Growth is good! YASTTC (Yet Another Server To The Cluster)

sboesch

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Aug 3, 2012
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We (Work) has taken on additional clientele, I get to order a new server. Is there something wrong with being excited about getting another server?
As the Systems Engineer for the company, I get to play with all the fun toys. For the State Contracts, one of my vSphere 5.1x clusters consists of 5 servers, soon to be 6, with the following Specs:

Servers:
  • 2x Intel® Xeon® E5-2690
  • 18x 8GB RDIMM, 1333 MT/s
  • NO HARD DRIVES
  • Kingston 8GB USB Jump Drive w/ ESXi 5.1
  • 2x Hot-Plug (1+1) 750W Redundant Power Supplies
  • 1x Broadcom 5270 Quad Port Daughter Card
  • 2x Intel Ethernet I350 DP 1Gb Server Adapters
  • 1x DVD ROM, SATA, Internal

SAN Group:
  • Equalogic PS4000 16x 2TB
  • Equalogic PS6100 24x 2TB

Switching:
  • 3x Stacked Dell 6224 PowerConnect Switches

Routing:
  • 2x Juniper SSG-140 in Active Passive

Load Balancing
  • 2x CoyotePoint E450gx Hardware Load Balancers in Active Passive