Can you find any better kit for the same price (Virtualization)
Can you find any better kit for the same price (Virtualization) or have any better suggestion's for the hardware below
This one is for a Intel Modular Server System
Intel Chassis Components
x1 Intel Chassis (MFSYS25V2) (Comes with x2PSU, x1 Networking Switch, x1 SAN Controller)
£2562.73 - LambdaTek
x2 1000W PSU (AXXPSU) (This will make the Intel chassis have 4 PSUs which is the max)
£159.57 Each - PrimoIT
x1 *Optional* - 2ND SAN Storage Controller (AXXSCM3S) - This will allow the first SAN storage controller to go faulty/stop without down time as the load will be transferred to this. Plus both can be used at the same time to load the balance.
£1171.52 - CleverBoxes
x1 2ND Networking Switch (AXXSW1GB) This will allow the first networking switch to go faulty/stop without down time as the load will be transferred to this. Plus both can be used at the same time to load the balance, and better performance on the networking side.
£841.23 – Cleverboxes
*Needed For Above Optional Option*
x6 Extra Intel Ethernet Ports (AXXGBIOMEZV) This allows the 2nd Networking Switch to be connected to the server by adding two extra Ethernet ports. This means a total of 4 Ethernet ports per a server.
£99.75 - PrimoIT
x1 Intel Shared LUN Licence Key (MFSLUNKEY) - Enables the Shared SAN Feature.
£230.28 - PrimoIT
Hard Drives - Choices (Chassis Holds 14)
- x14 - £244.60 Each - 600GB Seagate (ST9600205SS) - (64MB Cache) - Scan
- x14 - £262.25 Each - 512GB Crucial SSD m4 (CT2287679) - Direct From Crucial
*Needed For Above Optional Option (Crucial SSD)*
x14 Hard Drive Connection Converter (AXXTM3SATA) This converts the hard drive connection to fit the Intel chassis.
£26.71 - PrimoIT
Intel Server Components
Intel Modular Server MFS5520VIR (No Memory, Holds 12 RAM Modules, No CPU, Holds 2 CPU)
x6 - £621.70 Each – PrimoIT
Ram - Kingston 8GB 1333MHZ (KVR1066D3Q8R7S/8GI) Total per server = 96GB
x72 - £41.43 Each - LambdaTek
Intel 2.80GHZ X5660 6Core Processor - Scan
x12 - £796.04 Each
x6 - Microsoft Server Data Centre Licence (We already have x5 Enterprise, so we just need a upgrade on 5 licences, and one new licence)
If I'm correct this is the total price
Without the extra OS licensing that needs to be done!
Total Price with normal Hard Drives = £25,413.44
Total Price with SSDs = £26,034.48
Only thing that worries me with the SSDs, is the model I have is not on their Hardware Compatibility List. But on the Corsairs website it's got this message 'Guaranteed-compatible with the Intel MFS5520VIR'
So if I'm thinking correct Intel just doesn't want to approve it because, they want to recommend their own Intel SSDs?
What's your thoughts on the kit? Recommend something totally different? or just a slight change? Or its a good choice?
I think they said they want this to last 5 years
EDIT: Just rechecked the prices again, now gone down about £150 in total, this is without ringing up any companies for better prices