Selling my home lab - 400 CAD - SOLD!

I do not need my home lab now, and I want to get it into the hands of someone that can use it. It is a very good lab and has helped my career out a lot.

I am going to detail what is part of this deal.  It will not be shipped anywhere and you will need to come pick it up - or maybe I drop it off.

Main Gear

  • 2x Dell R710, each with 40 GB RAM and fully populated drive bays (8 drives), 1x 10 GB port,  4x 1 GB ports. One of the R710’s has iDRAC.
  • 4x SuperMicro mini-tower, each with 128 GB RAM, and 2x 10 ports, and 2x 1 GB ports. They have iKVM which is nice. These are the SuperServer SYS-5028D-TN4T machines.
  • 1x, NetGear Prosafe XS708E 10 GB 8 port switch.
  • 1x, NetGear Prosafe XS712T 10 GB 12 port switch

Spare Parts

  • 1x Samsung SSD 850 EVO 500 GB drive
  • 1x SanDisk Ultra II SSD 960 GB
  • 2x SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.0 flash drive - I use these for boot devices on Supermicro and they last very well.
  • 2x Intel SSD 730 series 480 GB
  • 2x Dell 2 TB drives
  • 1x Intel X540-T2 network adapter
  • 1x Intel PRo/1000 network adapter
  • 1x Intel four port network adapter
  • 4x undetermined drives of various sizes
  • 4x NF-A6x25 FLX 60×25 mm Premium Fan


I used one of the 10 GB switches for storage / vMotion, and the other one for the management network.  One of the R710 was a Nexenta server and it rocked.  It used the memory and 10 GB network really well.  The other R710 was used with FreeBSD and it was not as good.  The four Supermicro were used as vSphere 7 hosts and they did that really well!

I have wiped the Dell boxes and I erased the boot USB on the Supermicro. It should not be hard to install over and make things work.

Any questions let me know.  If you want to buy, reach out fast!  I want this to go to a good home soon.

Thanks to everyone that is interested, I really appreciate it.  And it is now sold!


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5 thoughts on “Selling my home lab - 400 CAD - SOLD!

  1. $400 or $4000? I’ll take it if it’s $400. I just have to get to Calgary from Vancouver to pick it up. 🙂

    1. It is 400 dollars Canadian, not 4000. I am more worried about selling it to someone that will use it and enjoy it.

      If you want it, let me know when you can make it to Calgary.


      1. Please email me privately and let’s talk. I can get to Calgary this week.

  2. Hi Michael, I’m a student and I’m really interested to buy 2 of your SuperMicro servers. Could you email me privately please?

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