I don't have the OP Edition
Home Servers, Post em.
Just picked up pic related as my first home server. Just need to decide on an OS. I am thinking CentOS but we'll see. It is an HP Proliant DL360 G6 1U.
What do you want your server to do anon?
I want to have a Plex server that can potentially encode 2 1080p streams at a time, and maybe do some other things on top of it eventually. I have 16GB of DDR3 RAM and hard drives to put in
Is there anything worth buying on my craigslist?
Just picked this up for ~$220-250
Got 55% off immediately and will sell the K2200 card for ~$300 and also sell the extra 1100 watt PSU for ~$120-150.
Ive got a spare 750 ti ill throw in and a PCoIP card I got with another R7910 so I can play muh vidya at work with no lag.
Its so good getting a deal like this. Latest tech and 3 year in house next business day warranty too.
This computer was $400 back in 20011. :x
I just hoard data on mine
I improved my backup regimen though. now important stuff, in addition to being backed up regularly, also goes to a btrfs RAID1. The script takes a snapshot of it before rsyncing the data. Course I'd rather it was on better drives than a pair of old 500GBs, but eh, it is a backup of a backup after all.
I'd love to replace all this with a Nehalem Xeon or something but a.) I'd have cooling problems and b.) I'm way too cheap
Every single thread I go in that is at least 50+ replies I have to filter a tripfag. WHEN WILL THEY LEARN?
2670v1 - £180
2600cp4 - £74 (New)
8gb ECC (Free from work)
Phanteks full tower £80
120gb SSD x3 WD blues 500gb 1tb seagate and some other drive (All free from work)
Should I get another 2670?
Are you literally autistic?
What part about that is dumb?
I realize its technically a "workstation" but its got more power than most of your 5-6 year old servers....
More than likely your just jealous.
no, there is no reason to be jealous of someone trying to use a fucking rack mountable blade to play games.
fuck off back to /r/pcmasterrace and maybe people will play along
you are a fucking idiot, and that isnt a fucking 'workstation' in the first place
The reason I don't want to use ESXi is because the VMware client is Windows only.
I only have experience with it through my job, and currently have no virtualization options so I'd like to go for something that at least has a good webUI or a Linux compatible client.
Such anger. Man I truly feel bad for you. Anyway...
>Precision Rack Workstation (R7910)
Heh, you're right, I dont NEED a rackmount workstation to play games but I WANT a way to play my games at work while not being cucked by teamviewer since thats what I HAVE to use since I have a "gaming laptop" and no I cant bring that to work with me.
What I can do is buy something like the R7910 and use it in conjunction with a Teradici PCoIP card so I can play my games at work using their software client.
But, I dont expect you to know any of this or even be able to fathom it since you are probably some jobless NEET.
I mainly just use VM's to host services on my workstation. For anything that needs to be run persistently over a long time I have a few raspberry pi's and a VPS.
Might replace my NAS at some point with something more powerful so I can do encrypted network storage with reasonable performance. My hp microserver just aint cutting it in that department.
It doesn't work to tell me you are buying a blade to put a video card in it to 'play games at work'. That doesn't make sense on any level and I sure as shit am not going to fall for it.
If anything you work from home probably doing tier-bullshit ticket jockey shit. I actually work on site and definitely don't have time to play fucking video games. I called you out, no need to get so defensive.
Yeah I feel you. The fat client only works with windows and that is kind of a pain in the ass if you don't have a windows machine to easily use, otherwise you are stuck going into a windows VM and then launching it from there.
They do have a preview version of the html5 client you can install. It's okay, you really can't do much in it and I get errors all the time from the browser. Apparently it's better to just keep it unregistered free trial instead of using a legit free license.
The only reason I say go with esxi is because in the workplace you are MUCH better off saying you have any sort of experience with that over anything else.
The alternative would by hyper-v, but meh
>It doesn't work to tell me you are buying a blade to put a video card in it to 'play games at work'. That doesn't make sense on any level and I sure as shit am not going to fall for it.
You cant even pay attention or even read can you?
You at first accosted me with accusations that what I have isnt a workstation. I proved you wrong.
