How to choose Server or PC for EVE, what CPU?

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hassan2go
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Re: How to choose Server or PC for EVE, what CPU?

Post by hassan2go » Tue Jan 18, 2022 10:00 am

Hi Uldis,

do you use Dell SSD or third party ssd?
are they SAS or SATA?
is SATA enough

My new server config below
PS: my server is DELL R630
dual CPU E5-2680v4 (28 physicals, 56 threads)
192GB RAM
need advise on HDD: SATA or SAS,
Dell or Third-party
Running ESXI 6.7 and till today I can carry all what I want, cleverly thinking of course.
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Re: How to choose Server or PC for EVE, what CPU?

Post by Uldis (UD) » Tue Jan 18, 2022 9:19 pm

Dont post it 2 times,
I have Samsung SSD HDD

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Re: How to choose Server or PC for EVE, what CPU?

Post by levian71 » Thu Mar 10, 2022 1:55 pm

Hi,
currently i am running EVE-NG in GCP.
However since i am using it more often i am considering to buy a server.
Among all the different hardware to choose i was wondering and heard that there is a limitation for Vsphere ESXI free to 8 vCPUs per VM.

This mean that I need to purchase a Vsphere license if i want to go beyond 8 vCPUs for EVE-NG VM ?

I heard these licenses are very expensive. Or are there discounts available for studying ?

If this is too expensive the way forward would be to install EV-NG directly to the server (bare-metal).

Did i understand this correct ? Many thanks for helping !!!

Kind Regards,
levian

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Re: How to choose Server or PC for EVE, what CPU?

Post by Uldis (UD) » Thu Mar 10, 2022 6:06 pm

levian71 wrote:
Thu Mar 10, 2022 1:55 pm
Hi,
currently i am running EVE-NG in GCP.
However since i am using it more often i am considering to buy a server.
Among all the different hardware to choose i was wondering and heard that there is a limitation for Vsphere ESXI free to 8 vCPUs per VM.

This mean that I need to purchase a Vsphere license if i want to go beyond 8 vCPUs for EVE-NG VM ?

I heard these licenses are very expensive. Or are there discounts available for studying ?

If this is too expensive the way forward would be to install EV-NG directly to the server (bare-metal).

Did i understand this correct ? Many thanks for helping !!!

Kind Regards,
levian
Check Goofle mate :) Esxi lic I guess is there

levian71
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Re: How to choose Server or PC for EVE, what CPU?

Post by levian71 » Fri Mar 11, 2022 11:06 am

Hi,
i googled but couldn't really find an answer.
I guess i will go for ESXI and maybe reset my eval license every 60 days ?
a couple thousand Euro for a VMWare license is way to much for a home lab.
O i will go for Bare-Metal. I will see then.

Currently i am looked up a server with following specs:

HP Server ProLiant DL380 Gen9 2x 10C Xeon E5-2650 v3 2,3GHz 128GB 4xLFF - price = 783,00 €

Technical specifications Processor Intel Xeon
Processor type Xeon E5-2650 v3
Number of CPUs 2
Number of CPU sockets 2
Processor clock (MHz) 2300
Processor Cache (MB) 25
Number of cores per CPU 10
Memory (GB) 128
Memory type DDR4 RAM
Hard disk type SATA LFF
Hot-plug yes
Graphics card onboard yes
Number of power supplies 2
max. number of power supplies 2
Construction type rack

Hard disks
total capacity (GB) 0
max. hard disks 4


PCI devices onboard
Device_1 Gigabit Ethernet 331i (NetXtreme BCM5719)
Device_2 Smart Array B140i SATA RAID controller
Device_4 Integrated Lights-Out Standard Management (iLO)

Expansion slots
PCIe x8 4
PCIe x16 2

Connectors
VGA 1
Gigabit Ethernet, RJ-45 4
Management 1
USB 3.0 5



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and 2 times SATA-SSD (RAID1)

HP SATA-SSD 1,6TB SATA 6G LFF Apollo - 847034-001 846788-B21 total price= 1.076,00 €

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS:
Capacity in GB 1600
Interface SATA 6G
Connector SATA (7 pin)
Data transfer rate 600 MBps
Hot-plug frame yes
Frame type 3.5
Frame type HP SAS/SATA 3.5" LFF Apollo


This would be a total of 1.859,00 €
Do you think this would be decent server runnning most of the labs (Nexus, SD-WAN, SD-Access, etc..) ?

Many Thanks again !!!

Kind Regards,
levian

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Re: How to choose Server or PC for EVE, what CPU?

Post by JohnyBits » Mon Mar 28, 2022 1:58 am

I'm running an HPE Proliant G8 DL380P
i420p with 2GB Flash Backed Controller
RAID5 SSD with Crucial BX 480GB for a total of 1.4TB
168GB of DDR 3 ECC RAM
2X E5-2680v2 (20C/40T)
Eve-NG Pro Bare Metal

I purchased the server for $235 USD with 48GB RAM and 900GB spinner HDD.
I added 8GB ECC DDR 3 dimms for $12 per
Added 3 more drive trays for $12 per

I believe all in I ended up at slightly less than $800 and I've done some decent sized designs (12 switch, 2 router, radius, active directory) and it's been well performing to say the least.
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Re: How to choose Server or PC for EVE, what CPU?

Post by ramisthand76 » Mon Mar 28, 2022 9:11 am

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Re: How to choose Server or PC for EVE, what CPU?

Post by briannajadin » Tue Jun 21, 2022 9:11 pm

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