Bulb lab

Published on Nov 18, 2015

My little Bulb lab.

PRESENTATION OUTLINE

Bulb lab

Photo by Malinkrop

3 Nodes

vSAN Cluster

U-NAS

8 bay hot swap Mini ITX chassis

SuperMicro

A1SAi-2750F

LSI RAID controller

SAS 9211-8i - 320.000 IOPS !!!

HP 1810 24G v2

LACP Support

Pros

  • Small Footprint
  • Low Energy consumption - 20W
  • Support up to 64GB RAM /node
  • Noise friendly <40db
  • vSAN HCL compliant

Pros

  • NAS Form Factor - 8 disks / node
  • 1 x IPMI 2.0
  • 4 x igb Intel Nics (great for NSX)
  • VMware-ESXi-5.5U2-RollupISO2

Cons

  • Perf < Intel i7
  • Cost >$$$ NUC option
  • SODIMM ECC Memory :(
  • Expensive 16 GB module (330€)

Bills of Materials

  • 256 GB SSD Samsung Serie 840 Pro - 170€
  • 2 TB Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 - 80€
  • 16 GB SODIMM ECC - 200€
  • SoC Motherboard - 400€
  • Chassis 8 bay + Controller LSI - 450€

Bills of Materials

  • 1300€ / server
  • 190 € / network

Use Cases

  • NSX Lab Environment
  • DevOps (Ansible)
  • OpenStack
  • NexentaConnect for vSAN 1.0
  • Up to 60TB+ vSAN Storage :) :) :)