post your server setup
anything network related
(first post) building a rackmount nas currently, got an i5 3470 , Asus mobo, 8gb crucial, noctua cooler, logic rackmountcase 6x 3tb wd red got the CPU and RAM free from work also got a HP G5p server xeon3320, gigabit 8 port switch and dell 24poort managed switch
Bumping this with a question.
How do I into practical networking? Do I build a lot of virtual machines or is there some software that simulates networks and machines in a lighter way?
I've been given an old 6850 from maybe 2006, it has 2 cpu out of 4. What could I use this for? It only has 4gb of RAM. I was thinking an overkill NAS so any low ram NAS OS recommendations would be great.
>anything network related
Just got Squid3 working on a EdgeRouter X. Currently working on getting GNS3 to open vpcs CLI on a different box via X forwarding over SSH. IOS instances open just fine, and I can run vpcs from CLI outside of GNS3, but no luck trying to get them to work together.
vpcs (Virtual PC Simulator)
Also check out GNS3 if your looking into Cisco devices/certs.
>low ram NAS OS recommendations would be great
FreeNAS (I've used it with 1GB before)
ssh + tunnels and x11
vnc over ssh
music over http
tor relay + dir mirror
backups and dev
email and dns
can i do anything else?
>Some HP case with refurbished specs
>Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600
>4 GB DDR2 RAM
> Some shitty 160GB HDD
>Anorther shitty 500GB HDD
Is this a decent enough setup for streaming mongolian motion pictures and acting as a file server? http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/YysyjX
Mainly asking about the mobo and cpu but any tips would be appreciated.
All I use it for is to store memes and porn. Should probably set up smb properly but ftp works well enough for now
shitty refurbished PC
>pentium D 3 GHZ
>4 GB ram
>160 GB old HDD
owncloud and koha library software (for my personal library)
I want to install a new 1 TB drive later on
>shitty 13 year old 40 gb ide
torrents, smb, streaming, test box and whatnot.
I had one in a Dell optiplex SFF the output air temperature was over 60°C when it ran on 100% CPU-load
This means the actual cpu temperature was way higher, but the heatsink did it's job nicely
Home server - production
4x 2tb internal (JBOD)
4x 4tb external (RAID5)
JBOD is configured via storage spaces
RAID 5 is presented via file share to media server (not shown)
Dell Precision T7500
2x Xeon 5660
4x 250GB WD BLUE RAID 10 (because nothing is stored here and I have lots of spares)
AMD Firepro V5900
DVD / HDDVD / BDROM combo drive
Bonded gig-e to network
Move from FreeNAS was a success. Thank you Dreamspark. Only thing left to do is figure out home directories....
Sometimes I make an ad-hoc between my laptop and my desktop to transfer movies and shit. I like to keep my movie/tv show/porn/etc collection synced between both computers.
No need for a real server, although that would be pretty cool. Wouldn't mind having a dedicated seedbox set up.
Storage spaces is the giveaway here. These aren't 12TB SSD's, but instead many drives presented as 12TB volumes via storage spaces.
It's possible they're all SSD's, but it could also be tiered with some SSD in front of spindles.
Yeah, it's all storage spaces. Speccy can't see past them to the actual disks, which is somewhat annoying.
Also I don't actually have 36 TB of storage, closer to 14, just don't have my thin provisioning levels set at sane amounts.
I have a 4 disk striped mirror in storage spaces with 2 volumes on it of equal size.
If I start filling up the second volume first will that still be written to the start of the disks or halfway through? I accidentally copied my media over before my data and the media partition happens to be much much faster and I think it's because it's at the beginning of the disks.
Not really, can stream quite alot without any hiccups or anything. Still want a full PC for this stuff since large files are quite a struggle for the little thing.
sidenote, external HDD for storage and using SMB for streaming, also is NFS any better than SMB for streaming?
For file hosting and streaming, more than enough. I prefer some redundancy in storage, but for just media it isn't strictly necessary.
Find a cheaper mobo if you can, I'm not seeing anything on that making it worth the price other than the size. Move to micro-atx if you have the space.
Get a cheaper mobo.
G3258 is an odd choice, get the G3240, should be cheaper and perform similiar for a bit less.
Do you need a red hdd? Imo these are only useful if
There's money on it ( production )
You've got too much money
I refuse to believe that this is used for anything practical.
I stream my Vietnamese videos from a Raspberry Pi. That will do fine.
Buy a surge protector.
Yes, if you know what you are doing.
Mount the drive. Play the movie.
Seems pretty sweet, although that case isn't the prettiest out there
Would a Node 304 work? I know it will fit a longer graphics card with one of the drive bays removed, but is that PSU too long?
