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:
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.
> 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
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