Homelab setup


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My homelab is a three node cluster.
3* dl380 g7
With in each the following config.
2* 250 GB SSD
4* 300 GB HDD
All in raid 0

Based on 1 GB nics broadcom.
And a hp procurve 2510 as switch

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Bart-Wessels wrote:

My homelab is a three node cluster.
3* dl380 g7
With in each the following config.
2* 250 GB SSD
4* 300 GB HDD
All in raid 0

Based on 1 GB nics broadcom.
And a hp procurve 2510 as switch



Hi Bart,

I'm currently looking at doing the same with the same DL380 G7. I was just wondering if you had any suggestions or tips on setting up the hardware. Any thing you can suggest is greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
Andre
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ALapierre wrote:


Bart-Wessels wrote:

My homelab is a three node cluster.
3* dl380 g7
With in each the following config.
2* 250 GB SSD
4* 300 GB HDD
All in raid 0

Based on 1 GB nics broadcom.
And a hp procurve 2510 as switch

Hi Bart,

I'm currently looking at doing the same with the same DL380 G7. I was just wondering if you had any suggestions or tips on setting up the hardware. Any thing you can suggest is greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
Andre



Hello Andre,

I found a guide to install the nodes,
but I made a step by step guide to make a cluster off it.
Because there is a raid controller where is not the support of HBA you'll need to make a raid 0 for all the disks.
Also for the Nutanix software I used a high performance sd card.
If you want to use 5.5 ensure you have intel nics installed in the server, otherwise it won't work.
So please use the 5.1 version with Broadcom.

I will embed a link wich is available for 3 days.

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Sorry Bart, I didn't notice this response. Mind re enabling the link one more time. This time i'm going to be sure to pay close attention to your response. I was surprised on how fast you responded, thanks for that.

Thanks,

Andre
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Hi @Bart-Wessels did you see the reply form @ALapierre 👍
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@ALapierre Here is the new file link
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Bart-Wessels wrote:

@ALapierre Here is the new file link
http://nmd.sk/gSQC5PaK

again it expires in 3 days


@Bart-Wessels Thanks so much! Can't wait to get going on this!

@aluciani Thanks for that
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Hi Gentlemen

I am trying the CE on an HP DL 380G7 too. Its a single tier with the minimum requirements i.e. 1 SSD for the hot and 1 SSD for cold tier. They are each set up as RAID 0. However it appears the Nutanix installer boot-disk is not recognizing the drives. Is there any setting on the server BIOS that needs to be configured.
Any suggestions?
Thanx
According to the following:
http://cloud-evolutions.com/Nutanix-Community-Edition-implementation.pdf


HOW TO BYPASS MEMORY, SSD AND ITS SIZE REQUIREMENTS

How to mark a disk as SSD – In my case, I have Dell gear with PERC controllers. As some of you may know, they don’t support JBOD. I my lab I just configure each drive in a single drive raid 0 with caching turned off. However, the SSD is still seen as a traditional disk. So, here is how to bypass to complete a Nutanix Install After the image boots up, login using username “nutanix” and password “nutanix/4u“ ➢ type “fdisk -l’ and identify which disk your SSD is.

In my case it was “sdb” ➢ type the following to identify if it is rotational or SSD ➢ cat /sys/block/sdb/queue/rotational (0 means SSD, 1 means HDD) type the following to change the identified type o echo 0 > /sys/block/sdb/queue/rotational ➢ type the following to confirm the change o cat /sys/block/sdb/queue/rotational (0 means SSD, 1 means HDD)
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Hi @hussainks

Did you see the reply from @Carlos-Tra
Let us know if that helped. If not you might want to post in the CE forums
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Bart-Wessels wrote:


ALapierre wrote:


Bart-Wessels wrote:

My homelab is a three node cluster.
3* dl380 g7
With in each the following config.
2* 250 GB SSD
4* 300 GB HDD
All in raid 0

Based on 1 GB nics broadcom.
And a hp procurve 2510 as switch

Hi Bart,

I'm currently looking at doing the same with the same DL380 G7. I was just wondering if you had any suggestions or tips on setting up the hardware. Any thing you can suggest is greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
Andre

Hello Andre,

I found a guide to install the nodes,
but I made a step by step guide to make a cluster off it.
Because there is a raid controller where is not the support of HBA you'll need to make a raid 0 for all the disks.
Also for the Nutanix software I used a high performance sd card.
If you want to use 5.5 ensure you have intel nics installed in the server, otherwise it won't work.
So please use the 5.1 version with Broadcom.

I will embed a link wich is available for 3 days.

File Link




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Hi @Bart-Wessels you able to reshare the link again? looks like @praphulla is looking for it. Thanks
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Hi @praphulla did you see the link from @Bart-Wessels - good time to grab it 👍

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