Thanks Steve, Currently, the R710's that I had been looking at, I was actually remembering not to have a raid controller since I seem to remember coming across that in my reading on Triton Data Center somewhere and sent the retailer a message asking if it had Intel VT-x and EPT support. I actually came across the 710's on eBay and was just investigating a bit more on them to get a feel.
I'll try to find these 9X systems that you are talking about and have a look see before I make a purchase. Cheers, Lonnie On Sun, Aug 6, 2017 at 6:28 PM, Steve <smar...@szmidt.org> wrote: > On 08/06/2017 17:46, Lonnie Cumberland wrote: > > Greetings All, > > > > I am trying to figure out some nice hardware to get started with Triton > > and some nodes and am thinking about getting 4 of these: > > I buy generation 9 (9X) used servers from Supermicro. Out of warranty > they go for as little as $500 for dual 8 core CPUs and 49G RAM. > > Look online for sales. When you are using ZFS you don't want a disk > controller that gets in the way to be helpful as that will degrade ZFS > meaning you don't need (or want) a RAID controller. I use the controller > built-in on the M/B. It must allow ZFS to reach the drives directly, it > seems most RAID controllers do not actually allow that. > > When looking at the CPU(s) make sure they support the two virtualization > technologies. https://ark.intel.com/#@Processors > > -- > Steve > ------------------------------------------- smartos-discuss Archives: https://www.listbox.com/member/archive/184463/=now RSS Feed: https://www.listbox.com/member/archive/rss/184463/25769125-55cfbc00 Modify Your Subscription: https://www.listbox.com/member/?member_id=25769125&id_secret=25769125-7688e9fb Powered by Listbox: http://www.listbox.com