>Would a Node 304 work
Depends on whether or not I could fit the 280X in it without removing the drive bay. For my use I need to fit 3 3.5" HDD in there along with the GPU. The CM130 can handle it, but as you say it's not the prettiest cabinet out there. I mainly got it because it was dirt cheap, and it really doesn't look so bad IRL. It's just a small black box really.
The 304's got three bays for two drives each and only one of them interferes with the graphics card IIRC. But if you already got the Elite 130 then go with it. It's okay to build in and has pretty good drive support, I just didn't like the looks so I sold mine.
Yeah I'm posting this from the actual machine.. Maybe I'll upgrade to the Node 304, I've already ruined the front of this one when I juryrigged an e-satap port in the front so I could hot swap 3.5" HDDs..
I believe it pays to get the cables sorted. You get this nice air tunnel through the center of the case.
I can't imagine dealing with a non-modular PSU in there.. The horror.
>tfw you have a shit ton of 4GB, 8GB, and 16GB DDR3 ECC RAM but it's registered (RDIMMS) and not unregistered, and none of your ECC capable mobos can figure out what the fuck to do with it.
just kill me.
Didn't seem that difficult to me
Although I suppose having four drives would up the level a bit
Now, the really "fun" part to this is that the HP Microserver G8's will actually post with RDIMM's. Sort of. It will get like 70% or 90% and then stop.
But there is display on the screen, which is funny as hell.
More or less what I have. Overpowered for simply acting as a fileserver for one or two users. Some might say the motherboard is expensive, but it does have proper support for xeons, if you want to upgrade to those later. IPMI is helpful when you want to run it headless.
8GB is a lot unless you want to use ZFS or something like that. Don't know how much RAM filesystems like that needs.
Mine replaced my old Asus P5B + E7600. I didn't really gain anything from upgrading other than having a much smaller server that can still hold 5-7 drives.
Wanted to use mine as a minecraft server, but I haven't played that in a long time.
- I do back up my shit
- I have several greens and none of them ever had problems
- That system was disassembled and mostly transplanted into this
And I don't think the form factor has anything to do with 24/7 ability.
Yeah, and I also have an extra molex and sata cable that connect to a esatap pcb, as well as a physical fan controller for each case fan. The temps are great though so I'm not complaining.
>16 gigs of ram
>some shitty mobo
>4x2tb wd greens (free)
>2xtb wd external drives (60 total)
the 6 2tb drives are in a raid 10 like array on freenas, and hgst is my backups for my laptop and one of my desktops
The Windows machines aren't my doing..ESXi host:
- firewall (Windows)
- mail server (Windows)
- web server (Alpine)
- domain controller (Windows)
- seedbox (Debian)
FreeNAS 1 ~8TB
FreeNAS 2, daily incremental backups of FreeNAS 1
Not to go too far off topic, here's my current server pictured five minutes ago
Intel server board, Xeon E3110, 4 gigs of ram, 2x 128G SSDs and 2x 2TB reds, both raid1
That sounds like a nice challenge. I'd love to build that and see what I can come up with.
using as virtulization host. have plex/apache/minecraft/smb/active directory/no-ip/open-vpn all running in VMs
>having all that
>calling it 'pve'
seems a bit boring desu senpai
>having a fan on the bottom
>having your rad on the bottom of your case
No other reasonable place to put it. Doesn't fit on the back of the case due to the shape of the side panel.
>having liquid cooling in a server
I need it to be quiet despite being overclocked significantly.
It's a perfectly stable overclock.
Everything from the LGA1366 generation had clocks way under what they can run at.
I'd bet that the increase in performance I get outweighs the increase in total system power consumption, but even then it's a negligible amount of power.
>perfectly stable overclock
anything over stock is going to be less stable than stock clocks, only a matter of degree. overclocking puts everything under greater load, and therefore shorter lifespan. talking super long term stability here, not what runs right now. plus water cooling is just another thing to fail, only further decreasing reliability.
>the increase in performance I get outweighs the increase in total system power consumption
highly doubt it, power consumption scales exponentially with frequency
Old HP desktop.
Intel Core 2 Quad
8 GB RAM
1 TB HDD
Running FreeBSD 10.2 w/ ZFS
One jail for my private Minecraft server, another for learning programming and general dicking around.
Solarized PuTTY Tray.
I'm currently addicted to playing Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup on there. I'm awful at it. I play on cbro.
>power consumption scales exponentially with frequency
But total system power consumption is what matters.
If the CPU goes from using 50w average to 75w average, but the whole system consumption only goes up from 100w to 125w, then that's only a 25% increase in total consumption for a 30% increase in performance.
By that logic, I should underclock because it's more stable.
