After picking up an MD3200 (thank you STH folks) I soon realized Dell has locked these chassis to Dell branded/firmware disks. I have 3 MD1200's that don't have this...problem so I'm moving other disks to these shelves.
I'm looking for high TB 3.5" or decent sized SSD's that have dell firmware...
Works for me. I'll retract my posts as I was wrong. Thank you for the update.
This is all based on a trust system and if we can't trust the sellers then no one will sell anything here. I hope you understand.
By all means go through the other thread, post your details, the buyer heard nothing from you for days, no parts no shipping numbers. If you have the records then show us.
Then show us on here your delivery of items to sellers in this thread.
If nothing then we know this is another scam...
I bought the one linked in homelabsales. It was $600 plus shipping, it has a single ISCSI controller and is 3.5" drives which I apparently have a metric truck ton. I wanted the 3200I because I have 3 Md1200's that I want to daisy chain together to hold the final link in my 3-2-1 backup array...
Long shot I know but I'm looking for a dell MD3200 series Disk shelf that has the iscsi management controllers. 24 bay 2.5" would be prefered but I'll take the 12 bay 3.5".
not looking to break the bank here, prefer US shipping in lower 48.
These come from Dells according to the seller: 9RZ268 is a dell part number but the trays are HP. The trays are worthless for me. I want the disks.
as soon as I find a MD3220i I'll be on the hunt for these drives. I don't have space/capacity at this time.
If you need all 3 ESXI hosts to talk to each other at the same time over the storage network? Yes that would be a problem. spacedinvader one does a good job of talking how to do it with UnRAID but I believe your setup would be similar:
These do not exist at this time. In another 2-3 years yes. As of right now the sheer amount of power 40gb needs is the bottleneck. Mikrotek has switches that are 'small' but still take power to use.
If you want to just skip the switch you can do Point to point cabling and connect your servers...