After having my current set up now for around a year and a half I’ve started tinkering trying to get some more efficiency and better performance out of it. Unfortunately the Asus board I had wasn’t the strongest of the bunch so an upgrade was needed. The swap out was absolutely flawless and along with a Windows re-install it is absolutely flying along and with little to no effort it has clocked up to 4.8Ghz already. I’ve got kit for a delid to bring the temperatures down so 5Ghz is on the horizon somewhere.
It’s been a long time coming but I’ve finally managed to get my policy based routing video up and out there. If you want to mark specific sites or devices to route over particular gateways then this is the easiest way of doing just that!
The new PSU has worked so far so it was back up into the attic rack for my R210ii. No other modifications although if it manages a couple of weeks I will most likely look into some Noctua fans to quiet it off a bit. A bit of a tidy up as well removing some old switches and getting the patch panel in line.
One of the next jobs on the list will be to get a “CRS3XX” down into the cave so I can take advantage of some 10GB goodness with failover on 2 of the 3 fibres.
Little bit of fun. First time through the car was with the dash cam in place.
There has been a glimmer of hope for the CHR. I’ve come across a donor R210 with a power supply that is in brilliant condition, installed the power supply and it burst back into life. A good hour getting ESXi re-installed to the SSD I’d wiped and then reloading a CHR image onto it then carefully copying over the config and it’s just about ready to bring back into service.
I’ll be sorry to part ways again with the Hex and the FastTrack setup but this time around with the CHR I’ll be going for a really big QoS tree build.