Since our presentation at the NLVMUG last March we have been thinking about how to upgrade our shoebox-sized datacenter, to make it more awesome (is it possible?) and faster.
On May 6th we are doing our presentation at the Italian VMUG and we promised them a BYON or Build You Own NAS as an extra edition to our shoebox sized datacenter.
We started out with an Intel NUC, the same base as our ESXi hosts, and a couple of 2,5” WD spindles. As you might know an Intel NUC is equipped with only one SSD connection and we want a RAID5 solution, so this is a challenge.
And like the rest of our shoebox sized datacenter the components will be 3d printed.
After the session in Italy we will publish the exact setup and the results.