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APOLLO (2 CPU LGA1366 Server | InWin PP689 | 24 Disks Capacity) - by alpenwasser [COMPL. 2014-MAY-10]

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Table of Contents

01. 2013-NOV-14: First Hardware Tests & The Noctua NH-U9DX 1366

02. 2013-NOV-16: Temporary Ghetto Setup, OS Installed

03. 2014-APR-01: PSU Mounting & LSI Controller Testing

04. 2014-APR-02: The Disk Racks

05. 2014-APR-08: Chipset Cooling & Adventures in Instability

06. 2014-APR-09: Disk Ventilation

07. 2014-APR-11: Fan Unit for Main Compartment Ventilation

08. 2014-APR-12: Storage Topology & Cabling

09. 2014-APR-26: Storage and Networking Performance

10. 2014-MAY-10: Sound Dampening & Final Pics

Hardware - Final Config

CASE:               InWin PP689

PSU:                Enermax Platimax 600 W

MB:                 Supermicro X8DT3-LN4F

CPU:                2 × Intel Xeon L5630 (quadcore, hyperthreaded)

HS:                 Noctua NH-U9DX - Socket LGA1366

RAM:                24 GB Hynix DDR3 1333 MHz ECC

HBA CARD 0:         LSI 9211-8i, flashed to IT mode (Tutorial)

HBA CARD 1:         LSI 9211-8i, flashed to IT mode

HBA CARD 2:         LSI 9211-8i, flashed to IT mode

SSD:                Intel 520, 120 GB

HDD 0:              WD VelociRaptor 150 GB (2.5")

HDD 1-3:            Samsung HD103UJ 1 TB F1 × 3

HDD 4-7:            WD RE4 2 TB × 4

HDD 8-13:           WD Red 3 TB × 6

Total Raw Capacity: 29 TB

 

Pics of Final Form - More in Final Post

 

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Wait, What, and Why?

So,   yeah,    another   build. Another   server,    to   be

precise. Why? Well, as  nice of  a system  ZEUS is,  it does

have two major shortcomings for its use as a server.

When I  originally conceived ZEUS,  I did not plan  on using

ZFS (since it was not  yet production-ready on Linux at that

point). The  plan was  to use  ZEUS' HDDs  as single  disks,

backing up the  important stuff. In case of  a disk failure,

the loss of  non-backed up data would  have been acceptable,

since it's mostly  media files. As long as  there's an index

of  what  was  on  the  disk,  that  data  could  easily  be

reaquired.

But right  before ZEUS was  done, I  found out that  ZFS was

production-ready on Linux, having kept a bit of an eye on it

since fall  2012 when I dabbled  in FreeBSD and ZFS  for the

first time. Using  FreeBSD on the  server was not  an option

though since I was nowhere near proficient enough with it to

use it for  something that important, so it had  to be Linux

(that's why I didn't originally plan on ZFS).

So,  I deployed  ZFS on  ZEUS,  and it's  been working  very

nicely  so  far. However, that  brought  with  it two  major

drawbacks: Firstly, I was now missing 5 TB of space, since I

had been  tempted by ZFS  to use those for  redundancy, even

for our media files. Secondly, and more importantly, ZEUS is

not an ECC-memory-capable system. The reason this might be a

problem is that  when ZFS verifies the data on  the disks, a

corrupted bit in your RAM  could cause a discrepancy between

the  data in  memory and  the data  on disk,  in which  case

ZFS  would  "correct"  the  data  on  your  disk,  therefore

corrupting it. This  is not exactly optimal  IMO. How severe

the consequences of this would  be in practice is an ongoing

debate in various ZFS  threads I've read. Optimists estimate

that it would merely corrupt  the file(s) with the concerned

corrupt bit(s), pessimists are  afraid it might corrupt your

entire pool.

The main focus of this machine will be:

  • room to install more disks over time
  • ECC-RAM capable
  • not ridiculously expensive
  • low-maintenance, high reliability and

    availability (within reason, it's still

    a home and small business server)

Modding

Instead of some  uber-expensive W/C setup, the  main part of

actually building  this rig will  be in modifying  the PP689

for fitting as many HDDs  as halfway reasonable as neatly as

possible. I have not  yet decided if there  will be painting

and/or sleeving  and/or a window. A window  is unlikely, the

rest depends mostly  on how much time I'll have  in the next

few weeks (this  is not a long-term project, aim  is to have

it done way before HELIOS).

Also, since  costs for this  build should not spiral  out of

control, I will  be trying to reuse as many  scrap and spare

parts I have laying around as possible.

