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    What network connections on servers...?

    What cards have y'all got in your servers - 1GbE, 10GbE, fibre cards...?

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    1GbE, mostly in bonded pairs usind LACP.

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    1GBit

    In the real world you don't need anything else.

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    10GBE but lots of virtual servers on each connection.

    Looks like it's using 5Gb/s right now, or something else is overloading.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zag View Post
    1GBit

    In the real world you don't need anything else.
    Unless you're running 5 vm's, serving 1100 machines and have gigabit to the desktop.

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    We've shifted from 1GbE to 10GbE this summer, with a new server infrastructure. So, from physical for everything to a virtualised infrastructure with shared storage.

    Ok, we're only hitting about 15% usage on any of the links at one time, but that will increase.

    Cost to do so was minimal, compared to the costs of the servers and storage (we spent about 20k on the servers, and 10k on the storage). The servers have 10GbE built in, a module for our core was about 1800 and the cables were 200 each, so 2600. Less than 10% of the cost.
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    We're seeing a gradual shift from multiple 1Gb/s links over to 10GbE on our virtual hosts to reduce port numbers and increase flexibility around 802.1q VLAN tagging without increasing physical ports.

    Whilst it means implementing 10GbE switching at an expense it is a reduction in overall switch port requirements and in turn leads to reduced costs elsewhere in cabling.

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