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    vmware 6.7 U2 released.

    Are people aware VMware dropped the vmklinux driver stack and as of 6.7 U2 only native is supported. This means a lot of older kit without native drivers won't work on u2.
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    Noob help - PCI passthrough

    Passthrough for graphics isn't as easy as normal PCI Passthrough. ESXi needs Quadro for this to work so unless something changed that I'm not aware of, it won't work without some hackory. You'll have better luck with KVM/qEMU, which is currently in your ballpark with Ubuntu.
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    Odd wireless issue

    My wireless interference isn't bad. I was thinking of MTU however, my devices are 1500, but I am going to investigate this. MrTroy03 - I'm not sure if I have explained myself well enough. When connected via wireless to my local network speeds are about 240 Mbps download, however to the...
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    Odd wireless issue

    Yep, its the same on either AP. Wireless drivers are up-to-date. I don't have anything else AC, but am going to test with a Mac tomorrow, as I don't have that right now.
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    Odd wireless issue

    Hi Guys, I'm battling my ISP regarding broadband speed issues and I've been doing a boat load of testing, I also have a new laptop, which doesn't help as its an unknown factor. This is not the reason for this post but to give a little detail, when I use speedtest.net it threads at 32...
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    X99 - Shared PCIe Slots, lanes and total cards?

    I agree with the practical application, however with a lot of boards we don't have the practical use of 40 lanes but rather 36 and I'm finding boards, where the practical application is poor. Agreed, we can only work within the confines of the board design, which has compromise and is were...
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    X99 - Shared PCIe Slots, lanes and total cards?

    Thanks to the above diagram and digging around including techreport, which has some other boards with block diagrams. I'm finding a lot of boards are only using a maximum of 36 lanes of 40. I now understand some of the reasoning’s (including compromise, poor design or nerf), but as mentioned...
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    X99 - Shared PCIe Slots, lanes and total cards?

    I should have suspected that, so thanks for pointed it out. Anyway, the ASMedia ASM1142 uses either PCIe2.0x2 or PCIe3.0x1, this is on the X99 Tomahawk. I'm going to dig around a little more. Thanks for your input.
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    X99 - Shared PCIe Slots, lanes and total cards?

    I've been reading the manuals and have just been looking at the MSI X99 Tomahawk, but it doesn't specify conflicts or shared resources. That board is throughing a curve ball at me, I beginning to believe the manual is crap. Do we know if USB 3.1 gen 2 is taking PCIe 3.0 lanes? it could be...
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    X99 - Shared PCIe Slots, lanes and total cards?

    I have a feeling its USB 3.1 gen 2 that is taking some pcie 3.0 lanes?
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    X99 - Shared PCIe Slots, lanes and total cards?

    Thanks for the response, I understand that 8x should suffice from a graphics point of view, but I’m lacking the understanding of were 8 lanes go (8, 16, 8 or 16, 16, 0 totaling 32 leaving 8 lanes left) or why if I have 3 cards installed (not specifically graphics), why I cannot run 16, 16, 8 or...
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    X99 - Shared PCIe Slots, lanes and total cards?

    Hi Guys, I feel this is a daft question, but I'm stuck in a loop on this and need some help getting out of it. I'm wanting the most flexibility in expansion and performance. Ultimately I intend to have the following: Processor: 5960x PCIe: 2x GTX 1080 (PCIe 3.0 16x) 1x 10gb ethernet...
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    Renew to BitDefender 2017 or move to Symantec Premium 2017 ?

    If your talking for Home, I would not go Symantec. Enterprise is a different story IMO and a different use case. I haven't used it, but I have people that have deployed several BitDefender in enterprise but I am unsure were the line is between its Home and Enterprise counterparts. Symantec...
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    Radeon R9 390 in crossfire

    Hi Guys, Has anyone got any stats/benchmarks of an R9 390 in crossfire? I already have one and would consider crossfiring it with another 390. Thanks,
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    Corsair AX860 coil whine

    Thanks guys, I think I'm just going to give it a chance and deal with it if I get whine. Thanks for your replies...
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    Corsair AX860 coil whine

    It looks like there was more reports of this in 2013/2014, I'd hope the issues were worked out in the more recent production runs. When did you purchase the Platinum that had the whine?
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    Corsair AX860 coil whine

    Hi Guys, I'm looking at the Corsair AX860, which I understand is an OEM Seasonic Platinum 860. I'm in the UK so this will be on 230v. I've raid about coil whine on these PSU's, but this appears to be the earlier production. Does anyone know if this problem still exists? It will bug the...
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    Underclocking to reduce power consumption?

    Granted, but I'm seeing that as best case because most other results I've seen are in the 80's and 90's. If only I could see similar results on the 2630v3...
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    Underclocking to reduce power consumption?

    Toms Hardware I believe... I can find it if needed. Edit: I was wrong: http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/2014/09/03/intel-core-i7-5930k-and-core-i7-5820k-revie/8
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    Underclocking to reduce power consumption?

    ok, So if I understand correctly, if want to reduce power below the 71W of the 5930k, I'd need to go with a different processor. Thanks for replying and making this clear.
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    Underclocking to reduce power consumption?

