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  Stirling 277 - 2U VMware Ready Highly Scalable Server


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Stirling 277 - VMware ESXi 5.5 / Fault Tolerance Ready

vSphere Fault Tolerance (FT) provides continuous availability for applications in the event of server failures,  by creating a live shadow instance of a virtual machine that is in virtual lockstep with the primary instance. By allowing instantaneous failover between the two instances in the event of hardware failure, FT eliminates even the smallest chance of data loss or disruption. Maximize uptime in your datacenter and reduce downtime management costs by enabling vSphere Fault Tolerance (FT) for your virtual machines. FT provides zero downtime, zero data loss, and continuous availability for your applications, without the cost and complexity of traditional hardware or software clustering solutions.

Higher I/O Connectivity

The Stirling 277 features an incredible seven PCI Express 3.0 slots, with all slots free for expansion use. This allows for up to seven slots of add-on cards such as GbE or 10GbE network interface controllers and 8Gb Fibre Channel adapters for storage expansion.

E5-2600 Xeon Processors

Based on a new Intel microarchitecture and Intel's leading-edge Sandy-Bridge technology, the latest Intel Xeon processor E5 product families deliver up to 80% more performance than previous-generation processors. They offer more cores, cache, and memory capacity, and include Intel® Integrated I/O, which increases I/O capacity and reduces latency up to 30%.

Intelligent Platform Management Interface

For hardware-level platform monitoring and control functions, the IPMI protocol utilizes an out-of-band network to provide a flawless and secure path for mission-critical applications when regular in-band connectivity is lost or is unresponsive. Remote access for monitoring and administration allows the server administrators to view a server's hardware status remotely, receive an alarm automatically if a failure occurs, and power cycle a system that is non-responsive.

Total System Intel Virtualization Technology Support

Intel Virtualization Technology (Intel VT-x) offers investment protection and infrastructure flexibility with multigeneration VM migration across the full range of 32-bit and 64-bit configurations, enabling bigger VM pools.
Intel Virtualization Technology for Connectivity (Intel VT-c) provides hardware-assisted I/O that accelerates network performance and simplifies VM migration. Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (Intel VT-d) helps speed data movement and eliminates much of the performance overhead by giving designated VMs their own dedicated I/O devices, reducing the overhead of the VM migration in managing I/O traffic.

Virtual Machine Device Queues

Boosts network I/O to meet the demands of consolidated virtual workloads. Multiple Virtual Machines (VMs) introduce heavy traffic-management demands that servers must meet in order to ensure scalability and get the full value of virtualization. VMDq optimizes the processing of VM data traffic by routing them to the correct virtual machines at the chipset level and offloading the hypervisor to improve CPU utilization and bandwidth.

Intel I/O Acceleration Technology

Today's multi-port GbE and 10GbE network adapters deliver enormous data flows that require advanced server I/O subsystems to avoid performance bottlenecks. Intel I/OAT improves data flow across the platform to enhance system performance while reducing system overhead.
  • VMWare ESXi 5.5 and FT (Fault Tolerance) Ready
  • Seven free PCI-E 3.0 slots (Six x8 / One x 16)
  • Dual Intel® X540 onboard 10GBase-T (1GBase-T compatible) Ethernet
  • Dual Sandy-Bridge-EP E5-2600 processors for increased performance
  • Up to 512GB DDR3 Memory support
  • Most Popular 2U density. LP format to accommodate more add-on cards
  • Perfect for VMware multiple Quad NIC’s or Fibre expansion cards
  • Seemless RAID Management for VMware
  • Integrated IPMI 2.0 with Dedicated LAN for Remote Out of Band Management
  • 8 SAS or SATA drive bays with integrated LSI2208 full SAS controller
  • Easily expandable with affordable JBODs
  • Locking front bezel option
PROCESSOR Dual Socket R 2011-pin LGA Sockets
Supports two Intel® Xeon® E5-2600 Series processors
- Intel VT FlexMigration enables seamless migration of running applications among current and future Intel processor-based servers.
- Intel VT FlexPriority improves virtualization performance by allowing guest OSs
to read and change task priorities without VMM intervention.
- Extended Page Tables (EPT) provide better performance by reducing the overhead caused by page-table utilization of virtual machines.
CHIPSET Intel® C602 chipset
Intel® QuickPath Interconnect up to 8.0 GT/s
Enables directly assignable I/O to Virtual Machines, helping speed data movement
and enhancing performance.
SYSTEM MEMORY Sixteen 240-pin DIMM sockets (8 per CPU)
Supports up to 512GB memory
1600 / 1333 / 1066 / 800MHz DDR3 SDRAM
Unbuffered ECC or Registered ECC w/ Parity Support
Quad channel DDR3 memory
Registered memory necessary for higher capcity
ON BOARD I/O 4x USB 2.0 ports (rear)
Up to 8x fans with tachometer monitoring
Chassis intrusion detection
2x Fast UART 16550 serial COM port (1 rear & 1 header)
1x DOM (Disk on Module) power connector
Integrated IPMI2.0
Realtek RTL8201N PHY Dedicated LAN

KVM-over-LAN and virtual media over LAN support
ON BOARD LAN Intel® X540 Dual Port 10GBase-T
Virtual Machine Device Queues reduce I/O overhead
Supports 10GBase-T, 100BASE-TX, and 1000BASE-T, RJ45 output
SAS RAID Integrated LSI 2208 HW RAID
RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, 60 support
RAID Battery Backup Module(BBM) Included
EXPANSION SLOTS 7 * PCI-E 3.0 Slots (6 PCIE x8/ 1 PCIE x16)
BOARD SIZE SSI EEB 3.61, 12"x 13"
EXPANSION BAYS 2 x 3.5" fixed drive bays
1 x Slim 5.25" drive bay
8 x 3.5" x 1" drive bays
CHASSIS FEATURES 19" rackmount ATX (2U height, 25.5" Depth)
740W 80Plus Platinum Redundant Power Supply
(PWS-741P-1R for Spare Modules)
Auto-switching 100/240V AC power
3x 80x38mm 4-pin PWM Fans
Power Switch & 6 LED Indicators
Chassis intrusion switch
Aberdeen Reliability

Aberdeen brings an industry leading 5 Year Warranty to the table with every fully configured AberNAS rackmount server. Our custom configured rackmounts and along with our pre-configured Stirling line of servers and AberNAS network appliances come with a 5 Year Warranty standard unlike of some other companies' 1 or 3 year warranties. Take advantage of the speed, storage and security of the AberNAS by Aberdeen.
Industry Leading 5 Year Warranty

Aberdeen C.A.R.E.S.

Aberdeen offers a 30 day trial assessment program on completely configured servers and/or storage. We are so confident that once you try one of our custom configured rackmount servers you will not only be completely satisfied with the evaluation unit but will choose Aberdeen to fulfill all your future rackmount server needs.
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