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For Sale – Vega 64 Limited Edition / HP MicroServer / DDR3 ECC / HDDs / Rack Switch

Hi all,

We have for sale lots of stuff! Especially home server stuff!

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Frist of all, pictures here!
2017 Nov

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Kingston 16GB ECC DDR3 Unbuffered KVR16LE11L
www.kingston.com/datasheets/kvr16le11l_8.pdf
2 x 8GB. Low profile UDIMM. PC3L-12800 CL11. Suitable for the MicroServer
£77

Kingston 8GB ECC DDR3 Unbuffered KVR16E11
https://www.kingston.com/dataSheets/KVR16E11_8.pdf
1 x 8GB. UDIMM. PC3-12800 CL11. Suitable for the MicroServer
£35

Crucial 8GB ECC DDR3 Unbuffered KVR16LE11L
Crucial 8GB DDR3-1600 ECC UDIMM | CT102472BD160B | Crucial UK
1 x 8GB. UDIMM. PC3-12800 CL11. Suitable for the MicroServer
£35

HGST 2TB 3.5″ Hard Drive HDS5C3020ALA632
https://www.hgst.com/sites/default/files/resources/DS5K3000_ds.pdf
£35

Samsung 1.5TB 3.5″ Hard Drive HD154UI
£27.50

Linksys (Cisco) SR2024C Switch
https://www.cisco.com/c/dam/en/us/t…tart/guide/SR2016_SR2024C_QuickStartGuide.pdf
Rackmount or desktop. 24 ports. Gigabit Gbe.
£35

MadCatz Tournament Edition Fight Stick (Dual Modded)
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mad-Catz-Fighter-FightStick-Tournament/dp/B001M22WN8
Originally for Xbox 360. Dual modded to work with PS3 as well. Can work on PC too of course.
£40

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Sapphire Radeon Vega 64 Limited Edition
SAPPHIRE Radeon™ RX Vega64 8G HBM2 Limited Edition-SAPPHIRE Technology
Brand new. Unopened.
£419 sold pending

HP MicroServer N54L
Perfect home server. Small and energy efficient. Not hard drive included.
£65 sold pending

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All prices include postage. Note that there will be 2-3 days delay in posting because it’s sometimes difficult to find packaging.

Payment by PayPal, PayPal Gift, or Bank Transfer.

If paying by PayPal, please cover the fees. If paying by bank transfer, please put your name or the item as the reference.

Collection available from Warrington, Cheshire. Cash only. Discount available on collection (take off the postage plus a bit on top for the time saved).

Price and currency: £x
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: PayPal, PayPal Gift, Bank Transfer
Location: Warrington, Cheshire
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Prefer goods collected?: I prefer the goods to be collected

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For Sale – HP Microserver N36L + Hard Disks

I am doing a clear-out of my server – HP Microserver N36L + several Hard disks as per below –

HP Microserver N36L – (added a generic pic) – SOLD
Upgrades – Nvidia Geforce 210
RAM – upgraded to 4gb
OS- Windows 10 on 60GB Samsung SSD and hence extremely fast to boot.

Looking for – £70 (happy to take reasonable offers) – Can collect from Ilford, Moorgate or London Liverpool street

Also looking to sell following Hard disks – All in perfect working condition with no bad sectors. All out of warranty

Samsung Spinpoint F2 1.5TB – £30 (internal)
Samsung Spinpoint F3 1.5TB – £30 (Internal)
WD My Book Essential Edition 1 TB 7200RPM – £40(External)

I have no idea what these are selling at second hand so happy to take offers on the on-going rate.

Price and currency: 70
Delivery: Delivery cost is not included
Payment method: PPG
Location: London
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I prefer the goods to be collected

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Wanted – 12TB or 10TB Hard drive (possibly 8TB)

I’ve filled my media player HDD (6TB) and rapidly running out of space on my server (filled with 8TB drives). I thinking it would maybe make sense to upgrade one of the HDDs in my server to 10TB or ideally 12TB then swap an 8TB drive to the media player…

If anyone has a 12TB or 10TB Hard drive please let me know make and model/age/price/warranty status and I’d be interested.

Might possibly consider an 8TB drive if cheap (ideally a WD red) just for the media player as I can probably survive 5-6 months with the remaining space on the server and hopefully prices will have come down enough to replace more than one server drive by then.

Let me know what you have.
thanks

Location: Lincoln, UK

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For Sale – HP Microserver N36L + Hard Disks

I am doing a clear-out of my server – HP Microserver N36L + several Hard disks as per below –

HP Microserver N36L – (added a generic pic) – SOLD
Upgrades – Nvidia Geforce 210
RAM – upgraded to 4gb
OS- Windows 10 on 60GB Samsung SSD and hence extremely fast to boot.