    I'm more concerned about Idle, I'm happy to take more power if the box is doing more.
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    Underclocking to reduce power consumption?

    Hi Guys, I have an existing board with LGA 2011-v3 socket, which I'm want to re-purpose. However I'm also wanting to reduce my power consumption, as its a 24/7 box. I'm considering a E5-2620 v3 or i7-5930K. I cannot find the idle power on the 2630v3 but the TDP is a more reasonable 85W...
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    external/DMZ switch stack best practices

    If your adding a couple of MPLS networks that are private networks, its normally routed private subnets that are tagged. In this case I would prefer connecting them to the core and routing/switching from there. If you are sending internet facing traffic over the MPLS network, this is still...
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    Odd NIC card behavior

    That's interesting, but it could be a whole host of things network wise. how is it connected? what the switch architecture? Also check what and where the MAC addresses are.
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    HP ProLiant MicroServer owners' thread

    A lot of people that want more than 4 drives will modify the bios so they can use the eSATA port and internal extra sata port that was intended for the 5.25 inch bay. They will also feed the eSATA port to the inside, dropping the 2 extra disks in the 5.25 bay. However, I didn't do that, I...
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    HP ProLiant MicroServer owners' thread

    Like AbRASiON said, it really depends what you need it for, however that has always been the case for these low powered boxes. I still have 2 and run FreeNAS and XBMC. My NAS has 6 WD reds and at 5 it was pushing the processor to its limits, but that was under testing so at 1GB network speed...
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    freebsd package management install with options

    Thanks for the post, I found out that the options view in info is just for version upgrading at the moment. I heard there are plans to expand to enable this in the future but it cannot currently be done with pkgng.
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    freebsd package management install with options

    Hi Guys, I'm struggling to find out how to install stuff within FreeBSD with options using the new Package Management 'pkg install'. I'm specifically looking at nginx and I've installed using 'pkg install nginx' I also need http_dav and a bunch more modules and if I run 'pkg info nginx' I...
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    6 Disks - One or multiple vDevs

    Hi Guys, So 6 disks (4TB each), one vDev in RAIDz2 or 2 vDevs in RAIDz1. What are peoples thoughts? I'm thinking 2 vDevs gives me scope for upgrade, such as expanding the pool by adding multiples of 3 disks... Thoughts? Thanks,
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    Virtual or bare metal SAN?

    In my opinion, it depends what your trying to achieve. What is your home lab used for, what level of testing? If your simulating what is common in enterprise and focusing across all aspects (SAN included), virtualization might not give a good simulation, however it will give you flexibility if...
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    HP ProLiant MicroServer owners' thread

    Its ECC Unbuffered, it should fit and should run at the lower speed, so that's a good start. Some people have had issues with some memory not registering after warm reboots and I know the N40L can be picky at 16GB. At the wright price I would give it a go, but someone else on here might be...
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    HP ProLiant MicroServer owners' thread

    I run 16GB, but for the life of me I cannot recall what it is and I think its KVR1333D3E9SK2/16G . What memory do you have? Take a look at http://n40l.wikia.com/wiki/Memory, this might help.
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    Media data raidz1 or raidz2?

    Large arrays no problem, but how low would you go? :)
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    Media data raidz1 or raidz2?

    Trust me... If your anything like me, it goes quickly. It's the hoarding equivalent of computer geekdom... However I've been deleting media for 3-6 months now, but am stretching the limits of what I want to delete. I know that 6 disks in RAIDz2 will give me around 14.5TB, which gives me...
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    Media data raidz1 or raidz2?

    It's only a Microserver N40L... Its getting a little underpowered at present and needs replacing. Plans have changed and in hindsight after testing with the 4TB's, I should have gone with 3TB's on a completely new build, with 8. Cost would have been about there... This is however replacing...
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    Media data raidz1 or raidz2?

    I may run VM's on it, but I highly dought it. I'd love to cough up for a couple more drives and go RAIDZ2, but my current chassis is struggling to get 6 in it let alone 8... I do want to replace it with a unas or something similar, but its getting to a point where I just want it up and running...
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    Media data raidz1 or raidz2?

    Hi Guys, I know most people are going to shout out "are your crazy go with RAIDz2" because lets face it, that's the new trend... However I have 6x WD Red 4tb and need as much space as possible. I really only need single disk redundancy because there isn't a lot of load and I don't have a...
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    Microserver Alternative

    I did look at the i3's but they don't support VT-d. Which isn't a deal breaker, but with such a setup I'd virtual the NAS and pass-though my LSI. This will then allow me to take 16GB for ZFS and an amount to other VM's. Like I say its not a deal breaker, because of FreeBSD jails, but I can...
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    Microserver Alternative

    Those U-NAS chassis's look really nice, but expensive. Here in the UK they are something like 220 quid. I'm looking at cheaper alternatives, such as from fractal-design, but its without caddies :(. The problem I'm having is finding a low TDP, the N40L is something like 15W, granted its low...
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    Microserver Alternative

    My Microserver NAS is running 16GB and isn't doing too much... Its a glorified media server with about 3 clients, but use the usual plugins such as BTSync and the rest. I could transcode with plex, but I use XBMC and don't have that need. But that is a good suggestion, build a small box...
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