Just got the rails for the hp server
big ass rack I got for $50, stupidly spend $80 on casters
48 port patch panel that came with 1/2 the ports pre-wired with some cable that says cat6+
24 port negear smart switch that I got for $25, only complaint is loud fans
shelf for things, planning on getting/making another to screw non-rackmount things like the router and modem to
motorolla docsis modem
netgear router with dd-wrt
hp dl380 g5 acting as a whatever until I can fill it up with 1tb reds and 32gb ram
Dell PowerEdge 1950 16 GB 2 CPUs running VMware ESXi
One NIC on the PowerEdge connects to my modem and is bound to a m0n0wall VM
The other NIC is connected to an uplink port on my Extreme Networks Summit x250 48t switch
My switch is doing all layer 3 routing between my servers, permanent machines, client machines, and a few other VLANs, everything tagged on the port going to the ESXi server
Some shitty NetGear AP
Forgot picture. Kind of outdated, I don't use the Juniper firewall because it was a huge piece of shit. And I don't use the 24 port switch because it can't do ipfowarding (I was unaware of that when I purchased it)
>poorfagging it up
Maybe one day I will get server rack, and be useful to this thread ;_;
I completely agree, I have to get around to getting a 24 port switch. I think Extreme has 8 port switches as well, but I would feel more comfortable with a 24 port one.
Since it's doing routing it has to be a x250 rather than an x150. I had an x450 before and it couldn't do routing either. Why the x250 can and the ones two steps up from it can't is beyond me.
they're relatively cheap (for DDR2) on ebay
I think a 32gb kit goes for $100
maybe I'll put a gpu in it and play games
48 port patch panel I got because I could, I got it along with the switch and a bunch of ethernet cables for $35 at a enterprise recycling place
I wanted to have future proofing with the switch, and since I had a rack I wanted to have a rackmountable switch instead of those consumer switches
Well I guess a free 48 port is better than an 8 port for $20. I'm not being crass, just curious.
I picked up a shitload of server equipment on Craigslist for free once, got a lot of learning experience with it. Not only did I see a tape drive for the first time in the flesh, but got to fuck around with it too.
These things are impossible to get rid of by the way.
4 post rack I mounted a tv on the side of. Has all the home network behind it. Ps3, cable box, surround sound. It rolls into a cubby in the wall.
Was on a shelf but I moved them to a blank plate with velcro.
>tfw company you work for wont let you be this neat
>tfw your home servers are 10 smaller in size, and a lot neater
I actually dont work as server administrator but I can only imagine.
>company you work for wont let you be this neat
do they hate orginization/people with OCD?
what kind of thing are all the cables going in to? is it some sort of magical patch panel/keystone jack thing?
I have a colocated box that runs a web server, a couple of media streaming servers, a DNS server (not a resolver) for my domains, an IRC server for a network my friends and I run, a Tor node, a VPN endpoint, and Transmission for torrents, and it's all in FreeBSD, separated in jails and backed on ZFS on server-grade HDDs. I also use it as my irssi+tmux+mosh jumpbox for IRC.
>so you can register your own domains? How hard is it to get one setup?
No, you dumb nigger. You buy domains at the registrar like anyone else, but then set the nameserver records to point at your DNS server instead of using the registrar's DNS services. Then you use BIND or similar to manage your own zone files.
Cisco 2651 32F/128MB
Cisco Catalyst 2950T-24
IBM xSeries 346 3.0 Xeon
IBM xSeries 336 2.8 Xeon
Not shown: Cisco Aironet 1230G
I'm Getting rid of the homemade 2 post and building a square hole rack to mount the servers in (I just got them last week) throwing out all the fucking desktops now that I have rack mountable stuff.
My server actually took a shit over the weekend and I'm not really sure I care enough to revive it.
