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Archive for the ‘HP XW6600’ Category

Pin layouts of hardware

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/07/28

This is yet another post of some information I wish I had known years ago.

AllPinouts: a site that lists pin layouts of common and not so common hardware.

When writing this, the site had Statistics indicating over 3500 pages and close to 1000 pin layouts.

Layouts include cables and connectors for audio, video, computing and much much more.

These were the pin layouts I needed:

I found the 3 and 4 pin layouts also on this page: Desktop Boards — 3-wire and 4-wire fan connectors.

Another site with lots of Power Connectors is Toms Hardware. A good starting page is Additional Power Connectors: Peripheral, Floppy, And SATA – Power Supply 101: A Reference Of Specifications.

The reason I needed it was to add a front case fan to a couple of HP XW6600 workstations in order to improve cooling.

Both 80mm and 92mm fans will fit.

A couple of links:


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Mac/PC: sending Wake-on-LAN (WOL) packets

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/07/25

I’ve succesfully woken up these machines:

  • HP XW6600 running ESXi 5.1
  • ThinkPad W701U running Windows 7

I still need to try to wake up a Mac Mini Server running OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard).

MacBook Air on 10.7 (Lion) and Retina on 10.8 (Mountain Lion) won’t work as they are WiFi only, and WOL does not work over WiFi.

On 10.7 and up it might not work on a Mac Mini Server either, as Apple Introduced Dark Wake.

I used these tools to send WOL packets: Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in *nix, Apple, ESXi5.1, Ethernet, Hardware, HP XW6600, Linux, Mac OS X / OS X / MacOS, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, Network-and-equipment, openSuSE, OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, Power User, SuSE Linux, Virtualization, VMware, VMware ESXi, Wake-on-LAN (WoL), Windows, Windows 7 | Leave a Comment »

Ghetto Mod: xw6400 xw6600 front case fans – HP Enterprise Business Community

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/03/16

Interesting: Ghetto Mod: xw6400 xw6600 front case fans – HP Enterprise Business Community.

Very silent 92mm fans for the front of an HP XW6600. Be sure to use the non PWM fan type.


Posted in ESXi5, ESXi5.1, ESXi5.5, Hardware, HP XW6600, Power User, Virtualization, VMware, VMware ESXi | Leave a Comment »

Lots of 2.5, 3.5 and 5.25 conversion brackets, cages and hot-swap bays

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/03/12

To get me some ideas on what is available on the market right now: ADATA, CORSAIR, CRUCIAL, PLEXTOR, SAMSUNG, INTEL & OCZ SSD (SG OFFICIAL DISTROS WTY).

For ZFS, this seems the controller of choice:

For high-density data,

For fast data:

Everything needs to fit in something like this HP XW6600. For Raid-Z3 you need many drives according to Raid Calculator | Raid Disk Space Utilization Calculator | ServeTheHomeSTH – Server and Workstation Reviews (as it can loose 3 drives: ZFS Raidz Performance, Capacity and Integrity Comparison @ another calculator for risks: RAID Reliability Calculator – Simple MTTDL Model – ServeTheHomeSTH – Server and Workstation Reviews.

You can also use the below bays for instance for Finding Uses for Old 2.5″ Hard Drives | | Que.

A few remarks on 2.5inch disk solutions:

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HP xw6600 Workstation – The Computer Setup F10 Utility: enabling Intel VT so you can run VMware ESXi or vSphere on it

Posted by jpluimers on 2013/10/25

On a HP XW6600, you can run ESXi 4 or run ESXi 5, but in yourder to run x64 guest VMs, you need to enable Intel VT in the BIOS first.

So, in the HP XW6600 BIOS, the choose the menu “Security”, then the submenu “OS Security” to get at these two options:

  • Intel Virtualization Technology (VTx)—Enables or disables Intel Virtualization Technology to increase workstation performance.
  • Intel IO Virtualization—Enables or disables Virtualization Technology to increase workstation I/O performance.

When you enable both VT options, then VMware ESX/ESXi/vSphere can run x64 guests with full VT support (otherwise you will get a friendly warning message when you try to setup or run such a guest VM). Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in BIOS, Boot, ESXi4, ESXi5, ESXi5.1, Hardware, HP XW6600, Power User, Virtualization, VMware, VMware ESXi | 3 Comments »

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