These are generic hardware requirements for PortaSwitch components. Please note these requirements may vary to serve particular purposes in specific networks.
In order to ensure the chosen hardware set 100% satisfies the requirements and provides adequate performance, submit your preferred configuration to PortaOne engineering team for review
* You need to turn on the RAID's option "Force Write Back" into Always mode for Dell hardware.
Total Number of Servers per Installation
Please note that all servers must:
PortaSwitch® can be installed from optical discs (an IDE or a USB DVD-ROM) or from USB flash drives
Please avoid any entry-level or desktop-oriented components - use only high-performance ones, for example:
In order to identify whether PortaSwitch can be installed on the specific server you plan to purchase, you must use the "Hardware compatibility CD", provided by PortaOne. Download the CD image and burn it on the CD using any of the CD-recording programs. Boot up from this CD, and PortaSwitch test utility will detect if all of the required components (e.g. network interface) are available and supported by Linux (RedHat).