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Hardware example for the Server

10-30 PCs

Part

Minimum

Recommended

CPU

2 cores /4 threads @ 2GHz or higher

4 cores @ 2GHz or higher

Motherboard

Any with 4 SATA III ports

Any with 6 SATA III ports

RAM

16 GB

32 GB

OS drive

1x240 GB SSD

1x240 GB SSD

Image disk

Use OS drive disk

1x240 GB SSD

Writeback

1x240 GB SSD

1x240 GB SSD

Game disk

1xTB SSD

2x 1 TB SSD

Server NIC

1 GBe

3x 1 GBe

Switch

Unmanaged with 16-48 GBe ports

Unmanaged with 16-48 GBe ports

Example

Part

Minimum

Recommended

CPU

Intel Pentium G4560

AMD Ryzen 3 3200G 

Motherboard

Motherboards H110M

Asus Prime B450M-A

RAM

16GB Kit (8GB x 2)

32GB (2 X 16GB) DDR4

OS drive

Samsung 860 EVO 250GB

Samsung 860 EVO 250GB

Image disk

Use OS drive disk

Samsung 860 EVO 250GB

Writeback

Samsung 860 EVO 250GB

Samsung 860 EVO 250GB

Game disk

SAMSUNG 870 QVO 1 TB

2xSAMSUNG 870 QVO 1 TB

Server NIC

1 GBe

Dual Port Gigabit Ethernet Network Adapter with Realtek RTL8111 Chipset

Switch

D-Link DGS-1016D 16 Port

2xD-Link DGS-1016D 16 Port

30-60 PCs

Part

Minimum

Recommended

CPU

4 cores /8 threads @ 2GHz  

6 cores @ 2GHz

Motherboard

Any with 6 SATA III ports

Any with 8 SATA III ports

RAM

32 GB

64 GB

OS drive

1x240 GB SSD

1x240 GB SSD

Image disk

1x240 GB SSD

1x240 GB SSD

Writeback

2x240 GB SSD

2x240 GB NVME

Game disk

2x 1 TB SSD

3x 2 TB SSD

Server NIC

4 GBe

10 GBe

Switch

2x Unmanaged with 24-48 GBe ports

2x Unmanaged with 24-48 GBe ports and 2x SFP+

Example 1

Part

Minimum

Recommended

CPU

AMD Ryzen 3 3200G 

AMD Ryzen 5 3400G

Motherboard

Asus Prime B450M-A

MSI Performance Gaming AMD X470

RAM

32GB (2 X 16GB) DDR4

2x32GB (2 X 16GB) DDR4

OS drive

Samsung 860 EVO 250GB

Samsung 860 EVO 250GB

Image disk

Samsung 860 EVO 250GB

Samsung 860 EVO 250GB

Writeback

2xSamsung 860 EVO 250GB

2xSAMSUNG 970 EVO Plus 250GB

Game disk

2x SAMSUNG 860 EVO 1 TB

3xSAMSUNG 860 EVO 2 TB

Server NIC

2xDual Port Gigabit Ethernet Network Adapter with Realtek RTL8111 Chipset

Asus 10Gbps X4 SFP+

Switch

TP-Link 48 Port Gigabit Ethernet Switch

UniFi Switch 24/48

Example 2

Part

Recommended

CPU

AMD Ryzen 5 3400G

Motherboard

MSI Performance Gaming AMD X470

RAM

2x32GB (2 X 16GB) DDR4

OS drive

Samsung 860 EVO 250GB

Image disk

Samsung 860 EVO 250GB

Writeback

2xSAMSUNG 970 EVO Plus 250GB

Game disk

3xSAMSUNG 860 EVO 2 TB

Server NIC

ASUS XG-C100C 10G or Intel X540-10G-2T

Switch

NETGEAR 52-Port Gigabit/10G  (GS752TX)

