Which one of you would like to win the bragging rights to say that your design was selected to build the first vTrust Lab? There may even be a modest prize or two thrown in for the winner or winners!
Here's what you have to work with so far for hardware:
2 - 64 bit Nehalem based servers with dual Quad Core CPUs, 48G RAM, 300G internal storage, (6) NICs and (2) 4GB HBAs each
1 - Cisco Layer 3 3750 Switch ( Single point of failure )
1 - FAS 3020 (SPOF) with no Disk and no FC Switch ( Help greatly appreciated whether it be in the form of cash to go to ebay or a hardware donation since we can't do much without any disk for the FAS )
1 - Netgear 5TB ReadyNAS
1 - Iomega IX-4 4TB
As you can see there are many single points of failure, no firewalls but plenty of room for improvisation :)
The requirements are simple: Design a working lab with the components available while allowing for the simplest expansion as equipment is donated.
The vTrust Board and volunteers from the community will judge the designs and select a winner or winners on 5/15/2012.
All designs must be submitted by 4/30/2012 to firstname.lastname@example.org