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  • Choice of blade brand ??

    Building a new small data center all fresh for Win 2012 R2 OSs
    Choice of either DELL or Cisco UCS I have heard from both sales reps and experts they bring in. Both have good offering.

    I'd like to hear from real world exposure on good and bad for each...

    Not sure on storage brand yet it will be 10Gb iSCSI.

    thanks,,,,

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    Re: Choice of blade brand ??

    personally, i like the support you get from Dell over Cisco...

    but imo, you should check out IBM for a blade center. my favorite vendor for a blade center, hands down. very skilled and technical with great response times.
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      Re: Choice of blade brand ??

      Why blades?
      Why not decent 1 or 2 U servers?

      I ask as whenever I've done the maths of RAM, CPU and hardware per GB and GHz 2U servers seem cheaper overall.
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        Re: Choice of blade brand ??

        Has to be blades due to density for processing capability. Only choice is DELL and Cisco....

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          Re: Choice of blade brand ??

          Personally I do a lot of implementations of Cisco UCS. I've had fine support and really seldom though issues. Besides that, you can do quite a lot of troubleshooting between all kind of components.
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            Re: Choice of blade brand ??

            Dumber, having multi subnet connectivity from a single Cisco chassis any issue isolating DMZ traffic?

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              Re: Choice of blade brand ??

              VLANs (as defined on the network) can be defined on the Cisco UCS systems. Each vNIC can have one or more VLANs, depending on the use.

              So separating multiple subnets, including DMZ VLANs will cause no issues.
              http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/support...onfig-ucs.html

              If this isn't the case, but it are physical different networks, you might look into disjoint layer 2 networks.
              http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/solutio...11-692008.html
              Marcel
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              Netherlands
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              http://blog.nessus.nl

              MCITP(EA, SA), MCSA/E 2003:Security, CCNA, SNAF, DCUCI, CCSA/E/E+ (R60), VCP4/5, NCDA, NCIE - SAN, NCIE - BR, EMCPE
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