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    Question New Home Server Setup

    Well after purchasing my new HP home server, to replace my Dell Poweredge, and the Mrs having ago at me for doing so, I thought I would create a post, to see how many other people here have a server setup at home and if so what kinda setup do you have, and where do you keep them?

    I have just got a

    HP ML150 G6
    42GB RAM
    8 2TB SATA HDD
    2 INTEL XEON E5506

    Running ESXI 5.0

    HP Pro Curve 24 Port PoE switch running the network, and IP Cisco phone system.

    Kinda over kill maybe, or maybe not?

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    Overkill for home anit it? What you running?

    1tb nas serving 3 pcs for movies, music.

    Thompson adsl router (just hosting wireless and internet) and a belkin 5port switch for PC. Sky and Xbox

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    I have 2 HP MicroServers with 8 gig ram and 2 NICs. I use a 4 bay QNAP for storage. I run these as a Hyper-V cluster on the 180 day trial. QNAP keeps my files mostly, I only use the servers as a test bed and I don't run any services I need for home. Got an 8 port gig HP switch connecting everything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by newpersn View Post
    Overkill for home anit it? What you running?
    Nasa... :-)

    Just finished my VMWare courses so the main reason was for that, well that’s what the Poweredge one was for,

    I run 2 CC4 servers 2 CC3 servers, and multiple workstations for those 2 servers, home servers for phone and media streaming, that’s about it, at the moment anyway :-)

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    HP EX490 - WHS 2011, 2TB + 2TB backup drive....Cisco Switched Router connecting the lot = Jobs a good en', Nice and simple - I have an old HP DX2400 Quad core running VMWare ESX for testbed stuff as and when required.

    Nice an easy!

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    I don't think your being OTT but I share your ear ache,

    In my loft I run an ML350 G6 on 2008R2 Enterprise running Hyper-V with 32GB 2 x E5420 with 2 x 250 and 2 x 500 SATA hooked up to a 6 x 1TB Readynas Pro running as an iSCSI SAN box
    Seimens IP Phone system over Virgin Cable Via a Sonicwall NSA240
    APC 1500 UPS
    Netgear 16 port switch
    Unifi UAP x 2
    2TB LG NAS box for the AV storage and Network attached BlueRay.
    5.8Ghz wireless bridge to my workshop where an old rack mount 4TB Terastation keeps everything backed up.

    The whole lot costs around 4.5p per hour to run 24/7 that's around a £400 per year electricity bill so watch out for that sting in the tail.
    I keep turning the lights and the heating off telling the wife "she" needs to be more careful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by m25man View Post
    In my loft I run an ML350 G6 on 2008R2 Enterprise running Hyper-V with 32GB 2 x E5420 with 2 x 250 and 2 x 500 SATA hooked up to a 6 x 1TB Readynas Pro running as an iSCSI SAN box
    Seimens IP Phone system over Virgin Cable Via a Sonicwall NSA240
    APC 1500 UPS
    Netgear 16 port switch
    Unifi UAP x 2
    2TB LG NAS box for the AV storage and Network attached BlueRay.
    5.8Ghz wireless bridge to my workshop where an old rack mount 4TB Terastation keeps everything backed up.
    Wow! I love that! Your just missing a CCTV system

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    Quote Originally Posted by mmoseley View Post
    Wow! I love that! Your just missing a CCTV system
    Axis 210a's at the rear, AVTEC elsewhere.

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    @ChrisH, which model QNAP device do you use?

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    Thank goodness for Virtualization.

    I used to have 3 HP ML330's (I think) but now have 6 servers running on a MicroServer. May look at replacing my old ML115 with the newer MicroServer as the RAM for the MicroServer is so much cheaper (not to mention less elec bills).

    Currently run:
    Draytek Vigor as Firewall (this was given to me)
    HP MicroServer N36L with 8GB, 4 X 500GB SATAS, 2 X LACP NIC's, (2 DC's, File Server and a Windows 7, Moodle, Ghost/WDS)
    HP ML115 G5, Quad Core, 5GB RAM as development/lab (Memory too expensive)
    2 HP 1810-8G's (with 2 LACP Uplinks between as in different rooms)
    Old HP DX6100 (as a Tape Backup server for off site full backups)

    Most of my home computing is done on MACS, can easily RDP into the servers if needed.



    Looks like I have a bit of catching up to do :-?

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    Had various hardware over the years, but currently just have a Microserver for a virtual lab. Not really got the desire to have anything else!

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    Quote Originally Posted by IKWeb View Post
    Well after purchasing my new HP home server, to replace my Dell Poweredge, and the Mrs having ago at me for doing so, I thought I would create a post, to see how many other people here have a server setup at home and if so what kinda setup do you have, and where do you keep them?

    I have just got a

    HP ML150 G6
    42GB RAM
    8 2TB SATA HDD
    2 INTEL XEON E5506

    Running ESXI 5.0

    HP Pro Curve 24 Port PoE switch running the network, and IP Cisco phone system.

    Kinda over kill maybe, or maybe not?
    Overkill? Just a tiny bit!!!!!!! No wonder your missus had a rant! Are those the servers Pixar use for producing their animated movies? I think you should host a couple of ARMAII DayZ servers on that monster!

    My Acer Aspire Revo is more a media centre then a server, but is used as one for FTP access and hosts a TeamSpeak server too.

    Intel Atom 230 1.6GHz
    2 GB RAM
    25g GB SATA HD
    NVIDIA ION

    Netgear ReadNAS Duo with 2x1 TB of AV storage & backup.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IKWeb View Post
    Well after purchasing my new HP home server, to replace my Dell Poweredge, and the Mrs having ago at me for doing so, I thought I would create a post, to see how many other people here have a server setup at home and if so what kinda setup do you have, and where do you keep them?

    I have just got a

    HP ML150 G6
    42GB RAM
    8 2TB SATA HDD
    2 INTEL XEON E5506

    Running ESXI 5.0

    HP Pro Curve 24 Port PoE switch running the network, and IP Cisco phone system.

    Kinda over kill maybe, or maybe not?
    Quote Originally Posted by m25man View Post
    I don't think your being OTT but I share your ear ache,

    In my loft I run an ML350 G6 on 2008R2 Enterprise running Hyper-V with 32GB 2 x E5420 with 2 x 250 and 2 x 500 SATA hooked up to a 6 x 1TB Readynas Pro running as an iSCSI SAN box
    Seimens IP Phone system over Virgin Cable Via a Sonicwall NSA240
    APC 1500 UPS
    Netgear 16 port switch
    Unifi UAP x 2
    2TB LG NAS box for the AV storage and Network attached BlueRay.
    5.8Ghz wireless bridge to my workshop where an old rack mount 4TB Terastation keeps everything backed up.

    The whole lot costs around 4.5p per hour to run 24/7 that's around a £400 per year electricity bill so watch out for that sting in the tail.
    I keep turning the lights and the heating off telling the wife "she" needs to be more careful.
    what on EARTH do you use all this computing power to do?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tbutcher View Post
    what on EARTH do you use all this computing power to do?!
    play solitaire??

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    Quote Originally Posted by mdench View Post
    play solitaire??
    Ahh, but he's virtualised it 80,000 times so that he can play every possible iteration in less than a day.



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