Looking for – £70 (happy to take reasonable offers) – Can collect from Ilford, Moorgate or London Liverpool street

Also looking to sell following Hard disks – All in perfect working condition with no bad sectors. All out of warranty

Seagate 2TB Barracuda Green – £45 (Internal)
Samsung 2TB Spinpoint F4 – £45 (internal)
Samsung Spinpoint F2 1.5TB – £35 (internal)
Samsung Spinpoint F3 1.5TB – £35 (Internal)
WD My Book Essential Edition 1 TB 7200RPM – £45(External)

I have no idea what these are selling at second hand so happy to take offers on the on-going rate.

Price and currency: 70
Delivery: Delivery cost is not included
Payment method: PPG
Location: London
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I prefer the goods to be collected

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For Sale – HP Microserver N36L + Hard Disks

I am doing a clear-out of my server – HP Microserver N36L + several Hard disks as per below –

HP Microserver N36L – (added a generic pic)

Base Hardware N40L

Upgrades – Nvidia Geforce 210
RAM – upgraded to 4gb
OS- Windows 10 on 60GB Samsung SSD and hence extremely fast to boot.

Looking for – £70 (happy to take reasonable offers) – Can collect from Ilford, Moorgate or London Liverpool street

Also looking to sell following Hard disks – All in perfect working condition with no bad sectors. All out of warranty

Seagate 2TB Barracuda Green – £50
Samsung 2TB Spinpoint F4 Ecogreen – £50
Samsung 1.5TB Spinpoint F3 – £40
Samsung 1.5TB Spinpoint F2 – £35

I have no idea what these are selling at second hand so happy to take offers on the on-going rate.

Price and currency: 70
Delivery: Delivery cost is not included
Payment method: PPG
Location: London
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I prefer the goods to be collected

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  • Name and address including postcode
  • Valid e-mail address

DO NOT proceed with a deal until you are completely satisfied with all details being correct. It’s in your best interest to check out these details yourself.

For Sale – HP Microserver N40L + Hard Disks

I am doing a clear-out of my server – HP Microserver N40L + several Hard disks as per below –

HP Microserver N40L – (added a generic pic)

Base Hardware N40L

Upgrades – Nvidia Display hard with HDMI output (can find out what card this is if interested)
RAM – upgraded to 4gb
OS- Windows 10 on 60GB SSD and hence extremely fast to boot.

Looking for – £70 (happy to take reasonable offers) – Can collect from Ilford, Moorgate or London Liverpool street

Also looking to sell following Hard disks – All in perfect working condition with no bad sectors. All out of warranty

Seagate 2TB Barracuda Green – £50
Samsung 2TB Spinpoint F4 Ecogreen – £50
Samsung 1.5TB Spinpoint F3 – £40
Samsung 1.5TB Spinpoint F2 – £35

I have no idea what these are selling at second hand so happy to take offers on the on-going rate.

Price and currency: 70
Delivery: Delivery cost is not included
Payment method: PPG
Location: London
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I prefer the goods to be collected

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  • Landline telephone number. Make a call to check out the area code and number are correct, too
  • Name and address including postcode
  • Valid e-mail address

DO NOT proceed with a deal until you are completely satisfied with all details being correct. It’s in your best interest to check out these details yourself.

Wanted – 12TB or 10TB Hard drive (possibly 8TB)

I’ve filled my media player HDD (6TB) and rapidly running out of space on my server (filled with 8TB drives). I thinking it would maybe make sense to upgrade one of the HDDs in my server to 10TB or ideally 12TB then swap an 8TB drive to the media player…

If anyone has a 12TB or 10TB Hard drive please let me know make and model/age/price/warranty status and I’d be interested.

Might possibly consider an 8TB drive if cheap (ideally a WD red) just for the media player as I can probably survive 5-6 months with the remaining space on the server and hopefully prices will have come down enough to replace more than one server drive by then.

Let me know what you have.
thanks

Location: Lincoln, UK

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  • Name and address including postcode
  • Valid e-mail address

DO NOT proceed with a deal until you are completely satisfied with all details being correct. It’s in your best interest to check out these details yourself.

Windows Server 2016 book serves up PowerShell recipes

Microsoft introduced a number of new features in Windows Server 2016, from container support to the Nano Server deployment option. But there’s no need to cook up a script from scratch to implement these innovations when there are prepared PowerShell recipes that do the job.

