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Oh and mbreitba, that Supermicro link is almost exactly what the render farm at our studio looks like, very glad you posted that because I have zero idea what I'd try to search for to find it.
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Originally Posted by kweechy View Post
I think for my purposes, it's totally acceptable to have 5-10 ATX cases lying around the house, I just liked the elegant solution that you can get with these small server chassis.
You could just get 5-10 plain black cases and lay them horizontally on top of each other (would give you somewhat of a "rack" look). Just run a nic cable and power cable to them and manage them over RDP.
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Like VNC? That's what I've been using so far but I can see it becoming a pain with 5+ machines.
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post #24 of 27
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Like VNC? That's what I've been using so far but I can see it becoming a pain with 5+ machines.
It is a pain, and for configs/ network issues then you have to break out the monitor, keyboard, and mouse.
    
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It is a pain, and for configs/ network issues then you have to break out the monitor, keyboard, and mouse.
Yeah aready had an annoying experience where windows didn't shut down properly on one of the slaves, had to hook up a screen and keyboard to see what was going wrong and to hit the "start windows normally" button.

Long term I'll just have a really cheap LCD sitting on top of my slave pile with a keyboard so I can hot plug it into whichever slave is giving me grief. That seems to be what they do with real blade enclosures too unless I'm mistaken and just thinking of multiple rack machines.
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KVM's are pretty cheap now-a-days... And our blades here where I work use cat5 KVMs with a blade dongle attached to it, and we have a TFT in every rack.
Edited by Deeeebs - 6/13/11 at 12:46pm
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post #27 of 27
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Brilliant. And then if I ever want to sign up for 5 WoW accounts I'm set too.
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