Thursday, 11 February 2010

Our Recent Intel Modular Server Configuration For Clustering – Part Numbers For Ordering

The Intel Modular Server that we used to generate our most recent clustering blog posts had three nodes, dual Xeon E5530 CPUs, and 24GB of RAM per node.

The following tool can be used to customize the IMS for a particular need:

The exact configuration with the necessary product codes can be found in a PDF generated from the Intel Server Configurator on our Web site here:

It’s a little easier to manage the content of the site using SharePoint versus the SkyDrive setup. So, we will be migrating content from the SkyDrive onto our new SharePoint site.

The PDF page 1:


And page 2:


We use Kingston RAM because we have had a lot of success with their product and a virtually hassle free experience with their RMA process. We use Seagate SAS drives because we have had an overall excellent success rate with them.

We will hopefully have all of the components we need to get a cluster up and running on the demo Intel Modular Server that Intel has sent us in time for my coming back from the Microsoft 2010 MVP Global Summit!

When we do, we will schedule up a series of Webinars that will cover the various aspects of the cluster setup from the hardware configuration through to the software setup.

Philip Elder
Microsoft Small Business Specialists
Co-Author: SBS 2008 Blueprint Book

*Our original iMac was stolen (previous blog post). We now have a new MacBook Pro courtesy of Vlad Mazek, owner of OWN.

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