Commit 8939018b authored by Mike Hibler's avatar Mike Hibler

Well, that was a freakin' hoot...

After being asked for the 10th time "The Cyclades Z serial mux is discontinued
so what do I buy instead?" I decided I had better go out and update our
recommended hardware list for the first time in 5 years.
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......@@ -104,7 +104,20 @@ Antec IPC3480B, with 300W PS and extra fan.
<li> 2 Western Digital WDXL80 120GB 7200RPM Serial ATA hard drives.
<li> Floppy and CD-ROM drive.
</ul>
<p>
<a name="tbpc2000"></a>
<li>8 <a href=shownodetype.php3?node_type=pc2000>pc2000</a>
PC nodes (<b>pc170-pc178</b>) consisting of:
<ul>
<li> 2.0 GHz Pentium IV processors, 400Mhz FSB
<li> Based on the Dell Precision WorkStation 340
<li> 512MB 400Mhz RAMBUS RAM
<li> 5 10/100 Intel NICs (one NIC is the control net).
<li> <a href="http://www.emulab.net/tutorial/docwrapper.php3?docname=ixp.html">
Intel IXP 1200 network processor cards</a>.
<li> 2 x 20GB 7200 RPM IDE disks
</ul>
</ul>
<h3>Servers</h3>
......@@ -119,9 +132,6 @@ Intel L440GX+ motherboard (the GX+ chipset)
<li> 512MB PC100 ECC SDRAM
<li> 90 GB disk space: 5
Quantum Atlas IV 18GB 7200RPM Wide LVD SCSI hard drives
<li> 3 64-port
<a href="http://www.cyclades.com/products/svrbas/zseries.htm">
Cyclades-Ze PCI Multiport Serial Boards</a> (model number SEZ0050).
</ul>
<p>
......@@ -139,19 +149,20 @@ Dell PowerEdge 2550 Rack Mount Server
</ul>
<p>
<li> a second serial line server, consisting of:
<li> a motley collection of serial line servers, consisting of:
<ul>
<li> a 2U home brew box (our old "ops" node) with
3 64-port
<a href="http://www.cyclades.com/products/svrbas/zseries.htm">
Cyclades-Ze PCI Multiport Serial Boards</a> (model number SEZ0050).
<li> 1U box from <a href = "http://www.asacomputers.com/">ASA Computers</a>
<li> 1 64-port
<a href="http://www.cyclades.com/products/svrbas/zseries.htm">
Cyclades-Ze PCI Multiport Serial Board</a> (model number SEZ0050).
</ul>
<p>
<li> a serial line server for critical emulab machines, consisting of:
<ul>
<li> An ISP1100 box, like the "pc850" nodes above.
<li> a 4-port serial card.
with another 64-port Cyclades-Ze PCI Multiport Serial Board.
<li> 2 Dell OptiPlex GX240s with a total of 6 <a
href="http://www.comtrol.com/products/hardware/rp_upci.asp">
32-port RocketPort Universal PCI interfaces</a>.
<li> a serial line server for critical Emulab machines, consisting of
an ISP1100 box, like the "pc850" nodes above with a 4-port Cyclades
card.
</ul>
<p>
......@@ -159,20 +170,18 @@ Dell PowerEdge 2550 Rack Mount Server
<h3>Switches and Routers</h3>
<ul>
<li> 6
<li> 7
<a href=http://www.cisco.com/warp/public/cc/pd/si/casi/ca6000/index.shtml>
Cisco 6500 series high-end switches</a>. Five serve as the
<a name="tbbackplane"></a>
<a href=doc/docwrapper.php3?docname=topo.html>testbed backplane</a>
("programmable patch panel").<br>
The final 6509 contains an MSFC router card and functions as the
The other two, a 6506 and 6509
providing "control" interfaces for the test nodes with
the 6509 hosting an MSFC router card and functioning as the
<a name="tbcorerouter"></a>
<em>core router</em> for the testbed,
providing "control" interfaces for the test nodes as well as
regulating access to the testbed servers and the outside world.
This switch is configured with full router software,
Gigabit ethernet, OC-12 ATM (~600Mbps), and more
10/100 Ethernet ports.
<br>
<p>
......@@ -184,11 +193,11 @@ Dell PowerEdge 2550 Rack Mount Server
(The AP9210 is discontinued; replaced in the product line by the
AP9211.)
<p>
<li>7 <a href="http://www.baytechdcd.com/products/rpc27.shtml">
BayTech RPC27</a> 20 port remote power controllers.<br>
<li>7 <a href="http://www.baytechdcd.com/products/prodlist.php?show=RPC27">
BayTech RPC27</a> 20-port remote power controllers.<br>
<p>
<li>24 <a href="http://www.baytechdcd.com/products/prodlist.php?show=RPC14">
BayTech RPC14</a> 1U 8-port remote power controllers.<br>
</ul>
<h3>Racks</h3>
<ul>
......@@ -205,12 +214,10 @@ Dell PowerEdge 2550 Rack Mount Server
Four ethernet ports on each PC node are connected to the
<a href="#tbbackplane">testbed backplane</a>.
All 672 ports can be connected in arbitrary ways by setting up VLANs
All of the over 1300 ports can be connected in arbitrary ways by setting up VLANs
on the switches via remote configuration tools.
Cisco 6500 Switch backplane bandwidth is supposed to be near 50Gb/s,
<!-- but we've heard rumors that it's worse. -->
though between the testbed backplane switches,
bandwidth is currently limited to 2Gb/s.
The current PC and switch topology is shown
<a href=doc/docwrapper.php3?docname=topo.html>here</a>.
<p>
The fifth ethernet port on each PC is connected to the
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