Close

Page 1 of 10 123456 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 184
  1. #1
    DF Jedi hilljd00's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Earth
    Posts
    3,796
    Thanks
    1,316
    Thanked:        358
    Karma Level
    337

    Tech Show us your servers / NAS boxes!

    Hi guys,


    This is my current setup:


    12Tb File Server: Fractal Design Array R2, Intel D510MO / D510 Intel MN10, 4Gb DDR2 800Mhz. This server runs UnRAID.

    *Photo's to be attached*[/b]


    I love my setup mainly due to it's extremely low powered! But file transfers are painfully slow and it doesn't handle multi tasking well... So I am thinking of upgrading and using ESXi to combine systems into one unit (unsure what systems these will be though lol). My major bugbear is power hungry systems especially when electric is not cheap in the UK.... So I want the build to draw as little power as possible!


    My proposed new setup:


    Case: Norco 4224 - Need to find the 120mm fan plate
    Motherboard: SUPERMICRO MBD-X9SCM-F-O
    RAM: 2x 8GB KVR1333D3E9SK2/8G
    CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1230
    Power Supply: ?
    SATA Expansion Card(s): 3x IBM M1015 - Purchased: £261.37 New
    Cables:


    Total Cost:


    Hard Drives I already have:


    Parity Drive: 2TB
    Data Drives: 17x either 1TB, 1.5TB or 2TB
    Cache Drive: 1x 500GB 2.5"
    Total Drive Capacity: Unknown at present as it depends on the state of the hard drives I have


    Although I am thinking of swapping them all for 3TB WD Red as power consumption is tiny!


    WD Red: 2TB/3TB: Read/Write 4.4W, Idle 4.1W, Sleep/Standby .6W
    WD Green: 2TB: Read/Write 4.5W, Idle 2.5W Idle, Sleep/Standby .7W


    The primary uses of the new server will be:


    - Computer backups (rsync) - UnRAID
    - Web server (to test my websites before they go live) - UnRAID
    - Virtual machine (so I can use Windows at university as it is all Macs) - ESXi
    - Film, TV, Music Storage - UnRAID
    - XBMC server/streaming in my flat - UnRAID
    - Run the usual addons to source content for XBMC (Media Center) - UnRAID
    - Home Automation system - ESXi/UnRAID
    - Home security; IP Cameras

    Do you think I actually need this? What would you do/change? Any ideas on how I can work out the potential power consumption on my proposed build as this will control want actual happens


    Any other advice/tips etc?
    Last edited by hilljd00; 27th May 2013 at 12:49 AM.

  2. #2
    DF Super Moderator Over Carl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    London
    Posts
    13,102
    Thanks
    3,899
    Thanked:        1,671
    Karma Level
    1274

    Default Re: Show us your servers / NAS boxes!

    This is the one I've got on BST - I used for about 12 months as an ESXi server.

    2 x xeon quads at 2.00, 20Gb RAM, 8 x 146GB 15k SAS, 1x 73GB 15k SAS. Had another 146Gb that died.

    I had loads running on it - I had a pfsense router with all sorts of addons, untangle for web logging/filtering, SipX for my VOIP server, Windows XP and 7 test VM's, one Server 2008 domain controller with WSUS and another Server Core domain controller, Exchange server, Another 2k8 Server for IIS and providing services to IP phones, Ubuntu and CentOS test VM's, Nagios network monitor running on another Ubuntu, + 4 Server 2k8 and 4 Server 2k8 Core which I used when I started but never finished reading the MCITP books. I'm sure I can some other small VM's but can't remember now.[Only registered and activated users can see links. ]

    Thanks to Over Carl

    hilljd00 (3rd May 2013) 


  3. #3
    DF Super Moderator
    evilsatan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Essex
    Posts
    19,951
    Thanks
    1,093
    Thanked:        3,184
    Karma Level
    1538

    Default Re: Show us your servers / NAS boxes!

    Mine's nothing special, Readynas Ultra 4 (4x2TB), HP N40l (no RAID array yet), Draytek 2850Vn running my phone system and broadband.

    Thanks to evilsatan

    hilljd00 (3rd May 2013) 


  4. #4
    DF VIP Member
    Mystical_2K's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Location
    Sunnyvale
    Posts
    4,636
    Thanks
    1,164
    Thanked:        958
    Karma Level
    673

    Default Re: Show us your servers / NAS boxes!

