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Well, maybe I should re-post since I have since built a new rig. The old one was shared with a buddy of mine and he now has that box outright (and has since upgraded it a bunch anyways, for starters its no longer in a wood case lol, link here) and I have moved onto an entirely new beast.


Case: Corsair 750D

PSU:  Corsair RM650i

MB:    HPE Board of some sort
CPU:  Intel i3 6100 
Ram:  28GB DDR3 2133 ECC
NIC:   Intel I219-LM on Mobo

Boot Disk:  2x 120 Samsung 840 Evo for ESXi and VM's

Data Disk: 10 x 4 TB WD Red

         Volume(s): RAIDZ2 10x4 TB

 

Usage:

Photo storage as I am an armature photographer with almost 100k images, and I shoot full frame DSLR RAW's so this is quite a lot of lil 1's and 0's. Also Plex which is very useful as I am not always at home so streaming is used often. Some automation running on an ubuntu VM, and then syncthing to sycn photo's and associated data between machines in physically different locations.

 

Info:
ESXi as the hypervisor which has been so much nicer than running freenas and dealing with jails. I still run syncthing in a jail so it can have mounted storage access as I am an amateur photographer and like to sync ~1.5 TB of lightroom/photoshop/RAW image files between computers through this server, and direct mounted storage did prove to be a better solution since I didn't want to go the iSCSI route as my hardware would need serious upgrades to handle that with any sort of decent performance.

 

Anyways, FreeNAS under ESXi for the storage portion of this bad boy. Hardware is: ESXi 6.5, 2x Samsung Evo 840 120's for ESXi and VM's, Freenas 11.1U4 in a HPE Proliant ML10 Gen 9 with an i3 6100, 28GB of ECC RAM, 10x4 TB Red's in RAIDZ2. All in a 750D powered by a RM650i. To pass the array through ESXi to FreeNAS, I have a Dell H310 6Gbps SAS HBA and Intel RES2SC240 SAS Expander passed through to ESXi. It has worked out GREAT!

 

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Homelab/ Media Server: ESXi 6.5 - - 250 GB SSD for VM's/ESXi boot - - FreeNAS 11.3-U2 - - HPE Proliant ML10 Gen 9 backbone - - i3 6100 - - 28 GB ECC - - 10x4 TB WD Red RAID Z2 - - Corsair 750D - - Corsair RM650i - - Dell H310 6Gbps SAS HBA - - Intel RES2SC240 SAS Expander

 

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Almost there.  I've gotten everyone's systems in up to now.  I did notice something about the timeline graphs.  I think they were just plotting the dates systems were entered evenly along the x axis instead of spread out based on time.  Sample attached to this post.  Notice 2017 in the graph on the right is much narrower than 2013 on the same graph.  I've just about got it sorted out for the capacity graph and then I could merge that into the other timelines.  Is there any other sort of changes to the graphs people would find interesting?

 

 

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Currently have this so far setup

Total drive space is 

2036.49 GB on the server in 3 ssds, 1 7200rpm HDD, and 3 10k rpm HDDs

1990.25GB o nthe MD1200 DAS in 3 500GB HDDS, 1 300GB HDD, and 2 149GB HDDs

 

On the server itself

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In the MD1200 DAS (Jet engine on quiet mode ?)

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Just bought 8 3TB drives so those will be going in the DAS to replace pretty much everything currently in it except maybe 4 500GB drives If i feel like it eventually changing them to more 3TB drives. Will be running in Raid 10 once that's done and maybe upgrading the H800 to something else to allow for jbod passthrough (not sure what yet) so I can run software raid instead of hardware.

