• Your Servers.
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We had a thread like this a while back but I think it died [img]http://img585.imageshack.us/img585/7374/vsphere.png[/img] Waiting for some ram to come in, so I can add more into these esxi boxes, then maybe get up DRBD going and a few other things.
Question, how did you get failover stuff to work? I can't get DC stuff to work in ESXi. Do you have a license for them, or is it free?
[QUOTE=dbk21894;33945049]Question, how did you get failover stuff to work? I can't get DC stuff to work in ESXi. Do you have a license for them, or is it free?[/QUOTE] If you are using the trial it should have HA/DRS features enabled, [B]you will need to[/B] set up Vcenter add the hosts and make a datacenter, then cluster and make sure both boxes can see the shared storage. Storage DRS/vmotion Storage is good for this, but for an unplanned outage you'll need some sort of replication going on should look like this [img]http://img641.imageshack.us/img641/5892/mapee.png[/img] Once my host profile settings clicks in on esxi3(192.168.0.12) everything should be connected to everything
I've got 4 servers all running VPS's but I don't have any pictures because they are sat in datacenters in California and Pennsylvania.
I have three servers, one of which I at least try to actively fucking use, the rest are either unused (DL140), not needed (Apple WGS 95), or need parts (like the DL580 which needs four CPU's) [IMG]http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a166/ballsandy/Computer%20related/100_2460.jpg[/IMG] The main one however is the IBM which operates as an on-line host for the tape library at the bottom. [IMG]http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a166/ballsandy/Computer%20related/Server1.png[/IMG] [IMG]http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a166/ballsandy/Computer%20related/Server2.png[/IMG] The design is very similar to IBM's old [url=http://www-03.ibm.com/ibm/history/exhibits/storage/storage_3850.html]3850 Mass Storage System[/url] but a lot faster. It takes about a minute to get most files off it the first time but once they are loaded into the cache you can get to them immediately. The DL580 one day should hopefully be running as a game server.
My server : [quote][img]http://dl.dropbox.com/u/3655572/server.jpg[/img][/quote] Specs : AMD 7750 (To be replaced) 7GB 677MHz DDR2 ARECA ARC-1222 8 port RAID card Storage : [quote][img]http://dl.dropbox.com/u/3655572/server_hdds.png[/img][/quote] The Master partition is made out of 4x Samsung HD204UI in RAID5
[img]http://dl.dropbox.com/u/286964/SDC11278.JPG[/img] Netgear readynas with two seagate 1TB HDDs inside. Hey, it runs various server applications and also has an open debian based operating system with full apt repositories, this is all I need and it doesn't eat electricity or make a loud noise :) I don't play games often so don't run a game server, and my websites are hosted on a clustered hosting solution, someone else can take care of it :v:
[QUOTE=MIPS;33954150]I have three servers, one of which I at least try to actively fucking use, the rest are either unused (DL140), not needed (Apple WGS 95), or need parts (like the DL580 which needs four CPU's) [IMG]http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a166/ballsandy/Computer%20related/100_2460.jpg[/IMG] [/QUOTE] Bitchin' tape library. We have a couple of those exact same ones at my work just collecting dust, if my boss gets around to figuring out if he's going to junk them I have dibs on one of them. Got a little room for my servers [img]http://img810.imageshack.us/img810/7953/saba1.png[/img] The silver one is my 3.17TB fileserver, the Poweredge 1750 is an ESXi machine running Pfsense, neorouter, domain controller and generally just for playing around. My Sun StorEdge retrofit project just waiting to be mounted in a new LACK I got for Chirstmas - [img]http://img833.imageshack.us/img833/3491/saba2.png[/img]
[img]http://puu.sh/bSxu[/img] It just sits in a little 19" rackmount ATX case under my desk.
