So after I moved the server rack downstairs, not to big of a deal, it was time to get it loaded up… That however is a MUCH bigger deal, since even empty the C7000 chassis weighs in at somewhere around 200 lbs. I recruited Jerry Buckley to help me with this, thankfully, he was available.… Read More »
Today with Corey’s help (thanks again btw), went and picked up a used Dell 24U server rack. Complete with Front and Back locking doors and both locking side panels. Very heavy duty, going to be a very nice addition for the C7000’s. As you can see in the photo below, it had a few servers… Read More »
Ok, so I’m sure my wife thinks I’ve gone crazy by now, but she smiles and doesn’t judge, what a woman. I of course bought 2 C7000 chassis fully loaded with 32 blades in March, but one of the chassis was an older one. Now this doesn’t REALLY matter as you can upgrade the firmware… Read More »
The NAS and the esxi builds are completed and fully functional, finally. All of the vmware virtual machines are running from the NAS now. VmWare ESXI Build ————————————————————- CASE – COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 Black OS – VmWare Esxi 5.1 CPU – Intel Core i7-3770 Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core… Read More »
These are the parts for the new home NAS. Just put everything together tonight. Only thing left to install and buy is the drives 🙂 The NAS will run NAS4FREE once it’s completed. I’ll keep ya updated 🙂 UPDATE: Added 4 3TB drives and installed NAS4FREE … starting to take shape !