I’m feeling friggin invincible these days, what with my cast-off industrial server hardware from HP.
(DL380P Gen8 for $20 a pop - plus 256 GB ram, 1x SSD for Proxmox with 7x 5TB enterprise drives for ZFS, topped with a Tesla P4 for machine learning duties).
Plus a separate Netgear NAS for ISOs and snapshots and backups.
The icing on the cake… HP had sabotaged this entire line of cast-offs by infecting them with a freeware “fan bomb” that defaults to 100% pulse width modulation if its spyware detects you running any sort of late model storage solution. It’s like a friggin jet engine hair dryer, blowing the loose papers all ‘round the joint + sucking about 300W at idle…
THANKFULLY the hacker community delivers, yet again, by stumbling upon some disabled fan control commands in the 2.77 iteration from a couple years back. Their resultant masterwork, entitled “Silence of The Fans,” graces GitHub for the benefit of all:
My cheap ass hypervisor lives! And is livable! And if I get hacked I’ve got stacks of iterative snapshots to fall back upon!
(I’m not joking, the $cheap E5-2697V2s bench at 77% my venerable Ryzen 1800x - and that’s single core vs!)