On Thu, Sep 14, 2006 at 11:56:24AM -0500, Paul Schmehl wrote: > --On Thursday, September 14, 2006 11:45:49 -0500 Greg Groth > <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > > >Are any of the major server brands more FreeBSD friendly than others? I'm > >looking to purchase a server for some web apps. Our current config is > >running on a 6 year old Dell PowerEdge machine with SCSI RAID 5, 1 Ghz > >processor, 32 gig total disk capacity, and a gig of RAM. Upgrading this > >machine would cost more than it's worth. Boss insists on a name brand > >server (Dell, HP, Gateway, etc). Budget is in the $2K range. I'd rather > >stay away from SATA at this point due to the incredible amount of > >difficulty I experienced putting together a MythTV box earlier this year, > >and go with SCSI. If no one has specific recommendations, are there any > >specifics that are definite show stoppers that I should pay attention to > >when reviewing specs?
There is a company calling itself FreeBSD systems that claims to make servers especially for BSD Unix. I don't know about the price points. I think they are kind of hard core heavy duty servers. Their web site is: http://www.freebsdsystems.com/ I seem to remember once seeing another site that hyped their servers as especially for BSD, but this is the only one I have an address for. The Dell machine mentioned below doesn't sound bad either if all the devices are happy with FreeBSD. ////jerry > > > I just bought a Dell 1950 rack mount with two 73GB SAS drives (3.5 inch, > 15K RPM), PERC 5/i integrated card, RAID 1, DRAC, 3.2GB processor, 2GB RAM, > etc. It was $2800+ including shipping. I *think* you can get down to the > $2000 range by downgrading the processor and memory and getting smaller > drives, but it's not going to be easy. (I'll be installing FreeBSD 6.1 > RELEASE on it tonight.) > > Paul Schmehl ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) > Adjunct Information Security Officer > The University of Texas at Dallas > http://www.utdallas.edu/ir/security/ _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"