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Yes I do ;) that's how I got some of it
 

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So I made a post seeking some of your guys' knowledge, hopefully someone's got a good suggestion to save me some headache and cash. I'm pretty sure I'm going to either have more modding or spending in my future...and likely both.

The TL;DR is I have a next to non-existent budget (for now), I have a Lenovo TS430 that I'm planning to gut the MB and CPU out of to put in a S2011/C6xx board and an e5-2680v2 or similar for whatever I can get within my budget. That will mean some re-wiring and possibly getting a different front panel IO, possibly removing the hot swap PSU's (dual 450W units) and modifying the power connections for the backplanes.

Just looking for some thoughts to the next addition to my homelab while I decide WTH I'm gonna do. :D

Thread: https://www.techpowerup.com/forums/threads/server-migration-suggestions.244835/
 
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Hi guys

Many apologies for my crapiness... My daughter went back last night, so felt sorry for myself and Dirt 3 was played till late and well... :)

So.. Here we go.. A list of what I use, well try too :D I'll start with the more interesting things I guess!!

The R710 is for my VMware teaching! Since I've been in IT I've been learning new things left right and center, so I've got the R710 setup with VMWare with ESXI 6.0 and I have four VM's at the moment, they are as follows -

One VM is for a cruncher machine ( two L5640's in there) and that runs Linux. Not only did this get me into Linux, but it is also helping me with learning it as well!! Commands seem a lot like Windows or just very similar. Getting used to it a little, but we don't use it a lot at all at work, so mostly for home and crunching :)
I've two Windows Server Datacenter 2012 R2's installed for setting up domains and all the things we do at work within AD and such, so setting up shares and so on, I've had to learn. I've been trying to get around to setting up a domain on one of these just to see how difficult and so I can learn with the different setups etc.. Again not going quite so well, but I'll be putting my head into it a little more soon I hope :)
The last by not least is another VM for Synology, I've been playing about trying to get it to mirror a few shares on my main Synology box, but it was acting a little weird and I wasn't sure what was going on with it.. Again, more of a play around toy than anything because I wanted to learn and play about with sync'ing two together.. Still more to work on that one as well :)

My home Network is basic, I've run Cat 5e around the house, so everything is 1Gb :) I do plan when I move to upgrade to 10Gb and to use more ports, I'm not sure 16 was enough.. Since I hate Wi-Fi with a passion, I prefer a cabled network, so, I'd like to put in 10Gb so I can make sure it'll never be the bottleneck :)

The HP V18-10-48G J9660A, was given to me via the guys at work (same as the HP server cabinet and the Dell R710, plus the LTO 5 tape drive and a few other things! I'm really very grateful for it but I hope it'll all help towards me going into IT in the direction of where I'd like to end up.. but moving on!!) so we have a Plus.net home router (the DrayTek I'm not such a fan of, also given to me from work - considering a change of routers but because I'm just using the standard one from my ISP, I don't see the point in changing now.. Especially as I'm hoping for FTTP at some point.. But hey, here's hoping!!) The HP switch is also a fully managed unit, so again, something else I'm learning from work about doing V Lans and all sorts of things.. All things I want to learn, just never seem to get the time in the day at work to sit down with someone and see how to do it!! Might have to bribe someone to spend a few hours at home working me through it all!! :)

The Growatt unit on top of the switch is a unit for my Solar Panels. It allows me to see what I produce each day and so on, gives me lovely graphs and so on but it seems to cut out every so often, so it drives me crazy.. When it works it's lovely and gives me as the screen shot attached in post 21..


Now for all the hardware stuffed on the desks about the room.. Well I'm a hardware whore and I think I like it!!

I'm a collector for anything new, old, retro or even accient! I have hardware back to the Socket A days from AMD and the newest I have is Z170 or X99.. The rest of what you see is things I've been given over time and things that I used to use for benching which I used to do when I first had set backs in 2015 with my ex and my daughter.. Short story, ended up spending far too much and getting nowhere, so I just stopped and got into gaming...
As you can see I have older upto some slightly newer motherboards, 462, 939, 775, AM3, 1366, 2011-3, 1155, 1150, 1151 and I'm still hoping to track a few more down but I'm not in a massive rush so, I'll hold on still I have some 'free' money :) Due to the pay cut of taking the IT job, I've nothing spare at all each month, so I've got to be very careful :)
I also collect and have a few older consoles (anything from NES and Master System V2 to Wii and Sega Dreamcast) for games I've played or just wanted to keep. I've a few nothing massive compared to some of the guys but I collect what I like rather than things I know everyone else does. I like being unique :)

I've a few spare GPUs laying about for testing from when I mined a bit but they are being used for gaming now, they are perfect for anyone coming over for a LAN session or even for my daughter for her gaming rig (Ryzen eventually!!)

