NLT's Server is optimized for Nearchive and Avid Nexis

Designed to support the tasks of archiving data, building proxy and providing reliable storage with optional SAS or FC library interfaces. The server is built using enterprise quality components that are required in heavy data movement and compute bound environments. Below find some key attributes.

  • Xeon E5-2600V4 12 core processor
  • 64GB ECC DDR4 2400 memory, expandable to 512GB
  • Optionally add a second processor and +64GB of ECC memory
  • Dual Intel x540 10Gbe copper connections to Nexis SAN and optionally Dell/EMC Isilon storage
  • 12Gbps SAS HW RAID
  • 12 HDD slots providing enterprise storage capacities of: 125TB using dual parity RAID-6  (add up to 60 HDD slots using an external chassis)
  • 256GB RAID-1 SSD for OS
  • Windows 2016
  • Redundant 800w power supplies
  • Industry leading prices for the integrated 2U server and storage
    • 125TB  $19,995USD   - add Nearchive software  +$19,995 (unlimited license)
  • Advanced replacement warranty (USA)

Proxy generation processor considerations

The Nearchive server can be configured to build h.264 MP4 proxy files. These files are stored on the Nearchive local storage volume and can be played using NLT’s asset browser.

The Nearchive server can also be configured to work with NLT’s  Media Transcoder (an optional component) to build Interplay h.264 MXF based proxies. These proxies are stored on Nexis and available to all Avid products which can use the Interplay Proxies.

If these transcoding options are enabled, providing a faster machine with more cores is desired for better transcoding performance. Consider NLT's 12 core server to host the Media Transcoder and Nearchive.

NLT has completed product testing with:

  • Avid Interplay V2.7.8 with Web Services V2.7.5
  • Avid Interplay V3.0 - V3.2  with Web Services V3.8.1
  • Avid Interplay V3.3 -  V2020.4  with Web Services V2018.9.1
  • Avid MediaCentral MC|UX V2.1, V2.2, V2.3, V2.4, V2.5, V2.6, V2.7, V2.8, V2.9, V2.10
  • Avid CloudUX V2019.9, V2020.4
  • Avid NEXIS Client V2020.5

Operating system supported for use with Nearchive and Archive include:

  • Windows Server 2008R2 (deprecated)
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows Server 2016
  • Windows Server 2019 (in beta)

Nearchive Server Minimum Configuration Requirements

Physical Server 32GB memory, 8C 2.0Ghz processor, 1TB OS disk, Avid Nexis NIC, add nearchive storage (local NTFS filesystem or a NAS with a 64 bit filesystem)
Virtual Server VMWARE ESXi V6, 32GB, 1 socket with 4-8C, 1TB Thin OS disk, VMXNET3 NIC, add nearchive storage (local NTFS filesystem or a NAS with a 64 bit filesystem)
 

Archive Server Minimum Configuration Requirements

Supported Librarys Pick a 48 slot LTO library or choose another using a custom configuration
Physical Server 32GB memory, 8C 2.0Ghz processor, 1TB OS disk, Avid Nexis NIC, add nearchive storage  (use only a local NTFS filesystem), only HP Fibre Channel or SAS HBAs are supported
Virtual Server VMWARE ESXi V6, 32GB, 1 socket with 4-8C, 1TB Thin OS disk, VMXNET3 NIC, add nearchive storage  (use only a local NTFS filesystem), only HP Fibre Channel or SAS HBAs are supported

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