Solved

server switch question

Posted on 2012-12-28
2
381 Views
Last Modified: 2012-12-29
Hi experts, i just order a server, which the mother board have spec as below and would think to go colocation:

IPMI       

    Support for Intelligent Platform Management Interface v.2.0
    IPMI 2.0 with virtual media over LAN and KVM-over-LAN support
    Nuvoton WPCM450 BMC

Network Controllers       

    Intel® i350 Dual Port Gigabit Ethernet
    Virtual Machine Device Queues reduce I/O overhead
    Supports 10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, and 1000BASE-T, RJ45 output
    1x Realtek RTL8201N PHY (dedicated IPMI)

LAN
       
    2x RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports
    1x RJ45 Dedicated IPMI LAN port

as i am newbie. have plenty of question on it.

Since the colocation provider have supply me an rj45 line - to use the IPMI feature, do i need need 2 RJ45 line? one for bandwidth line, one for remote ipmi?

if i have 2 server. do you advice me to get a switch? so i just connect one rj45 to the switch and split 4 connection to the server. Any inexpensive switch recommend?
0
Comment
Question by:john80988
2 Comments
 
LVL 57

Expert Comment

by:giltjr
Comment Utility
You need at least two Ethernet ports per server.

Do you get charged by the port?  If so, it may be less expensive to by a inexpensive 8 port switch (plan for growth).

However, just realize that if you get a switch all your servers are going to share 1 port on the colo's switch so your bandwidth to/from the servers will be shared for all ports you have.
0
 
LVL 36

Accepted Solution

by:
ArneLovius earned 500 total points
Comment Utility
For colo sites where power outlets and space can be premium, I've used USB powered switches fitted inside the case

http://www.dual-comm.com/port-mirroring-LAN_switch.htm
0

Featured Post

IT, Stop Being Called Into Every Meeting

Highfive is so simple that setting up every meeting room takes just minutes and every employee will be able to start or join a call from any room with ease. Never be called into a meeting just to get it started again. This is how video conferencing should work!

Join & Write a Comment

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
*** Hardware Malfunction Dell T610 7 55
Sonicwall AP 3 47
VOIP grade small switch 4 40
Noisy fans fujitsu rx2540 3 33
This article will step through configuring a SonicWALL appliance to utilize an internal DHCP server for Global VPN Client (GVC) hosts.  There are times when using an external (external to the SonicWALL) DHCP server, such as Windows Servers, isn’t pr…
Hyper-convergence systems have taken the IT world by storm and have quickly started to change our point of view of how the data center should and could be architected. In this article, I’ll explain the benefits of employing a hyper-converged system …
Internet Business Fax to Email Made Easy - With eFax Corporate (http://www.enterprise.efax.com), you'll receive a dedicated online fax number, which is used the same way as a typical analog fax number. You'll receive secure faxes in your email, fr…
This tutorial demonstrates a quick way of adding group price to multiple Magento products.

744 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

15 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now