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Datacenter install, VMWare VSAN configuration on Supermicro BigTwin


Supermicro BigTwin

#SupermicroBDL – #ResourceSaving – #Optane

The first and only 2U multi-node system supporting Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors, Intel® Optane™ SSDs, memory, and I/O that provide an incredible 30% better thermal capacity. We will be unboxing, and installing BigTwin into the Build Day Live System as a VSAN cluster.

Build Day Live! at Supermicro

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Build Day Live! at Supermicro

Two things really caught my eye:  The modular design of the enterprise-ready Ultra series, and networking. Yes, I found out Supermicro does networking.

Anthony Hook – This is the Hook

Supermicro Build Day Live

Having just worked with a customer on configuring the BOM (Build Of Materials) for just such a 2U/4 node system last week for my day job, this nice surprise event couldn\’t be more timely.

Paul Braren of TinkerTry


Build Day Live! Supermicro:BigTwin

I am a big fan of the 4 Node, 2U form factor. It provides more flexibility than a blade solution, often being more straightforward to manage than blade platforms, but is more space efficient than standard rack mount servers.

– Brett Johnson: Automated Ramblings

ExploreVM Coverage of Build Day Live

There were a lot of aspects to the SuperMicro Build Day Live event worth checking out, lots more than commented on in this post! Check out the links below for all of the videos from the event. 

Paul Woodward Jr.

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Supermicro Build Day Live Wrapup

The engineering at Supermicro is impressive. There are unusual features like servers with a modular LAN interface on the motherboard.

Alastair Cook, vBrownBag

About Supermicro

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Host, Master Builder

Alastair Cook

Host, Master Builder
Chief Video Producer

Jeffrey Powers

Chief Video Producer

The Crew

Many people help in the creation of Build Day Live!

These are a few key players you will see in the videos.


CTO Advisor

Keith Townsend

CTO Advisor

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