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Building a powerful NAS (Under Construction)

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Building a powerful NAS (Under Construction)

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Post by lindsay » 16 Apr 2017 20:49

I do want to have some inputs on my New system but here is what i have choosing so far.

Motherboard : ASUS Z10PA-D8, 2xSocket-2011-3
CPU : 2X Intel Xeon E5-2620 V4 total 16-cores 32 threads (will they work With this motherboard) ?
Memory : 4X Kingston KVR21R15D4/16 16GB as i think you must have atleast 4?
HDD`s : For now i will reuse those i have but later replace them.
but my Choice is gonna be WD Gold Enterprise 6TB when i got the Money to spend.
SSD`s : Boot disk L2ARC,ZIL and maybe for storing VM`s ?
IKVM : Got it covered by buying at xcase
CPU Cooler : 2XNoctua NH-U9S

I do have to order more tranceiver`s from fiberstore
They work with Quanta LBM6 and UniFi-Switch and the network cards ;)

I run smoothwall express wich i am going to try to install nas4free with KVM, the mentor fest3er is going to help me.
But a picture of my smoothiebox :D

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Why 2 identical motherboards?
It is because i am going to use them both in different racks and buy parts and expand the systems.
I wonder

Rack i have bought but can use the one i use now depending on how warm the rack i have bought gets With 2 CPU`s
PSU is a corsair 1000w modular. I have calculated the second server as i can use the 600W wich is spare and not in use.

Network Cards i will use 10Gbps Chelsio or Mellanox, and intel quad 1Gbps card.
I have a UniFi 16 port POE 150W Gigabit switch and UniFi XG 16 port 10Gbps switch and Quanta LBM6 10Gbps switch.
Considering to buy 2 Nortel Gigabit switch With 2 10Gbps uplink and replace some Cisco Gigabit switches i have too

My purpose is to use some jails and VM`s (hosting webspace With plesk software) and Plex

Starting with setup LACP between 3 switches
UniFi Switch

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This switch is mainly for PoE equipments reused 2 Cisco Business acesspoints running 5GHz

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Port 5-6 goes to an 3Com Switch

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Port 7-8 goes to an Cisco Switch

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3Com Switch

port 5-6 goes between 3Com and UniFi Switch
port 7-18 goes to nas4free wich i am going to build next week

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Setting up LACP for 10Gbps switches

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I am thinking to connect the Quanta LBM6 24-port 10Gbps but i do it covers the 10Gbps ports for now
I rather ordering from ebay Avaya Nortel 48X1Gbps ports + 2X10Gbps Uplink ports

Have setup IKVM and working
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Motherboard: ASUS Z10PA-D8, 2xSocket-2011-3
SATA Controllers : 1X Avago Technologies (LSI) SAS2008 and 1x Avago Technologies (LSI) SAS2308
Pool 1 (Media-Pool) 8X4TB in raidz2
Pool 2 (Media-Pool-2) 4X2TB in raidz2 and 2X2TB in mirror mirror and 2X3TB in mirror
Pool 3 (Media-Pool-3) 2X2TB in mirror and 2X4TB in mirror and 2X1TB in mirror

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Re: Building a powerful NAS (Under Construction)

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Post by lindsay » 30 Apr 2017 10:56

First setup for the server 2 CPU 64GB memory.

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Motherboard: ASUS Z10PA-D8, 2xSocket-2011-3
SATA Controllers : 1X Avago Technologies (LSI) SAS2008 and 1x Avago Technologies (LSI) SAS2308
Pool 1 (Media-Pool) 8X4TB in raidz2
Pool 2 (Media-Pool-2) 4X2TB in raidz2 and 2X2TB in mirror mirror and 2X3TB in mirror
Pool 3 (Media-Pool-3) 2X2TB in mirror and 2X4TB in mirror and 2X1TB in mirror

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Re: Building a powerful NAS (Under Construction)

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Post by lindsay » 30 Apr 2017 10:57

First bechmark with iperf3

It seems i have some hickups in the network, i guess it is smoothie itself with weak CPU :wink:

From smoothiebox

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[root@smoothie-box ~]# iperf3 -c 10.10.10.100
Connecting to host 10.10.10.100, port 5201
[  4] local 10.10.10.1 port 37074 connected to 10.10.10.100 port 5201
[ ID] Interval           Transfer     Bandwidth       Retr  Cwnd
[  4]   0.00-1.00   sec   574 MBytes  4.80 Gbits/sec   34   2.41 MBytes
[  4]   1.00-2.00   sec   534 MBytes  4.49 Gbits/sec   12   1.82 MBytes
[  4]   2.00-3.00   sec   604 MBytes  5.06 Gbits/sec    0   1.91 MBytes
[  4]   3.00-4.00   sec   602 MBytes  5.06 Gbits/sec    4   1.43 MBytes
[  4]   4.00-5.00   sec   588 MBytes  4.92 Gbits/sec    0   1.50 MBytes
[  4]   5.00-6.00   sec   588 MBytes  4.94 Gbits/sec   54    817 KBytes
[  4]   6.00-7.01   sec   607 MBytes  5.08 Gbits/sec    0    885 KBytes
[  4]   7.01-8.00   sec   599 MBytes  5.05 Gbits/sec    0    946 KBytes
[  4]   8.00-9.00   sec   596 MBytes  5.00 Gbits/sec    9    721 KBytes
[  4]   9.00-10.00  sec   624 MBytes  5.24 Gbits/sec   11    590 KBytes
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
[ ID] Interval           Transfer     Bandwidth       Retr
[  4]   0.00-10.00  sec  5.78 GBytes  4.96 Gbits/sec  124             sender
[  4]   0.00-10.00  sec  5.78 GBytes  4.96 Gbits/sec                  receiver

