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  • Tight Fit! Standalone ESXi server

    I figured I would start off the server thread with my latest ESXi server that I built for myself running ESXi v6.5.

    I performed a secure erase and updated the firmware on the drives and all other devices where possible. This was a fun build and ended up being a bit of a puzzle since everything was so tight and had a specific install order. There is a pretty even split between new and used parts but overall the cost was extremely low in comparison to purchasing a server with similar specs. The pictures are at various stages during completion, testing and some datastore imaging. The 4TB drives and controller fans were the last to be installed. The architecture is IVY Bridge-E, 22nm / DDR3.

    Specs:
    20 Cores/40 threads @ 3.6Ghz turbo
    192GB DDR3 1600Mhz ECC memory
    4TB raw SSD storage, 12TB raw spinners
    Dual 10GB NIC + USB 3.0


    Details:
    KTH-PL316/16G KINGSTON 1600Mhz ECC 16GBx8
    KTH-PL38/8G KINGSTON 1600Mhz ECC 8GBx8
    (192GB Total)

    4U E-ATX Rackmount Server Chassis IPC E-430
    Lenovo Thinkstation D30 1120W GOLD Rated dual EPS power supply

    Intel S2600CO C600 chipset dual processor motherboard (basically X79 but with dual sockets)
    Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2680v2 x 2 (10-core, 20 threads @ 3.60Ghz turbo x 2, 40 PCI-e 3.0 lanes)
    Noctua NH-U9DXi4 90mm SSO2 CPU Cooler x 2 (PUSH/PULL)

    LSI MegaRAID 9266-8i w/BBU + Fastpath (SSDs)
    LSI MegaRAID 9260-8i w/BBU + Fastpath (Spinners)
    AVC Ball bearing cooling fan for LSI 9266-8i
    AVC Ball bearing cooling fan for LSI 9260-8i

    ICY DOCK ToughArmor MB994SK-1B Full Metal 4 Bay 2.5" SAS/SATA HDD/SSD Cage x 2
    Samsung 840 PRO 512GB SSD x 8
    Seagate ST4000NM0033 4TB 7200RPM SATA 6Gb/s x 3

    Intel X550-T2 10Gx2 Ethernet Server Adapter
    USB 3.0 PCI-e adapter

    NOCTUA NF-A8 80mm PWM x2 exhaust fans
    NOCTUA NF-B9 93mm PWM x4 CPU fans
    NOCTUA NF-F12 120mm PWM Industrial Intake fan


    ----

    I'll post some pics here and also a video for the extra geeky LMAO

    Here is my ultra nerdy thrown together quick video version @schuck6566 inspired me to make lol!
    It is even in 4K - (Nerd glasses and labcoat required)
    https://youtu.be/GXP3DhyWrEg



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    Last edited by Laithan; 17-01-2020, 02:37 AM.
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    32GB RipJaw Z DDR3 2400Mhz
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    LSI 9271-8i
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    6 x Mushkin toggle nand SSD RAID 0
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    Corsair AX1500i
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  • #2
    Originally posted by Laithan View Post
    I figured I would start off the server thread with my latest ESXi server that I built for myself running free ESXi v6.5.

    I performed a secure erase and updated the firmware on the drives and all other devices where possible. This was a fun build and ended up being a bit of a puzzle since everything was so tight and had a specific install order. There is a pretty even split between new and used parts but overall the cost was extremely low in comparison to purchasing a server with similar specs. The pictures are at various stages during completion, testing and some datastore imaging. The 4TB drives and controller fans were the last to be installed. The architecture is IVY Bridge-E, 22nm / DDR3.

