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What Size and Type of Server Rack do I Need? (Answered)

Size of Server Rack
Server rack size depends on the type of the server rack. There are a lot of types of server racks out there. However, we will talk about the most common ones here. For instance, there are 3 types of server racks that are used frequently which are Open Frame Rack, Wall-Mount Rack, and Rack Enclosure. Depending on the type, the...

Using Intel PRO/1000 MT PCI-X Dual Port Server Adapter in PCI Slot

Intel PRO-1000 MT PCI-X Dual Port Server Adapter
When it comes to creating ESXi home labs, you could face a lot of difficulties. However, one of the most common issues you will face is to get an adequate number of network cards. By adding more cards, you can separate the network traffics into proper virtual LANs. The problem is that normal consumer level hardware doesn’t come with 2...

What is a server rack used for? (Answered)

What is a server rack used for
Curious about server racks? Do you know what is it? Or what is the use of a server rack? Don't worry at all, if you have no clue about it. Lucky for you, we are going to tell you the answers to these questions in this very post. So, if you are new to servers or server racks, you can...

DIY 19″ Server Rack for ESXi VMWare Lab and Home Servers

DIY 19″ Server Rack for Home Servers ESXi VMWare Lab
If you are a networking geek, then you must be in love with home servers. But first, for a home server, you would need a server rack with good sizes. There are a lot of options out there. However, most of the time, it is not a good idea to buy a ready-made server rack. There are a lot...

Server Rack vs Cabinet (Difference Between Server Rack and Cabinet)

Server Rack vs Cabinet
You might think that a server rack and server cabinet is the same thing. But, that's not the case at all. It is true that they fulfill the same purpose of accommodating server equipment in an organized manner. But, there are some fundamental differences between these two. amzn_assoc_placement = "adunit0"; amzn_assoc_search_bar = "true"; amzn_assoc_tracking_id = "reviewplan-20"; amzn_assoc_search_bar_position = "top"; amzn_assoc_ad_mode = "search"; amzn_assoc_ad_type = "smart"; amzn_assoc_marketplace...

ESXi 5.0 AMD Whitebox Server with Passthrough (IOMMU)

Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3
Are you going to build a new home server? If it’s the case, then there are numerous options for you out there. For example, you can get a ready-made home server or just a white box one will do. Again, if you are new to this, then you might not know what ‘White Box’ really means. Thus, in this article,...

Server Rack vs Network Rack (Difference Between Server and Network Rack)

Server Rack vs Network Rack
A lot of us get confused about the terms Server rack and Network rack. We assume that these are the same thing. But, that is not entirely true. Matter of fact, these are two different things. If you are like most of us and don't know the differences between a server rack and a network rack, you are right where...

Second Build: ESXi 5.0 AMD Whitebox Server with Passthrough (IOMMU)

ESXi Whitebox IOMMU
On one of our recent posts, we have talked about a white box server which can be built around $500 budget. The best thing about that server was that it was affordable and at the same time it was powerful enough as a home server. On that build, we have used the Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 motherboard. It did a great...

Advantages and Disadvantages of Using SAN (Storage Area Network)

Advantages and Disadvantages of Using SAN (Storage Area Network)
The term SAN stands for ‘Storage Area Network’. As the name suggests, it is a dedicated high-speed network particularly used for data storage. This network is built with servers, switches, fiber optic cables, and storage devices. In this system, the storage devices are not directly connected to the servers. Rather, storage devices are connected to the servers through switches. And,...

ESXi 5 Specs for Home Lab

ESXi 5 Home Lab Specs
Building a Home Lab or Home server on your own is not that easy. There are many limitations when it comes to building a home server. Among them, the most important one is the cost of the equipment. Then you also will face the difficulty to pick out the perfect configuration for your home lab. This is undoubtedly a...
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