>One drive failure
>All data somehow lost
>Gee, well that sucks
>Rebuild array with drive replaced
>6 drive RAID 10
>15 minutes later
>Controller disables array
>One drive out of sync
>15 minutes later
>Raid controller: I DISABLED IT AGAIN OLOL
Shitty e200i smart array controller has never been reliable. I even wonder if the drives I pulled were really bad but I don't have anything else to test them with. I might buy up an IBM tower and work with that instead.
this is why I don't trust my hp's p800 or whatever it has
iLO has been bugging me about one of the battery's being low on charge, and I'm not sure if the notice won't go away or it is still happening
Yeah that would be the write cache battery. Its probably still an issue, but the controller will just not use the cache for risk of data loss.
That's part of why I don't think I want to keep the server around. It has no JBOD mode so even if I did use, say, ZFS it wouldn't have direct access to any of the drives.
>Yeah that would be the write cache battery. Its probably still an issue, but the controller will just not use the cache for risk of data loss.
I'm going to try and crack one open and see if I can replace the cells
what sucks with some servers is they're meant to have a raid card and there's no on board sata/sas
Yeah, server hardware is generally limited in scope in regards to what is really feasible to use. In my case, the controller is embedded with the option to add on a better card. I'm just thankful the write cache is serviceable. Even the battery can just be swapped out (which seems to be a frequent thing with this server...I almost considered rigging a bigger battery to the write cache in hopes it lasts longer).
do any of you guys know if these should have bulges on them?
they also appear to not be openable by normal plebs
I'm also drawing a blank as to what version of sas connector goes out the back
The batteries themselves are non-serviceable. But they are parts you can purchase and replace with other ones.
The bulging doesn't seem anything unusual, but the batteries are always on charge during their life cycle and so if they no longer hold adequate charge its probably at least partially related to wear.
>The bulging doesn't seem anything unusual, but the batteries are always on charge during their life cycle and so if they no longer hold adequate charge its probably at least partially related to wear.
I don't know the last time they were replaced but it seems like a good time to do so
>The batteries themselves are non-serviceable.
/diy/ here, that's what HP wants you to think
Well of course you can try it. But when in the realm of IT it would be wholly impractical to try. Most often you'd have a warranty or service contract to fall back on, and that's why they're non-serviceable because it wouldn't make sense normally.
But I'd imagine most of /g/ with servers have them from second-hand sources or if they did buy new with limited or expired warranties, so all bets are off.
>But I'd imagine most of /g/ with servers have them from second-hand sources or if they did buy new with limited or expired warranties, so all bets are off.
yeah, this thing is way out of warranty
I've got the cash to buy replacements but I want to try to replace them
rip nylon spudger, you had a good 6 month run of service
Oh, I guess you could get a non-RAID SAS HBA or a better card that does JBOD. The Adaptec 5405 is good, powerful, and can be had cheaply on eBay.
Heard that this was the home server thread. Just need to set up a new server for my wife
For a sufficiently advanced Linux user, the difference between a server and a desktop is the presence of keyboard, mouse, soundcard, monitor, and GPU. Most of my "home server" stuff I do by SSHing into my desktop.
>practice playing with cables
use an external hdd and/or dont be a retard
do you have a website?
you need a server to download dvd/cd rips?
no one wants to play on your shitty minecraft server
just use normal email and dont be an unorganized fuck
No. They'll do that for you gratis usually.
>single external HDD for backup
RAID or tapes please.
>do you have a website?
Who doesn't? It takes like ten minutes to learn enough HTML to make one and then throw up nginx or lighttpd.
Useful for sharing to other systems. Sneakernet is for niggers.
see 'file server'
Yes, servers can be handy for torrenting, especially with Transmission-web, Deluge-web, or rutorrent.
Running private servers is fun, people do it for LAN parties and the like.
>just use THE CLOUD XD for email you weirdo
Running my own mail server is one of the most rewarding things I do with computers. I run it on a VPS instead of a home server since I have a dynamic Comcast IP that's probably been blacklisted for a decade. Your social pressure tactics have no meaning here.
