Your home ESX server lab hardware specs?

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  1. Outlaw85

    Outlaw85 Limp Gawd

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    Exactly. Something I can manage :)
     
  2. burritoincognito

    burritoincognito Gawd

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    Just upgraded from a NUC i5 1.2GHz w/ 12GB RAM, 256GB SSD + 1TB data to a Dell PowerEdge T320 from work. Xeon 1.9GHz hex core w/ 96GB RAM, 3x256GB SSD & 3x1TB 7200 RAID 5 arrays.

    Kind of makes my laptop less necessary...I can go back to nesting things on a server instead of carrying around my lab and not using it.

    Although, whenever I get a proper license, I'll likely go back to a few NUCs and a NAS. But, for now, this will suffice. Especially with the price.
     
  3. trick0502

    trick0502 [H]ardness Supreme

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    So I got an ibm x3550 m3 from work. I'm not sure if it's dual 8 thread or dual 12 thread, but it will have 192gb of ram. I only have three hdd cages right now, so I'll need to order more. I play on running a 240gb ssd and two 1tb reds in raid 1 for now. Should have it up and running over the weekend.

    Anyone have any know how if running esxi 6.5 on one of these?
     
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  5. TeleFragger

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    ughhh I have been so busy.. everything is powered off and I haven't been on forums or anything.. so my bad.. bigtime.. 8 months late!!!



    that is the one I followed...
     
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  6. Outlaw85

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    Since I did some cleanup. Thought I would share the progress.

    Was able to keep the front door but had to remove the rear.
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    Sorry for flash reflection, didn't realize it was there until I uploaded.
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    Going to try color coding cables. Made the purple ones for management. Black is standard network use for now.
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  7. AliceCooper

    AliceCooper [H]ard|Gawd

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    Updated my lab this year.

    Dell R720 - ESXi 5.5 - File Server, pfsense, linux box, miner
    Dual Intel Xeon E5-2650L V2 10c/20T 1.7ghz
    192GB DDR3 ECC
    400GB Intel Enterprise SSD for the VM's
    Two 1TB Barracudas (storage)

    Dell R620 - ESXi 5.5 - Miner
    Dual E5-2667 6c/12T 2.9ghz
    64GB DDR3 ECC
    250GB 5400RPM 2.5" VM drive

    Dell R620 - ESXi 5.5 - Miner
    Dual E5-2620 6c/12T 2.0ghz
    32GB DDR3 ECC
    320GB 5400rpm 2.5" VM drive
     
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  9. Outlaw85

    Outlaw85 Limp Gawd

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    No pics? where's the HW pron?!

    I do too on the san and in raid.
     
  10. AliceCooper

    AliceCooper [H]ard|Gawd

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    Laptop spindles at that LOL. They're non critical VM's, could care less about their boot time or performance, this is my home lab and all they're going to do is run miners for now.


    Pic maybe to come lol, the cable management is horrendous. Hardly get a down time to work on it since my wife is home when I'm home and everything runs through the internet. Guess I could clean it up and move the server 1 PSU at a time. I'll take some tonight and if I remember I'll post em lol.

    Found this on my phone, maybe it will hold you over until the HW pics come lol. This is my R720.
    20170318_113417.jpg
     
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  11. AliceCooper

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    Here you go :). Dont mind the cables lol.
     

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  12. Child of Wonder

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    Updated my lab with a Pure m20 with 10TB raw.

    3.6:1 with about a dozen various VMs on it.