Perfect vSphere 5 Whitebox Project

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UPDATE #3:

I have ordered some rubber noise absorbers for the 120mm exhaust fan and the PSU:

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I only had time to try out the PSU one and it fits perfectly. I’m hoping it will prevent any vibrations from being transferred onto the case.

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Newest addition to this build – Intel X520-SR2 10GbE PCIe Server Adapter:

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2 x 10GbE ports and 2 x short range optical transceivers. One hell of a network card. Here is the link to more specs etc:

http://www.ebuyer.com/197345-intel-x520-sr2-10gbe-pcie-server-adapter-e10g42bfsr

Current looks of my motherboard tray:

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FINAL UPDATE

3 thoughts on “Perfect vSphere 5 Whitebox Project

  1. Adrian Kielbowicz Post author

    Hey Oliver, what exactly are you interested in with regards to write performance? I did flash my M1015 (which essentially is LSI 9240-8i) to LSI 9211-8i in IT mode which gives me straight pass-through for all connected devices (no need for VD aka Virtual Disks etc.) Obviously I don’t have BBU (battery backup unit) on my IBM/LSI card so write performance will never be as good.

    I will be updating this post very soon with ton of info about the build so stick around!

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