Will also eventually be upgrading the Perc 6/i to an H700 so my SSDs are not bottlenecked at SAS 3 and will get the full sas 6 backplane throughput


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Hardware

CASE: Supermicro SuperChassis CSE-836

PSU: 2x 920W

MB: Intel S2600CP2J

CPU: 2x Intel Xeon E5-2670

HS: Stock AMD heatsink

RAM: 160GB DDR3 1333 ECC

RAID CARD 1: LSI Logic / Symbios Logic MegaRAID SAS 2008

USB: 8GB Kingston for OS

SSD 1: 2x Kingston UV400 480GB

SSD 2: 2x SanDisk 120GB

HDD 1: 10x 4TB WesternDigital WD40EFRX

 

Software and Configuration:

My server is running ESXi 6.5 with passthrough of my backplane to a virtual (file)server.

The array consists of 10 4TB drives in raid 6 totaling 32TB, 29TB as seen by OS.

The SSD:s are going to be for Downloads, but at the moment I have those go to a 40GB RAM-disk and then get dumped to the HDD array.

Usage:

Obviously storage of Movies, series and photos. Also running a webserver, some home automation and a lot of other services that I need(want) from time to time.

Backup:

I'm sorry folks, I dont have backups. I backup my vm:s to the HDD array on a VM, but that's it. I have backups of my workstation on it though.

Photo's:

I dont find the pictures atm, might take a few new ones when I visit it (offsite)

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Server 1: SPIRIT

Hardware

Case Supermicro 24 drive 4U

PSU 2x900W

MB: Supermico 7

CPU Xeon 

RAM 12GB

Boot: 16GB flash drive

Raid Cards

1x LSI

2x LSI 9211-8I

HDD 1 1x 1TB 

HDD 2 1X 1TB

HDD 3 4X 1TB

 

Software:

Freenas running a raid 5 on 5 or 6 drives (1 may get pulled for a project)

 

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Planned more HDD just need cheap one :( 

 

Server 2: RAPTOR

HP proliant DL380 G6

CASE: 2U with 8x2.5 Hot swap

PSU 2x460W

MB: HP BS

CPU: 2x Xeon E5520

RAM: 24GB

RAID Card: HP onboard

HDD 1 4x146GB 10K SAS

HDD 2 4x300GB 10K SAS

 

Software:

So this server boots but doesn't like any install I've tried from FreeNAS to windows 10 to Debian it just isn't happy.

 

 

USAGE:

Spirit is completely built to be my storage server for Plex and backups of my other computers. 

Raptor being a light storage but more VM machine for Game servers.

 

Yeah nether will make it onto the list 

Both have been WIP for the last few years. :( 

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UPDATE!! WOO!!!!

 

Server1:

Dell R710

2x Xeon x5650

40GB DDR3 ECC Ram

Windows Server 2012 R2

1 (for now) dell 870w psu

Perc 6i

Perc H800

3x Corsair 500GB SSDS

1 250GB 7200RPM HDD

3x 146GB 10k RPM Dell HDDs

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Dell MD 1200 SAS Expansion Array

8 WD 3TB 7200RPM HDDs

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Total Space Available:

Server: 2188 GB

MD1200: 24TB

 

Usable Space:

Server: 1626GB

MD1200: 16.3TB


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15 hours ago, 8uhbbhu8 said:

UPDATE!! WOO!!!!

 

Server1:

Dell R710

2x Xeon x5650

40GB DDR3 ECC Ram

Windows Server 2012 R2

1 (for now) dell 870w psu

Perc 6i

Perc H800

3x Corsair 500GB SSDS

1 250GB 7200RPM HDD

3x 146GB 10k RPM Dell HDDs

image.png.93717ace1d3c984b6d22076cc6675e46.png

image.png.fc2517fa61856aca5648840f7076858c.png

 

Dell MD 1200 SAS Expansion Array

8 WD 3TB 7200RPM HDDs

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Total Space Available:

Server: 2188 GB

MD1200: 24TB

 

Usable Space:

Server: 1626GB

MD1200: 16.3TB

What's the power consumption of your server?

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29 minutes ago, Brian Furious said:

What's the power consumption of your server?

