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XEON vs Core i7

XEON vs Core i7

I recently did a video and article on Building a Bad Ass 1U Server.  I chose to build this server with an Intel Core i7-6700K.  The YouTube comments immediately erupted with naysayers commenting on my CPU choic...

How VMotion Works! (VMotion Explained)

You have to admit that VMWare created some really cool technology back in 2003 when they released VMotion.  So before we talk about how VMotion works, let's quickly cover what it actually is! I still routinely ...

Venting a Server Closet (The Right Way)

A lot of people these days are building homes or buying homes that have network or A/V closets in them. On many of the higher end homes, these builders will hire audio-visual companies to actually do the instal...
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Review of the Synology NVR216

Surveillance systems are something that used to be considered a nice-to-have. With today's crime rates, and lawsuit happy customers it just makes sense to have something like the Synology NVR216 in your persona...

pfSense Rules not Working?

pfSense has to be the greatest thing to ever happen to the open source firewall movement. It's a one of those open source products that's truly a game changer. It runs on just about any hardware, whether it be ...

pfSense Road Warrior IPSec Config That Works

If you're like me you've tried a to find a pfSense Road Warrior configuration for IPSec that actually works and you've banged your head against the wall for hours because its one giant problem after another.  E...

pfSense not Recovering after WAN Failure

pfSense is probably the best open source firewall/router software package I have ever used. It's packed full of professional feature sets and has a very polished and clean user interface (web based GUI). And it...