    NAS #1: ReadyNAS NV+ (4 x 2TB Drives)
    NAS #2:
    HP N40L Microserver (4 x 2TB Drives + 60GB SSD for OS) - Running Windows Server 2012
    Server: Gigabyte 78LMT-USB3 AMD 760G + 4GB DDR3 Ram + 2 TB HDD - Used for Downloading Only - Running Windows 7 Professional

    Virgin Media Superhub - Upstairs Wireless
    D-Link DG-1224T - 24 Port Switch - Sockets are connected to most rooms in the house
    D-Link 8Port Router - Downstairs Wireless
    D-Link 8Port Router - Summer House Wireless

    did a network map the other day when i was trying to figure out how everythings connected in the house as i had lost track a bit and ended up with this:

    [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]

    amazing how things get so complicated so quickly
    You know he grew up as a little shitspark from the old shitflint and then he turned into a shitbonfire and driven by the winds of his monumental ignorance he turned into a raging shitfirestorm. If I get to be married to Barb I'll have total control of Sunnyvale and then I can unleash the shitnami tidal wave that will engulf Ricky and extinguish his shitflames forever. And with any luck he'll drown in the undershit of that wave. Shitwaves.

    Thanks to Mystical_2K

    hilljd00 (3rd May 2013) 


  5. #5
    DF Jedi Mr.James's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2000
    Location
    town
    Posts
    4,264
    Thanks
    233
    Thanked:        408
    Karma Level
    534

    Default Re: Show us your servers / NAS boxes!

    [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]
    Dell PowerEdge 310 (Primary Domain Controller, Backup Domain Controller located at High Availability/Disaster Recovery site)
    1x Intel Xeon X3430 4-Core Processor
    8GB RAM
    2x 300GB SAS in RAID1

    Dell PowerEdge R810 (Primary Cluster Node, connected via 10GB dark fibre to identical node at HA/DR site)
    2x Intel Xeon E7-8837 2.67GHz, 8-Core Processors
    256GB RAM
    2x 146GB SAS in RAID1
    16x 1GB NICs

    Dell EqualLogic PS4000
    12x 1TB NearLine SAS

    2x HP LeftHand P4300
    2x 8x 450GB RAID5 + Network RAID 10 (1x 7.2TB volume spanned across both nodes, mirrored via 10GB dark fibre to two identical nodes at HA/DR site)

    2 Thanks given to Mr.James

    hilljd00 (4th May 2013), Over Carl (13th August 2016) 


  6. #6
    DF Super Moderator Over Carl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    London
    Posts
    13,102
    Thanks
    3,899
    Thanked:        1,671
    Karma Level
    1274

    Default Re: Show us your servers / NAS boxes!

    That must make some noise!

  7. #7
    DF Jedi Mr.James's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2000
    Location
    town
    Posts
    4,264
    Thanks
    233
    Thanked:        408
    Karma Level
    534

    Default Re: Show us your servers / NAS boxes!

    Quote Originally Posted by Over carl View Post
    That must make some noise!
    It's actually shit loads quieter (and cooler) than the 10x Dell 1855/1955 blades and EMC CX300 SANs it replaced.

  8. #8
    DF Super Moderator Over Carl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    London
    Posts
    13,102
    Thanks
    3,899
    Thanked:        1,671
    Karma Level
    1274

    Default Re: Show us your servers / NAS boxes!

    I remember I was stupid enough to buy a set of 1855 blades to use at home. As soon as I turned the enclosure on I realised the mistake I made

    2 Thanks given to Over Carl

    hilljd00 (9th June 2013), Sanj[UK] (3rd May 2013) 


  9. #9
    DF Jedi hilljd00's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Earth
    Posts
    3,796
    Thanks
    1,316
    Thanked:        358
    Karma Level
    337

    Default Re: Show us your servers / NAS boxes!

    Looks good guys but I know loads of us have servers! Where's the rest of you?

    What's your reasoning behind the Draytek 2850Vn?

  10. #10
    DF Jedi Mr.James's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2000
    Location
    town
    Posts
    4,264
    Thanks
    233
    Thanked:        408
    Karma Level
    534

    Default Re: Show us your servers / NAS boxes!