Windows Server 2016 admins can automate jobs and reduce their workload if they master newer cmdlets. For IT shops that want to avoid manual intervention to arrange and manage features in the latest server OS, there are more than 100 PowerShell recipes in Windows Server 2016 Automation with PowerShell Cookbook: Second Edition by Thomas Lee that can help.

Lee provides scripts to ease the mundane processes that can trip up admins who need to be available when trouble strikes. Microsoft switched the Windows Server patching to a cumulative model in 2016, which made the monthly releases more frustrating to handle for some. Lee has a few scripts to make the process less painful. For admins who want an easier way to work with the Desired State Configuration management tool to keep certain systems tamper-proof, Lee walks through the concepts and provides PowerShell recipes to set up the deployment.

In this excerpt taken from the book’s first chapter, Lee describes PackageManagement, a PowerShell module that helps admins and developers install and manage applications from the command line:

PowerShellGet is a powerful resource for PowerShell, built on top of the core PackageManagement capabilities of PowerShell 5. It is one of many PackageManagement providers available. …

PackageManagement is a unified interface for software package management systems, a tool to manage package managers. You use the PackageManagement cmdlets to perform software discovery, installation, and inventory (SDII) tasks. PackageManagement involves working with package providers, package sources, and the software packages themselves.

Within the PackageManagement architecture, PackageManagement providers represent the various software installers that provide a means to distribute software via a standard plug-in model using the PackageManagement APIs. Each PackageManagement provider manages one or more package sources or software repositories. Providers may be publicly available or can be created within an organization to enable developers and system administrators to publish or install propriety or curated software packages.

Editor’s note: This excerpt is from Windows Server 2016 Automation with PowerShell Cookbook: Second Edition, authored by Thomas Lee, published by Packt Publishing, 2017. For updates to scripts used in the book, check the author’s PowerShell Cookbook GitHub repository.

Microsoft boasts SQL Server machine learning services

SEATTLE — While SQL Server 2017 continues to get attention for opening up to Linux, many of Microsoft’s database advances revolve around various ways the company is opening up analytics on its flagship database. Case in point: SQL Server machine learning services.

Open source data frameworks and development languages increasingly have become a path to next-level data analytics and machine learning, and SQL Server support is central to this strategy.

The clues are various. Even before 2017, Microsoft brought Apache Spark and the R language into the mix. Earlier this year, the Python language joined R as part of a newly minted Azure Machine Learning developer kit.

The story took a new turn at PASS Summit 2017 last week, as Microsoft featured the capability for Azure Machine Learning users to bring their analytics models into SQL Server 2017 for native T-SQL runtime scoring. An essential element in machine learning, scoring is a way to measure the likely success of machine-generated predictions.

Native T-SQL scoring can process large amounts of data at an average of under 20 milliseconds per row, according to Rohan Kumar, general manager of Microsoft’s database systems group, who spoke at PASS Summit. Native T-SQL scoring takes the form of a stored procedure for prediction that can be used without calling Microsoft’s R runtime, as was the case with SQL Server 2016.

This capability is important because models built and trained to, for example, suggest new products to likely buyers can produce results while the buyers are actually web browsing. As SQL Server machine learning services head in this direction, their use could grow.

Machine learning models

Supporting such scoring in the Microsoft database could make machine learning analytics more a part of operations and less an experimental effort, according to Ginger Grant, advanced analytics consultant for SolidQ and a presenter at the event.

“Traditionally, what has happened is that you’ve had a data science group that sort of sat in the corner creating machine learning models. They then threw that ‘over the wall’ to developers who had to code it in another language,” Grant said in an interview.

“Native T-SQL scoring allows people to modularize their work and environment, so things can be operationally implemented relatively quickly,” she said.

Microsoft’s new SQL Server machine learning services will help with real-time prediction, said Victoria Holt, who also took part in PASS Summit. She is an independent data analytics and platforms architect, as well as a trainer at SQL Relay.

“It is great to be able to leverage machine learning computation in-database,” she said.

This year’s inclusion of Python in the Microsoft Machine Learning workbench is also a step forward, Holt said. But it will take time for such new technologies to spread.

Holt noted that the “addition of Python extends the use of deep learning frameworks in the product. The retrained cognitive models will speed up consumption. But there is significant user training and upgrading that will need to happen before these models are adopted.”

Beyond T-SQL stored procedures

Microsoft’s moves are all about being more welcoming to open source communities.
Jen Stirrupfounder of Data Relish

Microsoft analytics advances discussed at PASS Summit were not limited to T-SQL. The company previewed scale-out features for Azure Analysis Services to improve response time for large query workloads on the cloud.

