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The Big Nasty - possibly the ugliest homelab that you'll see on this forum

Adventurer

The Big Nasty - possibly the ugliest homelab that you'll see on this forum

My homelab consists of white boxed parts, tied together with budget in mind, an overwhelming display of how extreme function over form can go.

Server 1:

SuperMicro H8SCM system board

Opteron 4334

32GB of RAM

LSI 9211-8i storage controller, 8x300GB 15k SAS disks

Running ESXi 6.0, with CentOS 7 VM functioning as the storage server (controller passed through to deliver a ZFS Z1 container as an NFS share), along with Nutanix CE embedded modified to run on AMD

CoolerMaster HAF 912 case

 

Server 2:

Biostar A960D+V2 AM3+ system board

FX-8150

16GB of RAM

Intel quad port NIC

Random 250GB SATA disk for OS

Running ESXi 6.0 with CommunitySupported profile to accept the Realtek onboard NIC, with Server 2k8 DC, vCenter 6.0 and vMA

Case? What case? Open air, man.

 

You can stop here now. There's no need to see the pictures below. Yes, that's a power button taped to the shelf.

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Community Manager

Re: The Big Nasty - possibly the ugliest homelab that you'll see on this forum

Haha - looks good @Renny_Fuchs - maybe cable management for Christmas? ... well done! 


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Trailblazer

Re: The Big Nasty - possibly the ugliest homelab that you'll see on this forum

This is how a Home Cluster looks like, well done m8. Looks good!
Adventurer

Re: The Big Nasty - possibly the ugliest homelab that you'll see on this forum

Thanks Koja99! And yeah... cable management is going to come with the pair of S1500-12P switches that should be here tomorrow, which will be a welcome upgrade to the Trendnet dumb switch pictured.