This start-up guide provides instructions on how to configure the Dell™ PowerEdge™ VRTX chassis with Microsoft® Windows Server® 2012 in a supported failover cluster environment. These instructions cover configuration and installation information for chassis-shared storage and networking, failover clustering, Hyper-V, Cluster Shared Volumes (CSV), and specialized requirements for Windows Server 2012 to function correctly with the VRTX chassis.
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: Aug 17, 2017
This paper presents the results of a three-year total cost of ownership (TCO) study
comparing Dell EMC™ VxRail™ appliances and an equivalent do-it-yourself (DIY) solution of
standalone server hardware and software from the VMware vSAN ReadyNode™ (hardware
compatibility list) configurations. For both options, we modeled total hardware capital
expense, total software capital expense and operational expense for small, medium and
large clusters over a three-year period.
Published By: Tripp Lite
Published Date: May 15, 2018
As wattages increase in high-density server racks, providing redundant
power becomes more challenging and costly. Traditionally, the most
practical solution for distributing redundant power in 208V server racks
above 5 kW has been to connect dual 3-phase rack PDUs to dual power
supplies in each server. Although this approach is reliable, it negates a
rewarding system design opportunity for clustered server applications.
With their inherent resilience and automated failover, high-availability
server clusters will still operate reliably with a single power supply in
each server instead of dual power supplies. This streamlined system
design promises to reduce both capital expenditures and operating
costs, potentially saving thousands of dollars per rack.
The problem is that dual rack PDUs can’t distribute redundant power
to a single power supply. An alternative approach is to replace the dual
PDUs with an automatic transfer switch (ATS) connected to a single PDU,
but perfecting an ATS tha
Published By: Equinix
Published Date: Mar 26, 2015
Connections are great. Having a network to connect to is even better. Humans have been connecting, in one form or another, throughout history. Our cities were born from the drive to move closer to each other so that we might connect. And while the need to connect hasn’t changed, the way we do it definitely has. Nowhere is this evolution more apparent than in business. In today’s landscape, business is more virtual, geographically dispersed and mobile than ever, with companies building new data centers and clustering servers in separate locations.
The challenge is that companies vary hugely in scale, scope and direction. Many are doing things not even imagined two decades ago, yet all of them rely on the ability to connect, manage and distribute large stores of data. The next wave of innovation relies on the ability to do this dynamically.
This insideHPC guide explores how a powerful scheduling and resource management solution can slot workloads into those idle clusters, thereby gaining maximum value from the hardware and software investment, and rewarding IT administrators with satisfied users.
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