[svlug] Hardware recomendation
jeff at frostconsultingllc.com
Wed Nov 30 21:50:04 PST 2005
> On Wed, 2005-11-30 at 20:50 -0800, Jeff Frost wrote:
>> Well, you're definitely not going to find opterons at Dell..at least not
>> yet. There are rumors that this will happen soon. What are the servers
>> going to be used for?
>> HP and Penguin are my two favorites for Opterons lately. The HP
>> have a LOM that makes them quite desirable.
> In order to keep things minimal (at the customer request) Call it ..
> thin client serving.
James, please don't take svlug off the Cc list, that way others can benefit
(and add helpful comments) with regard to our discussion.
So, when you say thin client, do you mean that it will act as a basic file
server, or will it be doing the processing for the client as well?
LOM = Lights Out Manager. It allows you to do various things such as get
remote console (via serial) power on/off the server, etc. It has it's own
ethernet and serial port on the HP DL145 that I use for my personal colo.
Sounds like you need an opteron with a nice LSI or Adaptec SCSI RAID card
and enough disks to do a RAID1 OS volume and a RAID10 thin client serving
The HP DL385
The Penguin Altus 2200
will likely fit the bill depending on your true requirements.
Anyone have any other favorite Opteron vendors?
You could also build yourself a white box if you wanted.
Jeff Frost, Owner <jeff at frostconsultingllc.com>
Frost Consulting, LLC http://www.frostconsultingllc.com/
Phone: 650-780-7908 FAX: 650-649-1954
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