Dell Viking DCS

8 Overall Score
Build Quality: 8/10
Performance: 8/10

Very Effective | Compact | Energy Effecient

Build quality | No USB Ports | Pripriatary Video Port

Racking this thing was pretty simple.  The rails that were supplied were just basic L rails.  These were definintly not deluxe sliding rails.  However with the sheer weight of this thing,  I’m GLAD that I didn’t have to line up pins to get this thing in the rack.

With everything racked up.  I put a HP 24 port 1GB switch up on Network 2, and I routed my Network 1 port to a Cisco 3745 router/switch.  Cable routing was a bit hard to do because normally everything is in the back of a cabinet,  this brings a lot of stuff to the front.  I’m not exactly sure how i feel about this right now.  It seems you would have to have switches in the rear,  and switches in the back to support your servers that have connections in the front,  and servers that have connections in the front.    You also really need a cable tray on top of each one of these so you can route your cables a bit nicer than I did here.  I would do Dell Viking, Tray, Dell Viking, Tray.  That way you are not branching the cables in front of other servers.  They will go up,  then go to a side, that way if you have to remove blade 5,  you don’t have to watch for the cables of server 1-4.

With that being said.  Lets check out the Bios.

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