Now you say "oh but putting a video card in it is stupid"....
Well, It comes that way from Dell as it IS a WORKSTATION meant for you know.... 3d modeling and cad work... so obviously they put GPU's in them.
In fact they have a very extensive list of video cards to pick from. All Quadro of course. I am only putting the Geforce equivalent of the K2200 in, a 750 Ti.
You didnt call anyone out but your own idiot self. I think most people here would take the deal I got on this server/workstation or whatever the fuck you want to call it. The bare bones chassis alone is worth $450.
How do I work from home? I wouldn't need this if I did... hahaha
now please stop impersonating before I run out of pictures and I have to take new ones...
>parts are showing up
The 15GB mixed capacity FBDIMMS will be swapped out for 4x4GB.
Where do I go to learn the ins and outs of servers, their relations to networks, and how to build one?
You should be using ECC regardless of FS if your looking for data consistency. Also be sure you are using a UPS in case of power outages.
And whatever you do, MAKE SURE YOU HAVE BACKUPS.
Could anyone recommend me a small itx case?
I'm looking for something that can hold 4+ 3.5" drives, with a single 5.25" bay for hotswap.
Most of the stuff I've found is EOL or looks like cheap crap.
I need to use the least possible amount of power while also doing this https://www.reddit.com/r/linuxadmin/comments/2s924h/z/cnnw1ma
I currently have 8GB ram and a 1TB hard drive lying around.
Should I build a workstation or just buy a used server?
The airflow through them is what cools them. They're generally stacked right on top of each other in racks anyway. If you've got a single system and switch, then gravity is probably enough to keep them in place unless you're worried about sticky fingers.
Internal - 4x 2TB SATA (JBOD)
External - 4x 4TB SATA-ish (RAID 5)
Internal storage is handled via storage spaces. Runs a pair of DC's (VM's), SQL, Team Foundation Server, SharePoint, and soon SCCM / SCOM, because reasons.
Dev isn't running yet, but it's... sufficient.
I have 2x 300GB Drives, and 2x 146 GB 15k drives.
How should I raid these? Each on their own? Join the 146GB one in a redundant raid?
I'm thinking of using the 300GB drives in a FreeNAS setup
How old are the 15k drives? I'd say mirrior both the 300 and 146 pair, not much else you can do unless you wanted to stripe the 15k drives and have the 300gb for your OS mirrored.
I'm really confused by the specs on that:
Seems more like a Workstation than anything but they threw it in a 2RU case.
Not knocking the specs for the price you got, just not sure what Dell was going for there.
I mean, if it's a Workstation that someone using a CAD program was supposed to RDP to, then why the O365. If it was a Workstation then why the rack mount? I don't know too many people that actually require a Quadro (in a real sense, not gaming) that would typically be physically in a DataCenter/ServerFarm/ComputerRoom area for their daily work space; no do I know many people that would require this type of processing on a remote machine that would also use Office on their RDP session (or be allowed to via Security Policy).
I can understand 8/10, but the O365 REALLY threw me off + having an AV included? This would typically go in an environment that would have an Enterprise subscription to an AV product (whether it's better or not is debatable, but not relevant for this).
Dell is a private company now, not that this is the "downfall" of a once great, albeit successfully recovering in user-space, company, but it just shows some management not really looking after the products they're putting out.
Only logical thing I can think of is that there was a company (ie, 3-letter agency, Microsoft, Adobe) that had enough clout that wanted X-product so they developed it and thought that maybe someone else may have the same use case scenario.
Or I'm thinking too much into it an they did the Cisco model "throw shit until it sticks".
What do you guys do with your home servers to make it actually worth the power draw?
As much as my autism would love a rack full of shit, I'm still living with my parents and don't want to inconvenience them by racking up their electricity costs
My debian server crashed 11 days ago and I didn't even notice.
The only thing it's doing is hosting my anime shared drives and a hentai@home client, and I haven't watched anime in over 2 weeks.
Large infrequently accessed file storage including but not limited to TV shows, movies, game and software installers. Backing up important data for several systems. Hosting game servers.
