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Intel Modular Server

Built on Intel Multi-Flex Technology

A simple, flexible system that provides exceptional value

The Intel Modular Server built on Intel Multi-Flex Technology integrates storage, computing, and networking  to simplify complex IT environments. The Intel Modular Server is a business-in-a-box server system with seamless installation, migragtion and growth capabilities.

It has the ability to support up to six Server Compute Modules, two hard disk drive options (six 3.5" SAS/SATA or fourteen 2.5" SAS hard disk drives), as well as two Ethernet Switch Modules, integrated SAN, and a Management Module. The Intel Modular Server is a flexible and poweful solution for the small to midsize business.

Features

Benefits

Scalable Server Compute Capacity
Supports up to six Multi-Core Intel Xeon dual processor-based Server Compute Modules
Virtual Integrated Shared Storage Diskless Server Compute Modules utilise the integrated SAN, now offering the Intel Shared LUN feature, with virtual drives to increase flexibility and maximise storage capacity. Purchase only what you need, when you need it
Virtual Presence GUI Management Manage your system as if you were standing right in front of it with the Virtual Presence GUI Management interface
Integrated Networking Dual Gb Ethernet switches offer ten 1 GbE uplinks per module
Full Redundancy & Hot Swap Capabilities Hot-swappable Server Compute Modules and storage drives let you increase capacity on-demand. Redundant modules and hot spare options improve IT availability of the Intel Modular Server
Flexible Power Options Chassis power supplies can utilise 100-240V power, eliminating special power requirements worldwide. The consolidated power and cooling featuresreduce operating costs

Chassis

The chassis can be configured as either a 6U rack mount or as a horizontal pedestal base to provide flexibility in choosing the right set up for your business. It is designed to support multiple generations of Server Compute Modules, allowing swift upgrades to the latest computing technology.

Storage Control Module

The Storage Control Module manages the Shared Storage Bay and connects to the Chassis Management Module. Features include:

  • RAID 0,1,1E,5,6,10
  • Expansion to connect to external SAS RAID array through a mini x4 external SAS port to allow sharing of external storage with all Server Compute Modules
  • Optional second Storage Management Module for redundancy and performance
  • Battery backup
  • Global and dedicated hot spares

 

Ethernet Switch Module

The Intel Modular Server can be configured with up to two Ethernet Switch Modules for redundancy. Each switch module features:

  • Non-blocking wire-speed performance
  • Ten external 10/100/1000 GbE full-duplex ports to provide enough performance to handle demanding applications
  • Twelve internal 1 GbE full-duplex ports
  • Layer 2+ features
  • Switch configuration capabilities through the Management Module

 

Management Module

The Management Module provides management capabilities for the entire system through a Virtual Presence GUI Management System. Virtual Presence GUI Interface features:

  • Real time hardware information
  • Context-sensitive actions
  • Remote management
  • Intuitive navigation with tabs and a navigation bar
  • End-to-end management
  • Direct device selection
  • Direct device selection
  • Web management via Microsoft Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox

 

Server Compute Module

The Server Compute Module is available in two versions; MFS50000SI and MFS5520VI. Each Module includes:

  • Support for up to two Multi-Core Intel Xeon processors
  • 8 DIMMS of EC  fully buffered DDR2 memory (up to 32GB) for model MFS50000SI, or 12 DIMMS of registered  or unbuffered DDR3 memory (up to 96GB) for model MFS552OVI
  • Integrated LSI* 1064E controller (access to shared storage)
  • Integrated Remolte KVM, Remote Media Redirection, and Remote Serial Console

 

Mezzanine Card

Both Server Compute Modules support an optional dual channel gigabit Ethernet Mezzanine Expansion Card.

Intel Modular Server Control lets you:

  • Remote Manage your server modules
  • power on/off
  • Troubleshooting
  • Remote KVM and CD
  • Server Configuration
  • Configure Shared Storage
  • Assign drives tro storage pools
  • Create a virtual drive
  • Assign virtual drives to multiple server modules using the Intel Shared LUN feature
  • Designate global/ hot spares
  • Reassign storage pools or virtual drives