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Aaron and Brad, I couldn't agree more with bo...

2009-11-01T03:03:05.334-05:00

Aaron and Brad,

I couldn't agree more with both of you however I have a different view of statelessness.

So far today we have been able to achieve either hardware statelessness or software statelessness alone, but never together.

If your SAN has already a LUN carved up and this LUN has already some sort of configuration or OS deployed, then where is the



Brad and Rod - Thank you both for your comments!

2009-10-22T13:53:00.322-04:00

Brad and Rod - Thank you both for your comments!



Aaron, Im a big fan, allow me to raise a few point...

2009-10-22T12:14:17.248-04:00

Aaron,
Im a big fan, allow me to raise a few points :)

1) UCS brings a lot more value to the table for SMB other than stateless, escpecially for VMWare. Extended memory, virtualization aware adapters, simplified management & provisioning, to name a few.

2) Support for PXE booting ESX(i) via NFS is a VMware limitation, not UCS which is capable of stateless NFS



Aaron, Thanks for the mention and the summary of o...

2009-10-22T11:12:50.871-04:00

Aaron,
Thanks for the mention and the summary of our conversation. Been tied up and unable to particpate since last night but it looks like there has been plenty of followup discussion in "Twitterland".

I think your comment about the effect of this on the SMB market is debatable. My thought is that the concept of statelessness is less important to the SMB market as the