60-100 PCs

Part

Minimum

Recommended

CPU

6 cores /12 threads @ 2GHz   or higher

8 cores @ 2GHz or higher

Motherboard

Any with 8 SATA III ports

With 8 independent SATA III ports and 3 independent M2 slots

RAM

64 GB

128 GB

OS drive

1x240 GB SSD

1x240 GB SSD

Image disk

1x240 GB SSD

1x240 GB SSD

Writeback

3x240 GB SSD

3x500 GB NVMe

Game disk

2x 2 TB SSD

4x 2 TB SSD

Server NIC

10 GBe

2x10 GBe

Switch

2x with 48 GBe ports and 2x 10GBe+

2x with 48 GBe ports and 2x 10GBe+

Example 1 based on Fiber NICs

Part

Minimum

Recommended

CPU

AMD Ryzen 3 3200G 

Intel Core i9-10900X

Motherboard

MSI PG AMD X470

Asus Prime X299- A II ATX

RAM

64GB (2 x 32GB) DDR4

2 x 64GB (2 x 32GB) DDR4

OS drive

Samsung 860 EVO 250GB

Samsung 860 EVO 250GB

Image disk

Samsung 860 EVO 250GB

Samsung 860 EVO 250GB

Writeback

2xSAMSUNG 970 EVO Plus 250GB

3x SAMSUNG 970 Pro 512GB

Game disk

3xSAMSUNG 860 EVO 2 TB

3xSAMSUNG 860 EVO 2 TB

Server NIC

Asus 10Gbps X4 SFP+

2xAsus 10Gbps X4 SFP+

Switch

UniFi Switch 24/48

UniFi Switch 24/48

Example 2 based on Ethernet NICs

Part

Minimum

Recommended

CPU

AMD Ryzen 3 3200G 

Intel Core i9-10900X

Motherboard

MSI Performance Gaming AMD X470

Asus Prime X299- A II ATX

RAM

64GB (2 x 32GB) DDR4

2 x 64GB (2 x 32GB) DDR4

OS drive

Samsung 860 EVO 250GB

Samsung 860 EVO 250GB

Image disk

Samsung 860 EVO 250GB

Samsung 860 EVO 250GB

Writeback

2xSAMSUNG 970 EVO Plus 250GB

3x SAMSUNG 970 Pro 512GB

Game disk

3xSAMSUNG 860 EVO 2 TB

3xSAMSUNG 860 EVO 2 TB

Server NIC

ASUS XG-C100C 10G or Intel X540-10G-2T

ASUS XG-C100C 10G or Intel X540-10G-2T

Switch

NETGEAR 52-Port Gigabit/10G  (GS752TX)

NETGEAR 52-Port Gigabit/10G  (GS752TX)

100-200 PCs

Part

Recommended

CPU

10 cores x 2GHz

Motherboard

With 8 independent SATA III ports and 3 independent M2 slots

RAM

128 GB

OS drive

1x240 GB SSD

Image disk

1x500 GB  NVMe

Writeback

7x240 GB SSD

Game disk

2x 2 TB NVMe

Server NIC

2x10 GBe

Switch

5x with 48 GBe ports and 2x 10GBe+

Example based on Ethernet NICs and Fiber NICs

Part

Fiber NICs

Ethernet NICs

CPU

Intel Core i9-10900X

Intel Core i9-10900X

Motherboard

Asus Prime X299- A II ATX

Asus Prime X299- A II ATX

RAM

2 x 64GB (2 x 32GB) DDR4

2 x 64GB (2 x 32GB) DDR4

OS drive

Samsung 860 EVO 250GB

Samsung 860 EVO 250GB

Image disk

SAMSUNG 970 Pro 512GB

SAMSUNG 970 Pro 512GB

Writeback

7xSamsung 860 EVO 250GB

7xSamsung 860 EVO 250GB

Game disk

2xSAMSUNG 970 EVO 2 TB

2xSAMSUNG 970 EVO 2 TB

Server NIC

 QSFP ConnectX-2 40GB/s or Intel X710-DA4 Quad SFP+

2x Intel X540-10G-2T

Cable

Cisco QSFP-4SFP10G-CU2M 40Gb/s QSFP+ to 4x SFP+ DAC Breakout Cable Passive

Any CAT6 or CAT7

Switch

NETGEAR 52-Port Gigabit/10G  (GS752TX)

NETGEAR 52-Port Gigabit/10G  (GS752TX)

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