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:

  • Intel Core i3-4360
  • ASRock E3C224
  • Crucial 1x8GB DDR3-1600 ECC
  • Intel EXPI9301CTBLK NIC
  • SanDisk U110 64GB
  • A Random 1.5U mini ITX case
  • Silverstone SFX 300W

And of course there is the TP-Link switch for awesomeness...

Going down onto the unknown and Supermicros:

  • Intel Xeon E3-1230 V3
  • Crucial 2x8GB DDR3-1600 ECC

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:

  • 2 x Intel Xeon L5640
  • 8 x 4GB DDR3-1333 RDIMM ECC or 12 x 4GB DDR3-1333 RDIMM ECC

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:


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