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Power cable + 5-6 network cables is all that will come out of the computer. Pretty sure I can manage that. tongue.gif
The fans are very quiet. The pump however are not. But that is my own choosing since I used spare parts where I could. It could easily be done w/ a pump that is quieter.

Why so many Ethernet cables?
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Why so many Ethernet cables?
1 for IPMI, 1 for host, 1 for pfsense WAN. 1 for the rest of the VMs. And likely 2 dedicated for Win Server 2012 to take advantage of SMB3.0.
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1 for IPMI, 1 for host, 1 for pfsense WAN. 1 for the rest of the VMs. And likely 2 dedicated for Win Server 2012 to take advantage of SMB3.0.

Ok, no LAN for pfsense? I still want a server that can pass through hardware, would be so nice.
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Ok, no LAN for pfsense? I still want a server that can pass through hardware, would be so nice.

for pfsense LAN I should be able to use a virtual adapter.
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Yea I ran pfsense with just 2 nics. Wan for one and lan for the other. Now I got a new server and it has 4 NICs. I am using ipfire now and it'll be one for wan one for lan one for wlan and one for DMZ.
   
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Yea I ran pfsense with just 2 nics. Wan for one and lan for the other. Now I got a new server and it has 4 NICs. I am using ipfire now and it'll be one for wan one for lan one for wlan and one for DMZ.

Not familiar w/ ipfire but I may give it a try. I got rather attached to having a squid cache and it seems Ipfire also has this. thumb.gif
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Not familiar w/ ipfire but I may give it a try. I got rather attached to having a squid cache and it seems Ipfire also has this. thumb.gif

I did the same thing with pfsense. I find that Squid and filtering and ClamAV are actually easier to implement on ipfire.
   
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Some very nice machines in this thread, currently working myself through it page by page. smile.gif


In the spirit of contribooting something myself, here's the build I'm currently in the process
of finishing up:

APOLLO

Hardware

Case: InWin PP689, modded to fit 24 3.5" disks
CPU: 2 x Intel Xeon L5630
M/B: Supermicro X8DT3-LN4
RAM: 12 GB Hynix unbuffered ECC (might upgrade this at some point, but currently it's just about sufficient)
HBA: 3 x LSI 9211-8i, flashed to IT mode (that was a "fun" process, figuring it out the first time)
System SSD: Intel 520 128 GB
HDD: 3 x Samsung HD103UJ 1 TB (3-way mirror, business data)
HDD: 6 x WD Red 3 TB (RAIDZ-2, media files)
HDD: 4 x WD RE4 2 TB (RAIDZ-2, my personal data)
PSU: Enermax Platimax 550W


Software

Host O/S: Arch Linux
Guest O/S: I'm running three guests (also Arch) via KVM/QEMU, plus I have one more guest
with BOINC which I occasionally start up to do some distributed computing. Each of the storage VMs
has its own dedicated LAN port (the board has four natively, very nice).
Storage: Running ZFS, each VM gets its dedicated ZFS pool, bought three LSI 9211-8i host
bus adapters on eBay for ~100 USD each and am using them in IT mode. Can't use the ports on
the M/B for drives larger than 2 TB because the board is from the era before 3 TB drives were common.

This is a diagram representing the setup as it is now, might need to click for full res version if you
want to be able to read the text. wink.gif

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aw--apollo--2014-04-13--storage-topology.png


Pics

With the help of my neighbour (who has a mill and some spare time due to being a pensioneer),
we made two disk racks with capacity for 12 3.5" drives each, which are mounted into the front
of the case.

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aw--apollo--2014-04-02--10--cage-panels.jpeg

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aw--apollo--2014-04-02--22--disk-racks.jpeg

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aw--apollo--2014-04-10--02--disk-fans.jpeg

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aw--apollo--2014-04-13--21--disk-rack-cables-overview.jpeg

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aw--apollo--2014-04-13--24--mb-cmpt-overview.jpeg


There are still a few smaller things to do, but for the most part it's done and operational for now.

For those interested, build log can be found here.


Cheers,
-aw
Edited by alpenwasser - 4/13/14 at 3:44am
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With the help of my neighbour (who has a mill and some spare time due to being a pensioneer),
we made two disk racks with capacity for 12 3.5" drives each, which are mounted into the front
of the case.

-snip-

Cheers,
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WOW those are pretty. Looks fantastic, especially with the nicely managed cables.
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WOW those are pretty. Looks fantastic, especially with the nicely managed cables.


Yeah, and they work pretty well too, very happy with the system so far. Thanks! smile.gif
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