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About Mikensan

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  1. Had it ever worked prior, and what made you replace the motherboard? Start by only booting it with the minimum amount of RAM (1x per CPU per channel - look at the guide) Make sure you've given the motherboard every source of power it needs, look for pictures online. Consider using your personal computer + virtualbox orr personal computer + docker, instead. The processors from the G5s are so old that a 2019 "Pentium" will give you better performance and energy savings.
  2. You could just convert it to a JBOD enclosure and connect it to whatever you have laying around. Trying to stuff consumer parts in there might get a little tricky otherwise.
  3. If it is a problem it won't kill it right away - I'd put it down there and inspect it every day for the first week, then weekly afterwards. Look for rust and/or condensation on the casing. You could also just put an old computer down there (even if it is 20 years old) to see if it will survive. I'd definitely clean it monthly, or part of the weekly inspections - check dust levels. My basement is finished all for but one room, and that's where my server lives. Going 5 years strong.
  4. Modded minecraft server can get pretty demanding (wanting faster single core + loads of RAM). Anywho, I would get a linux VM going on FreeNAS, install docker, and go nuts. Jails are fine and dandy, but if you're new to the world of linux/freeBSD - ubuntu + docker = widely supported. You'll find more stuff on the internet on getting it setup. Damn near everything has been container-ized, so it will make your life easy.
  5. Once you've configured it the way you want, simply go into settings and export the config. Everytime you make a change, export the config. So when the USB dies, you can quickly get back up and running. As long as you don't put the system dataset on the USB, it will live a long while. Mine took about... 2-3 years to die (on 24/7).
  6. You could do what linus did, and buy a thundbolt docking station and run it to the server over fiber. Then using microsoft multipoint server or whatever hypervisor you want, assign those IO devices to specific VMs. RDP actually works quite well, are you having any specific issues with it? Also if this is for a lab, you always have the option of VMUG to get a full license for Horizon.
  7. When it plays the video, is the URL using an IP address, localhost, or a DNS name? Timeout means what it sounds like, it tried to reach the resource and couldn't. Is the IIS website bound or a specific IP?
  8. oh I think I'm losing it, maybe it was the whonnock server I'm thinking of - I could've sword they had another server die that was running gluster and it was too hard for them to figure out (or maybe it was just the initial configuration)...
  9. What was he running on the 45 drive machine that went down a while back? I know his wannaco (or whatever the name is) went down a while back too - I think that one was their weird windows / card solution?
  10. SSL protects the data in transit, not the server itself. Large portion of websites are hosted on apache, so I would read some hardening guides, separate it from the rest of your network, and go for it. There are probably a few scripts you can run that will walk through and secure apache. If you use Nextcloud (fork of owncloud, better IMO) they have a hardened OVA you can import into ESXi. I believe their docker varient is also secured. If your reverse proxy isn't secure but your apache server is, it almost defeats the purpose. Reverse proxies work great, just make
  11. I never got a clear understanding whether or not they run hypervisors at LMG. I think their only needs are storage (file shares) and rendering - so not much else. They've shifted from one storage solution to another, though I'm not aware they ever used FreeNAS. Just GlusterFS for a short skinny and then unraid. Last I heard, they are overall just running unraid. He quickly moved away from GlusterFS once he had a node go down and required phone support to recover his data. GlusterFS is a solution to spread out your storage for both redundancy and availability. You can sl
  12. If you're running ESXi, I'd just download nextcloud's OVA.
  13. You didn't mention your domain name, so in my first reply I just made one up to use in my replies. Just whatever your domain.name is.
  14. Do you see netlogon and sysvol when you browse to \\home.lab?
  15. Besides nslookup - is the client and DC on different subnets / vlans? There is quite a large number of ports needed between the two.