> > We are in the position to have to replace an intel ISP1100 which has > been running as our primary server for some time. As a potential > replacement we are looking at a Dell 2650 dual processor raid5 server, > specs below. Up until now, the ISP1100 with a P3 800 and 1GB of PC100 > RAM has been handling the load like a fine workhorse, but anything > purhcased now is well beyond those specs. Does anyone have any first > hand experiences, caveats, warnings, or commendations for this server if > it is to use FreeBSD 4.9 as a dns/radius/website with extensive > PostgreSQL database usage.
We had a 2650 for a while and I was using it for development with FreeBSD. It worked fine - until another group here stole it for their stuff so we had to come up with a different machine a 1550 and a 4650, both of which also run FreeBSD fine. The 4650 has a raid controller, but we haven't made much use of it for raid stuff yet. You might want to get larger disks. The 18GBs are already small in this world. I think they have 36GB that do 15k RPM, though I think that on the list I looked at last week at DELL the 72 GB disk only did 10K RPM. ////jerry > PowerEdge 2650 > Processor 2x Intel Xeon 2.4GHz > Memory 1.0GB DDR, 2X512 DIMMS > Hard Drive Backplane 5 Bay (1x5) Hot Plug SCSI Hard Drive Backplane > Hard Drive Configuration On-Board RAID 5 > 1st Hard Drive 18GB 15K RPM Ultra 320 SCSI > 2nd Hard Drive 18GB 15K RPM Ultra 320 SCSI > 3rd Hard Drive 18GB 15K RPM Ultra 320 SCSI > 4th Hard Drive 18GB 15K RPM Ultra 320 SCSI > 5th Hard Drive 18GB 15K RPM Ultra 320 SCSI > Primary Controller PERC3-DI, 128MB Battery Backed Cache, 2 Internal Ch- > Embedded RAID > Floppy Drive 1.44MB Diskette Drive > First Network Adapter Intel Pro 100S NIC w/ or w/o IP SEC Encryption > Optical Device 24X IDE Internal CD ROM > Power Supplies Redundant Power Supply, without Y-cord > Rack Rails VersaRails for Non-Dell 4-Post Rack > > Apprecite comments; > > Dave > > > _______________________________________________ > [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" > _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"