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    4U, 2x Node, 4x E5 V3/V4, 56x LFF SAS3 3.5" bay - $299 - CISCO UCS C3260

    I can imagine that this will sorta kill my DC power budget, but the thought is growing on me. I do like Cisco computing gear, except for the "fabric interconnect/nexus" bit, which we've managed to dodge all this years. I haven't had a need for much cold/warm storage right now, but this may...
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    4U, 2x Node, 4x E5 V3/V4, 56x LFF SAS3 3.5" bay - $299 - CISCO UCS C3260

    We still have a large number of M3s in production, and either use the hotlink to get to KVM, or a older portable version of Maxthon Browser that still supports flash (v4.95.1000 is what we use). We have a couple of M3s with Ironport/etc/purpose-built Cisco appliances which are just slightly...
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    EliteDesk 705 G4 R5-2400GE 16GB RAM 256GB SSD $200

    Thanks for buying it all, you guys saved me a good $200-225. I was about to pull the trigger at list due to the long list of offers being made, but thankfully I forgot about it for a while.:cool:
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    UK HP 3PAR StoreServ 20000 Storage, Dual 12gb/s Dual-port I/o Module, Dual PSU - £59.99

    It depends on your use case. Mine is reliability, so a DAS gives me the ability to have two separate head nodes connected to two separate controllers, hence providing true multipath. If anything along one of the paths fails, be it one of the ports on the SAS drives/DAS controllers/cables/head...
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    UK HP 3PAR StoreServ 20000 Storage, Dual 12gb/s Dual-port I/o Module, Dual PSU - £59.99

    I don't know yet. I'll update if anything materializes, don't want to get everybody excited over nothing concrete yet.
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    UK HP 3PAR StoreServ 20000 Storage, Dual 12gb/s Dual-port I/o Module, Dual PSU - £59.99

    No kidding. I'm up 2 DAS units (potentially 3) in the haphazard span of 14 hours or so. 2 SAS3, 1 JBOF NVMe (although I have my doubts on that Celestica....)
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    UK HP 3PAR StoreServ 20000 Storage, Dual 12gb/s Dual-port I/o Module, Dual PSU - £59.99

    Having.......... paid for a D3700 and potentially an Eternus not even 8 hours ago, again I wonder what I'm doing here. Anyhow, having considered the StoreServ 20000 prior to pulling the trigger on the D3700, 2.5" trays are not the same length as the regular 3PAR trays. The trays you want are...
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    UK Fujitsu Eternus sas3 2.5" jbod 299£

    I...... literally just paid for a HPE D3700. Why am I looking at this?
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    HP 3Par StoreServ 20000 12-Bay LFF 12Gbps Enclosure - $195

    Not meaning to necro this thread, but can anyone with a SFF storserv confirm if there are more cost-effective trays available? While the LFF seems to take more "commodity" trays, the SFF trays (P/N 5697-3141 / 5697-3149) appear to be an elongated design (much like the other 3par SFF shelves) but...
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    Supermicro X11DPH compatibility with 3200AA Memory?

    I'm running 3.4a BIOS. Was testing with Supermicro MEM-DR432LC-ER32 (HMA84GR7DJR4N-XN). It's on the QVL for quite a few X11 boards, like the X11DPT, DPU, DPG, etc. just not the X11DPH......wonder if that could truly be the issue at hand. Or, I have a bunch of duds.
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    Supermicro X11DPH compatibility with 3200AA Memory?

    I'm trying to test some SK Hynix / Samsung memory which are all 3200AA (ECC Registered, of course). On my X11DPH-T test board running a 2nd gen Xeon Scalable (6230), the system doesn't post with ANY of the modules (1,2,4,8) of them. System log indicates - Failing DIMM (Uncorrectable memory...
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    ICX7150 for repair?

    I've had 1 out of 3 die so far, even with replacement with a higher rated PSU. At idle with 0 POE devices, I see temps of ~70c, perhaps contributing to premature derating and maybe in the long run is probably why it's dying. Two other units however are running at the same temperature ranges...
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    Quanta dual 3647 2U 4-node system (missing 2xPSU)= $599

    Now, if only it had ES/QS microcode....
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    Need a SAN upgrade for our FreeNAS & Xen-XCP Cluster - Starwinds VSAN?

    Yep - have read a fair bit about the 4u60 and SM (our VM nodes are mostly their 2U quad nodes). The 40u60 initially feels like overkill, to really cover VM pool and cold storage. We'd probably start with a 2U 24 SFF shelf and add on another 2U 12 bay LFF shelf, but it does make sense that a 4u60...
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    Need a SAN upgrade for our FreeNAS & Xen-XCP Cluster - Starwinds VSAN?

    Since it would seem that I'm now on a future path to a dual-head JBOD, does anyone have any recommendations for a disk shelf that would be able to support SAS3 (and likely to come off lease/liquidation in the market) in the next 0-12 months? Yes, there are plenty of SAS2 shelves around, but i've...
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    Need a SAN upgrade for our FreeNAS & Xen-XCP Cluster - Starwinds VSAN?

    Ah.. I believe I missed out on the earlier post by Rand__. If I was starting out from scratch, that's probably what I would do - and looking at it now fills me with a bit of regret as that certainly solves one of the bigger "concerns" I'm seeing now, which is a "HA" path for NFS that works with...
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    Need a SAN upgrade for our FreeNAS & Xen-XCP Cluster - Starwinds VSAN?

    Well, a year or so has went by and still teetering on this edge. We've done a few trials on Starwind, however it appears that the current hold-back - don't know if you would consider it that, is the hypervisor's featureset and not so much the SAN. Our goal has always been to set up HA shared...
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    Fusion-io ioDrive 2 1.2TB Reference Page

    Thanks @acquacow for taking a look. Here's the fio-status -a output Found 1 VSL driver package: 4.3.7 build 1205 Storport Driver: loaded Found 2 ioMemory devices in this system Adapter: ioMono (driver 4.3.7) Cisco UCS 1000GB MLC Fusion ioMemory PX, Product Number:PFIO1000MP...
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    Fusion-io ioDrive 2 1.2TB Reference Page

    I've had a pair each of the Cisco branded 1TB ioMemory PX600s in two separate Cisco C240 M3 servers. We have had them in the servers doing burn-in for some time now, but I just ran some basic benchmarks and discovered for each server, one card's read rate is in half of the other. The write rates...
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    Dell P31H2: $99

    Those look like standard SFF-8643 MiniSAS HD connectors....