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Show Us Your Server [2012]

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Cant go wrong with the HP Micro Servers, i believe mine was ?110 after the ?100 cashback.

Currently got 5x 2TB drives in mine, running Windows Home Server 2011, it makes a great little NAS / Server.

I'll have to post a pic of the cupboard it lives in when im home.

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Lofts n cupboards, great excuses for cables everywhere :) Yep mines the NL36 has been a hell of a trusty lil powerhouse for $160.

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Cant go wrong with the HP Micro Servers, i believe mine was ?110 after the ?100 cashback.

100% agree, except I never got my cashback :(

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Do you know how much power it pulls? I have an UPS connected to my server and it does about 220 Watts 24.7 - I'm interested to know what yours pulls I'd expect lower than 60 watts from the wall.

I have a server with a similar E-350 motherboard. At idle with all the hard drives spun down it does ~30Watts the wall. With the 5 drives spinning it does around ~60W I believe (It's been a while since I last checked).

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Mine are in the loft too, which is where my room is aswell...

If your loft is converted into a room, with proper roof insulation then I could understand, but putting a server in the loft with just felt and tile on the roof... that must be like putting a server in an oven!

Stereopixels looks like a normal loft from the images, with boxes and random floor boarding... :s

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What bracket wall mount have you used with that monitor?

I have a server with a similar E-350 motherboard.

Which board did you get? I'm thinking of building another with an ASUS e35 as it is already fanless and comes with 5 SATA on board.

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If you check my photo of my servers, it's in a seperate room with just the felt etc.

thankfuly though it's a big old area so probably doesn't get much hotter than 30oc :rofl:

but they've been on 24/7 for 3 years plus, apart from the odd power cut.

I need to install cpuid or whatever it's called to see how hot there running

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100% agree, except I never got my cashback :(

I had to push them for it, it took me about 10 weeks to get it.

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Which board did you get? I'm thinking of building another with an ASUS e35 as it is already fanless and comes with 5 SATA on board.

I have the MSI E350IA-E45, but I have a standalone 4-port raid card for RAID-5, since the board only supports RAID 0/1.

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Cant go wrong with the HP Micro Servers, i believe mine was ?110 after the ?100 cashback.

Currently got 5x 2TB drives in mine, running Windows Home Server 2011, it makes a great little NAS / Server.

I'll have to post a pic of the cupboard it lives in when im home.

Microservers FTW! Does the whole world have these? hehe

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Yep, Microserver here!

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What bracket wall mount have you used with that monitor?

Just a cheap one from eBuyer. But I've only used the monitor once since it going in there, which was to configure the networking. Everything else is handed by ESX or SSH.

Seriously, MicroServers are the best things since sliced bread :D

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yup micro server here as well, N40L - sweet little box, and price is hard to beat! Add more ram, extra nic and fill it up with the space you need. Provides me with my router, my nas and my linux shell box plus anything else I want to play with at the moment via VMs on esxi.

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Pinned! :)

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The HP Micro Server NL36:

  • AMD's Athlon II Neo N36L @ 1.3ghz
  • 3gb DDR3 ram
  • 5x 2TB 5900rpm Seagate Green Drives
  • Windows Home Server 2011
  • Serves files and media on the network
  • Backs up each PC daily as well as doing a few other other misc tasks.

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It sits in a cupboard next to my desk, that's the first time i've actually seen it in months.

