Isn't this the Intel blade chassis (white box) that Intel sells to OEMs that don't want / cannot have their own design?
It's not to downplay it ... perhaps someone knows it by a different "name" (from a different OEM).
It looks like a decent solution for SMB. But it will be one giant single point of failure, which is something you would really need to take in account. And what about upgrades or when you want more then 6 hosts?
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you're right about that i didnt know it before..
For the same reason he might not want to install Hyper-V or XenServer even though they are free?
Its the same here, even me planning to deploy the same with NEC flexpower and VMware to consolidate 6 P2V .
Please do let me know about your experience and best practices in implementing the solution.
It seems to be a good solution for consolidation of servers offering full redundancy.
Hello There Xia,
Did you manage to go further with your Flexpower deployment ? How did it goes ?
Regarding best practise installation is pretty much standard :
- Make sure you activate Numa and VT technology prior to the installation
- If a Lun has to be shared between multiple compute module don't forget to use the "Share Lun" feature
- Multipathing will be handled automatically By ESX
- Make sure you define your pool carefully to share Load between disks
Hope this can be of little help if you didn't install it yet but normally it is straight forward.