Teaser

More  pics  will  follow  as  parts  arrive  and  the  build

progresses, for now a shot of the case:

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That's all for now, thanks for stopping by, and so long. :)

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Storage Topology & Cabling

Storage Topology

In case you can't read the text, the full res version should

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The   idea  behind   the  storage   topology  is   based  on

@wpirobotbuilder's  post  about  reducing single  points  of

failure. Any one of the three LSI controllers can fail and I

still have all my data available.

You'll  see  below  that  I haven't  yet  gotten  around  to

installing the Velociraptor.

I use coloured zip ties to mark the cables that go to the

different controllers.

BLUE   = controller 0

YELLOW = controller 1

GREEN  = controller 2

Tidiness

There isn't really any space to hide the cables, so this was

rather  tricky  and  required  three attempts  until  I  was

satisfied with the result. In the  end I hid the extra cable

behind the triple  fan unit, good thing they're  38 mm fans,

which makes the space behind them just about large enough to

fit the extra cable bits.

The power cables for the disks are two cables that came with

the PSU  and onto  which I  just put  a lot  more connectors

while  taking off  the stock  connectors because  those were

neither placed  in the correct  locations nor facing  in the

right direction.

Looks harmless, right? Yeah...

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And the disks:

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OK then, first try:

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I soon realized that this  wasn't going to work. The problem

was that  I had the  disks arranged in  the same way  as the

will be  set up  in the  storage pool  layout, so  the disks

which go into the same  storage pool were also mounted below

each  other.  Sounds  nice in  theory,  but if  you want  to

have  disk from  each pool  distributed among  the different

controllers, you'll get quite the cable mess.

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Second Try

Next try, this time I arranged  the disks to that the cables

to the controllers could be  better laid out. Since I wanted

to set up  all the cables for all the  disk slots, even ones

that will  stay empty for  now, I  had to shuffle  the disks

around when laying out the cables.

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aw--apollo--2014-04-13--08--cable-hydra.

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Better. But I still wasn't quite happy, mainly because...

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aw--apollo--2014-04-13--10--cables-done.

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... of this:

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aw--apollo--2014-04-13--13--cables-nest.

Third Try

This time  I made sure the  cables stayed tidy on  both ends

while hiding  the mess  (which cannot  be avoided  since all

cables are the same length but lead to different end points,

obviously) behind the triple fan unit.

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The loop of extra cable length for the top cable loom:

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And the cable loom for controller 0, from the disk side...

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and the M/B side. Much better IMHO. :)

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The bottom controller had a bit more extra cable length to hide, so

that part is a bit messier.

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And the middle one:

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Tada! While not perfect (I'd need  longer cables for that to

make cleaner runs,  but I'm not buying more  cables just for

the sake of that for a  build that has a closed side panel),

with this iteration of my cabling I'm now rather happy:

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And the other side. Much better than before methinks. :)

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The SATA cable for the system SSD:

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And the controller LEDs when there's some activity:

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Now  if you'll  excuse me,  there's a  dinner waiting  to be

cooked. :)

Cheers,

-aw

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Still can't get over the data cable management  :wub:

 

I hope to do something like this (although not as outrageous) to store

all  of  my  families  downloaded  movies,  music,  work  files,  and  my

Solidworks files that would easily take up 10 Tb. I would just have to 

read up on RAID and such.

 

Hehe, thanks, much appreciated! :)

For help with RAID (or storage in general), just stop by the storage

section, we have a few pretty knowledgeable people there eager to help.

 

all full throttle whats your electricity consumption like

It spikes at ~390 W during bootup, then drops to ~180 W in idle

while running normally (so, most of the time). I haven't actually

measured power consumption at full load in its current config,

but it's probably somewhere between 250 W and 300 W max.

 

that is some fantastic cable management

Thank you, I am indeed pretty happy with it. :)

Side note: I've edited your quotes to add spoiler tags to keep

the forum a bit more readable. ;)


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Looks so awesome =) Nice nice² nice³ !

Hehe, thanks! Your machine ain't too shappy either. :D

Side note: I saw you posted two pics in the build log submission thread,

I think you're only allowed to post one. Wouldn't want an entry as

awesome as yours to be disqualified. ;)


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Just going to leave this here...

