Server hardware

2010-10-29 Thread Scott Sipe
Hello, I'm getting ready to buy a new server system (running FreeBSD of course) for a small business. I have always before bought off-the-shelf parts and built my own, but am thinking of getting a packaged system this time. I want something fairly horsey. Xeon(s), 8-16gb ram, several terabytes

Re: Server hardware

2010-10-29 Thread Nathan Vidican
On Fri, Oct 29, 2010 at 11:52 AM, Scott Sipe csco...@gmail.com wrote: Hello, I'm getting ready to buy a new server system (running FreeBSD of course) for a small business. I have always before bought off-the-shelf parts and built my own, but am thinking of getting a packaged system this time.

Re: Server hardware

2010-10-29 Thread John Levine
My question -- are any server vendors well recommended for FreeBSD? I bought a used HP Proliant DL385 for about $300 on ebay, then loaded it up with 8GB of RAM (making a total of 12GB) for another $200. Works great, FBSD 8.1 groks all the controllers, even produces appropriate syslog messages

Re: Server hardware

2010-10-29 Thread Adam Vande More
On Fri, Oct 29, 2010 at 10:52 AM, Scott Sipe csco...@gmail.com wrote: My question -- are any server vendors well recommended for FreeBSD? I've looked at some seemingly decently priced Dells/HPs, but would appreciate any advice. Seems there are at times some hardware issues with some Dell

Re: Server hardware

2010-10-29 Thread Jerry McAllister
On Fri, Oct 29, 2010 at 11:52:22AM -0400, Scott Sipe wrote: Hello, I'm getting ready to buy a new server system (running FreeBSD of course) for a small business. I have always before bought off-the-shelf parts and built my own, but am thinking of getting a packaged system this time. I want

Re: What server hardware are you buying from the big companies these days?

2009-06-09 Thread Wojciech Puchar
We have three SuperMicro blade servers. One's worked like a champ, and the other two died. The vendor we used tanked, so no warranty support. I got two IBM X3400 boxes to replace the SuperMicros; the drives were OK, so I got empty enclosures plus some rails, stuffed the drives in, and

Re: What server hardware are you buying from the big companies these days?

2009-06-09 Thread Ruben de Groot
On Tue, Jun 09, 2009 at 08:43:08AM +0200, Wojciech Puchar typed: Buy second hand branded hardware from ebay (allegro in poland). It's usually hardware that was used in offices and replaced by more modern ones. It's already tested!!! You could get high-end PIII with 512MB RAM for $30 at

Re: What server hardware are you buying from the big companies these days?

2009-06-09 Thread Wojciech Puchar
task that even Pentium 100 will do. I'm hosting websites on 5-10 years old SUN hardware. V100/120 with ultrasparc II 400-650 Mhz. Just put in some new disks and memory, no sweat. They allmost normal. 400MHz SUNs are available here for 100$ or less. they usually have quite a lot of RAM even

What server hardware are you buying from the big companies these days?

2009-06-08 Thread ericr
Hi, I need to buy some new servers, and mgmt has decreed that we get them from someplace which will provide service contracts with on-site h/w suppport, which means HP, Dell, Sun, IBM, etc. Has anyone bought servers from one of the big manufacturers lately and had good luck with them? It seems

Re: What server hardware are you buying from the big companies these days?

2009-06-08 Thread Frederique Rijsdijk
ericr wrote: I need to buy some new servers, and mgmt has decreed that we get them from someplace which will provide service contracts with on-site h/w suppport, which means HP, Dell, Sun, IBM, etc. We use Dell almost exclusively. Although Dell doesn't officially support FreeBSD, Dell hardware

Re: What server hardware are you buying from the big companies these days?

2009-06-08 Thread Tim Judd
And I say you get what you pay for. My organization uses Dell exclusively and it's been a thorn in my side from day one. The AC power requirements (it seems) for Dells are about 3x as much as Gateways (I know, Gateway doesn't provide servers). The power draw for the Dells don't seem to be any

Re: What server hardware are you buying from the big companies these days?

2009-06-08 Thread Jerry McAllister
On Mon, Jun 08, 2009 at 11:56:35AM -0600, ericr wrote: Hi, I need to buy some new servers, and mgmt has decreed that we get them from someplace which will provide service contracts with on-site h/w suppport, which means HP, Dell, Sun, IBM, etc. Our group has a lot of Dells from Poweredge

Re: What server hardware are you buying from the big companies these days?

2009-06-08 Thread John Almberg
Hi, I need to buy some new servers, and mgmt has decreed that we get them from someplace which will provide service contracts with on-site h/w suppport, which means HP, Dell, Sun, IBM, etc. I have two Intel servers that I like a lot. I don't have on-site support, but it might be

Re: What server hardware are you buying from the big companies these days?

