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Homelab 2015.3

[This is a snapshot of the Hardware Page above, taken on March 7th, 2014. The hardware page above is a live document, where this post will remain static.] This is my home lab. It is something I have been developing, I … Continue reading

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Switching to Fiber Channel for SAN access. Part 1

As I have learned more advance features of VMware’s virtualization products my rack has slowly been filling up with servers. With the increase of servers there has been a steady increase in the amount of traffic to my SAN server … Continue reading

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UPS fire and subsequent collateral.

So recently I lost my NFS datastore yet again (2nd time.) This last time was due to a UPS catching fire as I was about to leave for a bike ride. Thankfully I hung around the house a bit longer … Continue reading

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NAS v3

This is the 3rd revision of my home server setup. I’ve sold or am in the process of selling the remainder of every part from version 2.x. The only thing that remains is the data that’s been transferred to the … Continue reading

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Final NAS Configuration v2.5

I have been making small tweaks here and there for the last 8 months to my NAS both software and hardware related. There are two HBA cards for two separate NAS OSes running. The system is running ESXi which is … Continue reading

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Server Grade Hardware for NAS and virtualization.

(This is an old draft that was not posted sequentially with the related post.) After much consideration I decided to upgrade the motherboard, CPU, and RAM on the NAS. The performance on NAS v2 was dismal due to enabling encryption … Continue reading

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NAS v2 Update.

(This is an old draft that was not posted sequentially with the related post.) After many problems and what felt like shoveling cash into a fire I’ve finally finished the NAS v2 build. I’ve been running it about a month … Continue reading

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