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GMontag
Dec 20, 2011


frogbs posted:

I want to run another instance of OSX Lion on my iMac. Will VMWare Fusion or Virtualbox let me do that? From the research i've done it seems less than straightforward. I have my original install media (InstallESD.dmg), is that all i'll need?

VMWare will work with your install media as is. The last time I checked, Virtualbox could boot a premade Lion image but couldn't run the installer, but they might have fixed that by now.

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GMontag
Dec 20, 2011


peepsalot posted:

The boss is saying he would be OK with $1500-2000. Looking at those supermicros last night I think I came up to about 900 after CPU and 16gb ram. But that doesn't cover storage at all.

I looked at those IBM m1015 raid cards and I only see two ports on it. Don't you need at least 4 for raid 10? I don't really understand how sas/sata works. Can you hook up regular sata drives to it? Can one port connect multiple drives somehow? Or would I need to use multiple cards.

One SFF-8087 port = 4 SAS or SATA ports. You have to buy a breakout cable if your case doesn't have a backplane that accepts 8087 connectors.

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