Also I don't need it to last super long, at some point I'll do the exact same "buy xeon > put in mobo > use as server" thing that I'm doing with my current board.
Here is my home server / CCNA training gear
Then get numbers from the wall and find out. Especially with a "significant" overclock like yours, it's not gonna be that gentle.
And no, I only said above stock, nothing about below. Below stock you also run into problems. Processors are designed and binned to work best at their stock frequencies. With a server, I trust those engineers to know better than I do when it comes to making something work reliably.
I don't play games with my data, and would play even fewer with something I'm guessing stores actual projects and not just troves of anime like mine.
Replaced all this 2003 garbage with my fancy ass new esxi 6 cluster.
>Not controlling your own data
>What kind of temps do you have using an air cooler on the cpu in there?
Stock cooler at inaudible low rpm: 45 c idle, 55c at full load with prime95.
I love the energy efficiency of this thing.
Thinking of buying a fractal design node 804, a powersupply and 2 drive cages and stuff as many drives as I can in there plus an SAS expander. I could power it on using a supermicro jbod board.
Xeon E3-1231v3 (with a Hyper 212X on it)
2x8GB ECC RAM
Fractal Node 304
250GB 850 EVO
3TB WD Green
16GB thumbdrive for booting
I'm running ESXi on it for shits and giggles, although I'd want more storage on it probably
At the moment I'm using my old laptop, but it doesn't have USB 3.0 or space for hard drives, so I'm seriously lacking in drive space, and I know a guy who could probably use it as a laptop again.
64 GB SSD + 750 GB 5400rpm 2.5"
So I'm looking to replace it with something like this:
8 or 16 GB of el cheapo DDR4 (I didn't know DDR4 was already below DDR3 in price)
~4TB of usable hard drive space needed + an old 128 GB SSD
>mfw we're going to order an R930 at work
>mfw it has more RAM than my homeserver has hard drive space
There is no face for this.
I'm thinking of buying one, but I don't have many needs right now. I'd use it as an overpowered NAS, really. Maybe setup my own mail server, owncloud, plex, third backup, maybe let it handle some video encoding when I'm gaymen. Anyone running ZFS on Linux? I just killed my windows drive and installed Debian.
I really need some extra storage. >>52615449 looks like a great build except I'll be going with 6 4TB reds.
Still using my HP Microserver N40l. Was thinking of upgrading it but can't seem to source a suitable Gen8 with beefier CPU (since I am looking to update to encrypted storage). Competing prebuilts have a good cpu but comparatively shitty drive bays or are crazy tall, and i'm looking to stuff everything in a relatively small cabinet with low shelves
Checked out building my own but there's so much to factor in I really just want something that works out of the box that I can send back and scream if something blows up.
That PCPartPicker link wasn't complete. I was planning on getting 4 Reds and maybe doing a RaidZ setup, I only really wanted to know about the mobo and cpu.
Just so you know: reds are overpriced low performers except for the red pro, which cost even more.
I have 4 WD red 4tb drives for £125 each like 9 months ago. Recently bought two Toshiba 3tb 7200rpm drives for £65 each and they fucking fly compared to the reds and don't run much hotter.
Don't get me wrong reds are great and all but I think they're a bit of a meme. I'm torturing my Toshibas for a while longer and if they hold up I'm going to get a whole bunch of these. Half price compared to reds, much faster and only 1tb less.
Cool, thanks for the info.
Last question for anyone that can answer, should I just use the cheapest tb drive I can find for making backups, since they will only be recieveing power for a short peiod of time?
All my VMs are based off of one of two templates depending on what they're going to be used for.
I've got some powershell scripts made to 90% automate the creation and provisioning process. I occasionally will create the VMs by myself but I usually delegate it to a server tech.
The load is actually fairly low. I haven't checked that recently but it's along the lines of 25 dell R520's. The requirements used to be a fair bit higher before I offloaded all my email to office 365. Being an academic institution I get insane discounts for hardware purchases and licensing. For example office 365 is literally free for me. All together I have about 60k users. The vast majority of those are students who are around for 1-4 years. They've got a shitload of resources available to them provided by us but maybe .5% of all students ever use them. AKA VDI, office 365 accounts, etc.
Offically my title is Manager – Technical Services but I'm more second in command.
Again, being an academic institution Microsoft loves to suck our dick so everything newly made is 2012 r2 but there is maybe 50 VMs that are "legacy" and are running 2008. Maybe 10 are running Debian 7 for some really niche stuff.
