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As a recent upgrade I switched to pfSense as a home router/firewall. In my test lab for pfSense I have an Supermicro X10SDV which has two onboard 10GbE  ports combined with a PCIe Intel X540-T2 dual-port 10GbE NIC, giving me access to 4x 10GbE ports. Currently the smallest and most affordable 8-port 10GbE switches are still [...]

After this weekends network card passthrough fail with the EXPI9404PT on VMware 6.0 I was feeling pretty discouraged, so I took a break for a day. I decided to try again today since I have a couple other models of network cards in my currently running lab: 1x Intel 82576 ET Quad Port Gigabit Network 1x [...]

I recently picked up an X10SDV-F to use in my home lab. The goal was to replace some aging components, including an older virtual server and my loud and power hungry firewall. The X10SDV features an 8-core/16-thread 45W CPU, and can support up to 128GB of ram, has two 1GB NICS, two 10GB NICS and [...]

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