    Specs:
    20 Cores/40 threads @ 3.6Ghz turbo
    192GB DDR3 1600Mhz ECC memory
    4TB raw SSD storage, 12TB raw spinners
    Dual 10GB NIC + USB 3.0


    Details:
    KTH-PL316/16G KINGSTON 1600Mhz ECC 16GBx8
    KTH-PL38/8G KINGSTON 1600Mhz ECC 8GBx8
    (192GB Total)

    4U E-ATX Rackmount Server Chassis IPC E-430
    Lenovo Thinkstation D30 1120W GOLD Rated dual EPS power supply

    Intel S2600CO C600 chipset dual processor motherboard (basically X79 but with dual sockets)
    Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2680v2 x 2 (10-core, 20 threads @ 3.60Ghz turbo x 2, 40 PCI-e 3.0 lanes)
    Noctua NH-U9DXi4 90mm SSO2 CPU Cooler x 2 (PUSH/PULL)

    LSI MegaRAID 9266-8i w/BBU + Fastpath (SSDs)
    LSI MegaRAID 9260-8i w/BBU + Fastpath (Spinners)
    AVC Ball bearing cooling fan for LSI 9266-8i
    AVC Ball bearing cooling fan for LSI 9260-8i

    ICY DOCK ToughArmor MB994SK-1B Full Metal 4 Bay 2.5" SAS/SATA HDD/SSD Cage x 2
    Samsung 840 PRO 512GB SSD x 8
    Seagate ST4000NM0033 4TB 7200RPM SATA 6Gb/s x 3

    Intel X550-T2 10Gx2 Ethernet Server Adapter
    USB 3.0 PCI-e adapter

    NOCTUA NF-A8 80mm PWM x2 exhaust fans
    NOCTUA NF-B9 93mm PWM x4 CPU fans
    NOCTUA NF-F12 120mm PWM Industrial Intake fan


    ----

    NOTE
    As I am writing this post I have been made aware of a 5 picture picture limit. I had uploaded approximately 30 pictures. At this time I am going to post this message but remove all pics until I have a chance to sort this out. I will return with an update shorty, thank you
    Hey bro, make a slide show vid of your pics, post on you youtube and post the video on here. you build vids are always fun to watch.(like your xeon build!)
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    AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte X470 AORUS ULTRA GAMING
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    Corsair Force MP300 M.2 2280 120GB
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    G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3000 (PC4 24000) Desktop Memory Model F4-3000C16D-16GVRB
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    EVGA GeForce RTX 2070 XC Gaming, 8GB GDDR6, Dual HDB Fans & RGB LED Graphics Card 08G-P4-2172-KR, Real Boost Clock: 1710 MHz
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    EVGA 650W
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    DIYPC DIY-BG01 Black USB 3.0 ATX Mid Tower Gaming Computer Case with Pre-installed 3 x 120mm Fans
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    SCEPTRE E225W-1920
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    • #3
      Doing just that! Will be fun I shall return.

      (but imo it would be worth considering increasing the 5 picture limit for the build forums)
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      Intel XEON E5-1680V2
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      Storage
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      PSU
      Corsair AX1500i
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      • #4
        The limit is 75 for attachments across the board, I am still adjusting these permissions for all usergroups (Takes a while lol) but I have adjusted this one immediately to accommodate.

        Thanks,
        E
        Last edited by ENTERPRISE; 06-01-2020, 05:28 PM.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by ENTERPRISE View Post
          The limit is 75 for attachments across the board, I am still adjusting these permissions for all usergroups (Takes a while lol) but I have adjusted this one immediately to accommodate.

          Thanks,
          E

          <salutes> Thanks!!

          I was able to update the original post above
          Last edited by Laithan; 08-01-2020, 01:06 AM.
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          ASUS Rampage IV Extreme Black Edition
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          EVGA RTX 2080Ti FTW3 Ultra
          CPU
          Intel XEON E5-1680V2
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          32GB RipJaw Z DDR3 2400Mhz
          Storage
          LSI 9271-8i
          Storage
          6 x Mushkin toggle nand SSD RAID 0
          Storage
          2 x Western Digital velociraptor 10k RAID 0
          PSU
          Corsair AX1500i
          Cooling
          Custom water cooled
          Monitor
          ACER Predator X27 4K gsync
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          • #6
            Dang! That's just sick!
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            DIYPC DIY-BG01 Black USB 3.0 ATX Mid Tower Gaming Computer Case with Pre-installed 3 x 120mm Fans
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            • #7
              Just sat and watched the video, love server builds. Out of interest Laithan , what do you use that baby for ?
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              • #8
                Originally posted by ENTERPRISE View Post
                Just sat and watched the video, love server builds. Out of interest Laithan , what do you use that baby for ?
                Thanks for all the help getting the pics straightened out. They are now behind the spoiler in the original post.

