Fully-populating your R710 clocks the RAM down to 800 MHz, but how much of a difference does that really make? In this blog entry I run Geekbench 3 benchmarks to find out!
Dude you’re getting a Dell, again! This blog entry documents the brand new Dell R710 I found on eBay and how I prep it to be a second host in my vSphere 6 cluster!
As if 72GB wasn’t a lot of RAM I’ve come across 144GB to add to my Dell R710. This will give me enough overhead that I can size VMs less conservatively!
Can you run your R710 on your coffee table without annoying your spouse? How about in the middle of the dining room? Read here to find out if you find the noise tolerable!
I recently picked up a (a few months ago) Dell R710 in order to leverage its higher memory and CPU capacity compared to the 2950 III’s I run from time to time in my lab. I bought it with dual Xeon E5530 CPUs which are 4-core CPUs clocked at 2.4 GHz. It only came with 12GB of DDR3 RAM, however, which is a bit limiting for an ESXi host. My plan is to swap the E5530’s with E5649 (6-core, 2.53 GHz) or X5670’s (6-core,...