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    BYOB Episode 59


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    This week our guest is Greg Welch (Welchworks).  We go over his extensive and impressive home network that include WHS servers, Hyper-V virtual machines, HTPCs, Home Automation and more on this weeks BYOB Podcast.

     

    Remember you can view this show at: http://www.livestream.com/byobpodcast

     

    Join us on “livestream” next Monday at 8:00 PM (pacific time) for BYOB 60.

    Interview: Greg Welch

    Greg has an impressive array of hardware including this Rack

    Server

    CPU – Intel Xeon 5620

     

    MOBO – SuperMicro X8DTH-6F

     

    RAM – 12GB PNY ECC

     

    CASE – Norco 4224

     

    PSU – Silverstone Nightjar ST40NF Passive

     

    NIC – Intel E1G42ETBLK

     

    Controllers – LSI RAID 9260-4i & LSI SAS3082E-R

     

    OS – Windows Server 2008 R2

     

     

     

    The server is running Hyper-V Role with 5 guest machines

     

    WHS2011 – File Server, Client Backup

     

    W7ultimate – HTPC Scheduler, Recording and Commercial mgmt

     

    WHSv1 – Used for Digital Archound Archiving & mControl Home automation

     

    W7Ult & W7Pro – Test platforms

     

     

     

    The HDD Loadout for this beat of a server looks like this:

     

    OS: 2x1TB D CBK 6GB RAID 1

     

    Backup R2: 2TB WD GP

     

    Testing: 2x2TB WD GP RAID 0

     

    WHS 2011: 4x2TB Hitachi RAID 5

     

    VM’s, VHD’s: 2x2TB Seagate RAID1

     

     

    MediaCenter

    CPU – Intel i5-661

     

    MOBO – Zotac H55 ITX WiFi

     

    RAM – 8GB 1333 Corsair

     

    CASE – Norco 2U

     

    PSU – 400w

     

    SSD – OCZ Vertex 2

     

    HDD – WD 500GB Landing zone

     

    Tuner – Ceton InifiTV-4

     

    OS – Windows 7 Ultimate

     

     

     

    The media center is running this software loadout

     

    TMT5

     

    WMC

     

    DTBA Addin

     

    My Channel Logos

     

    Zune

     

    DVD Fab 8

     

    AnyDVD HD

     

    Blurip

     

    mControl

     

    VCD

     

    Comodo system cleaner

     

    Forefront endpoint protection

     

     

     

    Greg has a few more workstations, test beds, and a printer pool.

     

    Some images of the setups

     

    welchwerks

     

     

     

    The 2 post rack below contains the following from top down

     

    XBOX360, Acer R1600, RVS4000 Router, DOCSIS3 Modem, Netgear 16port GigE Switch

     

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    MediaCenter

     

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    Server

     

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    UPS – APC1500

     

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    Onkyo Amp Receiver

     

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    74supermicro MBlsi 9260-4i

     

     

     

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    I like his setup, but here is my question and this question is more for anyone using Mymovies and Windows 7 media center. My movies is loaded on my windows home server v1 and when I try to view a DVD I have ripped tothe home server it comes up unviewable (green blocks) , I check my windows media center setting they are fine. I have also done some research and I believe my issue is with Codecs. Does anyone have any recomnnedation for codecs? And are the codec loaded on the server or the client. Thanks

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    What format are your DVD's in , try playing it in media center not MM and see what you get

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