The hypervisor is ESXi 5.5 but I plan to up that to 6.0 soon. Fuck hyperv
It's stupidly overpowered for a NAS so I'm thinking of getting Debian instead of freeNAS. Thing is that the latter looks so easy for setting up a RAIDz2. I have little experience with Debian, but I'd like to try doing some ZFSoL. Also, any suggestion with the parts? I think everything is ok, but I might change the case to an Arc Mini or that cubed Node 804. Anything I should know about using the SAS ports for connecting some drives? I'll be probably getting this after upgrading the desktop with all the nice things coming out this year.
I like the components. That would make a nice server.
I agree about the OS. I ran FreeNAS for awhile on my home server and hated it. Fucking terrible. I then tried Debian for awhile. It was OK, but I just don't like Debian in general. Now I am running Fedora Server and love it.
As for the case, if you don't have a rack, get whatever you like the look of that has good airflow. Most Fractal cases are really good, and have an understated or industrial look. If I didn't have a rack I would totally get a Node.
I am not sure about the motherboard. It has an assload of SAS ports, and all the drives you are getting are SATA. I would be very hesitant about trying to do a SAS to SATA conversion.
If you want all the drives connected to the motherboard, I'd get an Avoton board. But then you wouldn't have a Xeon.
If not, get a basic server-grade board that supports the processor you want and get a PERC H310 card and flash the firmware so it's an HBA card. Then get a couple 8087 to SATA breakout cables, which would give you 8 SATA connectors total.
Alright then. I was looking ITT at that Asrock mini ITX motherboard and it looks fine for my needs, but then I'd be sacrificing the SSD. I think I'll get a PCI card with SATA ports and call it a day.
The Dell PERC H310 is $60 to $80 on ebay. A bit more with two cables. Here's a link for info on setting the card up: http://www.vladan.fr/flash-dell-perc-h310-with-it-firmware/
I will be doing this with my system when I get the spare cash to buy a bunch of new drives.
Also, I am pretty sure the Asrock Avoton board has like 12 SATA ports on it. That would be plenty for your six storage drives and an SSD for the OS. You could even bump it up to eight storage drives if you wanted.
>should I just use the cheapest tb drive
Use a soccer-mom tier drive (WD or Seagate) but avoid No-Name drives. There's an image that get's posted in the humor threads of a "drive" that is just a usb stick and some weights.
Whats a good babies-first-hypervisor (no M$ stuff please)? I've got a Gigabyte BRIX that I'd like to turn into a VM playground to learn more about virtualization.
You forgot the hamster wheel.
what are the panels on the top? do they bundle and go to different rooms? I made a server closet a while back and it looked depressing because nothing was plugged in, This looks nice
do you use APCs for consistancy or do you actually have some parts of your rack that you never want offline?
The patch panel at the front of the rack goes to a patch panel at the back of the rack. All my home network cabling is plugged into the back and then connected to the switch at the front. It just makes it more clean and tidy.
The top APC UPS isn't used because it needs batteries. It really isn't needed at all because I don't have enough load. I have them for a couple reasons. First is I don't want to risk losing data with a power loss or power spike. Second is even if I lose power I will still have internet access, because my modem, router, and firewall would all still have power.
No pics of it, but my spigot and BOINC server is an all in one PC with a broken screen that runs 8gb ddr3 and a Pentium G620 with an 80gb spinner on it. Hooked up to the web via a 500mbps power line connection; gives no trouble up to the 10 or so people I've had on, even with dynmap running. I just keep it in the cool basement with the back off to mitigate the terrible AIO laptop cooler it has. Runs quite efficiently off a power brick
That really depends on what you want to do with your server. I mean, it's an Octa-core. And it isn't the same thing as the Atoms of old. It would do very well with storing files, doing backups, and serving Plex to a few clients.
But you might be right. If you want to do more then that you would be better served with a Xeon.
2x IBM PowerPC 970MP (one core per CPU disabled)
I want a MIPS Warrior CPU for my VM server, is there anywhere I can buy a board? Otherwise I was thinking about an Atom C2750
your home looks like shit
your life looks like shit
I just rented my first VPS and as I'm reading the auth.log, I'm amazed by the amount of failed attempts to log into my server.
I knew there would be bots trying to log in, but I didn't expect it to be this bad.
So I guess my question is how often do skiddies and bots hit you and do you do something about it or just ignore it?
I'm thinking about writing a script for drawing attackers on a world map for fun.
no one wants to pay for it, and I don't use wireless
but I would like to have pic related
You can try using fail2ban and the blocklist.de blacklists, I've used that and most attempted connections get dropped silently by my router (around 300k packets' worth in two weeks) and whatever goes through eventually gets blocked by blocklist.de when fail2ban reports it
Good for you anon. You should put some IDS in there and host something real though like a website or an SSD host for a small biz. Do something worth a damn. You have the skills under your belt man.