Dell PowerEdge VRTX Review Discussion
Posted 16 August 2013 - 07:52 AM
Dell PowerEdge VRTX Review
Posted 16 August 2013 - 09:44 AM
Posted 16 August 2013 - 09:52 AM
Posted 16 August 2013 - 09:58 AM
I'll need to double check, but I'm pretty sure its redundant. With the side cover off you can see two Perc8 controllers stacked in the middle.
That would be interesting. When I originally looked at it, there was no option to have redundant PERCs.
Posted 16 August 2013 - 01:00 PM
Posted 27 August 2013 - 09:33 AM
I just confirmed with Dell that Perc8 is currently not redundant... so it is a point of failure currently on the shared storage side.
Well other than this limitation the VRTX is practically bulletproof. I could easily see this replacing a server rack with the use of virtualization. The overall ability would of course be less then 48U but for an office looking for a 'less is more' approach this could really help consolidation.
With each node potentially configured with the E5-2680 you're looking at (8*2)*4 = 64 cores in the chassis with 256 threads. That is a ton of computational power. Teamed with 128GB of RAM per chassis and a mix of SSD/HDD storage like the review unit this is a workhorse.
The only area of investment I see is in a higher bandwidth solution as the 1Gb links won't be enough.
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Posted 27 August 2013 - 10:09 AM
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Posted 03 September 2013 - 02:26 PM
We would be using this with our existing md3200 and three pcie sas6 cards, and probably put the less critical storage on the intenral VRTX array.
Waiting for 10gbe pass-through before pulling the trigger though.
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