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Steven P.

neowin Brief downtime 5 August: data drive installation

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Um. Servers tend not to use desktop-class hardware. One would assume the drives installed in the Neowin servers are connected via SCSI and of server grade quality.

Or SAS instead of plain SCSI.

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Must be, or something, Cause standard SAS init of a RAID array and loading of the ROMs take 10 seconds to power up and sync the drives. At least on any new Dell/HP servers I have worked with

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Virtual?

 

 

Must be, or something, Cause standard SAS init of a RAID array and loading of the ROMs take 10 seconds to power up and sync the drives. At least on any new Dell/HP servers I have worked with

 

Doesnt have to be. Our OLAP DB Server at work, with 2 Samsung 840 Pro's on a LSI Raid Card with RAID 1 takes 15 second to boot. Its running ubuntu server with mysql installed. 

Great server, love the SSDs.

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Is reboooting a server like rebooting a desktop?

Our servers at work take a bit to boot. We maintain IBM P series (running AIX) using SAN & SVC. It is way different than a normal desktop reboot/boot. It really is comparing apples to oranges.

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Using a SAN connected via iScsi with a fatty SAS array using Esxi, makes it FTW! With that setup you can reboot VM's in a snap.

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