 

 

Also, water does get used in professional servers as well.

 and i want to throw in that 'neptune' would have been a better name ;D


My builds:


'Baldur' - Data Server - Build Log


'Hlin' - UTM Gateway Server - Build Log

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and i want to throw in that 'neptune' would have been a better name ;D

Valid point. Since I'm sticking to the Greek names, and Poseidon

was already in use for another rig, that wasn't really an option

though. ;)


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9G0912P1G09

 

Rated Current

1.1 A

13.2 Watt

 

Rated Rotation Speed

5000 RPM

 

Maximum Air Volume

109.46 CFM

 

Maximum Static Pressure

150

 

Sound Pressure Level

50 dB

 

Mass

180 gram


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9G0912P1G09

 

Rated Current

1.1 A

13.2 Watt

 

Rated Rotation Speed

5000 RPM

 

Maximum Air Volume

109.46 CFM

 

Maximum Static Pressure

150

 

Sound Pressure Level

50 dB

 

Mass

180 gram

Interesting. Where'd you find it? Also, I've noticed that my fans

only spin up to ~4,500 rpm.


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Interesting. Where'd you find it? Also, I've noticed that my fans

only spin up to ~4,500 rpm.

 

That should be correct information. That was the information from Sanyo Denkei.


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That should be correct information. That was the information from Sanyo Denkei.

Ah, very nice, thanks a lot! :)

I did some digging on their website, even downloaded one of their

pdf catalogues (freaking huge file), but failed to find anythings

specific.

You wouldn't happen to have a source link for future reference

by any chance?


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I can try to dig up the email - but I am fairly certain I deleted it.... If not I can always email them again.


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Sound Dampening, Final Pics

 

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Is that a .50 cal round in the background? Sure looks like it, if it is I hope it isn't live Mr -aw-. Anyway.

 

Those pictures really blew my mind, that is some really professional looking work right there. I'm always impressed over your projects but this one really made me excited, it looks like such a powerhouse of a machine. No subtlety at all, which suits your project and use purposes to a T. Well done chap, very much well done! Kind of makes me what something like that for myself, but I have enough trouble trying to fill a 150GB drive on my home PC, much less attempting to fill a server of this magnitude.


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Just noticed this: why isn't there any sound dampening on the ridge below your PSU?

 

Also, what's the status on that noise video?

Perhaps my eyes are misleading me MG2R but I can see noise dampening foam under the PSU, not directly underneath, but just below the aluminum piece that runs parallel to the case. I don't know alot about noise dampening but isn't the idea of it's use to partition the case into 'regions' as it were to isolate noisy components from other sections of the case? Perhaps that's what he's done by not placing a piece of noise dampening foam directly under the PSU?


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Perhaps my eyes are misleading me MG2R but I can see noise dampening foam under the PSU, not directly underneath, but just below the aluminum piece that runs parallel to the case. I don't know alot about noise dampening but isn't the idea of it's use to partition the case into 'regions' as it were to isolate noisy components from other sections of the case? Perhaps that's what he's done by not placing a piece of noise dampening foam directly under the PSU?

Maybe this explains my point better:

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I can try to dig up the email - but I am fairly certain I deleted it.... If not I can always email them again.

 

Ah, email? It's OK, that's good enough for me. I appreciate

the info, thanks a lot! :)

 

Is that a .50 cal round in the background? Sure looks like it, if it is I hope it isn't live Mr -aw-. Anyway.

Lol, 20 mm actually. But it's empty. A buddy and I did an internship

at the Oerlikon (subsidiary of Rheinmetall Air Defense, they guys who

make 35 mm AA guns, among other stuff) a while back, and he gave me

that as a birthday gift since he knows I'm kind of into guns and

military tech in general.

(Uhm, yes my dad knows a guy... :D )

Those pictures really blew my mind, that is some really professional looking work right there. I'm always impressed over your projects but this one really made me excited, it looks like such a powerhouse of a machine. No subtlety at all, which suits your project and use purposes to a T. Well done chap, very much well done!

Haha, thanks a lot for the compliments, they are, as always, much

appreciated. :)

And yes, I'm very happy with the rig, it might not be the prettiest

thing ever, but it gets the job done, and gets it done well (at least

so far).

Kind of makes me what something like that for myself, but I have enough trouble trying to fill a 150GB drive on my home PC, much less attempting to fill a server of this magnitude.

 

I'm kind of a data collector... :D

 

Just noticed this: why isn't there any sound dampening on the ridge below your PSU?

The sound dampening is actually not just on the ridge on the front

part, but I put foam into the entire PSU compartment in the part

where the PSU doesn't reach (can't do the entire compartment, the

PSU wouldn't fit anymore, it's very tight).

So that front ridge is basically just the remainder of the foam

which fills out the compartment.

