Applogic 3.0 Backbone Fabric Controller

9.5 Overall Score

Now, the actual setup on this is VERY easy to do. You have to keep in mind that each server has to be the same. In this step we make sure each one of our servers is setup the exact same for ease of use.

Ethernet Controller 1: Private Switch (Juniper EX2200)
Ethernet Controller 2: Public Switch (Cisco 4500 Series)
IPMI Controller: Public Switch (Cisco 4500 Series)

The thought is, all of your backend connections go through that backend. So that is any and every connection between the servers, volume streams, and everything use that. One of the reasons we went with the Juniper switch in this review is because we were sure that it would work for us. All of the public end connections are for your external interfaces, potentially internet bound requests.

This pretty much sums up the hardware configuration approach that we took. We however did not go with the High Availability switching.

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4 Comments on "Applogic 3.0 Backbone Fabric Controller"

  1. Eric Novikoff June 4, 2011 at 2:23 pm - Reply

    Thanks for the detailed step by step review. Did you notice that your article is missing parts of phrases in places, such as on the last page, second-to-last paragraph? The missing parts always seem to be at places where you’re delivering a punchline!

    • Michael Wallace June 7, 2011 at 2:02 pm - Reply

      Hey Eric!

      This is a beta. I only wrote this to really explain how the BFC functioned, and what we can be looking forward to. Being a beta product I wouldn’t feel really good telling someone that this is a great product. I can only tell them what we see so far. So far is looks as its going to be a great product, but there are things here and there that I think need to get addressed before it becomes a great product. Ideas are good. But being a beta… it’s…. beta..

      Thanks,

  2. Steve July 4, 2011 at 4:20 pm - Reply

    I’m just wondering what the new features are for V3? Apparently it’s supposed to have a lot more new things, but I haven’t see a list.

  3. allam January 13, 2012 at 9:37 pm - Reply

    So what was ther any improvements on adding new server do you have to recreate a grid each time you want to add new servers

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