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Unresponsive Supermicro X10SDV-TLN4F motherboard

Why does a previously working Supermicro X10SDV-TLN4F motherboard suddenly stop booting or responding to the keyboard? Background Back in September 2015 I replaced my home server with a Supermicro SuperServer 5028D-TN4T Xeon D-1540. This is an amazing little box: tiny enclosure; Supermicro X10SDV-TLN4F motherboard with single XEON D-1540 CPU and integrated IPMI and KVM; roomContinue Reading

New ZFS based NAS and VM Host – part 2

In part one I covered the motivation, requirements and hardware. In this post I will cover software installation and configuration. Installing and configuring SmartOS SmartOS differs from many other operating systems, though not FreeNAS, by not requiring installation. You simply copy a disk image to a USB thumb drive and boot from it. SmartOS then createsContinue Reading