Blade center chassis recommandation
Posted on 2013-10-30
One of our customers is looking for a blade system with the following main characteristics. Can you kindly recommend on suitable system?
- Support for at least 8 internal switches that can be: Gigabit Ethernet, 10 Gigabit Ethernet, 8Gbps Fiber Channel, InfiniBand QDR and FDR, FCoE, SAS.
- Maximum 10U, providing a density of over 1.6 servers/U
- 6 Power supplies
The full spec is listed here:
Rack-mountable chassis, maximum 10U, providing a density of over 1.6 servers/U;
High-speed and low-latency back-plane which ensures at least four redundant communication channels per blade.
The technology used for connectivity should allow the logical grouping of any two or more Ethernet ports/Fiber Channel, corresponding to any slot for blade servers of the chassis, in one external port whose characteristics (MAC, WWN) will not change when a blade server is replaced.
At least 6 sources with redundancy (capable to ensure the performance of the chassis, even in the case of failure in any three sources). Power voltage - 200-240V AC.
Support for at least 8 internal switches that can be: Gigabit Ethernet, 10 Gigabit Ethernet, 8Gbps Fiber Channel, InfiniBand QDR and FDR, FCoE, SAS.
Gigabit Ethernet connectivity:
Min. 2 x Switch Gigabit Ethernet, internally assembled in the chassis, each switch with a minimum number of Gigabit Ethernet internal ports equal to the maximum number of servers that can be installed in the chassis, and at least: 8 external ports 10/100/1000Mbps RJ-45 with connectors, 4 SFP external ports;
Min. 2 x Switch SAN 8 Gbps, internally mounted in the chassis, each switch with a minimum number of internal ports interne FC 2/4/8 Gbps equal to the number of blade servers that can be installed in the chassis, and at least 8 2/4/8 Gbps external ports. At least 4 SFP 8Gbps FC transceivers mounted inside the external ports.
Centralized management modules for the whole redundant hot-plug chassis. Support for remote management, graphic interface redirection, keyboard and mouse, remote on/off possibility for each blade server, support for remote media (virtual CD and floppy), and support for SSL (Secure Socket Layer), LDAP integration (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol). Each management module must be fitted with 2 x USB, 1 x serial (RS-232), 2 x RJ-45 for connection to the LAN/WAN.