Not really servers but they're in the server room. [IMG]https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-AUiTRlYhQ4c/TS92idmdS6I/AAAAAAAAABQ/j07ex_IHtdQ/s640/2011-01-13%25252016.59.32.jpg[/IMG] Here they are! [IMG]https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-19p07HMZO0s/TS92jxqWGOI/AAAAAAAAABU/nHEO7yC2PDk/s640/2011-01-13%25252016.59.07.jpg[/IMG] [IMG]https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-dsapPH87WYk/TS92lOfgmQI/AAAAAAAAABY/iiLz280cu70/s640/2011-01-13%25252016.59.01.jpg[/IMG] [IMG]https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-IEj4EeTtJcw/TS92mZwWrMI/AAAAAAAAABc/GXcdY5gkNX0/s640/2011-01-13%25252016.58.49.jpg[/IMG] Also boxxy. [IMG]https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-yvTn2fLJ25g/TTVLRTsc4XI/AAAAAAAAACM/j48O_h4YJww/s640/2011-01-07%25252014.16.33.jpg[/IMG] MIPS, you'll appreciate this: It's a SCSI RAID. 8 73GB 10k drives. The whole thing is fucking intense. [IMG]https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-SJMdqm2u9uQ/TTVLlTL4Z5I/AAAAAAAAACU/Pj7ZIzckZqQ/s640/2011-01-07%25252014.16.12.jpg[/IMG] The home office: [IMG]https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-A9scIjNpbmY/TU82DZ2w1eI/AAAAAAAAACk/ovvRIcVDvEU/s640/2011-02-01%25252019.03.21.jpg[/IMG] TURBOCOLOR!!! [IMG]https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-XezYAggrjHo/Ti_9N4eq7hI/AAAAAAAAAbc/118EzDIT0-A/s512/2011-01-13%25252016.59.24.jpg[/IMG] [editline]29th December 2011[/editline] Oh look, more servers! [IMG]https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-pHeVdJu8dMs/TqAtEqxaUHI/AAAAAAAAAmA/dPOuExy17OM/s640/2010-09-02%25252017.19.34.jpg[/IMG]
Same old server, still chilling in the crawlspace. I'll probably buy a gigabit Ethernet PCI card for it and replace the 10/100 switch in my room with a gigabit switch. Transfers are a tad slow. Specs are still the same: 2.9 GHz Core 2 Duo E7500 2 GB DDR2 The cheapest socket 775 motherboard I could buy on newegg at the time. It's some Biostar model. 160 GB and 320 GB HDDs "HIPRO" PSU that a friend had laying around from an HP desktop. [thumb]http://i.imgur.com/OwgGf.jpg[/thumb] [thumb]http://i.imgur.com/lAJAP.jpg[/thumb] And phpsysinfo: [IMG]http://i.imgur.com/gBpkc.jpg[/IMG]
[img]http://imgkk.com/i/_-na.png[/img] Sadly no pics from after I did proper cable management before sending it off to the datacenter where it lives now. Specs: Intel i7-2600K 16GB (4x4GB) Corsair XMS3 1600MHz Gigabyte H67MA-UD2H (amazing how stable this has been - who needs proper server motherboards :V ) 2x 1TB Samsung F3 in RAID 1 64GB Crucial M4 SSD FSP 300w 1u PSU XCase.co.uk RM100-V3 1u case Dynatron K199 1u CPU cooler (keeps it just about under 80C at max load) Phpsysinfo: [img]http://imgkk.com/i/ld3r.png[/img] [img]http://imgkk.com/i/1o-w.png[/img] (Voltages are all just guesswork on the offsets and what they represent, silly lm_sensors)
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I usually enjoy these threads so I’ll try to keep it going with some content… This is where it all began, a P4 machine with a couple of 200GB drives running FreeNAS. [img]http://cl.ly/232K0l0i3D2W3D0u3z3l/IMG_4049.JPG[/img] Then I got a job with my schools IT Support, and took home some of their rubbish, two HP ML370 servers, a Cisco 2950 and a little KVM. I got a DL380 and a little iomega NAS to go with it all. [img]http://cl.ly/1H0x2D3P320x27002d3f/IMG_7998.JPG[/img] Then I was given a 12U server cabinet and an 8 Tape autoloader by my boss. [img]http://cl.ly/1c0r0S2V0w321I0T1o2x/IMG_8678.JPG[/img] Here it is now, I have a 32A dedicated circuit, I bought a 42U rack and am in the process of migrating everything to virtual, using Citrix XenServer running on two Intel SR1550AL Servers, each with 2x dual core Xeons and 12GB of RAM. [img]http://cl.ly/3o0L1418032s2C3z3n0k/office.jpg[/img] Edit, Bonus Shots: [img_thumb]http://cl.ly/0g1I2u1N1f170T11302r/IMG_0266.JPG[/img_thumb][img_thumb]http://cl.ly/1u1n3l32352i2v2f0I2q/IMG_0264.JPG[/img_thumb][img_thumb]http://cl.ly/3L233O2c3T1N0Q1M1W0X/IMG_0253.JPG[/img_thumb]
