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My New Server

Admiral Michael

Michaelsoft Systems CEO
#1
I got this yesterday for free.



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
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.
 

Admiral Michael

Michaelsoft Systems CEO
#4
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.
 

tdinc

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Political User
#5
NetRyder said:
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.
i second that :)

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

Dabba Dooba
Political User
#8
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.
 

kcnychief

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Political User
#11
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.
 

kcnychief

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Political User
#13
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
 

Admiral Michael

Michaelsoft Systems CEO
#15
kcnychief said:
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
I can help, start by sending me your server and cdkeys :p
 

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