Category Archives: New Toys

Frustrating Firewall Experience

Been getting weird firewall problems, got to admit it is getting frustrating. Even went as far as to rebuild my machine. It is back up, but need to see if it will still get disconnected. Also moving my SBS server … Continue reading

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Server Room Refit 2019

Kind of done with my server room refit. Here are some pics, need to clean up a bit, hopefully I censored what needs to be censored. Room is still hot, always will be. New Dell T410 is up and serving … Continue reading

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Dell Server Officially Online

Got the server up and am copying VMs to it one at a time. Got a bunch to go, but right now the restriction is disk space. I am able muster up a couple of disks and may purchase another … Continue reading

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Getting Ready To Bring Server Online

Server itself is all ready, just got to prepare the location. One of the requirements I got for myself is to be able to move this server running from its location to outside of the server room. The inside of … Continue reading

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Dell Server Is Complete

Got drac working Got the RAM in Now need to start moving VMs to it. May need a fan to cool things down in the server room. Walked around RTC today, kind of tired. Weight: 291.0

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Getting Rack Ready

Lucked out today a bit shopping for parts for my server room refit. Got a power distribution unit and some cables. Tomorrow I put it all in the new rack. Weight: 292.8

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128GB ESXi host

Finally got the 128G of RAM in to my server. It is doing its memory check, if it passes I can go in to production. The idrac is a bonus, need really a heavy requirement. Also decided to get some … Continue reading

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iDrac Express Bad

Not sure if it is my system or the idrac card I received from ebay, but my system says communication error. I ordered another one from another vendor to see. Also today I am started my diet again. Probably not … Continue reading

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Finally, Cable That Works

I had to experiment a lot, and there were a LOT of frustrating mistakes, but I think what I got now is right. I did learn a lot, namely there are different sized pins for this. The first one I … Continue reading

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Dual CPU Up

The new T410 server has the CPUs with proper thermal compound on the two CPUs the system seems to work properly. Although it did err, I install a cert incorrectly now it wont boot to the GUI. Still, it is … Continue reading

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