My New Server

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Admiral Michael, Dec 15, 2005.

  1. Admiral Michael

    Admiral Michael Michaelsoft Systems CEO Folding Team

    I got this yesterday for free.

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    Specs:
    Intel P3 600MHz (Dual CPU Capable)
    256MB DDR Ram

    2x - 10GB 10k SCSI (Striped Raid into 1x 20GB)
    4x - 20GB 10k SCSI (Striped Raid into 1x 80GB)

    DVD-ROM IDE
    Dual PSU
    10/100 NIC
    32bit/64bit PCI
    64bit SCSI PCI Card

    Man servers are awesome. I've never seen the insides of one, there awesome. And smart, in a sense that a fan popped out so the second one sped up to compensate. The diagnostic panel is awesome too. It's as heavy as hell tho.

    At the moment I setup Redhat 8 to play around with linux as I'm a die-hard Windows user. Thought I'd expand some of my knowledge.
     
  2. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    I manage two Dell PowerEdge servers for our university's ACM chapter. And yeah, servers are fun - dual PSUs, hot-swappable SCSI drives, gigabit ethernet...all that good stuff. :)

    Also suggest looking into FreeBSD if you're interested in a UNIX-like OS for servers. It's a solid OS and very convenient to manage even remotely.
     
  3. CrimsonVonDoom

    CrimsonVonDoom Chainsaw of Mayhem

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    How'd you swing that for free?
     
  4. Admiral Michael

    Admiral Michael Michaelsoft Systems CEO Folding Team

    Went to my sister's friends house cuz her dad wanted me to look at there comps. Well one was in the basement with the server and I asked him about that. He said he got is from someone and a few people asked bout it (guess if he didnt want it, they'd take it) and he then inquired what I would do with it. I said I'd tinker with it cuz that's how I learn stuff. He then offered it to me, so of course I accepted.

    I'd probably put Windows back on, I just put Redhat on to try Linux out a bit, since I hardly know much about it.

    And here we are.
     
  5. tdinc

    tdinc █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User

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    i second that :)

    ...Michael give it a try, tons of info on the web, plus its great to learn a second OS.:)
     
  6. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

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    I manage two dell poweredge something or others for a UK based hosting company. Those are my main management concerns but I also maintain a range of other FreeBSD dedicated servers if things go wrong.

    had a play about in the suite once or twice, ever cabled both ends of a 24 patch panel?
     
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  7. mlakrid

    mlakrid OSNN BASSMASTER Political User Folding Team

    So my only questions is:

    When is our OSNN sponsored CSS server coming online Mike? :eek:

    HEHE :laugh:
     
  8. Tittles

    Tittles Dabba Dooba Political User

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    Lucky

    I think I am gonna set up a server just for storage and messing around with sometime soon. Pending on what I get for christmas.
     
  9. fitz

    fitz Just Floating Along Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    you could always donate some of their CPU cycles to the folding team :)
     
  10. Admiral Michael

    Admiral Michael Michaelsoft Systems CEO Folding Team

    If you're referring to me, I alrady have my dual cpu server folding as well as 2 other desktops. This server isnt on too much to be any use.
     
  11. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

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    I have a server that runs a domain in my condo, and it runs Windows, and always will :smoker:

    Sweet you got that for free, sharp lookin case too.
     
  12. Admiral Michael

    Admiral Michael Michaelsoft Systems CEO Folding Team

    Question: in a home setup what are the advantages of using a domain?
     
  13. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

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    It's all about learning.

    I was using the environment to study for my MCSA, and somewhere in the middle, I grew really obsessed with being able to control my laptop through GPO :)

    I also have WSUS setup, someone please help me :p
     
  14. X-Istence

    X-Istence * Political User

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    Thirded.

    (Osnn.net is run on FreeBSD)
     
  15. Admiral Michael

    Admiral Michael Michaelsoft Systems CEO Folding Team

    I can help, start by sending me your server and cdkeys :p
     
  16. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

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    Let's try no :cool:
     
  17. Admiral Michael

    Admiral Michael Michaelsoft Systems CEO Folding Team

    aww :)