And this goes along with the first point, but if you find yourself regularly building new systems or rebuilding old systems, formatting drives, etc. then it's extremely useful for deploying software instead of spending the time to download it every time you need it and/or storing installers on multiple systems. I don't see any particular reason you'd need a full rack at home. Even larger scale single home use can usually be easily handled by one or two sub $300 builds. For many people even a $100 NAS solution is more than enough.
While throwing together an old system with some new large capacity drives is great if you're on a budget, older server grade hardware is dirt cheap anyway and can often give you access to features beneficial to a server while also far outperforming a thrown together consumer grade system that's valued around the same. Power consumption will obviously be higher but in the case of a dual socket system this can be mitigated by using low power server CPUs. In the case of a single socket system if you use the same approach you'll likely have lower power consumption than a comparable consumer grade build with similar performance.
My dual 771 server should be going together within a week. I'm not entirely sure where I'll place it yet but the motherboard included the network based management card so if I want to later on I can run it as a headless server, even making BIOS changes over the network if needed. Exactly how much I can do and how useful it will turn out I have not yet fully explored but if nothing else I enjoy learning the software. Plus building a near silent server should be a nice change of pace from my usual performance oriented builds with little concern for sound.
Why would you bother learning KVM when it's already implemented in a working solution like Proxmox? There is nothing about KVM worth learning unless you are going to be doing specialized virtualization work
You could learn many more general and interesting things by having a working hypervisor to experiment with
Trying to set up networked drive system for multiple clients across internet.
From what I know:
>SMB is unsuitable for anything outside of LAN
>FTP/SFTP aren't really oriented for it either (not mountable as a drive in Windows)
What I'm really looking for is something so that the clients can access the entire filesystem and treat it as a SAN. What do?
2x 500gb raid0 (plex)
I'm going to be upgrading my "server" to a new one.
Currently I have a 2TB portable drive hanging off my router.
I'll be upgrading that to 4x 4TB WD Reds running off a Linux box that I have.
I just don't know what to do for storage, I know RAID is deprecated, but I have no idea where to start with anything else.
Its meant to be a workstation for a user on the companies LAN or more common, in a remote location over the internet. Thats why its got windows 8/10 since its meant to essentially be a dedicated PC for one user.
I agree its odd of Dell but its better deal than anything else they sell by far.
Of course, its server grade hardware so it can be used in that fashion just the same but you can get much better deals on these "work stations" in the dell outlet.
The same money can buy a "server" but you miss out on a free $300+ quadro GPU and possibly a $250 PCoIP card.
Sorry for potato pic. Cable management is still meh, but everything stays cool.
Alright thanks, I'll go for ECC no matter what.
>And whatever you do, MAKE SURE YOU HAVE BACKUPS.
It's too much to backup absolutely everything(anime hoarding, TV shows etc), but yeah I'll make sure to backup everything I care about.
>16GB usb 3.0 boot drive
>4x2tb wd green
>2x2tb wd external hdd
>4tb HGST hdd
>1tb seagate external hdd
I'm in the middle of moving my data from the 2tb drives to the 4 and 1tb so I can move my array from raid 10 to raid 6
I got a iptables question if anyone wants to answer.
I have these two rules:
iptables -A OUTPUT -o eth0 -p tcp --dport 22 -m conntrack --ctstate ESTABLISHED -j ACCEPT
iptables -A OUTPUT -o eth0 -m conntrack --ctstate ESTABLISHED -j ACCEPT
First rule matches NOTHING when using ssh (ssh traffic is allowed on INPUT).
My question is simple: Why is this so? Am I doing something wrong?
Fuck. I'm stupid. I see my error (--dport should be --sport)
Also for the hell of it, I'll post what I got.
>Intel Xeon E3 1225v3
>12GB ECC RAM
>4 TB worth of HDDs
>Windows Server 2012 R2
Windows Server was a mistake, but I'm stuck with it until I have some time to install something else on it.
