We mentioned that we were looking at the new Intel Xeon E5-2600 series 1U and 2U server systems.
We now have it on good authority that an external LSI based SAS connector is available in the Intel RAID Controller RS25GB008:
We would be utilizing a 2U configuration if we were going to run with RemoteFX capabilities for our client’s VDI needs though. These boards are quite large so won’t fit in t 1U chassis depending on the add-on components are installed on the server board.
Since these particular adapters show up on the R1208GZ series 1U we checked to see if the R2208GZ series 2U configuration has them:
They do indeed.
Now to see if we can gain access to either of the graphics products to run some tests on our own setups! They are quite expensive. :)
We are one step closer to Private Cloud and RemoteFX based VDI!
Microsoft Small Business Specialists
Co-Author: SBS 2008 Blueprint Book