As been blogged about Dennis, we’ve recently built a S2D cluster. While configuring the RDMA networks, I was wandering what the impact of the jumbo frame sizes were on the performance you can...Read More
S2D, Intel P3600 and no Dell OEM support on WS16
I'm gonna share a few things I've learned about the S2D configuration with the Intel P3600 in our Dell R730xd.
First off, be aware of KB4052341 about degraded performance and errors with the...Read More
R740xd Storage Spaces Direct Ready nodes (S2DRN) available!
It has taken a while, but the R740xd s2drn documents are here.
The deployment guide has been updated, the (firmware) support matrix and a first known issue with an RDMA driver. I haven't...Read More
S2D setup with HBA330/H330 fixed in Dell configurator.
So in our whole soap about how to get RAID1 on our OS disks in a S2D setup, we actually found an answer. The solution was to use a HBA330 for S2D setup and a seperate H330 RAID controller for the...Read More
Answer to the quizz: add a pci h330 to have raid1 for your os on a r730xd
I'm actually on a cycling holiday from tromso to bodo, so I'm writing this on my phone from a tent. So this article might be not so pretty as you are used to.
I have an answer to the the...Read More
New Mellanox drivers on the Dell website!
New Mellanox firmware available on the Dell website for the ConnectX-3 (Pro)!
Normally I wouldn't get excited about this, but for S2D implementations and Dell PowerEdge R730xd this is very...
Quizzz: RAID1 setup for the OS in a S2D config..
So following my BSOD post for the S2D config I got lots of responses of people who had similar problems. As it already took me quite some time as converting RAID to/from non-RAID requires a...Read More
Dell 14G servers are here!
Normally I wouldn't blog about new hardware, but due to our recent adventures with S2D, I'm making an exception for the Dell R740xd;
Some things I noticed;
- The R740 seems to have a RAID1...
BSOD after enabling S2D on R730xd with RAID1 setup on OS disk
So we got our hardware and got busy. First up was testing if the S130 RAID1 setup could perform enough because there were some rumours the software RAID on the S130 was terrible. I did a quick...Read More
We got our S2D hardware!
So our hardware arrived and we got busy!
We unpacked the servers and saw that the 200Gb drives which were meant for the OS were inserted in the front instead of the back. This was easily fixed...Read More