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Topic: Any Switch Users? (Read 523 times) previous topic - next topic

Any Switch Users?

Just wondering ,we're trying to ramp up & get it installed now. Thought we'd be able to use an existing server that's pretty new, but it's looking less & less likely. Getting prices for a new box based on the Enfocus Recommended specs, my inclination is to go higher since I'd rather not re-visit upgrading a server in use.
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Re: Any Switch Users?

Reply #1
GO BIG.

i9 CPU. 2 TB SSD. 32 GB RAM. 4k video card and monitor.
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Re: Any Switch Users?

Reply #2
Are you getting the Performance Module?
It's all about the number of concurrent processes.

Which Enfocus partner are you working with?

Re: Any Switch Users?

Reply #3
Doesn't look like we opted for the Performance Module, based on the quote I saw. They're suggesting 4-8 cores, SSDs 512GB minimum, or a 6+disk RAID volume optimally.

I'll PM you the vendor.
A little diddie ‘bout black 'n cyan...two reflective colors doin’ the best they can.

Re: Any Switch Users?

Reply #4
Go big or go home!

Just kidding, but you do want to future proof investment and not have to upgrade hardware in couple of years.
We installed it in virtual environment so it's easy to move around when we upgrade VM.

Re: Any Switch Users?

Reply #5
I9 processor is great, 8 cores is fairly standard, SSD's are ideal.

Picking hardware is personal taste. Is this desktop grade, workstation grade, server grade?
Matt Beals

Everything I say is my own personal opinion and has nothing to do with my employer or their views.

Re: Any Switch Users?

Reply #6
@Slappy The vendors are good guys, I know them well. In fact I'll see them next week at a partner event we have in Malta.

It would be wise to get a dedicated box as IO is important. So an SSD, RAM and a good spec processor are important.

I can pretty much guarantee once you get into Switch, the things you do with it will expand very rapidly.

Re: Any Switch Users?

Reply #7
oh.

I thought you meant Nintendo Switch. But sadly, the answer there would still be No.
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Re: Any Switch Users?

Reply #8
I9 processor is great, 8 cores is fairly standard, SSD's are ideal.

Picking hardware is personal taste. Is this desktop grade, workstation grade, server grade?
I guess it's technically a Server, given what the software is doing, but I think a beefier Workstation build would suffice. That's what I'm going to attempt to have priced anyway.

@Slappy The vendors are good guys, I know them well. In fact I'll see them next week at a partner event we have in Malta.
Oooohhhhh, travelin' man!! That'd be a hoot, I wonder if our contact is going-I'll ask next time we talk.

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It would be wise to get a dedicated box as IO is important. So an SSD, RAM and a good spec processor are important.

I can pretty much guarantee once you get into Switch, the things you do with it will expand very rapidly.
Yup & yup. I'm anticipating it becoming a pretty heavy lifter for the kind of work we're pushing most days here. I'm still a little intimidated at the learning curve but it'll be worth it!
A little diddie ‘bout black 'n cyan...two reflective colors doin’ the best they can.

Re: Any Switch Users?

Reply #9
Okay, from from workstation on up. Lots of choices that get insanely configurable quickly. Six or 8 cores if nothing else is because of the OS overhead. Sixteen GB of RAM or 24GB. Anything more "now" will be useless. Just make sure it's easy to add another physical cpu with an identical CPU in slot 0. That's the worst part to decide. Everything else is relatively easy until you reach windows license limitations. Start with Windows Server 201x.
Matt Beals

Everything I say is my own personal opinion and has nothing to do with my employer or their views.

Re: Any Switch Users?

Reply #10
Beefing up the existing server to start. Doubling the RAM to 64GB and another Windows Server License to install Switch into its own Virtual Machine. Freaking IT support is charging a ransom too, can't quite believe that OEM Dell memory is SO expensive it should be gold-plated but don't want to take a chance on the same spec modules from Crucial. If they don't play nice with the current install, I know what a mess mixed RAM can cause.


Here we go!!!  :banana:  :banana:  :banana:
A little diddie ‘bout black 'n cyan...two reflective colors doin’ the best they can.

Re: Any Switch Users?

Reply #11
How's it going?

Re: Any Switch Users?

Reply #12
Good, good. How's it going with you?  :rotf:

Install was Friday, I had to leave early so I won't get to poke around and see how it went until Monday morning. Hoping to start training this week too and get this puppy chewing through jobs!
A little diddie ‘bout black 'n cyan...two reflective colors doin’ the best they can.

Re: Any Switch Users?

Reply #13
Excellent. Back from Malta and off to Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia tomorrow.  :facepalm:

Do you know who is doing the training?

 

Re: Any Switch Users?

Reply #14
All Systems Integration, out of Boston.
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