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This will be a WIP/Log of the C.O.R.P.S.  system that I am building. My plans are to have the C.O.R.P.S. system consist of:

 

1U - 24 Port Gigabit Switch

1U - Patch Panel

2U - (I Eye) Clear OS router with dual wan

  -CPU:  2.2 Ghz (x2) = 2 Cores

  -MOBO: Poweredge 2650

  -RAM: 6GB

  -HD: 73GB SCSI

  -CASE: 2U Poweredge 2650 

  -OTHER: 1xSAT2-MV8 Raid card   

2U - (UNKNOWEN) UNK PURPOSE

  -CPU:  2.4 Ghz (x2) = 2 Cores

  -MOBO: Poweredge 2650

  -RAM: 9GB

  -HD: 1 TB SATA

  -CASE: 2U Poweredge 2650 

  -OTHER: 1xSAT2-MV8 Raid card   

2U - (III Phantom) VM / Game server

  -CPU:  AMD Six-Core 2419 EE 1.8GHz (x2) = 12 Cores

  -MOBO: H8DME-2

  -RAM: 16GB

  -HD: 1TB 7200 RPM WD SATA

  -CASE: 2U Poweredge 2650

  -OTHER: 1xSAT2-MV8 Raid card

4U - (XVIII SkyDragon) unRAID server

  -CPU: AMD A6-3670K 2.7 Ghz Quad Core (x1) = 4 Cores

  -MOBO: ASUS F1A75-M LE

  -RAM: 8GB

  -HD: 10TB Mixed

  -CASE: 24 Bay Supermicro SC846

2U - Rack mounted fans

2U - Rack mounted UPS

 

Breakdown of parts. Total / Cost / Shipping

 

204.23 - HARDIGG CASES 413-665-2163, SHIPPING/ STORAGE HARD CASE

(184.23) STORAGE DIMENSIONS: 26-1/4" x 17-3/4" x 22-3/4"

(20.00) 

 

323.09 - TAMSolutions, LLC 24Bay Server

(100.00) Case is 24 Bay Supermicro SC846 with caddies

        Motherboard: H8DME-2

        Procs: Qty 1 AMD Opteron Quad Core 2346HE @ 1.8GHz

        Ram: 8GB 4x 2GB, 12 empty slots

        IPMI Card: Kira 100

        Qty 3 SAT2-MV8 Raid cards

        Qty 2 Ablecom PWS-902-IR Power supplies


Mods for unRAID Server

20.00  - Fan Bracket for RPC-4224 RPC-4220 RPC-4116 RPC-4020

44.00  - x2 AMD Six-Core 2419 EE 1.8GHz 6M Socket Socket Fr6 (1207) OS2419NBS6DGN

9.00  - x2 Supermicro SNK-P0023P 2U+ Socket F Passive Heatpipe Heatsink CA-SNKP23P+

7.59  - Supermicro CBL-0068L 11.81 inch 16pin Front Panel Split Cable

65.58  - Supermicro MCP-290-00057-0N 26.5-36.4" Rail Kit for Rev K4 846E1-R7

 

Mods for other stuff

16.95 - Dell PowerEdge 2650 cpu HEATSINK VRM FAN 533 fsb 8Y125

9.00 - Used LOT of 2 Pair Intel Xeon Processor CPU SL72D 2.4GHz

12.50 - Lot of 4 ~ SimpleTECH 2GB PC2100, DDR ~ ECC Server Memory...

10.11 - (3) Dell PowerEdge 2650 2U Bezel Faceplate 6G401 + Keys

35.00 - Universal Rackmount Sliding Ball Bearing Rail Kit 2U

5.97 - Dell Poweredge 2650 Front LCD Control Panel Assembly Boar...

3.93 - New Best Value Thermal Grease CPU Heat Sink Compound Past...

20.00 - (10) 1U Black Rack Mount Plastic Blank Panel Quick Snap - Fill...

