When it comes to ordering Intel Server Systems for our Hyper-V failover clusters we are settling in on the Intel Server System R2208GZ4GC as our mainstay for mid-range clusters and up.
When it comes to ordering the systems the differences between them can sometimes be difficult to pick up on.
In the case of the “LX” suffix we almost got caught as the suffix used to mean redundant power and cooling among a few other added features in Intel Server Systems.
In the case of the Intel Server System R2216GZ4GC or R2216GZ4GCLX we noticed that this was not the case:
The “LX” model comes with the added Hardware RAID SAS module and the 10Gbit fibre module.
Since we are not working with fibre in our solutions at this point we will be working with the R2216GZ4GC and adding in the RMS25CB080 among other additions to the configuration.
It pays to pay attention. :)
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