Ok please don't yell at me I am very new to this with very limited knowledge but I love to learn!
I may have gotten in over my head, but I think I am close!
First of all some context I am replacing a 10 year old Promax server that has long out done itself (The replacement cost however are insane.)
So I did what any normal person would do I read forums and ingested videos for a month then I consulted people smarter than me and took a leap.
The office has a 1gb internet network, and the Promax was wired to 3 edit stations via SFP (Fiber)
I bought all this to replace the old server:
- Qnap QSW-1208-8C switcher
12bay NAS TS-1253-DURP-4G for the main raid array with 14tb ironwolf drives. With a dual port SFP+ adapter 10GBE network exp controller
8bay Nas/ISCSI Series 4c with 12tb Ironwolf drives for just a pure redundancy back up.
I still have 10gb Echo Express SEL SFP to thunderbolt adapters at each edit bay.
It is all hooked up to 2 iMac pros, with an old Mac pro to be added later.
I have tested this set up and raided the main array for Raid 6, I can edit off of this setup up an I am getting great speeds. My issue is being able to connect the two work stations at once.
When I roled this new setup into the old server room to hook up to the existing fiber the only way I have been able to get it to work over the pre run fiber cables is with test IP setups such as "169.254.100.99"
Here is how I have it running:
SFP out of the 12bay QNap "main array" into the QNap switch sfp 10gb slot 1.
User workstations with pre run sfp would be in slots 2-3. Going into the Echo Express SEL sfp to fiber to thunderbolt switches on the desks
In the Rj45 slots I have the 8 bay into slot 6
I also have the 12 bay going into slot 7
and the Cloud functionality for the APS batter backup is into slot 8.
Once I know this all works I need to back up the old Promax server and remove it, but I don't dare do that until all of this works perfect! Any thoughts how close, or far off am I?