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    https://drive.google.com/open?id=1-qwnRUN3G2fXg2WHkwZRTIvPE7PxC0VM
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    http://h17007.www1.hpe.com/us/en/enterprise/servers/products/service_pack/spp/index.aspx?version=2018.09.0
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    Hello, So, after several days of testing various different configurations, creating custom ESXi install ISOs and numerous reinstalls, I've managed to get ESXi 6.5U1 installed on my Microserver Gen8 and have working HP Smart Array P410 Health Status showing. For those that are struggling to do the same, firstly here's how. I used original VMWare ESXi 6.5U1 ISO, build 5969303 then made the following modifications: Remove driver "ntg3" - If I left this in, I had a weird network issue where Port 1 or 2 would repeatedly connect/drop every few seconds. This forces ESXi to use the working net-tg3 driver Remove driver "nhpsa" - this Smart Storage Array driver is what causes array health monitoring to not work. Remove to force ESXi to use working "hpsa" driver Add the Nov 2017 HPE vib bundles Remove hpe-smx-provider v650.01.11.00.17 - This version seems to cause the B120i or P410 to crash when querying health status Add hpe-smx-provider v600.03.11.00.9 (downloaded from HPE vibsdepot) Add scsi-hpvsa v5.5.0-88 bundle (downloaded from HPE drivers page) Add scsi-hpdsa v5.5.0.54 bundle (downloaded from HPE drivers page) I did the above by getting a basic/working ESXi/VCSA installation and then creating a custom ISO in VCSA AutoDeploy and exporting it. But the same can be achieved by installing VMWare's original ISO and modifying via the esxcli command. I have a SSD connected to the SATA port, onto which I am installing ESXi. The 4 front drive bays are connected to the P410. Configure the Microserver Gen8 B120i to use AHCI mode - the B120i is a fake raid card so only reports physical disks to ESXi. Leaving in RAID mode works but I got a false Health Alert on Disk Bay 5 Install my modified ESXi ISO to the SSD With these modifications I have a working ESXi 6.5U1 on my Gen8 with fully functioning HPE tools and array health monitoring: I also tested disabling the vmw_ahci driver, which is why the AHCI controller shows it is using ahci in the above image. If I pull out a disk to test a raid failure, when the health status next updates I can see a raid health alert in the ESXi WebGUI: However I'm now stuck at the next stage - getting this storage health to pass through to VCSA. VCSA can successfully see all other health monitors (under System Sensors in ESXi) just not the storage, which is the most important. Does anyone know how I can get the storage health working in VCSA? Thanks.
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    Hi i have running windows server 2019 from fitst insider build on microserver without issue, all the time inplace upgraded from build to build, and finally Im on RTM build. So no problem at all, you can safely install RTM, but don't forget to install latest firmware and drivers, and it should run fine [emoji6]
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    I've been waiting on the Surface Studio 2 all year long. Yes, I know I can get more bang for my buck by building my own box or going with an HP or something like that, but the form factor and screen hold a huge appeal to me. I almost bought the original Studio earlier this year, but it really was way too under powered. The refresh is just enough for me to pull the trigger. In regards to the other devices, I bought the 1st gen laptop last year and although it's definitely great build quality, it has been so sluggish and actually heavier than I expected. I've not been happy with it at all. To see that it's getting a significant speed boost is a very good thing. I still have a Surface Pro 3 and it's definitely due for an upgrade, but at this point I refuse to buy any mobile devices that can't charge via USB C. It just seems silly to have to carry around a brick for every device when USB C can be used across the board. I just got back from vacation and I bought the Surface Go for the mere fact that it has a USB C port which supports charging. It was amazing having a single adapter for my phone, headphones, and tablet! So, ultimately my plan is to stick with the Surface Go, trade-in/sell my Surface Laptop and SP 3, and use those funds towards the Studio 2.
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    I didn't. Now I'm installing a ton of upgrades for a fresh 2012 R2 (dual boot with 2016, yay!) and it will take some time. Tomorrow I'll check iLO and will report back here.
