In October 2011 I built my first home server. The server was named Mordor.
The home server project is an ongoing process. Routine maintenance, hardware upgrades, and software stack ensuring I get all the features I want.
This is the index page for all posts related to the ongoing project.
Below, you can also find an up-to-date spec of Mordor.
See also my post on side projects workflow for details on projects and index pages.
Note that this project started before I formalized this workflow, so it doesn’t follow it.
Here is a list of posts related to the project, ordered from oldest to newest:
- Mordor 1.0: My Dedicated unRAID Server
- Installing VMware ESXi on Mordor
- Setting up unRAID as VM on Mordor
- Enhancing Mordor unRAID With IBM ServerRAID M1015
|CPU||Intel® Core™ i5-3550 (Amazon, eBay)|
|Mother Board||ASUS P8Z68-V Pro s1155 (BIOS updated to v3402) (Amazon, eBay)|
|RAM||G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 32GB (4x8GB) DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) (Amazon, eBay)|
|Host Boot Device||SanDisk Cruzer Blade 4GB Flash Disk (Amazon, eBay)|
|RAID Card||IBM ServerRAID M1015 (cross-flashed with the LSI “IT” firmware (for LSI 9210-8i) ) (eBay, Amazon)|
|Case||Fractal Design Define XL Full Tower ATX (Amazon, eBay)|
|Power Supply||Corsair TX 650W V2 Active PFC (Amazon, eBay)|
|CPU Cooling||Noctua NH-U12P SE2 (Amazon, eBay)|
|Case Fans||3 built-in fan + Antec True Quiet 140mm (Amazon, eBay)|
Total NAS capacity: 6TB, surviving loss of up to one HD
|UPS||Advice PRV 850 USB|
Host software: VMware ESXi Hypervisor 5.1.0