The battery backup and cooling aren't as critical at this point since they will depend largely on what hardware we end up getting. We are already licensed for Symantec Backup Exec and will likely continue with that software. The backup hardware will depend on the other hardware selected.
I think our biggest challenge is going to be getting a SAN that can provide enough spindles to separate workloads without scaling out to several shelves or wasting a lot of storage.
Vendor / Model Size Bays Comments HP c3000 6U 8 HP c7000 10U 8 or 16 Can use full-height or half-height blades Dell M1000E 10U 8 or 16 All servers are half-height, I/O blades can be either half-height or full-height. IBM BladeCenter E 7U 14 Options List IBM BladeCenter S 7U 6
2 dedicated disk storage module bays
IBM BladeCenter H 9U 14 Options List
Vendor / Model CPU Max Mem Local Storage Size Comments HP Proliant BL460c 2x Xeon 64GB 2x SAS or SATA half-height HP Proliant BL465c 2x Opteron 32GB 2x SAS or SATA half-height HP Proliant BL480c 2x Xeon 48GB 4x SAS or SATA full-height HP Proliant BL685c 4x Opteron 64GB 2x SAS or SATA full-height Dell M600 2x Xeon 64GB 2x SAS or SATA half-height Dell M605 2x Opteron 64GB 2x SAS or SATA half-height IBM HS12 1x Xeon 24GB 2x SAS or SATA N/A IBM HS21 2x Xeon 16GB 2x SAS or SATA N/A IBM LS21 2x Opteron 32GB 1x SAS N/A
Vendor / Model Protocols Bays Drive Type(s) Max Capacity Max Hosts Comments HP StorageWorks 1200r iSCSI 12 SAS or SATA 12TB, 1 enclosure, 12 drives There are expansion options, I just didn't understand them. HP Storageworks SB600c (blade) iSCSI 8 SAS 1.16TB (8 x 146GB 10K SFF SAS) Dell PowerVault MD3000i iSCSI iSCSI 15 SAS, SATA 45TB, 3 enclosures, 45 drives 16 Dell/EMC CX3-10c iSCSI, FC 15 FC, SATA 24TB FC, 60TB SATA, 4 enclosures, 60 drives 64 Dell PowerVault NX1950 iSCSI 15 SAS, SATA 30TB, 2 enclosures, 30 drives IBM DS4700 FC 16 FC, SATA 33.6TB SATA, 112TB FC, 7 enclosures, 112 drives 16 IBM DS3400 FC 12 SAS, SATA 14.4TB SAS, 48TB SATA, 4 enclosures, 48 drives EMC CLARiiON AX4 iSCSI, FC 12 SAS, SATA 60TB, 5 enclosures, 60 drives
Vendor / Model Ethernet Ports GBIC/SFP Ports Speed Routing Comments HP ProCurve 2900-24G 24 4x SFP Gig Layer 3/4 HP ProCurve 2900-48G 48 4x SFP Gig Layer 3/4 HP ProCurve 3400cl-24G 20 4x mini-GBIC Gig Layer 3/4 HP ProCurve 3400cl-48G 44 4x mini-GBIC Gig Layer 3/4 Cisco Catalyst 3560-24TS 24 4 SFP Gig Layer 3/4 Cisco Catalyst 3560-48TS 48 4 SFP Gig Layer 3/4
Vendor / Model VPN (Incl/Max) Comments Watchguard Firebox X750e UTM Bundle 50/100 Sonicwall NSA 3500 50 Cisco ASA 5510 Security Plus 250 Cisco ASA 5520 750
Battery Backup (UPS)
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