[Linux-PowerEdge] 10GbE for PE2900?

Matt Taylor mtaylor at mty.net.au
Tue Sep 24 19:54:37 CDT 2013


Do you absolutely need 10GbE?

Could you get away with 4Gbit?

A simple 4x1GB PCI-E card is a lot cheaper than what you're looking for, 
it's also quite easy to setup LACP on CentOS.

Regards,
Matt Taylor.

On 25/09/13 6:40 AM, Sabuj Pattanayek wrote:
>
>
>     which is PCI-e gen 2. If you think I am wasting my time outfitting
>     such an
>     old machine as a PE2900 with 10GbE, please say so!
>
>
> But yes, for anything that needs serious uptime I wouldn't recommend 
> it unless you have spare hardware (e.g. power supplies, motherboards, 
> etc) on hand. We're using the PE2950 for testing TSM to tape backups 
> and will replace it with a 5yr 4/hr warrantied R720 once we know that 
> TSM will work :) ..
>
>
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