2009-06-08 Thread Karl Vogel
On Mon, 8 Jun 2009 11:56:35 -0600, ericr erobi...@gmail.com said: E Has anyone bought servers from one of the big manufacturers lately and had E good luck with them? I've always had good luck with Dell, especially the GX-260s. I've used them for file-servers handling over 100 Samba

Re: freeBSD certified server hardware ?

2006-09-19 Thread Marc G. Fournier
On Mon, 18 Sep 2006, Gerard Seibert wrote: David Robillard wrote: [...] What I suggest you do is have one of the sales rep set you up with a test machine. The easiest way to do so is to go at their offices with a FreeBSD install disk and try to boot/install it on the hardware you're

Re: freeBSD certified server hardware ?

2006-09-19 Thread ke han
On Sep 20, 2006, at 2:40 AM, Marc G. Fournier wrote: On Mon, 18 Sep 2006, Gerard Seibert wrote: David Robillard wrote: [...] What I suggest you do is have one of the sales rep set you up with a test machine. The easiest way to do so is to go at their offices with a FreeBSD install disk

Re: freeBSD certified server hardware ?

2006-09-19 Thread Marc G. Fournier
On Wed, 20 Sep 2006, ke han wrote: On Sep 20, 2006, at 2:40 AM, Marc G. Fournier wrote: On Mon, 18 Sep 2006, Gerard Seibert wrote: David Robillard wrote: [...] What I suggest you do is have one of the sales rep set you up with a test machine. The easiest way to do so is to go at their

Re: freeBSD certified server hardware ?

2006-09-18 Thread Jerry McAllister
On Mon, Sep 18, 2006 at 12:00:47PM +0800, ke han wrote: Does anyone know if any server manufacturer of high regard is currently certifying for freeBSD 6.1? I know the general answer is check the components on the release notes. I also know there are a few integrators on the community

Re: freeBSD certified server hardware ?

2006-09-18 Thread David Robillard
Does anyone know if any server manufacturer of high regard is currently certifying for freeBSD 6.1? I know the general answer is check the components on the release notes. I also know there are a few integrators on the community list (wow, some of their list pricing is much higher than the big

Re: freeBSD certified server hardware ?

2006-09-18 Thread Gerard Seibert
David Robillard wrote: [...] What I suggest you do is have one of the sales rep set you up with a test machine. The easiest way to do so is to go at their offices with a FreeBSD install disk and try to boot/install it on the hardware you're interested in. That's what I do with HP, Sun and

freeBSD certified server hardware ?

2006-09-17 Thread ke han
Does anyone know if any server manufacturer of high regard is currently certifying for freeBSD 6.1? I know the general answer is check the components on the release notes. I also know there are a few integrators on the community list (wow, some of their list pricing is much higher than the

Re: server hardware

2006-04-18 Thread Chad Leigh -- Shire.Net LLC
On Apr 17, 2006, at 2:37 PM, Jean-Paul Natola wrote: Hi all, I'm looking to move my bsd box to a 1u rack (running out of room under the desk) The least expensive one I came across at dell is 900, can someone suggest , a more cost effective alternative? You can build your own for less

RE: server hardware

2006-04-18 Thread Jean-Paul Natola
entirely on the pay more for rental but less for the box , can you elaborate a bit on that? -Original Message- From: Richard Collyer [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Monday, April 17, 2006 4:57 PM To: Jean-Paul Natola; freebsd-questions@freebsd.org Subject: Re: server hardware Jean-Paul Natola

RE: server hardware

2006-04-18 Thread Derek Ragona
; freebsd-questions@freebsd.org Subject: Re: server hardware Jean-Paul Natola wrote: Hi all, I'm looking to move my bsd box to a 1u rack (running out of room under the desk) The least expensive one I came across at dell is 900, can someone suggest , a more cost effective alternative? Cost

RE: server hardware

2006-04-18 Thread Jean-Paul Natola
) these tigerdirect specials for 600+ dollars would be the most effective/ From: Derek Ragona [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Tuesday, April 18, 2006 9:44 AM To: Jean-Paul Natola; Richard Collyer; freebsd-questions@freebsd.org Subject: RE: server hardware Data centers

RE: server hardware

2006-04-18 Thread Derek Ragona
for 600+ dollars would be the most effective/ From: Derek Ragona [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Tuesday, April 18, 2006 9:44 AM To: Jean-Paul Natola; Richard Collyer; freebsd-questions@freebsd.org Subject: RE: server hardware Data centers charge for space

server hardware

2006-04-17 Thread Jean-Paul Natola
Hi all, I'm looking to move my bsd box to a 1u rack (running out of room under the desk) The least expensive one I came across at dell is 900, can someone suggest , a more cost effective alternative? Jean-Paul Natola Network Administrator Information Technology Family Care

Re: server hardware

2006-04-17 Thread Richard Collyer
Jean-Paul Natola wrote: Hi all, I'm looking to move my bsd box to a 1u rack (running out of room under the desk) The least expensive one I came across at dell is 900, can someone suggest , a more cost effective alternative? Cost. Specs needed parts you can put in yourself. Need more info.