Also, what's the status on that noise video?

 

Need my dad to help me lug around the machine, he's not avail at

the moment. I want to have it in the same position as when I made

the first part, so that it is at least somewhat comparible.

 

Perhaps my eyes are misleading me MG2R but I can see noise dampening foam under the PSU, not directly underneath, but just below the aluminum piece that runs parallel to the case. I don't know alot about noise dampening but isn't the idea of it's use to partition the case into 'regions' as it were to isolate noisy components from other sections of the case? Perhaps that's what he's done by not placing a piece of noise dampening foam directly under the PSU?

 

Yes, as said, can't place foam directly under the PSU as it's too tight.

Would have done so if I could, if only for aesthetic reasons. ;)

But yes, there is indeed foam on the underside of that panel.


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The sound dampening is actually not just on the ridge on the front

part, but I put foam into the entire PSU compartment in the part

where the PSU doesn't reach (can't do the entire compartment, the

PSU wouldn't fit anymore, it's very tight).

So that front ridge is basically just the remainder of the foam

which fills out the compartment.

You could've folded the foam at the underside of the segmentation over the ridge, instead of folding the foam at the upper side over only half the ridge, just to make it aesthetically more pleasing ;)

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You could've folded the foam at the underside of the segmentation over the ridge, instead of folding the foam at the upper side over only half the ridge, just to make it aesthetically more pleasing ;)

The foam on the lower side is much thicker (12 mm) than the top one

(4 mm), can't really be folded over such a tight corner.

EDIT:

And yes, it makes sense to use the thick foam below and the thin one

on top. ;)


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All I can read are reasons for not getting BOTM ;):D

functionality > form :P

Besides, winning BOTM is unrealistic anyway with something like

this IMHO, but hey, it's worth a shot. :)


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ServerGasm! Ahh that is one beautiful server :wub:  The effort you put in your builds is unbelievable! That cable management.. :))) Servers are so awesome, i would like to build a big server like that but the problem is that i have no use for that big server... My RasPi is just enough for my needs BUT, BUT the feeling having a big powerful awesome server at your home.. :)

 

Only thing i am scared with that is the noise :D As I am also one of those who like silent systems...

 

Also, sorry if you said it somewhere (read this build in a bit hurry...) but where do you need all this space and speed? 


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ServerGasm! Ahh that is one beautiful server :wub:  The effort you put in your builds is unbelievable! That cable management.. :))) Servers are so awesome, i would like to build a big server like that but the problem is that i have no use for that big server... My RasPi is just enough for my needs BUT, BUT the feeling having a big powerful awesome server at your home.. :)

 

Thanks, much appreciated! :)

Yes indeed, servers are awesome, and I'm very happy with how this has

turned out. But they're also rather costly, especially once you start

adding in tons of storage.

Only thing i am scared with that is the noise :D As I am also one of those who like silent systems...

 

You could make a pretty quiet system if you really wanted to, but

since this build is in its own room it doesn't need to be super

quiet.

Also, sorry if you said it somewhere (read this build in a bit hurry...) but where do you need all this space and speed?

Pictures and media files make up the most part, then there's also

my personal data and my dad's business data. Aside from that, I use

it to run some virtual machines (both for production and just playing

around a bit).


BUILD LOGS: HELIOS - Latest Update: 2015-SEP-06 ::: ZEUS - BOTW 2013-JUN-28 ::: APOLLO - Complete: 2014-MAY-10
OTHER STUFF: Cable Lacing Tutorial ::: What Is ZFS? ::: mincss Primer ::: LSI RAID Card Flashing Tutorial
FORUM INFO: Community Standards ::: The Moderating Team ::: 10TB+ Storage Showoff Topic

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Posted · Original PosterOP

@alpenwasser you have a skill for making fantastic builds :D

 

Thanks, I aim to please  :D

(although on this one I had significant help from my neighbour)

 

Since I'm here btw., I've made a pdf of this build log. I needed to practice some LaTeX, and this was a good

opportunity to use it:

 

http://alpenwasser.net/repository/files/apollo.pdf


BUILD LOGS: HELIOS - Latest Update: 2015-SEP-06 ::: ZEUS - BOTW 2013-JUN-28 ::: APOLLO - Complete: 2014-MAY-10
OTHER STUFF: Cable Lacing Tutorial ::: What Is ZFS? ::: mincss Primer ::: LSI RAID Card Flashing Tutorial
FORUM INFO: Community Standards ::: The Moderating Team ::: 10TB+ Storage Showoff Topic

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