I’ve been using fog, and it’s brilliant. My requirements from it have changed, and it’s having issues performing adequately. Mind you I don’t blame it. At the moment it’s running on sata drives with no raid, and a 1gb switch.
For various reasons I won’t bore you with, I need to deploy 12 different, sector by sector images, each image is about 160gb in size, at the same time. It does nothing else, there are only 12 hosts, possibly going to 16, but never more than that.
My poor existing servers and it’s 1gb infrastructure is crying.
I know I’ve got to increase the fog server and associated topology and I’d appreciate your thoughts.
As regards the network topology I’m thinking of a 12 / 24 port 1 gb switch with 2 x 10 gb uplinks going to the fog Server, with 2x10 go cards in it.
Would the fog Server be able to use both cards simultaneously when serving the images?
As regards the fog Server, I’m thinking of a raid card with multiple SSDs in a raid 0 configuration. I’ll manually copy the images to a USB, they never change. It’s a class environment.
Are there any particular cards or chipsets you would recommend. I’m thinking of https://www.newegg.com/global/uk/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16816117402
Are these supported?
The server itself is a Hp microserver, the old version, with 8 gb of ram. What recommendations would you give me regarding it’s replacement?
Is there any other advice you could offer me?