It's not much, but this is my FreeNAS machine for all my media storage and torrenting. Also feeds my OpenELEC NUC for my TV.
Dual core celeron with 8gb of RAM and 3x3tb WD Reds.
It's still happening. Replace the battery.
Not that the array will stop working I'd you don't, it just takes a performance hit.
Also, the e200i is shit. Get a p400 or p410.
I'm considering replacing my micro server g8 with a pair of ml310e g8s, because ram. 32gb per node is enough, 16 is not.
I just built my file server and got it running the other night. Just made out of PC parts I had around the house. Running Ubuntu 12.04.5 server and have 5 x 2tb raidz zfs
I have 4x HP g3 servers in the shed that I haven't had a play with yet will when I move and setup a rack
>2x 2GHz IBM 970MPs
>ATi Radeon 9600 Pro
>2 port FireWire 400 PCI card
>2 port GbE PCI-X card
>Mac OS X 10.5.8 Server
>file server (media, streaming PS2 games, etc)
I also use it as a workstation, which is the primary reason it's running Mac OS X instead of FreeBSD.
I've got an IBM x3455 in the mail
>2x 2.3GHz quad core Opteron 2356
>24GB ECC RAM
I'm going to upgrade it with two 146GB 15000RPM HDDs in a RAID0 array and install KVM.
>tfw we have a perfectly functional server rack in the company basement
>It's not in use, and could easily carry a UPS and 10 servers/swtiches
>It's going to be thrown out next week, and I'm not allowed to go gibsme,.dat on it
Hold me... ;_;
Kingtson 16gb ECC
Nas4Free ZFS Raid
Fuck it. Somebody dun goof'd with a printer, so I had to pass by anyway.
It's the "Oh shit a switch just toasted, and I have 56 people screaming at me to fix it! FUCK ORGANIZATION AND CONNECT EVERYTHING!" version. We have to clean it up at some time, but it's just one of those assignments that keeps getting pushed ahead.
>tfw i desperately want to host a public xmpp server from my home
kek, i'm gonna go dumpsterdiving and try to find something once my local schools close for the summer
Had an old ocz 60gb ssd lying around so only had to buy some ram. Got 2x4TB hooked up to it and use it to watch movies/series on my television, stream to television upstairs and back up all my shit, torrenting etc.
380 G5s are mostly only loud when they're booting.
As for my own server:
IBM x3550 Type 7978 with 2 Xeon X5450, 20GB RAM, 2x146GB drives for the OS in RAID 1 and 2x1TB for data. It's a really loud space heater.
You think you're cheap, look at my IRC server.
Server: HP ML350 Gen8 V2 - 16GB RAM, 4TB SATA + 500GB SATA.
Switch: Cisco SG 200 18 Port Managed Gigabit (non-PoE)
Phone: Cisco 7961
Server OS: VMWare ESXI 5.5
Seedbox (160 current active seeding torrents), rate limited to 200KB/sec.
Various pfSense OpenVPN firewalls connected to Access mode VLAN ports on the switch, so I can just plug my pc into a different port to mask what country I am coming from.
So /g/, say I want to have my own server.
I will use it for file storage (music, movies, photos) so I'll lots of easy extendable space. Something that can be shared and stored in the house. Several people including friends and family will be using this.
I will also want to use it for a web server to host a site for myself, plus git repos and everything else I might fancy.
Do I build something with PC parts, or can I purchase a used server? (rackmountable preferably)
I'd really love to have something professional, professional as in a prebuilt business server.
What models to look for?
Get a rack mount case and build in it. I have 11 disks in mine not counting USB. Probably have $1200 in the system.
Storage server I just made from old hard drives+RAID card, new PSU+case, used mobo+CPU+RAM.
it does what i want. esxi machine with a 6tb red for a nas and 1tb black for hosts. 16gb of ram isnt enough though, will probably go to 32 and maybe an ssd in future
Thanks. Unfortunately in my (tiny) country there's a nearly nonexisting market for this kind of stuff.