  7. 1 point
    just roll back the sas2 firmware to 7.39.00.00 from 7.39.02.00 https://mega.nz/#!EmZDyawR!5VyeYT66yVKqQafQc6-K7K8CYqcc4pLM243Ox2Pmi9Y
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    https://tools.woot.com/offers/ring-video-doorbell-your-choice?ref=w_cnt_cdet_tool_dly_wobtn
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    great forum. thanks for help and effort. I've done a firmware downgrade and now it works as I want it.
  10. 1 point
    That happens with the latest mpt2sas rom. You need to flash an older version. Search my post history for details, I’m on my mobile so I’m not able to atm.
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    Coincidentally, I have also been looking into surveillance camera solutions. I've been a long-time Arlo user but have recently gotten it into my head that motion triggered recordings are simply not enough. I think Dave actually planted the seed for me since he's mentioned on more than a couple of episodes that he likes to have constant around the clock surveillance. I've also had a Synology RS816 sitting in my rack literally doing nothing since I bought it in 2016. Anyway, after doing a lot of research, I landed on Reolink cameras to run on the RS816. Here are some of my thoughts on Reolink and Arlo. Reolink (RLC-423): To me, Reolink seemed to have the right combination of features, image quality, reviews, and price. After being within the Arlo ecosystem for which I would always have to spend anywhere from $140 (on sale) to almost $200 for a single 720p camera, seeing a price tag of ~$50 for a 5MP camera seemed like a steel. Not only that, but they have both PoE and wi-fi options as well as onboard storage which make them very flexible in terms of power and use. Ultimately, I decided to go for their most expensive model for my first purchase since I was very interested in having a PTZ camera. I will say, the setup and installation on these cameras are not simple nor straight forward though I'm guessing that largely depends on the software you're pairing them with. It took me about an hour to get the camera registered with my Synology NAS and I'm still trying to figure out how to get all of the features working correctly like patrol mode and motion detection notifications. I'm sure once I have it all working properly the next camera will be a breeze, but for now, Reolink/Synology take a major hit on ease of setup. Another area where it loses points, which Dave already mentioned, is integration with other smart home devices. Since the cameras are paired with the Synology NAS and not a cloud based system, there is no API that directly hooks into my home automation hub of choice (Wink in my case). This means I can't have events triggered by the cameras detecting motion or vice versa. At least not in an easy way that won't require a bunch of work arounds. That being said, I am absolutely loving the 24/7 video stream. Being able to scrub through the timeline with clear markers of where events happened is amazing. Not only that, but the image quality is superb. Super clear to the point that I can make out license plate numbers in most cases. I get to store the video as long as I want with the only real limitation being how much storage I have on the NAS itself. And all of this without having to pay subscription fees. If I can get the kinks worked out (motion notifications and patrol mode) I can definitely see myself switching completely over to Reolink cameras. Arlo: I think reason the Reolink/Synology combo's shortcomings are so glaring to me, is because I've used Arlo for so long. With Arlo, you don't have to worry about setting up a server or picking the right software to work it. It has the backend already built out for you. You have the storage, apps, and integrations all there. The setup is a breeze whether you're setting up a new system or simply adding a camera. You are able to share your cameras with other users, save clips you'd like to keep and more all right within the app. Actually installing them is also quick with a simply mount which cameras attach themselves magnetically to. It's as simple as it can get. But.... You're limited to motion triggered recordings only. The delay of the recording can sometimes be long enough that you actually miss the event itself. You do get 7 days of free cloud storage which, to be honest, is probably enough. But you do have to worry about battery life. Depending on how much activity the camera sees, the battery can last from a few months to a few weeks, and maybe even less. You can buy a solar panel, but that's adding more to an already expensive camera which, depending on model, can run you upwards of $200 each. You're also relying on Arlo's cloud which does seem to go down more often than I would like for a security camera service. Obviously, you're going to have pros and cons on anything. That being said, if you're looking for intermittent recordings and prefer something quick and simple, I'd recommend Arlo. However, if you'd like to have around the clock recording and are willing to put in a little more time and tinkering, the Reolink cameras are a good option to look into. One more note: I know you mentioned that you didn't want to alert the prowlers. I just had a conversation with a friend about having the nice small Arlo cameras being inconspicuous as a pro. However, he almost saw it as a con. Yes, they are nice and compact, but he actually wants his cameras to be seen since just the presence of cameras are likely to help deter unwanted activity. Of course, it won't stop everybody, but it will likely make would-be thieves move on to the next car/house/street where it might be a little easier to get away with it. PS, sorry for the rambly style response. Currently on vacation and typing away on my phone which makes it a little harder to structure a proper reply.
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    Here is the final video in this project. Yes, ONE year later! The pool house was completed in July 2018. This video is a compilation time lapse that has the pool start to finish. There is also a pool house video at the end that shows you the whole project completed and looking nice.
  13. 1 point
    I have the AS4004T on the way and will take a look at it for the forums and podcast.
  14. 1 point
    Love 'em. Never had a WiFi-related issue since.
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    I tried using gsuite with my work processes and had to stay with office 365 for these specific reasons 1. G apps are fine but have just subset of functionality of Office - for example I have excel spreadsheets that have database calls , which are manipulated with Pivot tables. Other clients use Word for document creation and editing but then are used directly by a document control/publishing system Google's sheets and docs don't work for them. 2. increasingly, my clients are going to secure documents - saving/printing/viewing/editing are restricted by permissions and all changes are tracked, even if you have permission to edit. 3. Office 365 works great in the cloud - My clients routinely give me access to particular files or folders in Onedrive for business and then when the project is complete takes these accesses away. Even with normal onedrive you can give or be given access to folders or files and work with them in the cloud
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    https://computers.woot.com/offers/netgear-orbi-home-mesh-wifi-system-3?ref=w_cnt_cdet_pc_dly_wobtn
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    Great deal on Orbi. Awesome system if you don’t have cable drops.
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    The card would not require modification, I was referring to your comment on modifying the odd bay. The N36l-N40l-N54l can fit two 3.5 drives in the ODD bay. External solutions are available from Sans Digital and Silverstone they come with a SFF-8088 connection. They are around $200.
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    Found this on the STH forum: eBay seller with DSN-4100 ($150) and DSN-4200 ($200) iSCSI SAN shipping is $70. Older technology, but NIB: https://www.ebay.com/itm/New-D-Link-xStack-DSN-4100-NSN4100C-B1G-16-Bay-3-5-SAS-3U-iSCSI-SAN-Disk-Array/391984648481?hash=item5b441b1121:g:TYcAAOSwIVhZ-5Td&rmvSB=true https://www.ebay.com/itm/New-D-Link-xStack-DSN-4200-BSN4200A-A1-16-Bay-3-5-SAS-3U-iSCSI-SAN-Disk-Array/372227358687?hash=item56aa7abfdf:g:WUkAAOSwHUhZ-5UM&rmvSB=true Datasheet: http://content.us.dlink.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/DSN-4100_DATASHEET_1.00_EN.pdf 16 drive bays, support for SATA-II (3-Gbps) or SAS drives (up to 6-Gbps) DSN-4100: Four 1GbE data ports DSN-4200: Eight 1GbE data ports RAID-0: Stripe (up to 16 members) RAID-1: Mirror (2 members) RAID-5: Parity (up to 17 members) RAID-10: Stripe/Mirror (up to 32 members) JBOD: includes concatenation of multiple physical drives This could be a good fit if you have a lot of drives or could be a nice way to decouple your storage from your VM server. I am sure these are very loud!
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    So much fun for the family. I love dogs that like to swim and even better is one that likes to swim and be on a boat.
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    I've got several days of footage for a few new time lapse videos. Mostly the concrete guys laying forms but today they started the concrete and will finish tomorrow. Should make for a nice video.
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    used to be my neighbor was on the village council. he was able to get the fire department to fill his pool from the hydrant. that went fast!
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