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Dumb question - Dell T30 server? Should be okay, right?

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Dumb question - Dell T30 server? Should be okay, right?

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Post by FredTheFrog » 07 Oct 2019 00:37

Going to build a XigmaNAS file server for a local small business client. Proposed a Dell T30 server with Xeon E3-1225 v5. Is anyone aware of any issues with this particular server/mobo?

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Re: Dumb question - Dell T30 server? Should be okay, right?

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Post by ms49434 » 07 Oct 2019 01:41

FredTheFrog wrote:
07 Oct 2019 00:37
Going to build a XigmaNAS file server for a local small business client. Proposed a Dell T30 server with Xeon E3-1225 v5. Is anyone aware of any issues with this particular server/mobo?
The T30 doesn't come with redundant power supplies, isn't rackmountable and has no HDD front bays (internal only). You should also consider to install a suitable HBA. Having a UPS, a backup strategy and a DR plan is helpful as well.

I'm running the predecessor, the Dell T20, with XigmaNAS on bare metal and as VM's on vanilla ESXi 6.7 without any issues at home.
1) XigmaNAS 12.0.0.4 amd64-embedded on a Dell T20 running in a VM on ESXi 6.7U2, 22GB out of 32GB ECC RAM, LSI 9300-8i IT mode in passthrough mode. Pool 1: 2x HGST 10TB, mirrored, SLOG: Samsung 850 Pro, L2ARC: Samsung 850 Pro, Pool 2: 1x Samsung 860 EVO 1TB , services: Samba AD, CIFS/SMB, ftp, ctld, rsync, syncthing, zfs snapshots.
2) XigmaNAS 12.0.0.4 amd64-embedded on a Dell T20 running in a VM on ESXi 6.7U2, 8GB out of 32GB ECC RAM, IBM M1215 crossflashed, IT mode, passthrough mode, 2x HGST 10TB , services: rsync.

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Re: Dumb question - Dell T30 server? Should be okay, right?

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Post by FredTheFrog » 15 Oct 2019 01:56

Put it all together this afternoon, and it's running like a champ.
The 12.x Live USB-GPT distribution worked GREAT to get setup quickly.
Now I need to go find the forum post about CIFS/SMB discovery...

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Re: Dumb question - Dell T30 server? Should be okay, right?

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Post by was-armandh » 10 Nov 2019 14:02

congratulations. in the past I used NT-1 but now I find setting the type of connection to default better.

now the hard part, how is the electric bill.

here, including all the tax and BS charges, $0.077 usd/kwh [higher rates in summer 0.11/kwh]
still I try to use the most efficient hardware for 24-7 stuff

the inexpensive [refurbished] dual quad core hyper-threading Xeon boxes are on only as needed.
inexpensive [now] because the high power load "reduction" paid for new efficient boxes..

just call me old and parsimonious.
by using this free advise, you, your heirs, etc
absolve, save, and hold harmless the advisor.
CAVEAT EMPTOR
YMMV

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