Suggestions for server hardware sub 800 dollars

2005-10-21 Thread Ben Siemon
I need to make a server box that will serve web pages ( light ), do light file storage for my home network and allow me ssh access when I am away from the apartment. I have read a great deal about this on the site and looked at the manufactures sites. I see a great deal of potential there but I

Re: Suggestions for server hardware sub 800 dollars

2005-10-21 Thread Eric F Crist
On Oct 21, 2005, at 3:21 PM, Ben Siemon wrote: I need to make a server box that will serve web pages ( light ), do light file storage for my home network and allow me ssh access when I am away from the apartment. I have read a great deal about this on the site and looked at the manufactures

Re: Suggestions for server hardware sub 800 dollars

2005-10-21 Thread John Pettitt
Ben Siemon wrote: I need to make a server box that will serve web pages ( light ), do light file storage for my home network and allow me ssh access when I am away from the apartment. I have read a great deal about this on the site and looked at the manufactures sites. I see a great deal of

Re: Suggestions for server hardware sub 800 dollars

2005-10-21 Thread Matt Crossley
Ben Siemon wrote: I need to make a server box that will serve web pages ( light ), do light file storage for my home network and allow me ssh access when I am away from the apartment. I have read a great deal about this on the site and looked at the manufactures sites. I see a great deal of

Re: Suggestions for server hardware sub 800 dollars

2005-10-21 Thread Eric F Crist
On Oct 21, 2005, at 4:18 PM, Matt Crossley wrote: I've found that if it's not really all that heavy a load, machines at Dell that regularly come up are worth it. The latest one that I saw in a Dell flyer (in Canada), was a Celeron 2.9, 512MB, 80 or 60GB, etc, etc for $349 CAD. Can beat it,

Re: Suggestions for server hardware sub 800 dollars

2005-10-21 Thread Matt Crossley
Eric F Crist wrote: On Oct 21, 2005, at 4:18 PM, Matt Crossley wrote: I've found that if it's not really all that heavy a load, machines at Dell that regularly come up are worth it. The latest one that I saw in a Dell flyer (in Canada), was a Celeron 2.9, 512MB, 80 or 60GB, etc, etc for

Re: Suggestions for server hardware sub 800 dollars

2005-10-21 Thread Eric F Crist
On Oct 21, 2005, at 5:55 PM, Matt Crossley wrote: Eric F Crist wrote: On Oct 21, 2005, at 4:18 PM, Matt Crossley wrote: I've found that if it's not really all that heavy a load, machines at Dell that regularly come up are worth it. The latest one that I saw in a Dell flyer (in Canada),

[OT] sendmail server hardware questions

2004-11-08 Thread Doug Poland
Hello, Sorry for the off-topic nature of this post, but I'd like to get a feel for the responses from a community I trust. I have a customer who's goal is to send approx 1,000,000 outgoing emails per day. That's about 12/second. When it comes time to spec hardware, I want to configure a

Re: new server hardware recommendations ?

2004-06-20 Thread Skylar Thompson
On Wed, Jun 16, 2004 at 01:28:56AM +0200, Stephan van Beerschoten wrote: Hi Folks, I'm will be retiring my old and trusty rackmount machine soon and will be purchasing a new one to replace it. The old one was a home-grown combination of hardware, fitting into a 2U chassis. For its

new server hardware recommendations ?

2004-06-15 Thread Stephan van Beerschoten
Hi Folks, I'm will be retiring my old and trusty rackmount machine soon and will be purchasing a new one to replace it. The old one was a home-grown combination of hardware, fitting into a 2U chassis. For its replacement however, I am looking for a more professional system, including professional

Re: new server hardware recommendations ?

2004-06-15 Thread Bill Moran
Stephan van Beerschoten [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hi Folks, I'm will be retiring my old and trusty rackmount machine soon and will be purchasing a new one to replace it. The old one was a home-grown combination of hardware, fitting into a 2U chassis. For its replacement however, I am

RE: Performance Problems.. Server hardware smoked by $500 box?

2003-09-12 Thread John Straiton
The first step would be to try to quantify the performance difference in serving the actual web pages. Find a single page that you think is slow on the production system and that can be accessed without having to be part of a session, and quantify the performance difference for that page.