                I've got a bunch of VMs spun up for various things (some are combined).
                * Domain Controller (Active Directory)
                * Internal DNS
                * WSUS
                * File Storage/Print
                * Pi-Hole
                * Steam cache
                * Plex Media
                * Nessus
                * VAS
                * Legacy XP (special peripheral support)
                * Win10 testing (collecting dust lol)
                * Windows 7 P2V (JIC my pc is down)
                * Syslog
                * Security
                * vCenter (testing with VMUG advantage)
                * other tests and unfinished projects..


                GoPro 4K/60 footage gobbles up terabytes quick so that sorta started me on the idea of building a 2nd server. My next adventure is to get vMotion working between 2 standalone hosts. I do have shared storage (NFS) but it is slow (1GB vs 10GB) so I prefer to keep the VMs running locally until maybe one day when I can upgrade my QNAP NAS to one that supports 10GB.

                Last edited by Laithan; 17-01-2020, 04:00 AM.
                Motherboard
                ASUS Rampage IV Extreme Black Edition
                GPU
                EVGA RTX 2080Ti FTW3 Ultra
                CPU
                Intel XEON E5-1680V2
                Memory
                32GB RipJaw Z DDR3 2400Mhz
                Storage
                LSI 9271-8i
                Storage
                6 x Mushkin toggle nand SSD RAID 0
                Storage
                2 x Western Digital velociraptor 10k RAID 0
                PSU
                Corsair AX1500i
                Cooling
                Custom water cooled
                Monitor
                ACER Predator X27 4K gsync
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                7.2 lossless
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Laithan View Post
                  Originally posted by ENTERPRISE View Post
                  Just sat and watched the video, love server builds. Out of interest Laithan , what do you use that baby for ?
                  Thanks for all the help getting the pics straightened out. They are now behind the spoiler in the original post.

                  I've got a bunch of VMs spun up for various things (some are combined).
                  * Domain Controller (Active Directory)
                  * Internal DNS
                  * WSUS
                  * File Storage/Print
                  * Pi-Hole
                  * Steam cache
                  * Plex Media
                  * Nessus
                  * VAS
                  * Legacy XP (special peripheral support)
                  * Win10 testing (collecting dust lol)
                  * Windows 7 P2V (JIC my pc is down)
                  * Syslog
                  * Security
                  * vCenter (testing with VMUG advantage)
                  * other tests and unfinished projects..


                  GoPro 4K/60 footage gobbles up terabytes quick so that sorta started me on the idea of building a 2nd server. My next adventure is to get vMotion working between 2 standalone hosts. I do have shared storage (NFS) but it is slow (1GB vs 10GB) so I prefer to keep the VMs running locally until maybe one day when I can upgrade my QNAP NAS to one that supports 10GB.
                  I actually wanted to build a server at one point for WSUS, but then I downsized and had no need to have a WSUS server any longer. I did use my current server as a DC but again after down scaling, there was no need to use a server to enforce particular policies so I went back to standalone management.

                  Now Steam Cache is something I may find useful considering I have a steam library, I did look at it very briefly but I did not look into the ins and outs of setting it up, may have to revisit that.

