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  • Tue, Apr 5 2016 1:07 PM

    • Hansa
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    Adding extra engines to a 64TB base engine

    Hi,

    I'm in the tricky situation where my management want to buy a 64TB Interplay Facility package but I'm aware that a single engine solution will not give me the bandwidth across our facility that our users will need.  My re-seller informs me that adding 3 x 16TB additional engines to the 64TB base unit will give me the badndwidth I require but will shrink the capacity of the base unit to 16TB.

    The workaround they suggest is to have 2 storage groups, one accessing only the 64TB unit and the other accessing the additional 3 x 16TB units.

    Can someone confirm that the above is correct. I'd like to have one storage group for flexibility of suite use, so any idea how this could be achieved without throwing away 48TB of capacity?

    Also, any info how interplay or remote editing may be compromised by having 2 storage groups would be helpful.

    Thanks

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  • Tue, Apr 5 2016 9:39 PM In reply to

    Re: Adding extra engines to a 64TB base engine

    When you create a Storage Group with more than one engine, the smallest engine will dictate the storage space for ALL chassis involved. So 64TB + 32TB + 16TB would effectively be 16TB + 16TB + 16TB of storage.

    Your bandwidth does increase linearly per chassis no matter the size.

     

    With Interplay you can add the workspace from the 2nd storage to index. That should be fine.

     

     

     

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  • Wed, Apr 6 2016 9:18 AM In reply to

    • Hansa
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    Re: Adding extra engines to a 64TB base engine

    Thanks for that Dom,

    Good to have clarity, especially on the Interplay element.

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  • Wed, Apr 6 2016 10:45 AM In reply to

    Re: Adding extra engines to a 64TB base engine

    I would contact your local Avid sales rep. or Avid reseller and ask them if they can make a special quote for a 2x 32TB system. I'm pretty sure they can come up with a good offer which is not enormously more expensive then the standard package.

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