 

160.00 For all of the following

Size

Model

Proc

Ram

Ram Type

HD

Coments

Use

Picture

2U

Poweredge 2650

2.4 Ghz (x2)

1 GB

ECC DDR 266 (PC2100 Only)

73 GB (SCSI)

UNK

http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/4940/2h3v.jpg

2U

Poweredge 2650

2.2 Ghz (x2)

4 GB

ECC DDR 266

N/A (SCSI)

UNK

http://img850.imageshack.us/img850/5741/0j8i.jpg

2U

Poweredge 2650

2.2 Ghz (x2)

0 MB

ECC DDR 266

N/A (SCSI)

Bad LCD

UNK

http://img401.imageshack.us/img401/3804/hxyg.jpg

1U

HP Netserver LP1000R

1.0 Ghz (x2)

2.0 GB

??

10 GB (SCSI)

With Rails.

ZeroShell Router

http://img850.imageshack.us/img850/6938/0x4j.jpg

1U

Poweredge 350

PIII 850 Mhz

2.0 GB

SDRAM unbuff&reg. PC-100

10 GB IDE

With Rails.

Unk

http://img853.imageshack.us/img853/1182/siai.jpg

1U

Poweredge 1650

PIII 1.4 (x2)

0MB

ECC PC-133 SDRAM

N/A

MB burnt

Parts?

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Tally so far 946.95

 

I have  added some movable wheels to the bottom legs that lock into place. This was almost  necessary due to the shear weight of this thing, AND ITS MOSTLY EMPTY!

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Very nice. Looks like you are off to a good start. Which piece will be next? If you think it is heavy now, wait until you add in the UPS.

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Very nice. Looks like you are off to a good start. Which piece will be next? If you think it is heavy now, wait until you add in the UPS.

 

More importantly how will he/she move it, wouldn't want that thing sitting in my living room lol.

 

Looks like a cool project, look forward to seeing more pics.

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Next will be the mods to bring the noise of the server down to normal levels AND at the same time taking my current server (see sig) and putting it into the CORPS system (2U Case).

 

Main question i have is which should be my VM/Game server and which should be unraid.

 

So its:

MOBO H8DME-2

2x 1.8 GHZ 6 Core proc (12 cores total)

8GB RAM

 

Vs

 

MOBO ASUS F1A75-M LE

a single 2.7 ghz quad core

16GB RAM

 

(or a combination of them, Thinking of putting the 8 GB in the second setup and make that my unraid setup (swaping all the part sinto the supermicro case) and the 16gb in the first setup for VM/Game server)

 

also added wheels to the CORPS system for moving it =)

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Very nice. Looks like you are off to a good start. Which piece will be next? If you think it is heavy now, wait until you add in the UPS.

More importantly how will he/she move it, wouldn't want that thing sitting in my living room lol.

 

This is no joke. With 24 hard drives in the unRAID server, another server, a rackmount UPS, and the weight of the case, this will weigh a LOT. Why one large case instead of several smaller ones? I would think when going mobile, that would help make it easier to move the whole system.

 

EDIT: Nevermind. The cost on these kind of cases is very prohibitive. Could you provide a link of where you are sourcing yours?

 

I like the idea of a modular setup like this, because it's a completely self contained enterprise quality infrastructure in a half height rack. I will watch this DIY with interest.

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... The cost on these kind of cases is very prohibitive. Could you provide a link of where you are sourcing yours?

 

He listed the case he's using with the parts list -- HARDIGG CASES 413-665-2163

... and a quick Google for this case shows they are available on e-bay for exactly what he's listed ($184.23), so I suspect that's where he purchased it.  http://www.ebay.com/itm/HARDIGG-CASES-413-665-2163-SHIPPING-STORAGE-HARD-CASE-/190709478495

 

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... The cost on these kind of cases is very prohibitive. Could you provide a link of where you are sourcing yours?

 

He listed the case he's using with the parts list -- HARDIGG CASES 413-665-2163

... and a quick Google for this case shows they are available on e-bay for exactly what he's listed ($184.23), so I suspect that's where he purchased it.  http://www.ebay.com/itm/HARDIGG-CASES-413-665-2163-SHIPPING-STORAGE-HARD-CASE-/190709478495

 

Interesting, because my "quick" Google search came back that 413-665-2163 is the TELEPHONE number for Hardigg. That's why I asked the question. My guess is that is in fact NOT the part number for the actual item, and that the eBay listed it incorrectly.  I appreciate your attempt to answer for him, but you of all people should know I do plenty of my own research before I start asking questions. If that is where the OP found the item, the so be it. But I would rather have him tell me, just the same.

