As we move more and more of our services to VMWare, we keep adding 2RU servers and I'm wondering at what point it would make more sense for us to move to a chassis/blade UCS system. The key issue being a small organization is we lack the capital to go full-blown data center, but I'm wondering if there isn't a way for us to inch our way into or towards UCS.
SInce I'm relatively new to this area let me ask this; what would we need as bare minimum components to build an entry-level UCS platform?
- UCS 5100 Chassis
- UCS B-Series blade(s)
- UCS 2104XP Fabric Extender (one?)
- UCS 6120XP Fabric Interconnect
- Relevant cabling
Now, our existing storage infrastructure is using gigabit ethernet iSCSI. Could these be integrated?
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