A quest for more drive bays comes to an end with an affordable, redundant, hot-swappable solution from Supermicro. Check out this Intel/Supermicro hybrid!
Smoke, fire, data-loss, and tears… none of these things occurred during the rebuild of my RAIDZ1 storage pool after disk failure. Shocking! Read more inside!
Hi all! I apologize for not posting more often! I have been working on a lot of new, interesting things but haven’t had a whole lot of time to write about it. You might remember my previous ESXi host build: Lenovo TS140 as ESXi and NAS box – with a twist! The transplanted Lenovo TS140 has served me well – it still performs great and didn’t break the bank. The specifications of that server are: Lenovo TS140...
Today was productive – Dell R510 and APC Smart-UPS 3000XL both racked, cabled, configured, and tested! Lab/rack tour included!
Choosing prebuilt SAN is cheating – let’s build something from nothing and learn ZFS on the way! Read more about my FreeNAS/ZFS adventure using a Dell R510.
Fully-populating your R710 clocks the RAM down to 800 MHz, but how much of a difference does that really make? In this blog entry I run Geekbench 3 benchmarks to find out!