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No problem .. although I think it's HIGHLY unlikely that I was wrong about his source.    What are the odds of another source having the same $184.23 price ??  8)

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Sorry for the late response, been moving. That link is the exact link where i bought mine (same guy he ships direct to your door via UPS ground). The guy had two of them and looks like he still has one =).

 

The reason i went with one instead of abunch of smaller ones is like you said cost, as a solution to the weight i have added caster wheels to the bottom of the legs of the case that lock into place. Moving it around is easy now =).

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Picked up some new parts for the system, unsure what i will use them for....

 

Size

Model

Proc

Ram

Ram Type

HD

Coments

Use

Picture

2U

Poweredge 2650

2.2 Ghz (x2)

5.1 GB

ECC DDR 266

73GB SCSI

UNK

http://img850.imageshack.us/img850/5741/0j8i.jpg

2U

Poweredge 2650

2.2 Ghz (x2)

0MB

ECC DDR 266

N/A SCSI

UNK

http://img401.imageshack.us/img401/3804/hxyg.jpg

2U

Poweredge 2650

2.4 Ghz

0MB

ECC DDR 266

N/A SCSI

Bad PWR supply & LCD screen

UNK

http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/4940/2h3v.jpg

1U

Poweredge 1650

PIII 1.4 Ghz (x2)

512MB

ECC PC-133 SDRAM

N/A

MB Broken..

Parts?

http://img23.imageshack.us/img23/1731/3myq.jpg

1U

Poweredge 350

PIII 850 Mhz

1.5 GB

SDRAM unbuff&reg. PC-100

N/A

With Rails.

Unk

http://img853.imageshack.us/img853/1182/siai.jpg

1U

HP Netserver LP1000R

1.0 Ghz (x2)

2.0 GB

??

10 GB (IDE)

With Rails.

ZeroShell Router

http://img850.imageshack.us/img850/6938/0x4j.jpg

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It certainly looks good ... definitely an "industrial" look to it.

 

If you think it's heavy now, wait until you add all the drives !!  (and, of course, a good UPS)

 

Figure ~ 1.5# x 24 drives = 36 pounds, plus 25-30 pounds for a UPS ... that's an additional 60+ pounds !!

 

Not sure how "portable" this "Rack Portable Storage" is going to be ... but it's definitely going to be a nice system !!

 

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Only appears to show 8 of the 12 cores.... I suspect this is due to the 32 bit kernel. Anyone know a work around?

 

root@Icarus:~# grep -i --color "model name" /proc/cpuinfo

model name      : Six-Core AMD Opteron Processor 2419 EE

model name      : Six-Core AMD Opteron Processor 2419 EE

model name      : Six-Core AMD Opteron Processor 2419 EE

model name      : Six-Core AMD Opteron Processor 2419 EE

model name      : Six-Core AMD Opteron Processor 2419 EE

model name      : Six-Core AMD Opteron Processor 2419 EE

model name      : Six-Core AMD Opteron Processor 2419 EE

model name      : Six-Core AMD Opteron Processor 2419 EE

 

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Only appears to show 8 of the 12 cores.... I suspect this is due to the 32 bit kernel. Anyone know a work around?

 

root@Icarus:~# grep -i --color "model name" /proc/cpuinfo

model name      : Six-Core AMD Opteron Processor 2419 EE

model name      : Six-Core AMD Opteron Processor 2419 EE

model name      : Six-Core AMD Opteron Processor 2419 EE

model name      : Six-Core AMD Opteron Processor 2419 EE

model name      : Six-Core AMD Opteron Processor 2419 EE

model name      : Six-Core AMD Opteron Processor 2419 EE

model name      : Six-Core AMD Opteron Processor 2419 EE

model name      : Six-Core AMD Opteron Processor 2419 EE

I believe unRAID has an 8 core cap.  If you compile your own kernel you could enable all cores.

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Final / finished setup thanx to unRAID x64 Xen.

 

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Where did you get that case? Are you Commo? We use the same cases for our field servers. Would love to get my hands on one for my own. Mostly MC4 Systems

 

EDIT: Just read the whole post. I see that you bought it online. Good find! Thanks

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