Right now it's saying 152w but that'

s not including the MD1200 so probably ~200w


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I know Externals do not count, but I prefer them tbh.  Never had a single problem with any of my externals, whereas ive had some problems with Internals.  All in all, while I don't expect to be counted, am at 231TB.

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3 hours ago, 8uhbbhu8 said:

Right now it's saying 152w but that'

s not including the MD1200 so probably ~200w

I too have an MD1200 - love it (currently has 6x 3TB and 2x 4TB inside) - but holy crap, it's loud A.F.

 

I've been considering buying a really long SAS SFF-8088 cable and sticking the thing in another room. But I've heard the longest you can find the cables in is around 3m or so.


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If they're as loud as MD1000's are, then yup those are loud. With SATA drives you can consider modding the fans, SAS drives run a little hotter.

I would not have considered them if I wasn't planning to put the whole rack behind a door.

 

I see @ololax, @GDRRiley, @8uhbbhu8 updates also running enterprise stuff. I see you're men of culture as well ?

@Charles_2007 pushing his pavilion to the limits, @LIGISTX running a really beefy Corsair case, that thing must be huge! Your virtualized FreeNAS certainly is interesting.

 

So are you guys planning on getting 10Gb/s ethernet? I'm getting tired of seeing my 1Gb/s connection maxed out all the time...

For me, only the link between the 'blu-ray ripping ? ' machine and the FreeNAS is an irritating bottleneck. Being in the same rack, a 10Gb/s card and a DAC cable seems to be an economical solution.

My source for cheap 4TB SAS drives (€25) has dried up for the moment until they refresh a new batch, so I'm looking for some other upgrades in the meanwhile.

If I get really bored I might end up doing the whole layout for the rack differently. Doing it a little more the FibreNinja way this time, less Spiderman style.


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1 minute ago, RobbinM said:

If they're as loud as MD1000's are, then yup those are loud. With SATA drives you can consider modding the fans, SAS drives run a little hotter.

I would not have considered them if I wasn't planning to put the whole rack behind a door.

 

I see @ololax, @GDRRiley, @8uhbbhu8 updates also running enterprise stuff. I see you're men of culture as well ?

@Charles_2007 pushing his pavilion to the limits, @LIGISTX running a really beefy Corsair case, that thing must be huge! Your virtualized FreeNAS certainly is interesting.

 

So are you guys planning on getting 10Gb/s ethernet? I'm getting tired of seeing my 1Gb/s connection maxed out all the time...

For me, only the link between the 'blu-ray ripping ? ' machine and the FreeNAS is an irritating bottleneck. Being in the same rack, a 10Gb/s card and a DAC cable seems to be an economical solution.

My source for cheap 4TB SAS drives (€25) has dried up for the moment until they refresh a new batch, so I'm looking for some other upgrades in the meanwhile.

If I get really bored I might end up doing the whole layout for the rack differently. Doing it a little more the FibreNinja way this time, less Spiderman style.

no 10GBE anytime soon for me, just no need... Maybe in a few more years as a "why not".

 

And yea, virtualized under ESXi is pretty wonderful. Its VERY nice to have separated the file handler which is freenas from any automation and applications which are handled by various flavors of linux with virtual nics connecting them which results in "totally fine" performance for my needs.


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Headphones/amp/dac: Schiit Lyr 3 - - Fostex TR-X00 - - Sennheiser HD 6xx

 

Homelab/ Media Server: ESXi 6.5 - - 250 GB SSD for VM's/ESXi boot - - FreeNAS 11.3-U2 - - HPE Proliant ML10 Gen 9 backbone - - i3 6100 - - 28 GB ECC - - 10x4 TB WD Red RAID Z2 - - Corsair 750D - - Corsair RM650i - - Dell H310 6Gbps SAS HBA - - Intel RES2SC240 SAS Expander

 

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32 minutes ago, RobbinM said:

If they're as loud as MD1000's are, then yup those are loud. With SATA drives you can consider modding the fans, SAS drives run a little hotter.

