Using MD3060 as JBODs in SwiftStack deployment

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Dell PowerEdge
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SwiftStack
Need to implement SwiftStack for a large environment. SwiftStacks suggests to keep proxy and storage nodes separate. I want to use Dell PowerEdge 12G server R720 or R720xd as proxy. What would be best way to add storage nodes (preferably MD3060 JBODs) to it but at the same time I would like to keep my storage and proxy nodes separate. I would need at least 6 MD3060's for storage. Any advice on what would be the best way to implement this hardware? What's the best practice using MD3060 as a storage enclosure?


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Dell Powervault, PowerEdge, SwiftStack
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The R620 would work fine as proxy servers. Use two small disks for the OS in RAID1.

Likewise, you can use R620 as head nodes with a JBOD controller card for the MD3060 JBODs. In addition to the OS disks, as above, you can add a few SSDs for account/container data.

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  • geekages
    Thanks mlanner! My requirement is 256TB storage so I would need 4 times 256TB storage that comes around 1PB. As you advised R620 for proxy. What about having a pair of R720xd with 4 x MD3060 JBODs for 1PB storage? Planning to keep a pair of SSD in each R720xd for account/container tier. Also taking a fully populated R720xd so that I can utilize it for storage. Is it going to work? A pair of SSD is sufficient or should i take more SSD's considering this storage amount? Please advice.
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