Panasas PAS 12 Unboxing

01 Mar 2011 Panasas PAS 12 Unboxing

I’ve had a Pansasas PAS-12 in my home lab for longer than I’d care to admit, now that it’s almost time to box the system up and send it away I figured it would be good to post some pictures of the system (and the unboxing …)

What follows are some of my favorite pictures. The full set can be found in my Infrastructure Flickr stream

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One box for the director & storage blades, one box for the chassis itself
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Packaged blade components
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Unwrapped storage blade
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Packaging is very well done, the layer underneath the bare chassis
contains power supplies, battery unit and the misc. cables & switching blades.
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Battery unit macro shot
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Macro shot of a switching blade 1
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Switch blade macro 2
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Switch blade macro 3
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Blades partially installed
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The system is boostrapped by connecting a serial cable to a director blade
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Initial configuration via serial cable (and the very handy Keyspan USB-to-Serial adapter dongle!)
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Blade macro shot
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Almost online now …
3 Comments
  • geoff
    Posted at 21:50h, 08 June Reply

    wicked , i evaluated one of these recently with Seismic data files – the geophysicists think its the best for performance vs price – this is the way to go for big data for sure.

  • moss
    Posted at 11:52h, 28 January Reply

    i have similar one at home that i got from a friend. but i know nothing about panasas or how to plug it. no documentation on how to attach it to a server. i saw 2 switch blades in the back of chassi. i don’t have any cable with it. and i don’t know what cables i need to get for it. any help on that and how to attach it to my server?
    i appreciate your help

    • Adam
      Posted at 05:17h, 08 January Reply

      Hi. I’ve also got hold a bunch of these a few days ago ? Any luck with it ?

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