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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

    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

    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.

    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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    Cheap SATA III PCI-E card for ESXi 5

    Hey all, Just wondering if I could get some suggestions for 1 or 2 port SATA III cards for an ESXi 5 host I have. The card doesn't have to support RAID or even JBOD for that matter, just standard drive connection, detection and read/write operation. If possible and its guaranteed to work in...
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    Supermicro boards for ESXi?

    Hey everyone, So I've been browsing around the HCL for ESXi and located a number of Supermicro boards that are compatible with ESXi 5.1 but am having a difficult time choosing which. The choices I have come down to are as follows: X9SCL-F-O...
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    Intel gigabit Et dual port card in X79 board?

    Hey guys, I have a question regarding the reliability of the ET dual port server adapter. I have a Windows Server 2012 hyper-v host thats used to run all of the vm's I use in my house on an ASUS P9X79 WS motherboard. The board comes with 2 Intel gigabit nic's, one of which is an Intel server...
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    Server 2008 R2 w/hyper-v role vs Hyper-V Server 2008 R2

    Hey guys, Just a quick discussion topic. I currently have a small lab setup at home and have Server 2008 R2 Datacenter installed on a 500 gig hdd with hyper-v role setup on it. I was wondering what the pro's and con's would be to switch over to Hyper-v Server on an ssd? I have a file...
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    IBM M1015 reliability in ESXi 5.1?

    Just wondering how many of you out there have used or are using the IBM M1015 SAS/SATA RAID cards in ESXi without any problems. I currently have an Intel RS2WC040 RAID card that won't even allow ESXi to boot when it's installed in the system and am looking for a better alternative. I plan on...
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    Problem installing Intel RS2WC040 driver in ESXi 5

    Hey everyone, I've been trying to install the driver for my new raid card in my home ESXi server but have so far been unsuccessful. I have downloaded the latest driver from Intel's website for ESXi 5 and tried installing it using these commands: ~ # esxcli software vib install...
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    Issues booting ESXi 5 with PCI-E RAID card

    Hey guys, Recently bought an Intel RS2WC040 RAID card for my home ESXi server so that I can use it with pass-through to Server 2008 R2. My plans are to use it with Server 2008 R2 as a file server without having to create virtual hard drives to mount to the vm. My issue now is that ESXi hangs...
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    LSI MegaRAID SAS 9240-4i SG in ESXi 5 U1

    Hi all, I'm looking on getting a question answered regarding this RAID controller card: LSI MegaRAID SAS 9240-4i SG. The question I have is do I need to add the drivers into the ESXi iso in order for the hypervisor to allow for I/O passthrough, or are the drivers just for ESXi to use for its...
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    Hardware Raid and Non-Raid Cards for ESXi5 U1

    Hey all, Got my ESXi box up and running finally and have been playing around with it while using my VCP-510 study guide to prep for my cert exam. Lately I've been thinking of creating a vm for FreeNAS 8 in vShpere and setting up a test bed for another NAS box to replace my DNS-323. The...
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    Best way to install ESXi and Hyper-V on one SSD?

    Hey guys and gals, I'm starting the build for my new virtualization server but I'm not sure what the best way to install both Hyper-V and ESXi on the same SSD is. The SSD in question is the 90 GB Corsair Force Series 3 GT. Now I'm just wondering if I can install both on separate partitions...
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    Suggestions for AMD based ESXi server

    I'm looking for suggestions on an AMD based server on which I plan on running ESXi on for practice at home. I have noticed plenty of Intel based ESXi servers but no AMD one's that are guaranteed to work with ESXi 5 I plan on running the free version to start with which I know limits the...
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