But recently I found something.
What about a x3650 IBM with 2x Xeon E5420 and 50GB ram for 350 USD?
(somewhat non-adjusted value: 426 USD)
That a TS140? How are they?
Been hearing stories about them being the new G7 Microserver in terms of a cheap tower server.
Currently only have a single G7 Microserver running ESXi with 16GB RAM, does the job but need more.
Got a TS140 and another N40L on order, thinking of switching to Hyper-V and try clustering.
Networking-wise aside from the usual ISP combo-router I have an old Cisco Aironet 1100 AP and a SOHO 97 Router and have no idea if there's anything useful to do with either
Newfag here and a little lost,how i can rent a connection only? For example: home connection running at 1 mb/s
Servers running at 100 mb/s basically for host websites and gameservers and more w/ a dedicated ip i mean
yes its a single drive
i like it so far, very quiet. its the xeon one so quad core but no hyperthreading, but meh i dont really use much of the cpu anyways. only one ethernet port so do your research if you want to add another one since esxi doesnt like anything. esxi also doesnt recognize the usb 3.0 controller so all of the ports are 2.0 only which sucks.
im thinking of going to hyper-v just to try it out, but i just dont want to have to set up all my shit again
Sorry for the shitty cellphone pic.
Up here is a thinkcentre that runs pfsense. On the pfsense box I run snort, squid, unbound, ntopng.
The other box is a FreeBSD 10.1-p6 server.
[user@host]:/home/user> service -e
the FreeBSD box is my main network fileserver, stores all my media, runs OwnCloud, is responsible for motion detection on 3 security cameras, and probably some other shit that I can't think of right now. It also pulls backups via rsync from all my other boxes and does nightly backups of my website.
This question isn't directly related to home servers, but more so tangentially related.
I'm in a University halls of residence, with their wifi being the only way for internet access.
Unfortunately, the subnet computers get put on seem completely unrelated to the wireless access point used to connect, so I cannot have my laptop and desktop talk to each other, as well as the computers of the people near me. Dealing with USB drives to transfer files around is a fucking pain in the ass, so I want to transfer it over wifi.
So my question is, can I set up a routerless subnet between all of the computers over wifi so they can all talk to each other, and still have the connection with the university router up?
So your computer and laptop are sitting on different networks determined by the Access Point.
Are you able to ping or otherwise communicate with the gateway used by your laptop while on your computer?
If so you could set a route so any traffic from one network gets pushed to the gateway of the other
>Are you able to ping or otherwise communicate with the gateway used by your laptop while on your computer?
No. I can't even ping the desktop's gateway from it. They probably don't respond to ICMP, or don't respond to packets on that address.$ ip route show
default via X.Y.183.1 dev wlp2s0 metric 303
X.Y.183.0/24 dev wlp2s0 proto kernel scope link src X.Y.183.231 metric 303
$ ping -c 3 X.Y.183.1
PING X.Y.183.1 (X.Y.183.1) 56(84) bytes of data.
--- X.Y.183.1 ping statistics ---
3 packets transmitted, 0 received, 100% packet loss, time 2008ms
But will I be able to be a part of that network and the universities network at the same time?
good luck with that, you don't seem to understand the concept of subnetting.
your university probably has a class B block so if you are lucky everyone has an actual public IP and not just a private one. in which case, yes it is possible to do what you want but i sure as shit am not going to tell you how. use google kid, even then if the firewall knows what its doing you will still get issues
Here's my server. An IBM x3550. Current specs:
2x 146GB SAS Drives
1x Xeon 1.86 dual core
16GB DDR2 memory
I plan on upgrading the processor and putting a second proc in there. The hard drives I might upgrade to two 300GB SAS drives, and I need to get a remote management card for it.