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Quick Specs as ours is configured:

4x: Intel Xeon E5-2603 V4 (2 per node)

16x: SAMSUNG 8GB PC4-17000 2133MHz (8 per node for 64G each)

2x: SM SSD-DM128-SMCMVN1 128GB SAT (1 128G SATA DOM in each node)

4x: MICRON 800GB S630DC 2.5" SAS

10x: SEAGATE 1.2TB SAS 10K PRM 51

2x: MELLANOX CNTX3 E NTWK INTE CD, (1 - 2 port 10G SFP card per node)


Block Diagram located on page 12.

Diagram and product page indicate a Intel i210 Gigabit adapter that only links at 100mbit for Failover Heartbeat

PCI-E 3.0 x8 node to node/NTB connectivity. Provided via PLX Technology PEX8717.

Noted: PLX ExpressNIC SDK available from PLX. NDA required (Currently working on this, will update with any luck - Disabled in the Firmware by Default)

System power redundancy provided at 240V only.

Supermicro IPMI ISO Mount can only do ISOs at or less than 4.7G (standard DVD). Server DVDs provided by VLSC are too big (Includes Standard and Datacenter, each with full GUI and Core).

Rebalancing + Updating:

Roles ans Features -> Datacenter Bridging, Enhanced Storage, Failover Clustering, Data Deduplication, FileServer, iSCSI Target server, iSCSI Target Storage Provider (VDS and VSS Hardware), Multipath IO, Remote Differential Compression

For iSCSI Failover Target Role, Delegate cluster to OU:

Replace failed disk:

Enable iSCSI in Firewall.