                  Glad you were able to get the pictures sorted, looks sweet. Glad you use Noctua, I do not use anyone else to be honest. As it happened I got a 24 Port PoE Switch the other day (Managed) and it has 3x40mm fans (little overkill IMHO) but they are so loud, which made complete sense after I removed them to find they are Delta fans...so good fans but way to loud for the office ( thought I do know this one is meant for a rack lol). I purchased 3x Noctua 40mm fans which come with low noise adapters which should help nicely. I was considering only getting one or two, but I can only assume that if you are using a good amount of PoE that the PSU gets toasty...so why risk it over a few quid lol.
                  Last edited by ENTERPRISE; 17-01-2020, 01:20 PM.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by ENTERPRISE View Post

                    I actually wanted to build a server at one point for WSUS, but then I downsized and had no need to have a WSUS server any longer. I did use my current server as a DC but again after down scaling, there was no need to use a server to enforce particular policies so I went back to standalone management.

                    Now Steam Cache is something I may find useful considering I have a steam library, I did look at it very briefly but I did not look into the ins and outs of setting it up, may have to revisit that.

                    Glad you were able to get the pictures sorted, looks sweet. Glad you use Noctua, I do not use anyone else to be honest. As it happened I got a 24 Port PoE Switch the other day (Managed) and it has 3x40mm fans (little overkill IMHO) but they are so loud, which made complete sense after I removed them to find they are Delta fans...so good fans but way to loud for the office ( thought I do know this one is meant for a rack lol). I purchased 3x Noctua 40mm fans which come with low noise adapters which should help nicely. I was considering only getting one or two, but I can only assume that if you are using a good amount of PoE that the PSU gets toasty...so why risk it over a few quid lol.
                    Yes those Delta fans I think could be used as spare parts for Jet engines


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                    ASUS Rampage IV Extreme Black Edition
                    GPU
                    EVGA RTX 2080Ti FTW3 Ultra
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                    Intel XEON E5-1680V2
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                    32GB RipJaw Z DDR3 2400Mhz
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                    LSI 9271-8i
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                    6 x Mushkin toggle nand SSD RAID 0
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                    2 x Western Digital velociraptor 10k RAID 0
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                    Corsair AX1500i
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                    Custom water cooled
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                    • #11
                      Haha your telling me, these are the new guys.

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                      Quadro 1800 (Placeholder for 3080Ti Upgrade)
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                      Asus ROG I-Gaming X570
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                      MSI GeForce GTX 1660 Armour OC
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                      16GB Corsair Vengeance 3200Mhz DDR4 CL16
                      PSU
                      Be Quite Power11 600 Watt
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                      Kingston A2000 256GB M.2
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                      • #12
                        I never bother with the LNA as they are quiet enough already (especially when you compare to Delta lol). I even Dyed my Nocuta fans black in my PC lol (I have 8 Nocuta fans, all Dyed black). Having said that, I do think the "Beige" color looks pretty good in a server case especially with chrome grill grates.
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                        ASUS Rampage IV Extreme Black Edition
                        GPU
                        EVGA RTX 2080Ti FTW3 Ultra
                        CPU
                        Intel XEON E5-1680V2
                        Memory
                        32GB RipJaw Z DDR3 2400Mhz
                        Storage
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Laithan View Post
                          I never bother with the LNA as they are quiet enough already (especially when you compare to Delta lol). I even Dyed my Nocuta fans black in my PC lol (I have 8 Nocuta fans, all Dyed black). Having said that, I do think the "Beige" color looks pretty good in a server case especially with chrome grill grates.
                          Yeah, I have yet to try them without any LNA, I will see how load they are at ''Stock'' first. Haha yeah I have some black Noctua's but I bought them that way but I was tempted to dye some earlier in the year. The funny thing is that the beige and brown colour is such a Noctua thing...you see a fan with those colours and you know what it is lol.
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                          • #14
                            And at least they aren't RGB lol
                            (OMG I am sooooo sick of RGB... kill it already)
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Laithan View Post
                              And at least they aren't RGB lol
                              (OMG I am sooooo sick of RGB... kill it already)
                              before U knock RGB fans, when they are free from the contest on here, you can't really complain... https://www.in-win.com/en/fans/aurora <--- what I won. Edit: If you're gonna be saving 4k/60fps video, I found the drives for you... lol.

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