Stable Virtual Environment? SvSAN HA + ESXI + OPENFILER + MISC HARDWARE

"Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn, and caldron bubble." ~Shakespeare

For what ever reason that seems to capture my current state in time. Its been nothing short of another example of extreme IT engineering with this project. With adequate time and dedicated effort/focus this would seem like a cake walk. But with the sky falling, projects piling, fires burning, and only 24hours in a day, this is more of a cluster...k. But if Macgvyer can construct an airplane out of bamboo, what do I have to complain about. With so many ways to skin a cat, I offer up this small nugget of joy.....

This was done with everything that was already on-hand.

But just for laughs here is a list of items to build your our bamboo airplane, THAT REALLY FLYS, in theory ;-P

SVSAN with HA$1,9901$1,990
VMWARE Essentials$4,2291$4,229$01$0
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard - 5 CALs, 1 server (1-4 CPU) 2008Goolge Products$6601$660
HP ProCurve$3302$660
2U Supermicro X7DB3 Storage Server SAS 8GB 64bits *Refurb/$7004$2,800
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD10EALX-20PK$1,2991$1,299
SuperMicro 1U server 2x Quad Core 3.16GHz 32gb 2TB *Refurb/$1,6002$3,200
BELKIN A3L791-14-BLU 14 ft. Cat 5E Blue Network Cable$681$68
APC Smart-UPS 3000 Rack Mount XL 3U *Refurb/$5502$1,100
Disclaimer: These number, as of 2011-03-17 , are very very rough and just what I could find in less than 20 minutes. I'll also concede it may be missing additional components, but most can be correlated to the diagram above.


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