It's not what I can't do, but more of what I can do efficiently. For some reason, a clean install of Windows Server 2012 R2 causes a excessive amount of reads on the HDD the OS is on. No matter which drive that may be, it completely locks me out of ANY action for the first 2 minutes after startup (This is after a clean installation), and it seems I cannot run much without more lockups after that period is past. I did run Debian 7, and Ubuntu 14.04 (Desktop version. For a short while, I needed a desktop and this was my only option) on this thing a year back, and it never did this. All I need was something for smb, ftp and a place to manage 2 VMs for testing shit (Hell, I don't really need smb or ftp yet, as I still haven't set that up to work well in my new network environment.).
> For some reason, a clean install of Windows Server 2012 R2 causes a excessive amount of reads on the HDD the OS is on
I don't have that issue, but my first thought would be .net assembly building. Or whatever it's called this week.
What process is causing the high reads?
Synology disk station DS106e
(backing up the storage drive on the other nas)
Netgear ReadyNAS 102
(backing up the server raid and a second drive for network data storage)
Dell poweredge T110 II (web, ftp, game, rdp(for my mac) server)
50/50 mbit fiber connection.
asus router/wifi ap/vpn server
How do I install an OS on a PowerEdge 2600 (pic related)?
It won't boot from USB. I've tried booting from 3 different CD's with no luck. I've unplugged everything except the CD drive and the HDD board, still nothing. I've checked BIOS settings again and again, CD drive is set as bootable. PXE will be a pain in the ass (I'm using an EdgeRouter X, so PXE is CLI only, and fat-fingering it means potentially bringing the whole network down).
>It's cheap as shit if you're buying anything from more than 4-5 years ago.
Note: The hardware itself is cheap as shit. Powering it may not be depending on where you live.
Enterprise hardware (most prebuilt servers) are optimized for up-time, not low power usage. If power usage is a big concern, build you own.
I don't suppose anyone knows how to get PXE on PFSense to work without access to a TFTP server?
I can't even get the Dell diagnostics CD to boot, why would Plop be any different?
Putting together a server that I plan on having for a very, very long time. It's a bit pricey (especially in my country).
I'll use it to store files with ZFS raidz1, and run up to 2 Plex streams.
The HDDs are placeholder for the list. I'll be buying HGST drives.
Opinions? Should I go for it?
It was a gift from my employers. I realize a Gen8 Proliant would save me money and frustration, but I'm still waiting for Gen9. I wanted something cheap/free to cut my teeth on (I've never used anything with ECC or RAID>1 before). Honestly, I'm proububly just going to ask my employers if they have an old SCSI CD drive I can borrow. I'm assuming the one the I have is simply busted.
I need some advice on a distro.
I want a server for development. I want it to be my git server, I want it to host a gitlab frontend for my projects, I want it to host an irc bouncer, and I also want it to run all the different databases, languages and whatever else I'll throw at it.
I want to use Centos 7 if possible.
So what I did was, I downloaded the 4gig CentoS ISO off their home page. Installing this resulted in a monster of a distro (but probably not a bad one if I were to use myself) with tons of graphical packages, scheduled package updates that for some reason locked the package manager and god knows what else.
Where exactly can I get a Centos distro that comes with just what I need? I am only ever going to access this thing through ssh.
If you are using FreeNAS for ZFS, consider adding another 8GB of RAM. They recommend 1GB per 1TB of raw storage plus 8GB minimum. If you're doing ZFS another way you should be fine. Honestly not sure how necessary it is, but
I need a useless idle task for my 2 raspberry pi's. I was thinking one of them could be a monitor or some sort and the other could be attempting to decrypt something 24/7. Is this a shitty idea.
What's a cheap VPS that costs less than $10 annually?
I was running a hentai@home client on a $3/year vps and when I went to renew my service, the company was gone.
They literally disappeared the same day my VPS package expired, along with my cache.
Thankfully I had backups.
just get an older computer
those small office computers are ideal, they're pretty quiet and often have decent cpus
or if you have like 4 cores on your desktop you could dedicate one core to it
Odroid C1 running Debian jessie. lighttpd, tt-rss, murmur, ftp, rtorrent seedbox. It works well, except that it's fairly slow, perhaps due to the non-class 10 SD card being used for the OS.
Looking into a low-power (< 25W) anything for use as a NAS. I might just put Xen onto a cheap rack server and play around with that.