I would not have considered them if I wasn't planning to put the whole rack behind a door.

 

I see @ololax, @GDRRiley, @8uhbbhu8 updates also running enterprise stuff. I see you're men of culture as well ?

@Charles_2007 pushing his pavilion to the limits, @LIGISTX running a really beefy Corsair case, that thing must be huge! Your virtualized FreeNAS certainly is interesting.

 

So are you guys planning on getting 10Gb/s ethernet? I'm getting tired of seeing my 1Gb/s connection maxed out all the time...

For me, only the link between the 'blu-ray ripping ? ' machine and the FreeNAS is an irritating bottleneck. Being in the same rack, a 10Gb/s card and a DAC cable seems to be an economical solution.

My source for cheap 4TB SAS drives (€25) has dried up for the moment until they refresh a new batch, so I'm looking for some other upgrades in the meanwhile.

If I get really bored I might end up doing the whole layout for the rack differently. Doing it a little more the FibreNinja way this time, less Spiderman style.

I can't really,  my servers are in a back room that a ways away and outside so I'd need waterproof cat 6A. 

I just need more drives and to actually have the DL380 work.


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11 hours ago, RobbinM said:

If they're as loud as MD1000's are, then yup those are loud. With SATA drives you can consider modding the fans, SAS drives run a little hotter.

I would not have considered them if I wasn't planning to put the whole rack behind a door.

 

I see @ololax, @GDRRiley, @8uhbbhu8 updates also running enterprise stuff. I see you're men of culture as well ?

@Charles_2007 pushing his pavilion to the limits, @LIGISTX running a really beefy Corsair case, that thing must be huge! Your virtualized FreeNAS certainly is interesting.

 

 So are you guys planning on getting 10Gb/s ethernet? I'm getting tired of seeing my 1Gb/s connection maxed out all the time...

For me, only the link between the 'blu-ray ripping ? ' machine and the FreeNAS is an irritating bottleneck. Being in the same rack, a 10Gb/s card and a DAC cable seems to be an economical solution.

My source for cheap 4TB SAS drives (€25) has dried up for the moment until they refresh a new batch, so I'm looking for some other upgrades in the meanwhile.

If I get really bored I might end up doing the whole layout for the rack differently. Doing it a little more the FibreNinja way this time, less Spiderman style.

Ehrm, I'm already running it on a SFP+ 10gbit connection, to the internet ?

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40 minutes ago, ololax said:

Ehrm, I'm already running it on a SFP+ 10gbit connection, to the internet ?

How much you paying for that 10gbit connection?


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23 hours ago, Jonny said:

How much you paying for that 10gbit connection?

I'm not paying for it, I get it from work, #ISPstuff.

Otherwise a 1gbit/1gbit connection is 79€ and a 10gbit/10gbit is 490€ list price

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12 minutes ago, ololax said:

I'm not paying for it, I get it from work, #ISPstuff.

Otherwise a 1gbit/1gbit connection is 79€ and a 10gbit/10gbit is 490€ list price

Lucky you, I only get about 50/9, don't always get that sometimes. although I only pay £28, but can't get anything faster.

Wish the UK rolled out G.Fast VDSL faster, then I could get even better speeds or FTTP that would be bliss


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The ISP I work for do ftth only, worst performance we have is ethernet from basement to apartment. 100/10 for 30€ unmetered as our most common contract. But yeah, fttp is a good first step, vdsl I'm not too impressed by, can't handle distances well enough.

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2 minutes ago, ololax said:

The ISP I work for do ftth only, worst performance we have is ethernet from basement to apartment. 100/10 for 30€ unmetered as our most common contract. But yeah, fttp is a good first step, vdsl I'm not too impressed by, can't handle distances well enough.

