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Other What to do with this?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by TheMadDutchDude, 20 Jul 2018.

  1. TheMadDutchDude

    TheMadDutchDude The Flying Dutchman

    23 Aug 2013
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    I’ve recently acquired a server-grade board that has quad NICs and all that good stuff. It has a built in SAS/SATA controller and a total of 14 ports for terabytes upon terabytes of storage.

    My question is, though, what on earth can I do with this system?! The board is an ASUS P9D-4/L if memory serves me rightly.

    I want to run some kind of useful server on it, be it to host some stuff locally or to automate my house - anything from the lighting to CCTV to controlling sprinklers...

    There’s a lot of potential, I’d imagine, though I haven’t a clue where to start with it. I have a 24 port switch that I am curious to see if it supports network bonding for fast transfer speeds. I’ll have to mess with it at some point as it is a managed switch.

    Help, please! :D
  2. Ice Tea

    Ice Tea Minimodder

    26 Jul 2009
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    Run your own router with PFsense.
  3. yuusou

    yuusou Multimodder

    5 Nov 2006
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    Seems like it would be great as an Unraid system, then on that you run a few virtual machines, one as a NAS to make use of the storage, one as a router as suggested by @Ice Tea to make use of the IO, using it to define QoS in your home network.

    The things I'd do with some bits-of-tech (hah!) that I can not afford / are too far down the priority/necessity list.
    Yaka likes this.

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