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Mellanox 10Gigabit Ethernet Card
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1 out of 5 eggs Bad Linux drivers, crashed our SAN 08/05/2015

This review is from: Mellanox 10Gigabit Ethernet Card

Pros: None.

Cons: Doesn't work reliably in Linux with 2.2 driver. Under small amount of load, throws CQE kernel errors and freezes the driver. Completely dropped our SAN connections twice in a cloud environment. We will never buy Mellanox again, ever. Back to Intel.

SUPERMICRO SYS-1027R-WC1R 1U Rackmount Server Barebone Dual LGA 2011 Intel C602J DDR3 1866/1600/1333/1066/800
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Pros: Great system which we are using (a few) for a basic commercial virtualization (cloud IaaS). Added two 8-core Intel CPUs and SSDs and a couple hard drives for a great basis for expanding our platform. As with all SUPERMICRO systems this has a fast web-based and highly configurable IPMI. This server comes with a nice RAID controller.

Cons: Initialization is still a little slow but we are used to it. The RAID controller seemed to have problems setting up a RAID-1 with SSDs when in UEFI, but we could do it through normal BIOS and switch back.

Cisco Small Business 100 Series SG100-16-NA Unmanaged 16-Port Gigabit Switch
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Pros: Good, simple switch for a small office or data center installation. The rack mount brackets can be turned 90deg for a great, solid wall mount, which worked great for us.

Cons: Haven't had an issue.

Other Thoughts: Might use a couple of these for our development server room now that I need to extend my switches a bit, but I will probably look at something bigger.


DAVID M.'s Profile

Display Name: DAVID M.

Date Joined: 01/13/02

  • Reviews: 25
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  • First Review: 07/18/05
  • Last Review: 08/05/15
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