    Quote Originally Posted by Over carl View Post
    I remember I was stupid enough to buy a set of 1855 blades to use at home. As soon as I turned the enclosure on I realised the mistake I made
    Lmao. I can imagine your reaction when you cranked those up and heard them for the first time. The big central fan sounds like a jet engine!


    ________________
    Sent via Tapatalk

  11. #11
    DF Jedi reverend's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    On the couch
    Posts
    2,614
    Thanks
    180
    Thanked:        450
    Karma Level
    360

    Default Re: Show us your servers / NAS boxes!

    Bloody hell Mr James is that at work or home?! I'm forever having the piss taken out of me at work for having kit at home, you can't beat it though!

    I've just got a couple of Microservers, 4x IBM x3455s, an HP Proliant DL585 G5 and a Dell CS23, and it's more than enough for anything I've thrown at it all yet. I'm tempted to sack the 585 off on eBay and maybe pick up another 1U box but we'll see!

    Thanks to reverend

    hilljd00 (4th May 2013) 


  12. #12
    DF Jedi Mr.James's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2000
    Location
    town
    Posts
    4,264
    Thanks
    233
    Thanked:        408
    Karma Level
    534

    Default Re: Show us your servers / NAS boxes!

    No it's not at home lol... It's one half of a two-site a datacentre I installed a few months back. Prob about £30K of kit in that pic.

    [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]

    This is what I'm using at home for everything. I custom built my nas coz I wanted it to be silent & low powered but have some punch if I need it. Not usually things that go together but I'd been using OEM nas boxes and they just choked at the first sign of hard work.

    In the end I opted for a mini-itx Intel DH67CF main board with a 35w Intel i3 2120T 2.6Ghz, 4GB RAM and 5.5TB Storage using WD Greens. It's fitted out with BeQuiet PSU/CPU fans which are super quiet. I can't hear it at the minute and it's about 3ft away. Sometimes they'll ramp up a bit if it starts unraring GBs of stuff but it you still have to strain to hear it.

    Currently running a GUI-less Debian Squeeze OS on it.
    Sabnzbd/SickBeard/CouchPotato/Headphones/Transmission/newznab for downloads
    AirVideo/Subsonic for Video/Audio streaming to iPhones
    Minidlna for video streaming to Windows Media Player
    Samba file sharing for Windows clients
    NFS sharing for WDTV/Linux devices
    vsftpd for FTP access
    Dropbox for cloud backup
    ssh for remote access
    and fail2ban to tarpit the hackers

    Thanks to Mr.James

    hilljd00 (4th May 2013) 


  13. #13
    DF Jedi hilljd00's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Earth
    Posts
    3,796
    Thanks
    1,316
    Thanked:        358
    Karma Level
    337

    Default Re: Show us your servers / NAS boxes!

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.James View Post
    fail2ban to tarpit the hackers
    What's this?

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using Tapatalk 2

  14. #14
    DF Super Moderator Over Carl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    London
    Posts
    13,102
    Thanks
    3,899
    Thanked:        1,671
    Karma Level
    1274

    Default Re: Show us your servers / NAS boxes!

    As Mr. James said, it's to block hackers. You get it to scan various logs and temporarily block ip addresses that you can determine from logs are probably trying to do naughty things.

    Thanks to Over Carl

    hilljd00 (4th May 2013) 


  15. #15
    DF Jedi Mr.James's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2000
    Location
    town
    Posts
    4,264
    Thanks
    233
    Thanked:        408
    Karma Level
    534

    Default Re: Show us your servers / NAS boxes!

    Yeah, you can get it doing all sorts of stuff but I just have it monitoring the logs for 5 failed login attempts within 15 mins from the same ip. If it detects that's happened it blocks that IP address for an hour.

    Sounds good in principle, but in reality it just means I lock myself out every time I have caps lock on by mistake... And that happens far more frequently than snoopers trying to get in lol


    ________________
    Sent via Tapatalk

    2 Thanks given to Mr.James

    hilljd00 (4th May 2013), Over Carl (7th May 2018) 


  16. #16
    DF Jedi Mr.James's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2000
    Location
    town
    Posts
    4,264
    Thanks
    233
    Thanked:        408
    Karma Level
    534

    Default Re: Show us your servers / NAS boxes!

    Quote Originally Posted by Mystical_2K View Post
    amazing how things get so complicated so quickly
    Just out of curiosity, what you using all the Pis for?