I currently use my Z77 OCF board with a 2600K in it for my daily system, Windows 10 with a 1070 in there for anything really. I do wish I had bought a 1080 now, but meh!! :) It's nothing massively to write home about, nothing else I really do it with but it's worked amazingly for a good year, I'm very pleased with it :)

My little black box underneath it is my Synology box. Stores everything on it.. It's currently got 6 4Tb WD Red's, although I'd like to consider 8 8Tb drives or bigger when I upgrade it eventually ... I will however buy an extra 4 drives of whatever size I do get, so I can make straight backups that won't be raided or anything, this will just be for backups. Hopefully I can get the tape drive working and then I'll have another way of backing up as I have a blu ray writer as well for just that :)
It's a flawless little system. Only a G3258 with 16Gb of ram and the 6 4Tb Reds, they are in Raid 1, so 12Tb ish usable. Runs 6.1. something but when I get it backed up, I'll see if it works with the newer 6.2 they have released.. Very pleased with it, runs great, it's quiet and I don't get issues with it at all.. If only the R710 was as quiet and used as much power as this does!! lol

If I've missed anything out or someone wants to know anything, please feel free to ask, but as it's much later than I hoped it would be, I need some sleep!!

Thanks for listening to me rant on, I hope I've not bored anyone to death!! :)
 

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Thanks for listening to me rant on, I hope I've not bored anyone to death!!
not at all! How are you liking your 710? I tend to gravitate towards Dell machines after working with some HP and Lenovo and dare I say it SUN ultrasparc's. If im not doing a whitebox build that is.
 
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I had a different idea of homelab. :D
 
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I'm eyeing a dell poweredge server or precision workstation and going vmware on it. I could definitly give @phill a holla when I need help with vmware stuff. Dabbled in it a bit with vsphere and esxi and even helped get it more supported to use as a hyper-v vm! The version I got in hyper-v, is dated however and I sadly forgot the password. :(
 
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not at all! How are you liking your 710? I tend to gravitate towards Dell machines after working with some HP and Lenovo and dare I say it SUN ultrasparc's. If im not doing a whitebox build that is.
Well aside from the noise and mass power draw when it's loaded up (even with the lower powered 6 cores L5640's...) it's fine :D This was given to me from work, so trying to learn as much as possible about it and how things work, how to set things up, how to make/install VM's and pretty much anything else I can! I've got a long way to go though, but I'm loving it :) I'm hoping to get a R720 or if I'm lucky R730 from work, I'll try and get a bit of ram as well just so I can use it up and have a play around with it :)

I had a different idea of homelab. :D
I'm far to innocent to understand what your meaning :D ;)

I'm eyeing a dell poweredge server or precision workstation and going vmware on it. I could definitly give @phill a holla when I need help with vmware stuff. Dabbled in it a bit with vsphere and esxi and even helped get it more supported to use as a hyper-v vm! The version I got in hyper-v, is dated however and I sadly forgot the password. :(
I need a lot of practice and I've literally only just scratching the surface of what you can do with it :) But if I can help then I'd more than willing to help :) I've got ESXi 6.0 installed for the Dell servers, but I'd consider just trying to get the non specific version if you could :) I'm told it's better but I'll let you know as I would willingly help out with a guide or something for an install :) It's pretty simple to be honest I think :)
 
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get me a poweredge while you're at it ;) haha
 
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:( we can always work somethin out sometime... no rush really at the moment but will let you know
 
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Looks like I'm not the only one slacking in our club. We need more nerd stuff!

Here's a quick snapshot of my typical Monday:
1) First on the chopping block is some 2nd gen Core laptop (they all look alike to me, but I guess it's Fujitsu). The owner broke a headphone jack and attempted self-repair.
After he tortured those pads and PCB tracks and decided that a $2 soldering iron is not the right tool and that taking off a 3.5mm jack off a donor board is even harder, he brought it in to a specialist (e.g. me).
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2) Fixing a bunch of HP Probooks. This one only needed a Super I/O replacement:
Just some solder paste, some heat and a few minutes of hand soldering afterwards, and it's done.
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Also, I've got a new toy.
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It's a new POST card, cause I got tired of using my cheap laptop card on LPC bus via ghetto-jumpers and homebrew adapters.
Best $20 I ever spent. According to the manual it can also diagnose smartphones and tablets via USB, but I'm not sure if that feature is of any use to me or anyone else.
 
