Monthly Archives: March 2012

Dell R415 Bios update

been on the search for the bios update for my server, there is a .exe file you can download from dell, but that doesn’t help you unless your server is running windows 🙁 Did some quick googling, and found this. … Continue reading

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Installing Xen on the R415 & Updates.

Got the server all warmed up and checked over, raid setup. Planning on throwing in 4 x 500 gig drives in raid6 soon, gota wait for funds 🙂 Here is teh server sitting on my rack doing some install’s & … Continue reading

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New Xen Server

I sold my AWESOME Asus RS-300 server, and bought my self a nice 1U Dell R415. Spec’s : Two 2.2GHZ Quad Core Opteron Processors Two 500GB Hitachi Ultrastar 7200rpm hot plug drives ( soon to be 4 ) 4x2GB PC3-10600 … Continue reading

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Untangle this ASA Box

Bought this MSA Security Appliance off BlueFox, the specs were perfect for what i was going to do with it. Did ton’s of reading on the ( default os ) read lots looked like a pita, so ditched it ASAP!! … Continue reading

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All Moved & Clean.

Moved the Rack from the “RIGHT” side of my desk to the left, to keep it out of the way and all cleaned 🙂 To make this work, I had to pull the cables that were going to the left … Continue reading

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Maybe back to Untangle ?

Well, over the last few months I have been using a Sonicwall TZ210, not that bad of a unit. UNTIL you use more than 2 vlans. Trycopying a few gig file over a vlan, and POOF the router spikes to … Continue reading

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Little messy for now….

Well, I had a hour or two, to get some stuff STUFFED into my new rack. It still needs to be moved into it’s proper location in this room, but that involves re-wiring my room. Pulling the cat5e wire from … Continue reading

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12U Quiet Cooling

To keep the rack cool & quiet, I’m installing a 12 V and going to run it at 7V DC, I installed the rubber mounts instead of screws to reduce hum also.

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New 12U Rack :)

The new rack arrived 🙂

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