Gaming Desktop

    I thought my card ran an LSI 2008 processor?
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    Intel RS2WC040 in Gaming Desktop

    Yeah I tried the card in my Server 2012 system and at boot it added almost a minute to boot when loading the firmware. Not sure what I should set the card to to get it to boot faster but it sure beats software RAID 1.
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    Intel RS2WC040 in Gaming Desktop

    Hey everyone, Just wanted to get any ideas on having the Intel RS2WC040 RAID in my gaming rig. I recently maxed out the SATA3 ports on my ASUS Crosshair V Formula board with 6 Corsair Force GT's, and wanted to get any suggestions on using this card in my rig for a pair of 1TB RAID 1's. I...
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    Issues setting up Remote Computer Management for Server 2012

    Thanks for the info I will have to try that when I get a chance. I was attempting to connect to the physical Hyper-V Server 2012 host through the domain controller that is virtualized on ESXi 5.1. It was tied to the same local domain through that controller and it was on there that I was...
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    Issues setting up Remote Computer Management for Server 2012

    Hey everyone, I'm having an issue with setting up Remote Computer Management in Server 2012. My setup is as follows: 2 identical physical hosts (1 Hyper-V Server 2012 and 1 ESXi 5.1) 1 Active Directory Domain Controller installed as a VM in the ESXi host I have my Hyper-V host already...
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    Best router with on board IPSec VPN server.

    So the VPN server will sit between the LAN and the router. Would you happen to know of any tutorials that pertain to this exact sort of setup? I have found various ones that cover the router and VPN on one device but not as the setup I require.
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    Best router with on board IPSec VPN server.

    Yes that sounds like exactly what I need.
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    Best router with on board IPSec VPN server.

    I have multiple wireless devices on my network, not just wired. By placing my 2Wire in bridge mode I no longer have wireless access for devices in a pfSense setup.
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    Best router with on board IPSec VPN server.

    I don't have any old hardware lying around, but possibly running it an a VM would be useful. I would just have to work out how to get it running behind an existing router. I only need a VPN solution not firewall as my 2Wire is doing a fine job already.
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    Best router with on board IPSec VPN server.

    I'm unfamiliar with ASA. Are they just VPN devices or routers too?
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    Cheap SATA III PCI-E card for ESXi 5

    Can you confirm what the exact performance is on the internal port cards? I need to run a single Corsair Force 3 GT and a DVD burner on it and was worried about the card giving the SSD decreased performance. I know the SSD is a SATA 3 interface and the card states it is SATA 3 but can it hold...
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    Best router with on board IPSec VPN server.

    I believe there's a way to run the VPN solution from behind the routers firewall without placing it into a DMZ. I would rather not have to replace the router with another one. What I'd like to do in the ideal case is keep the 2Wire and just run a VPN of some sort behind it. I think this would...
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    Need Router and Networking Suggestions

    I've heard that the ASUS RT-N66U offers some amazing performance for its price. Plus the open source firmware will allow you to re-flash it to DD-WRT or TomatoUSB if you want to try something new.
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    Best router with on board IPSec VPN server.

    You make a very valid point! Currently as it stands I'm a little confused as to how I'm going to go about doing this setup. I really need a SECURE VPN tunnel between my home network and various laptops and Android tablets for file download/upload and remote access. As I stated I have BOTH...
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    Best router with on board IPSec VPN server.

    I believe I have solved my problem completely by not going with IPSec. I have located some pre-packaged virtual server appliances from OpenVPN to run on both my ESXi and Hyper-V servers. It seems IPSec has some issues with routing certain upd streams an therefore is rather flawed. For my...
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    Best router with on board IPSec VPN server.

    pfSense is also a router os NOT a device!
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    Best router with on board IPSec VPN server.

    Ok now my problem here is I need a device to install it to. From my knowledge pfSense is run as an OS behind the border device. Doesn't really solve my original question.
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    Best router with on board IPSec VPN server.

    I think some of you guys are getting a little off topic or are misunderstanding my original question. I'm looking for a router with a BUILT-IN IPSec VPN server to handle authentication of devices or users attempting to gain remote access to my home network. As I listed above the ASUS RT-N66U...
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    Best router with on board IPSec VPN server.

    So if I try to setup a VPN connection with IPSec for my devices to have remote access it won't work?
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    Best router with on board IPSec VPN server.

    I do have quite a bit of experience in networking and working with some managed switches and routers. Would you be able to tell me if the RB2011UAS-2HnD-IN has any built in IPSec VPN servers? I've only found comparable devices for home use that have pass-through and not directly on the border...
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    Best router with on board IPSec VPN server.

    I'm currently in the market for a new router that supports remote IPSec VPN access to my home network. The router must support wireless (latest "n" standard is a plus) and must have gigabit links for LAN at least. I have been considering the following two routers but neither has an IPSec VPN...
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    Supermicro boards for ESXi?

    I currently have Server 2012 Data Center Edition installed on the 60 GB Force 3 GT and have the Hyper-v role installed. While some may debate if this is still really a type 1 hypervisor, it has been proven otherwise. When windows loads it first starts up the Hyper-V manager and resources, then...
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    Cheap SATA III PCI-E card for ESXi 5

    What drives are you using with this card?
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    Cheap SATA III PCI-E card for ESXi 5

    I have heard of ASmedia before but have never used any of their products before. The expansion card I require also needs to be INTERNAL, not EXTERNAL. I'll be attaching a Corsair Force 3 GT solid state drive and a DVD RW drive to this card, as long as its supported by Server 2012.
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    Supermicro boards for ESXi?

    My apologies for the long post but I felt it was necessary to reinforce my opinion so far of how good Server 2012 is with Hyper-V installed as a role.
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    Supermicro boards for ESXi?

    I'll keep that in mid regarding the magnets for mounting the H80i rad. As for Server 2012 its a blast. The more I use it the more I love the features that Microsoft has added into it over Server 2008 R2. I was easy to setup and followed the same procedure as a Windows 7 install aside from...
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    Supermicro boards for ESXi?

    Holy CRAP! That's a lot of PCI-E cards! I got Server 2012 Data Center running at home on an ASUS P9X79 WS motherboard and having 8 PCI-E slots is way more than I need. The server board I've ended up purchasing for ESXi 5 is the TYAN S5512GM4NR. Still not sure if it has UFI shell but the 4...
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    Supermicro boards for ESXi?

    You know I just found un-boxing videos on YouTube of the H80i and H100i on Linus Tech Tips and it seems like they're very impressive water coolers. The new magnetic mounting system for the CPU brackets makes me wonder about using small micro magnets on the radiator to help secure it to the top...
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    Supermicro boards for ESXi?

    Really? Never even heard of the new coolers yet. Can you post the link to the article you're referring to? I'm curious as to seeing what the differences are compared to the current gen coolers. Oh and I went ahead and found one of the TYAN S5512WGM4NR's for sale on ebay. I know I should...
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