Have you thought about what you want future wise?
In general, it won't matter .... or it would depend on if those 2-5 VMs are CPU intensive.
In my own lab..nothing was CPU intensive and i could not tell the difference in performance between my CPUs with HT and those without.
I'm not talking...
I was thinking VM guest but since it happens across Win/Linux .. probably not it.
Issue only seen when connecting via laptops??
Are your laptops running the same image .. ie same image = same issue across all of them?
I've only ever seen similar issues in Windows VMs using funky themes / mouse...
Ubiquiti Edge Switch ES-16-XG $450 Shipped - No longer available
** WARNING **
This is not the beta switch .... it is the "production" switch; however,
You need to be aware of the pitfalls of this device _before_ you buy one.
Search the forums here or the UBNT forums for issues:
- SFP+ ports...
Trust me ... i get it ... and scope creep.
Once we start clearing our filters from our search requirements we see the number of returned results go up ...
As you noted ... it appears the OP has cleared the "physically small" filter.
I tend to give them what they claim to look for. ;)
..and ... expandable or not .... ie ... is desired 8 core / 16 thread + 64GB RAM okay
as a locked limit or do you need to be able to expand/upgrade later?
This will determine if an SoC (Xeon D) option is viable or not.
Also ...drives ... you mention you have NAS ...so what are you looking for...
Understood now... I am a fan of Dell myself but sometime you have to build what you want.
My attempt without a budget in mind and just meeting needs::
In Win Z589 micro ATX Case
Smaller footprint than T20 with 2 x 5.25" external...
Hmm ... if you are considering the Fractal Define R4/R5 then you may as well get the PowerEdge T330 as the R4/R5 aren't that much smaller,
and you said it has everything you want + you get a Dell discount.
Okay ..may as well eliminate options 3 and 4 then ...since you have been there and done that.
So 12-16 2.5" 12.5mm Enterprise drives .... but you mention the system/board you seek should have support for a minimum of 6 drives.
Does not add up ... please fill in the blanks.
Do you have or plan...
Option #4 alternate:
Based on what you proposed for option 4, i'm guessing a 32GB RAM limit isn't a problem.
I'd go with a PowerEdge T110 i or ii and toss an HBA and a quad port NIC in there.
It has 2 x 5.25" bays to hold anywhere from 8 to 16 2.5" drives w/5.25 to 2.5" cages.
You have left over...
1. Yes - very common
2. USB install possible - use SSD for VM storage
3. Official: https://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-60/topic/com.vmware.ICbase/PDF/vsphere-esxi-vcenter-server-60-installation-setup-guide.pdf
4. Multiple NICs not needed for simple virtualization, but as your lab grows or you decide...
Disclaimer: not a Guru at anyting and XenApp > 5.0 hasn't been in my lab for over a year.
I don't really see MCS as being a problem ...
I don't see you doing anything different than your XA 6.5 setup.
The settings are applied via policy (XenApp or AD GP) after the machine is up....so if you...
I have a slightly better understanding now....I have been reading up on the single node VSAN stuff.
I had not heard of it until I went searching after reading your post.
Leave it to the smart people to get around the 3 node requirement ;)
I think in my case I will just play with it in a...
No clue then ..... The virtual environment didn't change ... only a reload of the host OS.
Reinstalled the VM Tools.
You had to re-install VMware Workstation .... did you look for updates/patches for it???
What about the host OS ... is it patched - completely up to date?
Sorry...no answers...just more questions..... I have been thinking about going VSAN too.
Will you have 3 x X10SL7-F's in your VSAN setup??
Why do you think you cannot reuse a PCIe card (vs. the 2.5") in another system??
I just re-read your post .....the new motherboard or server will _only_...
@OP as well ....
See post #2 above.
Can't really give an answer without more info.
What if the OP is running a VM on a type 2 hypervisor via a single 5400rpm hard drive while doing an antivirus scan.
What if the appropriate VM tools are not installed?
Yes....it's a stretch ...but we don't...
For memory, follow the "Memory QVL" on the same page you linked to (motherboard):
ASRock Rack > EP2C602-4L/D16
Example: The very first item on that list:
DDR3 1866 ECC 8GB Kingston KVR18E13/8
Look at that list..get a part number and search ebay for that part...
You can also go to a...
My knowledge is extremely limited and probably outdated by now anyhow....so take it how you wish.
There is a difference in simple pass-through and GPU sharing and both
Citrix XenServer and VMware ESXI have the capability to do both.
From your post I took it to mean you want to use a single...
OnStage Rack Stand RS7030 $30+
1 gateway node at the top under the bottom switch. (1U)
1 storage node at bottom with drive array under it. (2U + 1U)
2 compute nodes in middle (2U x 2)
Cases are Supermicro SC504-203B
No additional cooling needed for my build as my lab sits in a basement that never goes above 85 degrees F in hottest months.
I simply have a 60mm Noctua fan for the cpu heatsink and of course the power supply fan is an exhaust fan.
Thats it for the compute nodes. Similar for my storage node..it...
Well ... interesting result with the Kill-A-Watt ... it seems the lab idles at 150W.
It did spike ti ~200W during boot of the (1) storage node + (2) compute nodes.
Everything in the 12u rack is plugged into the UPS and the UPS into the Kill-a-watt.
As far as the Supermicro 504-203b case goes .. it is meant for Supermicro motherboards.
It was designed specifically for Mini-ITX and Micro-ATX offerings from them.
I can only tell you it _looks_like_it_SHOULD_fit ....but I can only base that on pictures of the I/O backplane
on the motherboard...
The power draw at idle is 35W-40W per compute node (2)
... i can measure later with a kill-a-watt
The atom based node was less than 35W with low use
The storage node was about 40W low use ..SSD drives pretty much idle
From what I remember, the whole lab was about/under 300W - everything in...
What does IO intensive mean? Storage? Network?
If you know for sure you will want more than 32GB RAM, look elsewhere.
While that board/cpu combo will do 64GB RAM, those 16GB modules have remained $300+
from the one vendor that sells them AFAIK. I can't stomach $1200 for memory when I can build...
I love what the Supermicro X10SDV-TLN4F is, but expandable it is not.
A perfect compute node in a multi-node setup.
A good candidate for an all-in-one nested lab setup.
But...what are you going to do with that RAID card?
The Video Card?
The AIC PCIe NVMe drive (though on-board M.2 slot might...