Performance Problems.. Server hardware smoked by $500 box?

2003-09-11 Thread John Straiton
Greets! I'm pretty confused right now with trying to determine the nature of a performance problem I'm having on one of my servers. The server is a webserver with a separate db/file server sitting behind it. The issue is that in pulling up websites from the machine, my silly POS

Re: Performance Problems.. Server hardware smoked by $500 box?

2003-09-11 Thread Chris Pressey
On Thu, 11 Sep 2003 09:42:41 -0400 John Straiton [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Greets! I'm pretty confused right now with trying to determine the nature of a performance problem I'm having on one of my servers. The server is a webserver with a separate db/file server sitting behind it. The

Re: Performance Problems.. Server hardware smoked by $500 box?

2003-09-11 Thread Chuck Swiger
Chris Pressey wrote: [ ... ] - Is it possible the server has too much RAM? I don't remember where I heard that that can degrade performance, but I'm pretty sure it was on one of the freebsd lists a couple of months ago. One of the early Pentium Pro/P2 chipsets, either the 430VX or the 430FX?, was

RE: Performance Problems.. Server hardware smoked by $500 box?

2003-09-11 Thread John Straiton
I'm pretty confused right now with trying to determine the nature of a performance problem I'm having on one of my servers. The server is a webserver with a separate db/file server sitting behind it. The issue is that in pulling up websites from the machine, my silly POS

Re: Performance Problems.. Server hardware smoked by $500 box?

2003-09-11 Thread Marc Slemko
On Thu, 11 Sep 2003, John Straiton wrote: Greets! I'm pretty confused right now with trying to determine the nature of a performance problem I'm having on one of my servers. The server is a webserver with a separate db/file server sitting behind it. The issue is that in pulling up websites

Re: Performance Problems.. Server hardware smoked by $500 box?

2003-09-11 Thread Mark Terribile
John Straiton writes: I'm pretty confused right now with trying to determine the nature of a performance problem ... on one of my servers. ... in pulling up websites from the machine, my silly POS development box has nearly double performance ... There's lots of tricky stuff that can be

RE: Performance Problems.. Server hardware smoked by $500 box?

2003-09-11 Thread John Straiton
Post your kernel configs, or better yet, do a diff -u between the 5.0-R and the 5.1-C kernel configs. I bet dime to dollar you've got some debugging options enabled in the 5.1-C config. At the very least you haven't remove the debugging options from your malloc options. *frown* The 5.0

RE: Performance Problems.. Server hardware smoked by $500 box?

2003-09-11 Thread John Straiton
There's lots of tricky stuff that can be going wrong. I spent some time in my last two jobs (anybody got a new one in NJ?) on speeding up stuff like this and the first thing I try to do is put some kind of steady-state load on the boxen and monitor each box involved with systat 1 -vmstat

Re: Performance Problems.. Server hardware smoked by $500 box?

2003-09-11 Thread Sean Chittenden
Post your kernel configs, or better yet, do a diff -u between the 5.0-R and the 5.1-C kernel configs. I bet dime to dollar you've got some debugging options enabled in the 5.1-C config. At the very least you haven't remove the debugging options from your malloc options. *frown* The

Re: Performance Problems.. Server hardware smoked by $500 box?

2003-09-11 Thread Kris Kennaway
On Thu, Sep 11, 2003 at 05:30:59PM -0400, John Straiton wrote: If 5.1-C has debugging on by default then , yes, I'd concur that we have those features turned on. 5.1-CURRENT indeed has a number of debugging features enabled by default, which can cause significant performance loss under load.

Re: Need help with my new server hardware

2002-11-27 Thread Toomas Aas
Hi! The server has 16 4.3GB SCSII disks, and it seems to have 4 RAID controllers (when I look at the RAID configuration tool, but please correct me if I'm wrong). I haven't really seen a 520, but if these RAID controllers are IBM ServeRAID then I have a bit of bad news to you. These don't

Re[2]: Need help with my new server hardware

2002-11-27 Thread Sren Neigaard
Wednesday, November 27, 2002, 7:47:53 PM, Toomas wrote: TA Hi! The server has 16 4.3GB SCSII disks, and it seems to have 4 RAID controllers (when I look at the RAID configuration tool, but please correct me if I'm wrong). TA I haven't really seen a 520, but if these RAID controllers are IBM

Need help with my new server hardware

2002-11-22 Thread Sren Neigaard
I have just bought an old IBM PC Server 520 from a company that was replacing it. If it's possible, I would like to get some information on it (the company does not have any), and since the computer is only for my own personal use, I can't afford to get official support, and therefore I try