[THIN] Re: Blade Servers

Mallesons Stephen Jaques
www.mallesons.com

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we have 42 of the little buggers


dell are now giving us free intel nics with our 1750 and 2650 as they =
admitted that teaming is a problem on the broadcom gigaxtreme cards and =
the y cant write a reliable driver


this doesnt help us on the blades so we havent teamed them


-----Original Message-----
From: thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On
Behalf Of Lee, David (CITY TREASURY)
Sent: Thursday, 8 April 2004 8:04 PM
To: 'thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx'
Subject: [THIN] Re: Blade Servers


We have two fully populated 1655MC blade chassis running Citrix.  The
imaging facility doesn't really work, but other than that they are =
generally
fine.  No problems with the teaming on the Broadcom NICs, but it did =
take
three Dell engineers to configure this in the first instance!  The
integrated switches are actually stripped down Cisco, but our network =
guy
tells me most of the IOS features are missing.

-----Original Message-----
From: Rowlandson, John [mailto:John.Rowlandson@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: 08 April 2004 00:13
To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [THIN] Re: Blade Servers


Mallesons Stephen Jaques
www.mallesons.com

Confidential communication



a couple more things on the dells

our networks guy HATE the cheap no name brand switch on the back of the =
=3D
chassis

broadcoms will not team for ALB, dell have admitted this now

other than that, i'd get them again to replace my older hp lc2000r's

-----Original Message-----
From: thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On
Behalf Of Rowlandson, John
Sent: Thursday, 8 April 2004 9:05 AM
To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [THIN] Re: Blade Servers


Mallesons Stephen Jaques
www.mallesons.com

Confidential communication




WE HAVE 40 dell 1655mc blades, 6 servers to every 3U

they work ok except for the broadcom nics

20 of these are metaframe boxes, dual p4 1.2ghz 2gb ram, 73gb scsi =3D3D
drives with raid

-----Original Message-----
From: thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On
Behalf Of John Case
Sent: Thursday, 8 April 2004 2:07 AM
To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [THIN] Blade Servers


Has anybody had any experience with using Citrix or Terminal Services =
=3D
=3D3D
farms
on Blade Servers? If so, IDE or SCSI drives? Brands?
=3D3D20
Thanks!
John Case
Technology Coordinator
Ohio Hi-Point Career Center
=3D3D20

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