    ________________
    Sent via Tapatalk

  17. #17
    DF Jedi hilljd00's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Earth
    Posts
    3,796
    Thanks
    1,316
    Thanked:        358
    Karma Level
    337

    Default Re: Show us your servers / NAS boxes!

    I would say streaming but theirs game consoles everywhere too so my streaming theory doesn't make much sense

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using Tapatalk 2

  18. #18
    DF Super Moderator
    evilsatan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Essex
    Posts
    19,951
    Thanks
    1,093
    Thanked:        3,184
    Karma Level
    1538

    Default Re: Show us your servers / NAS boxes!

    Quote Originally Posted by hilljd00 View Post
    Looks good guys but I know loads of us have servers! Where's the rest of you?

    What's your reasoning behind the Draytek 2850Vn?
    Tbh I am a draytek partner so get a discount and thought I might as well get something I can learn with. Needed a router that could replace my homehub 2 with BT broadband talk but I've migrated to voipfone now so even better.

    Thanks to evilsatan

    hilljd00 (4th May 2013) 


  19. #19
    DF Jedi Mr.James's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2000
    Location
    town
    Posts
    4,264
    Thanks
    233
    Thanked:        408
    Karma Level
    534

    Default Re: Show us your servers / NAS boxes!

    Quote Originally Posted by hilljd00 View Post
    I would say streaming but theirs game consoles everywhere too so my streaming theory doesn't make much sense

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using Tapatalk 2
    I thought the exact same too. Only other thing I could think was home automation. I suppose streaming to different consoles can be a pain though. Especially if you watch lots of subtitled stuff. For the price of a pi it might be worth the lack of hassle lol


    ________________
    Sent via Tapatalk

  20. #20
    DF VIP Member
    Mystical_2K's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Location
    Sunnyvale
    Posts
    4,636
    Thanks
    1,164
    Thanked:        958
    Karma Level
    673

    Default Re: Show us your servers / NAS boxes!

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.James View Post
    Just out of curiosity, what you using all the Pis for?

    The Pi's are just for streaming, each one has Raspbmc installed and all are connected to a central MYSQL database on the ReadyNAS for storing all the media, so for example if im watching a film in the living room and stop it i can then go upstairs to the bedroom and click play for the same film and it will pick up where i left off, also i only update the database from one of the servers and when i do every Pi automatically gets the updated Movies, TV Shows, Music etc. without me having to manually update each one - saves alot of time


    xbmc on my android tab is also connected to the central database so i can use that as a portable media player around the house


    the game consoles arent really used for streaming, i used to use original xbox's with XBMC but they are unable to play HD content and for the price of a Pi i just decided to replace them all, however i do collect Game Consoles so if i have at least 50 i think (SNES, Mega Drive, Playstation 1,2,3, Xbox's, 360's - including one built into a PC Case with a built in HD-DVD drive, Jaguar, Saturn, Net Yaroze, N64 with DrV64 - too many to mention plus hundreds of games and accessories)


    some things i forgot from the network map (i now realise) are the LG TV's i have as they are Network ready and have iPlayer etc available but i completely forgot about them


    their is some noticeable lag occasionally if you are trying to watch stuff in the summer house as theirs a ton of cabling running from the upstairs bedroom down to the bottom of the garden, might need to add a router or switch (probably a router for more wireless access) to give it a little boost in between
    You know he grew up as a little shitspark from the old shitflint and then he turned into a shitbonfire and driven by the winds of his monumental ignorance he turned into a raging shitfirestorm. If I get to be married to Barb I'll have total control of Sunnyvale and then I can unleash the shitnami tidal wave that will engulf Ricky and extinguish his shitflames forever. And with any luck he'll drown in the undershit of that wave. Shitwaves.

    Thanks to Mystical_2K

    hilljd00 (4th May 2013) 


Page 1 of 10 123456 ... LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 8
    Last Post: 20th February 2011, 09:03 PM
  2. EA servers
    By TAR in forum Microsoft Consoles
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 11th July 2008, 10:37 PM
  3. GTA IV servers
    By wR_sixtee6 in forum Sony Consoles
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 2nd May 2008, 11:43 AM
  4. GTA SERVERS DOWN?
    By sammyc7 in forum Sony Consoles
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 29th April 2008, 11:10 PM

Social Networking Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •