BuyVM Slabs Build log! [Hardware Porn]


#1

Hello everyone!

Came down to Vegas over the weekend to start doing our storage build. Not really been to the DC yet but the first project has been getting drives into caddies.

This is around half of what we’ll have online, 216 total drives.

Each drive is an HGST 8TB HE8.

More to come!

Francisco


#2

:heart_eyes:

/r/DataHoarder material right there


#3

I’ll see if they’re interested and cross link back here.

Francisco


#4

Can you install proxmox on a slice by chance?


#5

“This game made me cum in 15sec.
Play WebHosting Simulator 2018”


#6

Sure.

We’ll be mass enabling nested KVM support soon if you really want that.

If you’re just wanting containers then no sweat.

Francisco


#7

Trial? Today? Soon? Sign me up!


#8

Nah we still got a lot of work and testing to do.

Infiniband is all new territory for the whole team so we don’t want to go gangbusters.

Francisco


#9

I’m guessing opening the first drive was fun, cool shiny hardware, and sledding the 216th drive was “FML.”


#10

#11

Totally pinned the topic, interested to watch this build play out!


#12

“Ah this won’t take too long”

2 hours later

“OK where’s the drill?”

Francisco


#13

I have back up drills for my drill needs. Gotta keep them batteries charged.


#14

I’m gonna need two hands for this.


#15

Oh wow. This is badass. Looking forward to your EU rollout a few years down the line! :wink:


#16

Hah!

If it goes well I’ll send some to LU in the 2nd half of the year, same with NY.

Francisco


#17

Sexy!


#18

How much for a VM with a PB in RAID0? :wink:


#19

Around $VUTLR.

Francisco


#20

Too bad Vultr has V6 and you still don’t :frowning: