New (old) server for the house
Just thought I’d throw in a view of the server that’s running things at home now. It’s a poweredge 2650 – you can get them dirt cheap despite having dual 2.8ghz cpus, 2GB of ram and onboard remote access. This one once served the military – they removed all the drives, but left an IP address assigned to a military base in Arizona on the management card. (Really, they used real IP space for internal management. Sigh.)
I tossed in some ultra320 drives and installed ubuntu. I had to update the firmware on the raid controller, but now it purrs like a 2u rack mount server. Now I’ve got redundant power supplies, a raid 5 system drive, a mirrored data drive and I’ll add some e-sata or usb drives for larger storage needs.
Soon I’ll be racking it under one of the worktables in my lab/workshop for easy access.