This article includes pictures taken while we were assembling the ZFSBuild2012 SAN.
Installing the motherboard:
Installing the CPU:
Here is when we realized the internal plastic shroud was not going to work with this heatsink:
So we won’t be using the internal plastic shroud:
Installing the 64GB of RAM:
Installing internal SSD boot drives:
Needed a Y-cable for the SATA power for the internal boot drives:
Pictures of the the internal boot drives mounted in the chassis:
Installing SAS Controller Card:
Installing InfiniBand Card:
Installing ICY Dock:
Here is an ICY Dock in a hot swap tray compared to a standard SAS drive installed in a hot sway tray:
We took this next picture to explain why we use an ICY Dock instead of a cheap metal 2.5″ to 3.5″ converter. On top is the cheap converter; middle is ICY Dock; bottom is 1TB SAS drive:
In the rack:
Note that all of the drive lights work except for the ZIL drives. The lights for the ZIL drives only turn on if you manually turn them on from the Nexenta Web GUI.
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