My cloud of Intel NUC servers are powered by a generic slim 12 volt power supply from Chinese company Mean Well. This is a popular power supply with hobbyists and is widely available worldwide. I replaced the non-functional fans and 3D printed a cover for the terminals, and now two of my three "Rabbit" trays are up and running happily. The Rabbit Power Design The … [Read more...] about Powering Rabbits: The Mean Well LRS-350-12 Power Supply
I'm quite pleased with the Intel NUC boards that came with my surplus Rabbit cloud, but I can't say the same about the Nvidia Jetson TK1 boards. They're weird, flaky, limited, and haven't proved useful even in simple applications. Frankly, I'm not sure what I'm going to do with the 15 Jetsons sitting in my office! Meet George Jetson The Jetson was one of the first … [Read more...] about Tortoise or Hare? Nvidia Jetson TK1
As I suspected, the Intel NUCs included in my "Rabbit" cloud hardware are proving much more useful than the Nvidia Jetson TK1s. I received both "Silvermont" NUC5 and "Goldmont" NUC6 machines in my surplus eBay cloud hardware, and both are good little machines, with some notable limitations. My NUC Census I purchased three "trays" of ex-rabb.it encoding hardware from … [Read more...] about Running Rabbits: More About My Cloud NUCs
We live in a world of cattle, not pets, and Kubernetes rules the roost. I've been meaning to spend some time getting up to speed on the latest but didn't have enough hardware to make that happen until now. I recently bought a whole pile of surplus hardware so I will be able to experiment with orchestration and container platforms in the office. Watch this space for more details … [Read more...] about Introducing Rabbit: I Bought a Cloud!
I have an HPE ML110 Gen10 server. It's an excellent piece of hardware but does not "like" the LSI SAS card I want to use for FreeNAS. Every time it boots, I get a "red screen of death" because the LSI card is trying to load its ROM. Luckily I stumbled on a fix, and thought I would share it here. Wondering where my enterprise IT content went? Head over to Gestalt IT! HPE … [Read more...] about Remove ROM To Use LSI SAS Cards in HPE Servers