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Discussion in 'Virtualized Computing' started by agrikk, Dec 18, 2008.
Exactly. Something I can manage
Just upgraded from a NUC i5 1.2GHz w/ 12GB RAM, 256GB SSD + 1TB data to a Dell PowerEdge T320 from work. Xeon 1.9GHz hex core w/ 96GB RAM, 3x256GB SSD & 3x1TB 7200 RAID 5 arrays.
Kind of makes my laptop less necessary...I can go back to nesting things on a server instead of carrying around my lab and not using it.
Although, whenever I get a proper license, I'll likely go back to a few NUCs and a NAS. But, for now, this will suffice. Especially with the price.
So I got an ibm x3550 m3 from work. I'm not sure if it's dual 8 thread or dual 12 thread, but it will have 192gb of ram. I only have three hdd cages right now, so I'll need to order more. I play on running a 240gb ssd and two 1tb reds in raid 1 for now. Should have it up and running over the weekend.
Anyone have any know how if running esxi 6.5 on one of these?
Just go check the HCL.
ughhh I have been so busy.. everything is powered off and I haven't been on forums or anything.. so my bad.. bigtime.. 8 months late!!!
that is the one I followed...
Since I did some cleanup. Thought I would share the progress.
Was able to keep the front door but had to remove the rear.
Sorry for flash reflection, didn't realize it was there until I uploaded.
Going to try color coding cables. Made the purple ones for management. Black is standard network use for now.
Updated my lab this year.
Dell R720 - ESXi 5.5 - File Server, pfsense, linux box, miner
Dual Intel Xeon E5-2650L V2 10c/20T 1.7ghz
192GB DDR3 ECC
400GB Intel Enterprise SSD for the VM's
Two 1TB Barracudas (storage)
Dell R620 - ESXi 5.5 - Miner
Dual E5-2667 6c/12T 2.9ghz
64GB DDR3 ECC
250GB 5400RPM 2.5" VM drive
Dell R620 - ESXi 5.5 - Miner
Dual E5-2620 6c/12T 2.0ghz
32GB DDR3 ECC
320GB 5400rpm 2.5" VM drive
VMs on spindles?
No pics? where's the HW pron?!
I do too on the san and in raid.
Laptop spindles at that LOL. They're non critical VM's, could care less about their boot time or performance, this is my home lab and all they're going to do is run miners for now.
Pic maybe to come lol, the cable management is horrendous. Hardly get a down time to work on it since my wife is home when I'm home and everything runs through the internet. Guess I could clean it up and move the server 1 PSU at a time. I'll take some tonight and if I remember I'll post em lol.
Found this on my phone, maybe it will hold you over until the HW pics come lol. This is my R720.
Here you go . Dont mind the cables lol.
Updated my lab with a Pure m20 with 10TB raw.
3.6:1 with about a dozen various VMs on it.
Pics of that pure?
I posted pics in the Network pics thread, but I finally got my ESX lab up and running around a much more performant iSCSI SAN.
Supermicro H8SGL-F motherboard
Opteron 6128 8 cores @ 2 GHz
32GB PC1333 RAM
Mellanox ConnectX 10g HBA
Fujitsu XG2000 10Gig switch
SAN1 (iSCSI SAN)
Supermicro X8DTE-F motherboard
2x Xeon E5620 4 cores @ 2.4GHz each
48GB Registered ECC PC1333 RAM
IBM M1015 HBA (Flashed to LSI 9240-IT mode)
8x 256GB Samsung EVO 850 SSD
Mellanox ConnectX 10gig HBA
I am able to generate 150,000 read IO/s sustained with a combined non-sequential read/write load of 40,000.
Finding the combination of firmware and drivers and OSes that would make the ConnectX cards work together (in either ethernet mode or Infiniband mode) was an absolute street fight but it all finally plays nicely together.
If I were to do it over again, I would have gone with the ConnextX-3 SFP cards, but I would have had to use NexentaStor CE for my SAN and pay a premium for a managed Infiniband switch.
Should be posting here in a few days, but.. the lab will be just about finished up (LOL that's what they all say).
Not as elaborate as a full rack, but it will be simple and get the job done.
Two DL380 G6's [ Dual L5630's + 64gb + few local WD VelociRaptors ]
Netgear RR2304 4-bay 1u NAS
TP-Link gigabit switch of some sort .. will have a more detailed post once all wired up
Detailed with pictures would be nice. I am running a single server like yours, its not bad, but man I hate myself for picking the 2.5 SAS model
I love the 2.5 SAS. more drives per RU. what issues / concerns are you having?
For one, No, because this only has cage for 8 2.5 sas drives. but my biggest issue is the cost of drives that size. to get 1tb sas drives in that size im looking at 200 bucks give or take per drive. where if it was a 3.5 setup, I could find drives under a hundred
This is why I went with the DL380P G8 with 12 LFF drives! 3.5 drives are way cheaper!
Looking back last year when I purchased my two DL380's... there is sometimes a little regret in not going with possibly the Dell R510's or R710 LFF.