The company also moved to simplify data preparation for analytics in the cloud by releasing a public preview of Azure Data Factory that includes the ability to run SQL Server Integration Services in ADF.

Growing Microsoft SQL Server 2017 support for Python and R is significant, according to Jen Stirrup, founder of the U.K.-based Data Relish consultancy and PASS Summit board member.

Python is something of a portal to a crop of machine learning services entering the open source sphere almost daily. In Stirrup’s view, deeper support for advanced analytics is the next step for big data, and Microsoft is tuned to that notion.

“The company understands that customers really want to do something with the data,” she said.

“The data is such a key thing. It underpins your applications. Today, that means you have to reach out to software and languages that are not necessarily part of Microsoft’s .NET,” Stirrup continued. “Microsoft’s moves are all about being more welcoming to open source communities.”

ScaleArc brings database load balancing to Azure SQL DB

ScaleArc’s recent database load-balancing software release, ScaleArc for SQL Server, is now integrated with Microsoft’s Azure SQL Database.

ScaleArc for SQL Server, released on Sept. 19, was designed to help businesses using Microsoft Azure SQL Database “get data and apps to the cloud faster,” said Justin Barney, president and CEO of ScaleArc, a database load-balancing software company founded in 2009 and based in Santa Clara, Calif. The product became available on the Google Cloud Platform as of Oct. 12, 2017.

This product update takes a look at what the new ScaleArc for SQL Server software does and explores its benefits for businesses and developers, as well as how a Microsoft Data Platform MVP uses it.

What it does

Justin Barney, CEO of ScaleArcJustin Barney

ScaleArc for SQL Server load-balancing software automates the routing of traffic into a database from application servers, according to Barney. ScaleArc database load-balancing software can direct traffic into the database on behalf of the application, enabling apps to use underlying database functionality without programming database logic into the app.

Barney noted that users of Azure SQL and Microsoft Azure cloud database as a service can use ScaleArc to support failover between cloud regions and reduce the latency common in hybrid cloud deployments. For developers and architects, he said, ScaleArc simplifies maintaining continuous availability and performance of apps in cloud deployments, while reducing code changes.

David Klee, founder of Heraflux TechnologyDavid Klee

David Klee, a Microsoft Data Platform MVP and founder of Heraflux Technologies, an IT consulting firm in Scarborough, Maine, has found that ScaleArc for SQL Server enables adding high availability as applications are scaled, which he’d found difficult to do before.

“ScaleArc is basically software that you either click through on a cloud and use, or it’s a software appliance that you download and deploy locally,” Klee said. With it, the user abstracts applications from the data tier, avoiding database logic in the application code. “So, when you go to your app, you just point it to the ScaleArc instance instead of the database. That’ll get you up and running.”

Why it’s cool

With ScaleArc, you can essentially scale out your database workload without making any application changes.
David Kleefounder, Heraflux Technologies

Optimizing application and data workflow performance via the cloud is more efficient and cost-effective than the traditional path of buying more hardware, Klee said. On a recent SQL Server project, his client had found a slow database problem was not fixed by spending $1.5 million on hardware. So, Klee said, the company had to look at options, such as changing the application and praying that the replacement is better. Instead, he suggested using ScaleArc for SQL Server. “With ScaleArc, you can essentially scale out your database workload without making any application changes,” Klee said.

For software engineers, Barney said, ScaleArc’s database load-balancing tool can eliminate a lot of the coding work that’s needed to utilize modern cloud databases. “So, developers can focus on writing really good code with really good queries and letting the ScaleArc software manage the traffic in and out of the database environment,” he said.
 
Other ScaleArc for SQL Server functionalities developers are using are global connection pooling and connection management, as well as caching. “The ability to cache queries and result sets without having to do it from the application code saves time and costs,” Barney said. Just click on a particular query pattern, and the tool automatically turns it into a cache rule and starts caching it. “That has the ability to significantly boost performance,” he said.

ScaleArc’s cool factor for native cloud application development is eliminating the need to program database logic into the application, according to Barney. Enterprise developers can also use the new ScaleArc for SQL Server release with Microsoft Azure Active Directory for user authentication.

Summing up, Klee said finding ScaleArc allowed his team to scale a database workload outward, a strategy they haven’t been able to do with any similar tool. “There’s hardware storage acceleration and some in-memory constructs, but there’s really nothing else out there that has worked for us.”

ScaleArc Azure SQL DB

What it costs

The pricing of ScaleArc for SQL Server varies with database capacity and starts at $40,000 for ScaleArc capacity to front-end 32 SQL Server databases.