[IMG]http://i42.tinypic.com/icl6ap.jpg[/IMG] ...:v: [editline]5th January 2012[/editline] I have a few racks servers in my garage, will take pics if I can still find them
Here is what i started off with [img]http://dl.dropbox.com/u/5831868/IMG_0152.JPG[/img] 1.6GHZ willimate P4, 512MB ram, 160GB and 500GB HDDs, ASrock P4I65G, some IED disguised as a PSU it ran freeNAS Here's my current ridiculous looking server [img]http://dl.dropbox.com/u/5831868/IMG_0160.JPG[/img] The same HDDs from the last server, Intel D510MO, 2x1GB DDR2 sticks, running debian and a proper PSU
Seems like the Intel D510MO is a popular choice for a power efficient home server. [T]http://filesmelt.com/dl/DSC002012.JPG[/T][T]http://filesmelt.com/dl/DSC002061.JPG[/T] Old picture that doesn't show that the bottom 3,5" hdd and USB-to-SATA controller has been replaced with a 2,5" USB hdd. And that I actually DID a little bit of cable management. OS: Xubuntu 10.04 Specs: Intel D510MO motherboard&cpu combo 2GB kingston value ram 4X Samsung 1,5TB hdd's in ZFS RaidZ ([URL="http://zfs-fuse.net/"]magic[/URL]) PCI 2 port SATA controller. 320GB USB 2,5" hdd (for the OS) Chieftec 450Watt PSU About to order a Intel Centrino Wireless-N 1030 WiFI card for it, since I can't hook it up to the router via wire without crawling in lots of glass wool insulation to pull the darn ethernet cable.
It's a lovely board for home servers. My only beef with it is the PCH gets really fucking hot and you need to glue a heatsink to it like binary has. [editline]6th January 2012[/editline] Also 2 sata ports is a little restrictive i'm considering getting [url=http://www.google.co.uk/products/catalog?hl=en&q=mini+pcie+sata&gs_upl=15679l176805l0l177634l1l1l0l0l0l0l167l167l0.1l1l0&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.,cf.osb&biw=1280&bih=709&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=shop&cid=10136337184034227768&sa=X&ei=hmYGT4rjO42o8AO1-dnCAQ&ved=0CEUQ8wIwAA]this[/url]
[QUOTE='[EG] Pepper;34070776']It's a lovely board for home servers. My only beef with it is the PCH gets really fucking hot and you need to glue a heatsink to it like binary has.[/QUOTE] Hot gluing will only act as a insulator. If you have some thick thermal pastes like TX-2, that's more than enough to hold the heatsink in place if you lay it flat. Or better yet, get some thermal epoxy.
...does a VPS count? :v:
[QUOTE=B!N4RY;34072356]Hot gluing will only act as a insulator. If you have some thick thermal pastes like TX-2, that's more than enough to hold the heatsink in place if you lay it flat. Or better yet, get some thermal epoxy.[/QUOTE] I meant thermal epoxy.
I don't know what mine even looks like, I'm renting it :v: Processor: X3440 (2.53GHz Quad Core + HT) Memory Type: 4GB DDR3-1333 2R*8 REG ECC Memory Amount: 2 Hard Drive Slot 1: 500GB SATA II Enterprise Grade (3.5") Currently running GMod, CSS, TF2, Minecraft and Mumble servers, along with a few apache and mysql servers. Yep. Oh hooked up to a 100Mb line with 10TB transfer monthly.
