Rachel's Yard| A New Continuation
Because Intel NUC is just not gonna cut it.
Let me walk you through...
From the top, there is a pfSense node running. It is running:
And of course there is the TP-Link switch for awesomeness...
Going down onto the unknown and Supermicros:
You may have noticed, "Look ma no SSD/Hard drives!" Yes, they are all PXE boot from the Storage pod and iSCSI root onto the Storage pod. If I were to create a single point of failure because of a centralized storage, I might as well put all the eggs in one basket.
There is a HP Proliant DL160 G6 and a Dell R410 right on top, they are running:
The HP one has 4 x 3TB Seagate Barracuda connected onto the chipset SATA, and VT-d passthrough onto one of the FreeNAS virtual machine to provides backup.
The last one is the storage pod, nothing new. E3-1220 V3, 4x8GB ECC, 8x1TB Original Hitachi.
Man, Nehalem is still powerful yet doesn't break a bank. I will have a Westmere-EP (X5650) coming next week, and I plan to rent out two of my other R410 (2xX5570 and 1xE5620) to Chinese.
I plan to use the X5650 as a remote workstation with a Quadro K2000, because it might come in handy.
The magnificent OpenNebula: