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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...

Evolution of Storage Area Network and History

Evolution of Storage Area Network
If you are familiar with different types of storage systems, you will have heard the name SAN by this time. SAN aka Storage Area Network is a special type of storage network. To elaborate, this type of storage system offers block-level network accessibility to the storage with a high-speed network. In this system, fiber cables are used for data...

How to Create Your Own Home Email Server

How to Create Your Own Home Email Server
Are you looking for an alternative to popular email services like Yahoo, Gmail, or Outlook? Then you have come to the right place. Why? Because we are going to share the method of creating your own home email server in this post. Yes, you have heard it right. If you are concerned about your privacy and want to use a...

10 Popular Storage Area Network (SAN) Companies in the World

Popular Storage Area Network (SAN) Companies
SAN or Storage Area Network is a block-based storage system. For a lot of enterprises, businesses, and companies SAN can be a great choice for managing and storing their data. There are a host of SAN providers in the world. Do you want to get familiar with some of the best SAN provider companies? For your convenience, we have jotted...

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 5.5 Free Hypervisor: Will Home Labs Survive?

VMware vSphere Hypervisor 5.5
When the ESXi 5.5 update came, it brought a lot of new features. Additionally, this version also resolved a lot of issues which were present in the previous versions. For instance, there was a problem with the USB Passthrough feature on the older versions. Fortunately, the problem is partially solved with this update. It is being said that the USB...

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,...

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 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...

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...
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