VDSL is annoying as its half duplex as I think, so that's annoying.

One day I'll hopefully get FTTP, can't keep using the old phone lines for ever surely.


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On 1/18/2019 at 8:00 AM, GDRRiley said:

I can't really,  my servers are in a back room that a ways away and outside so I'd need waterproof cat 6A. 

I just need more drives and to actually have the DL380 work.

So what's wrong with that HP DL380, I might be of some help.


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9 hours ago, RobbinM said:

So what's wrong with that HP DL380, I might be of some help.

I can't get any OS to install and now I believe the DVD drive broke fun :( 


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21 minutes ago, GDRRiley said:

I can't get any OS to install and now I believe the DVD drive broke fun :( 

Do you get any errors trying to install an OS? Also what OS?

 

Boot from USB?


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Just now, Jonny said:

Do you get any errors trying to install an OS? Also what OS?

 

Boot from USB?

I'll make a new topic to not derail this one.


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WIP NAS Spirt Cisco Security Multiservices Platform server e5420 12gb ram, 1x6 1tb raid 6 for plex + Need funding 16+1 2tb raid 6 for mass storage.

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1 minute ago, GDRRiley said:

I'll make a new topic to not derail this one.

Good idea.

Do link ?


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This is an update on my previous two posts

412+

1815+

 

 

Hardware

Synology 1815+ and Synology DX413 Expansion Unit

HDD 1: 4TB Seagate ST4000DM000

HDD 2: 4TB Seagate ST4000DX000

HDD 3: 4TB Western Digital WD40EZRZ

HDD 4: 4TB Seagate ST4000DX000

HDD 5: 4TB Seagate ST4000DM000

HDD 6: 4TB Seagate ST4000DM000

HDD 7: 4TB Western Digital WD40EZRX

HDD 8: 4TB Seagate ST4000DM000

HDD 9: 256GB Drevo X1 Pro

HDD 10: 3TB Western Digital WD30PURX

HDD 11: 3TB Western Digital WD30PURX

HDD 12: 3TB Toshiba DT01ABA300

HDD 13: 2TB Seagate ST2000VX000

 

Software and Configuration:

Running Synology DSM front end GUI, the 8 x 4TB drives in the main unit are running SHR2 (equivalent to RAID6 so that's 32TB (29.12TB RAW/21.81TB after redundancy) the other 4 drives are running SHR (RAID5) 11TB (10.01TB RAW/7.26TB after redundancy) finally the SSD contains all my Docker containers and any native Synology apps the SSD works really well for this usage and is much quicker than using it as an SSD read cache which I found had a negative performance impact on the unit.

Usage:

I upgraded from my 412+ around a year ago picking up an 1815+ for around £600 on eBay, about 6 months ago it was warranty replaced due to suffering from the Intel C2000 bug. It runs 24/7 and has been upgraded with 16GB of Crucial RAM, I use it as my main storage server, I make very good use of Docker as all my most useful applications for obtaining Linux ISO's are Dockerised (see my website for guides) It also runs a Minecraft server which is open for anyone to use.

 

I rarely pick up brand new retail drives (as I am cheap) all the drives currently in use have been either shucked from second hand external drives picked up from eBay or other sites. If you bargain hunt this keeps costs much lower but obviously has inherent risks with not knowing the drives history.

 

Backup:

My 412+ is has been effectively retired and now is used for backing up important data, I also keep archives of my photos offsite at work. The 412+ has 6TB of space as I tend to use smaller retired drives in it. I also have a HP Microserver which I just have to play around with, that has a real mish mash of ancient drives from 250GB to 320GB.

 

Photo's:

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| Intel Core i7 7600K | ASRock H170M ITX | 16GB DDR4 | OCZ GTX1060 6GB  |
| Crucial M4 256GB | Samsung 850 EVO 250GB  | Antec True Power 650 | Fractal Design Node 304 | Coolermaster 212+ |

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