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Will try to get it in better light later. Just got done my overhaul

QNAP nas via 10gig fiber iSCSI connection handles all my storage now (22tb). Replaced stock fans with noctua 40mm ones.

Moved my servers to some decomd rack mount cases.

Replaced the fans in them that were failing with noctua redux 80mm units.

Decomd 8HDDs and 3SSDs, made the room much much quieter. Installed a PDU to handle the equipment to get off an old standard extension chored.

Installed a 1500va UPS at the very bottom that the PDU plugs into. Need to do more wire management but I love it all over again.

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After a few things changing at home, I think an update might be in order....

Great Amazing setup there @Solaris17 :) Loving the 10Gb setup, will be my next step when I move, 1Gb at the moment will have to do lol :) I was also thinking of a UPS, what does yours handle my good sir? Everything in the rack?
 

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After a few things changing at home, I think an update might be in order....

Great Amazing setup there @Solaris17 :) Loving the 10Gb setup, will be my next step when I move, 1Gb at the moment will have to do lol :) I was also thinking of a UPS, what does yours handle my good sir? Everything in the rack?
Yes sir though the only things on 24/7 are the

Networking gear
2 NASs
Mac mini
Core server

From the wall it’s like 250w IIRC. I got the power footprint pretty low. While the UPS handles all things I only power on things like the lab server etc for testing.
 
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Yes sir though the only things on 24/7 are the

Networking gear
2 NASs
Mac mini
Core server

From the wall it’s like 250w IIRC. I got the power footprint pretty low. While the UPS handles all things I only power on things like the lab server etc for testing.
Very nice :)

Love seeing everyones home setups since it gives me ideas on how to improve or do things better than I have done currently :) Needless to say, I've a few ideas!! :) I just need to find a house big enough now to fit it all in!! :)
What do you do with your lab servers sir? :)
 

Solaris17

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Storage 2x 2TB Micron SSDs | 1x ADATA 128SSD | 1x Drevo 256SSD | 1x 1TB 850 EVO | 1x 250GB 960 EVO
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Very nice :)

Love seeing everyones home setups since it gives me ideas on how to improve or do things better than I have done currently :) Needless to say, I've a few ideas!! :) I just need to find a house big enough now to fit it all in!! :)
What do you do with your lab servers sir? :)
I actually make a youtube series on homelabs and systems administration. My lab server is what I beat up when im doing those.

My core server I host alot of production VMs.

-Teamspeak
-DNS
-Ubiquiti Controller
-VOIP Server
-Camera Server
-Webserver
-Wiki
-Game Server (Misc)
-Plex
-Minecraft

All via hyper-V. The QNAP is the data store for all of it.
 
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Video Card(s) 2 x EVGA GTX 1080 Ti SC Black Edition
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I should really make an effort to learn more about what the servers I have can do since all I seem to do with them is WCG and file storage!! I feel really rather bad now :(
 
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Motherboard MSI X99 Titanium Gaming
Cooling Custom loop with old bits and pieces that I need to replace
Memory G Skill TridentX 3466 non RGB..
Video Card(s) 2 x EVGA GTX 1080 Ti SC Black Edition
Storage Sandisk 120Gb SSD, 2 x 2Tb Sammy 3.5" drives - Need more drives!!
Display(s) 3 x 23" LG IPS panels (can't remember model!!)
Case 10mm thick MDF on plastic risers.. It's kinda a case??
Audio Device(s) Onboard
Power Supply EVGA T2 1200w
Mouse Corsair thingy
Keyboard Corsair thingy
Software Windows 10
Benchmark Scores It's not to bad.. More importantly, it works!!
I really need to post in here an update... Something to do when I get home and chilled out this evening :)

Has anything changed for anyone else?? :)
 

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Storage 2x 2TB Micron SSDs | 1x ADATA 128SSD | 1x Drevo 256SSD | 1x 1TB 850 EVO | 1x 250GB 960 EVO
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Power Supply Seasonic 1050W Snow
Mouse Roccat Kone Aimo White
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I really need to post in here an update... Something to do when I get home and chilled out this evening :)

Has anything changed for anyone else?? :)
Yes actually a lot of stuff. Will update a little later today.
 
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