First time poster, I’ve spent more time on this site in the last 6 months that I can count, wife does not appreciate my evening browsing of the site.
So I blew up my Dell R610 pfSense build, running under VMware (don’t ask ugh)
Found a little Dell PowerEdge R210 with i3-530, 8GB RAM, 160gb drive (ebay Link here)for $110 Canadian, plus $20 shipping, offered $100 he took it. It’s inbound now, could be a few days, could be a week with the current environment we are dealing with. Ship times are all over the place
Comes with either Broadcom NetXtreme II 5709 dual NIC’s or Intel® Gigabit ET, either way great supported NIC’s for pfSense.
No iDRAC which I am a little disappointed about, just hope the fan’s are not loud, that will suck. I’ll either swap the fans and/or pickup cheap iDRAC board, then just spin down the fans via IPMI.
Post some pics when it arrives as I work through the setup.
Again appreciate all the info the site provides, truly an inspirational site.
So much so that I based my new build of the many guides on the site.
Just quickly, parts ordered for the new lab gear, should all be here within a few weeks. I’ll throw up a new post with specs and the issues i’ve had putting this build together.
Anyway, touch base in the coming days I hope.