[url=http://4stor.com/fDbR][img]http://4stor.com/images/fDbR.png[/img][/url][url=http://4stor.com/sP7F][img]http://4stor.com/images/sP7F.png[/img][/url] [img]http://i.imgur.com/GSViI.jpg[/img] My server's hiding in the closet, refusing to jump out. It gets so hot in that closet that I once grew plants behind the screen, and I accidently forgot to water them for a few hours so they got baked. The 1U's got similiar specs, however it's not online because I'm too lazy to buy ram for it. I bought it from another facepuncher for £40 (I felt nice) [B]Edit:[/B] Once I can afford a new socket-775 motherboard I'm building a 3rd server out of the spare parts. Intel Q6600 G0 2.4GHz G.Skill 2x2GB PC2-6400 Corsair 2x2GB PC2-6400 2x80GB of some random brand 1x500GB Samsung F1(3?) Gonna use it for hosting a few CSS servers, 2 on each of the 80GB
Well I have 2 servers. My home server and my VPS. My home server is running an AMD Athlon X2 4200+, 3GB DDR, old 7600GT (It's a repurposed gaming PC) and about 300GB Total storage. My VPS runs on 2 Xeon E5507's, Shared of course, 256MB RAM 512MB Burst, 20GB Storage and 350GB Bandwidth. Got it from SecuredSpeed with a discount. So far they have been great, good speeds, great support and so on. It feels like I'm the only person on the box though with my VPS because I always have the 512MB Available.
I have a server under my bed [img]http://i.imgur.com/Lk3sQ.gif[/img] It's running a gmod server and two minecraft servers, and I also use it as a NAS with the windows folder sharing thing. I plan to say goodbye to the gmod server and switch to a mini-itx Atom board to save power and use the current hardware for less overkill things. I'm probably also gonna switch to linux. [img]http://i.imgur.com/aP2qr.png[/img]
1. How big are those MC servers? Users, Map size, etc 2. How much bandwidth does it use a month? 3. Could a netbook run a MC server? I upgraded my mom to a nice quad core laptop but her old netbook is now worthless.
1) The main one is a pretty big one, we just started a save and moved when we were bored, so you can go back and find really old houses which is pretty nice. The map is 255MB and 39 people are whitelisted. However, the limit of people on the server is 5 and it is pretty rare that it gets hit. Some periods it's pretty popular, but other time it's just idling for weeks. 2) I have no clue, but my upload speed is a completelycrappyandshitty 1Mbps and when more than 5 people play on the server at once it starts to lag. 3) If you use a lightweight OS and the netbook has at least 1GB ram, I'm pretty sure it can.
The idea you made that a gif is totally fucking brilliant.
[QUOTE=Warship;34079136]1) The main one is a pretty big one, we just started a save and moved when we were bored, so you can go back and find really old houses which is pretty nice. The map is 255MB and 39 people are whitelisted. However, the limit of people on the server is 5 and it is pretty rare that it gets hit. Some periods it's pretty popular, but other time it's just idling for weeks. 2) I have no clue, but my upload speed is a completelycrappyandshitty 1Mbps and when more than 5 people play on the server at once it starts to lag. 3) If you use a lightweight OS and the netbook has at least 1GB ram, I'm pretty sure it can.[/QUOTE] Can you run some sort of bandwidth monitor and track it for a month please? [img]http://www.facepunch.com/fp/ratings/heart.png[/img] I get 250gb per month total of bandwidth at comcast and want to perhaps start a server. I have a Q6600 + 680i LT board that I could use for the server but it would use up some power I bet. Though I could make the server completely remote with a small SSD and fanless PSU. Or at my job we have a lot of old computers, I could probably use one of those and retrofit it to be fanless I bet, though recently we've been throwing away a lot of GX260's.
How do you guys even stand the noise when you have constant computers running in your room?
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