C6100 'cluster' with ESXi?

Ryle leigh

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I've bought a 3 node C6100, and have installed vmware esxi 6.

I have 16gb ram, and 2 quad core processors per node

How would I create a Virtual machine, where I can use the power of ALL of the nodes, instead of just the one?
 

frogtech

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You are thinking of distributed computing. Clustering, generally, in any virtualized host environment is more for high availability, resiliency, manageability.
 

Ryle leigh

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So i'd be better off taking out 2 nodes, and putting all of the ram into the final node ? current got 2x quad core not HT, going to order 2x 6 core HT.

So when using a server as a home pc theres no advantage having multiple nodes ?
 

wildchild

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Well, except for hardware independance, high availability, resiliency and manageability or you have to run a few guest which together would take all resources of 1 host.
In case of the last situation i'd run n+1, which you cluster seems to be.

If you'd want to use all resources at once, esxi or vshpere ( or basically any hypervisor) is the wrong solution for you
 

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Agreed. Virtualization is about making one box run many individual workloads - not making many boxes run one single workload.


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Ryle leigh

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Is it possible to run a single C6100 node separate from the server ? Using an ATX PSU ?

I've heard of someonedoing it but I need more elboration on what connections hes used, and if it was just the node he used, or if he had to connect up fans and the like..
 

i386

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It's possible but with many modifications.

I know there is somewhere a thread with many pictures and more information, but I can't find it right now.
 

Ryle leigh

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As long as I know its possible, I will attempt myself soon.

If possible can you try to link the thread here ?
As my attempt would involves stripping out the chassis, then seeing how many components i can remove whilst still keeing it running (or which components can be modified) & then AFTER that, try and get the atx PSU running

(Is it best to do the PSU last, as there will be less components needing power = less modified connections on the atx psu?)

Or if someone has a better method I should try.. let me know !

Thank you for you reply
 

Ryle leigh

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Hi the search result didn't turn up anything relevant :( (the c+p link doesnt work but i did try search for s0lid, with no result)