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Running only one blade server chassis?
We currently have our ESXi hosts split across two HP c7000 blade chassis, but they would all fit in one chassis. We would like to upgrade the connectivity to these hosts to 10 gig and it would be cheaper to put all the hosts in one chassis (half as many blade switches to buy, less cabling, less core-side ports, etc.). Can anyone comment on the wisdom of putting all these eggs in one basket? We would have a spare chassis on-hand and all the parts inside the chassis (PSU, fans, management modules, switches) are redundant. My concern is that the actual chassis could go bad. This happened to us with a core switch many years ago. I think it will come down to a business question of "how much is the chassis redundancy worth?" when we compare the cost of connecting one or two chassis at 10 gig. Thanks for your thoughts, Nathan Nathan P. Hay Network Engineer | Information Technology Cedarville University | www.cedarville.edu 937-766-7905 twitter: @nathanphay ********** Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE Constituent Group discussion list can be found at http://www.educause.edu/groups/.