Asus RT-N16 router (Tomato Firmware)

  • Does all the routing tasks you would expect
  • IPV6 via Hurricane Electric
  • Dynamic DNS updates
  • Open VPN server
  • SSH server

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Fractal Design Define R3 ESXi 5.0 VMware Server ~ 120 - 150 watts

- AMD 1090T 3.2 GHz

- 16 GB RAM

- 1.5 TB RAID5

- 320 GB RAID1

- 200 GB RAID1

Dell Power Edge 1650 Ubuntu Server ~ test server, doesn't stay on all the time

- Dual Intel Pentium III 1400s - 1.4 GHz

- 4 GB RAM

- 36 GB RAID5

AMD APU e350 based Nas4Free with 6 Gbit/s eSATA link to external enclosure. ~ 25 - 50 watts

- AMD Brazos E-350 1.6 GHz

- 8 GB RAM

- 9 TB ZFS Storage (2 x Raidz single parity pools)

Intel Atom D510 based Nas4Free ~ 15 - 30 watts

- Intel Atom D510 1.6 GHz

- 4 GB RAM

- 300 GB ZFS Storage (1 x Raidz mirror pool)

Several older Antec cases with original Athlon, Athlon XP, along with via KT133, and nVidia nForce2 motherboards.

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Inside the ESXi box

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NAS drives during build

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Workstation

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Is that actually your server? :p

Be awesome if it was though

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Wait, wasn't sure if this was "home" servers or business servers :). In my case i have both so i'll edit this later when i get home to post my Home server as well just in case :)

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Are you allowed to be posting pics of workplace closets?

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Case: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811146072

Processor: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819103911

Motherboard: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813157200

Memory: 16GB: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820104239 x2

Hard drives: 8x 2 TB: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822152245

RAID controller: DELL PERC 6/I: http://www.dell.com/...=us&l=en&cs=555

CPU cooler: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16835181015

OS: Windows Server 2008 R2

Serves as my file server for storing my photography, Movies, TV shows (for XBMC streaming), Hyper V server for Exchange/AD/DNS/DHCP, SVN, as well as compiling XBMC builds.

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Wait, wasn't sure if this was "home" servers or business servers :). In my case i have both so i'll edit this later when i get home to post my Home server as well just in case :)

I was hoping Both! What you worked which might be cool if some people worked at some cool places and home also since I would say 90% of us have a Microsever lol!

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I really need to dust off the ol HP Home Server I was given and set it up as a media streamer for the house, just think It'll be a hassle to get running with anything other than Windows Home Server, all it has is USB ports and a NIC

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Nothing against proper server rooms? :D

Here's a glimpse in one of the two rooms I'm in charge of. Currently Showing an EVA 6400 Array, a HP C7000 Blade enclosure and some old rack I'm currently moving stuff out of.

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Regarding my own home server, specs are in the sig, it's housed in a (ginormous) Enermax Fulmo GT. (the pic shows an Antec Nine Hundred, I didn't bother change the pic yet xD)

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WHO00ooo00ooaaaaaa.... :fro: :drool: No that's some server room PORN!

Definitely that's something to drool about. One day wanna be in charge of a room like that. I work in small business now so not really IT per say but I've tried to clean up the mess before me and bosses just say i'm wasting time. I wanna make things all neat like yours and put things in the proper place but i just have cables going all over the place, did some rewiring but as long as it's working they don't care I guess.

I'll put the work server here then edit my older post to post my "home" server :)

2 Dell PowerEdge 2950s - Windows SBS 2003R2 :( - 3 SAS/SATA drives in RAID5 like 500GB each server. I'm wanna upgrade the software at least since Server 2003 is barely even supported anymore. Wanna upgrade to 2008R2 or 2012 (!) and Exchange 2010, that should be sweet and last us for another 5-10yrs but guess that wont be happening till they break!

Got a 3rd PowerEdge 2950 (not shown) that i'm gonna put Windows Server 2012 (from TechNet) to see how it runs on this hardware. Some good salesman got the boss to buy all this stuff when we barely need 1 of them. Got another older Dell PowerEdge 840 Tower also that's not being used.

1 APC SmartUPS 2200VA

Network rack is out in "server room" - The room was too small to host this cage so ran 2 CAT6 lines to this space for 1Gbps to each server (top one is file server for about 10 users that sync and store pictures from reports there). Bottom one is AD/DNS/DHCP/Exchange server.

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