Friday 3 November 2017

A Little Plug for Mellanox and RoCE RDMA

RoCE (RDMA over Converged Ethernet) via Mellanox NICs and switches is our primary fabric choice for Storage Spaces Direct (S2D) and Scale-Out File Server (SOFS) to Hyper-V compute cluster fabric.

With the Mellanox MSX1012X 10GbE switch we can deploy a pair of them along with a pair of ConnectX-4 Lx dual port NICs per node for about the same cost as a pair of NETGEAR XS716T 10GbE switches and a pair of Intel X540/X550-T2 10GbE RJ45 based NICs per node.

We have a great business relationship with Mellanox. They are great folks to work with and their product support is second to none.

I was honoured to be asked to use a portion of my presentation for MVPDays to create the following video that is resident on Mellanox's YouTube channel.

Hopefully the video comes out okay as embedding it was a bit of a chore.

Thanks for reading and have a great weekend!

Philip Elder
Microsoft High Availability MVP
Co-Author: SBS 2008 Blueprint Book
Our Cloud Service
Twitter: @MPECSInc

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