For context - I set this ESXi whitebox up some time ago and it was always a test bed; until it wasn't. It now stores a whole bunch of non-critical content (backups, audio, ISO images). Recently my brother somehow installed CryptoWall which nuked about 800Gb of files and we were only...
The other day my napp-it/OI box went down and couldn't come back up. It was because snapshots had filled the disk so it was in an unusable state.
I fixed it by adding -s to grub (not sure if this even did anything), zfs list -t snapshot, and then deleting old snapshots using zfs...
I'm planning a new server build that will run
ESXi 5.1, Windows Server 2012 Essentials (Plex, Sab, Sick), OpenIndiana and PfSense.
Intel Xeon E3-1230v2 (174.25)
Intel S1200BTL (159.21)
16GB (2x8GB) Kingston ValueRAM ECC KVR1333D3D4R9SK2/16G (119.54)
3x WD RED 3TB...
ESXI 5.0, Intel Xeon 1230, 16GB of RAM, 3x 250GB HDD's for VM's.
Hardware passthrough PCIE Sata Card to Open Indiana - 5x 1TB HDD's.
1x Server 2012 Essentials
1x Open Indiana
What's the best backup solution? I have just bought another 3TB WD RED to...
I have a Cisco 861 which connects to a BTnet connection using FA0
I would like to connect FA1 to an existing ADSL router which will have no security on it at all, and simply forward all ports to the Cisco (technically a DMZ?)
Then when the 861 fails I would like to make the ADSL...
I have 2012 standard trial and I want to use it to backup my client machines - what WHSv1 does for me at the minute.
Is there a way to add essentials like functionality to standard? I don't want to purchase any licenses as this is for a home testing environment.
I have a Dell u2711 plugged in using Displayport, great.
I also have a Panasonic ST31 television plugged in via HDMI.
The issue is, when I turn my Dell off and the Panasonic off, Windows thinks all hells broken lose and reverts all of my applications to 640x480 (or as small as...
I'm in my final year at University over here in the UK - and I need to write my thesis/dissertation.
All the ideas I've had put forward suck balls, so I'm wondering what you guys would like to be researched in a semi-advanced level to do with networking?
Hi guys, I do have another thread regarding this but thought I'd clear it up to get some more targeted help if possible. Background:
Intel Xeon 1230
2x 10/100/1000CT Intel NIC's
Running PfSense, 32bit or 64bit, Monowall 32bit - I hit a brick wall of 10Mbit when...
Got it working via passthrough and using a vSwitch - however I am maxing out at 9mbit?? Is there a way to test my connection speed to the router incase it's the LAN interface?
I have virtualised my PfSense 64bit install, all is fine, installed VM Tools as we speak.
I bought a...
Hi guys, I thought i'd create a seperate thread to stop spamming up the main one.
I have the following setup:
Intel Xeon 1230
4x4GB Kingston RAM
5x1TB Hard Drives
I am running OpenIndiana ZFS RAIDz with all 5 drives, passed over using ESXi. All is well.
I have set up my...
Hey guys, for the noobs amongst us I made some videos, most are relating to installing Open Indiana/ZFS file share on an all-in-one.
How to make a bootable ESXi 5 USB -
How to license ESXi -
Hi all, please ignore my previous threads and posts. I would like to get some advice if you don't mind on my home server install. It will be as so:
Intel DQ67SW motherboard
16GB Kingston (non-ECC) RAM
5x 1TB drives (3x Samsung, 2x Seagate)
ESXi5 (second SATA card and 2x intel NIC's)
Does anybody know if the eSATA and SATA on this mainboard share the same controller?
Reason I ask is because I want to pass the SATA to a host on my VMWare install - however if this includes eSATA I have to rethink my datastore for the VM's.
Looking to purchase:
Intel Xeon 1230
Intel BOXDQ67SWB3 (Cheaper, integrated Intel Gigabit)
Kingston HyperX 4x4GB 1600Mhz
I need to do VT-D to pass disk IO as Im running a file server @ hopefully 100MB/s
Running ESXi5. Many thanks.
Also, where can i install ESXi? Only 4 sata ports, don't...
I currently run:
Intel Pentium E5200
2Gb DDR3 Corsair XMS Ram
6x 1TB Seagate/Samsung HDD's (7200rpm, some have bad sectors)
Looking to create a way to get much better throughput, atm I can transfer max 100MB/s but this slows as the server stays online longer.
My plan is...
I feel like a dick asking a question I should be able to Google.
But seriously? Wtf am I doing wrong. Do I use vSphere? vCenter? Do I run it as a VM?
Is there a good ESX 3.5 guide that teaches the fundamentals?
Execution of the command /sbin/fdisk -v -f /tmp/new.fdisk.ad0
Failed with a return code of 1.
Anybody had this issue? Trying to install by configuring PfSense then hitting 99 at the dashboard.
I'm using a MaxTerm terminal PC, with a 60GB IDE Hard drive using a laptop IDE > PC IDE...
So I have 4 DL380's, I have successfully configured the easy bits such as iLO and the management network for ESX.
I have the infrastructure software installed and it connects fine.
What software do I use or is there a tutorial/document on how to cluster these together?
How do I share...
So I was 15 and an avid user of www.HabboHotel.co.uk, I ended up using my skills to make over £1000 on it. There I was, 8 or so months ago and decided to buy my first pc. I built it myself.
I started with glitsy lights and bells, buzzers and the works. I ended up with a crappy Lcd case, and...
I have a bit of money coming in for a budget processor but this is UK prices, so around £200 @ www.overclockers.co.uk will get me a 4000+ San Diego s939, 3800+ Am2 (max speed I can buy for some reason) so around that.
Is it best to go dual core or single? Am2 or 939?
I will need a new...
Is it better to have my 1 stick of Corsair Xms 512mb Pc3200 run at;
200mhz - 3:3:3:8
166mhz - 2.5:3:3:7
133mhz - 2:2:2:6
is it better to have a higher fsb and high timings or lower bus and shorter timings?
I just rebuilt my pc to clean it out, plugged the case usb ports into the pins and they are only working on 1.1 usb, not 2.0. Do you guys know how to put it upto usb 2.0 again?
sp2, msi k8n neo4 platinum sli, winxp home
I have no idea where to get drivers for my graphics card, Mobility U1. The manufacturers website (compaq) isn't working for me anyways, I tried changing DNS servers and flushed the hosts file and it made no difference. Please help :(
So after using my laptop for 3 days due maintenance on my pc I thought fuck, this is harsh.
I would like: 80gb or more laptop hard drive (5200rpm) and 1 stick of DDR266 SODIMM laptop ram (512mb or more).
I have a space under my monitor which is also a tv for a pc case, ideally matx but my mobo is atx and i dont partically want to go through the hassle of selling and finding a mobo, where my vcr is. I would like an atx to go under there that is 14 cm high (horiztonally) but can't find any decent...
So I built this pc about 3 months ago and I still don't think the ram is running at the correct speeds. It shows 200mhz in bios and Msi recommend to do the timings yourself as they sometimes may not be correct.
Does anybody know the timings for this ram and how I can change them in bios to...
So Cs Source runs really dark on my monitor for some reason, is there a programme I can get for my Msi 6600gt that will on the fly make the brightness a bit higher?
(pita to keep changing monitor settings)
I took the original heatsink off and i t covers the main gpu and then 4 small things (ram), the new nv silencer 6 rev.4 made for 6600gt's doesn't cover them at all????
have i done something wrong? is this how it's supposed to be?