iperf Done.
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sauron: ~# iperf3 -c 10.10.10.1
Connecting to host 10.10.10.1, port 5201
[  4] local 10.10.10.100 port 40093 connected to 10.10.10.1 port 5201
[ ID] Interval           Transfer     Bandwidth       Retr  Cwnd
[  4]   0.00-1.00   sec   561 MBytes  4.70 Gbits/sec   18    146 MBytes
[  4]   1.00-2.00   sec   708 MBytes  5.94 Gbits/sec   47    258 MBytes
[  4]   2.00-3.00   sec   719 MBytes  6.03 Gbits/sec   58    144 MBytes
[  4]   3.00-4.00   sec   707 MBytes  5.93 Gbits/sec   62    209 MBytes
[  4]   4.00-5.00   sec   714 MBytes  5.99 Gbits/sec   64    183 MBytes
[  4]   5.00-6.00   sec   718 MBytes  6.02 Gbits/sec   60    264 MBytes
[  4]   6.00-7.00   sec   716 MBytes  6.01 Gbits/sec   57    213 MBytes
[  4]   7.00-8.00   sec   717 MBytes  6.02 Gbits/sec   59    140 MBytes
[  4]   8.00-9.00   sec   717 MBytes  6.01 Gbits/sec   68    272 MBytes
[  4]   9.00-10.00  sec   715 MBytes  6.00 Gbits/sec   58    185 MBytes
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
[ ID] Interval           Transfer     Bandwidth       Retr
[  4]   0.00-10.00  sec  6.83 GBytes  5.86 Gbits/sec  551             sender
[  4]   0.00-10.00  sec  6.83 GBytes  5.86 Gbits/sec                  receiver

iperf Done.
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Motherboard: ASUS Z10PA-D8, 2xSocket-2011-3
SATA Controllers : 1X Avago Technologies (LSI) SAS2008 and 1x Avago Technologies (LSI) SAS2308
Pool 1 (Media-Pool) 8X4TB in raidz2
Pool 2 (Media-Pool-2) 4X2TB in raidz2 and 2X2TB in mirror mirror and 2X3TB in mirror
Pool 3 (Media-Pool-3) 2X2TB in mirror and 2X4TB in mirror and 2X1TB in mirror

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Re: Building a powerful NAS (Under Construction)

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Post by apollo567 » 30 Apr 2017 16:00

Ia asume you will have a 10Gb NEtwork then.
But given such a powerful NAS, whats the use case for it please ?
my NAS and its development until today: viewtopic.php?f=63&t=39&sid=039fed830cf ... 4d0abe4a04

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Post by lindsay » 30 Apr 2017 16:44

Main reason is to use virtual servers wich cover my needs, nas4free,plex,webstorage/domains with plesk software,backup server for the users in the network, Storage for Surveillance cameras, ripping of blurays (DVDFab, +++ other things i have not figured out yet
.

What i know is i am going to install with kvm wich smoothwall express 3.1 has built support for.

I could go for something else, but now i had the chance to finally get what is my desire

Smoothwall Express will have 8 cores/threads,nas4free/plex will have 8 cores/threads, webserver will have 4 cores.
The rest is for the others i am planning to install.
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Motherboard: ASUS Z10PA-D8, 2xSocket-2011-3
SATA Controllers : 1X Avago Technologies (LSI) SAS2008 and 1x Avago Technologies (LSI) SAS2308
Pool 1 (Media-Pool) 8X4TB in raidz2
Pool 2 (Media-Pool-2) 4X2TB in raidz2 and 2X2TB in mirror mirror and 2X3TB in mirror
Pool 3 (Media-Pool-3) 2X2TB in mirror and 2X4TB in mirror and 2X1TB in mirror

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Post by lindsay » 10 May 2017 10:52

It is a good start both CPU show in GUI, anyway these 2 Noctua NH-U9S coolers was just enough to put in place, had to do it different to put on the second fan, but it is working.

Going to make some pictures with my samsung :D
Very happy today
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Platform : x64-embedded on 2X Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2620 v4 @ 2.10GHz
Motherboard: ASUS Z10PA-D8, 2xSocket-2011-3
SATA Controllers : 1X Avago Technologies (LSI) SAS2008 and 1x Avago Technologies (LSI) SAS2308
Pool 1 (Media-Pool) 8X4TB in raidz2
Pool 2 (Media-Pool-2) 4X2TB in raidz2 and 2X2TB in mirror mirror and 2X3TB in mirror
Pool 3 (Media-Pool-3) 2X2TB in mirror and 2X4TB in mirror and 2X1TB in mirror

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