I recently bought a Via PC2500E motherboard in order to build a low-power replacement for my current backup / rsnapshot system, a 2.5-year-old Dell SC420. Got all the parts in, assembled the system tonight, and went to boot Solaris Express Community Edition; the latest release being Nevada B83a. I got the ISO image downloaded, burned… Read more »
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Early Sunday afternoon, there was apparently a power and/or UPS failure in the datacenter at my office. By 5pm, most of the systems were back up except for one that I’m responsible for. Fire up the VPN, hit the ILO remote console (one of the few things that makes using x86 systems as servers bearable)… Read more »
I hereby submit my entry for the “Redneck Server Enclosure of the Year” contest, complete with audio, video, and pictures.
and boy, is it LOUD. Not just loud, but uncomfortably loud. My wife is still asleep in bed, so I shut it down before the extended POST finished – so I don’t have any idea yet if it quiets down after boot (like a SB1K does). I’m going to have to setup a stand for… Read more »
My Sun T1000 server arrived today. I’ll be doing a review of it for the next month and a half, and after that will be migrating it in as the new SunHELP server.
After the past 24 hours, I’ve come to the conclusion that there needs to be a universal file system format that has the same support on all operating systems. My main “server” system here at the house is a Dell PowerEdge SC420 with a 2.5Ghz Celeron-D CPU, 1G RAM, 160G SATA HD, and GigE. Since… Read more »
Good news: I was just handed a matched pair of AMD Opteron 248 CPUs. Bad news: The cheapest motherboard I can find (socket 940) is $200. Anybody know of any single-CPU Socket 940 motherboards with 8x AGP for less than $200?
I was a member of the OpenSolaris pilot team, and I got some “thank you” goodies in the mail yesterday – a Wi-Fi Finder, a T-shirt, and a nifty poster that I framed after a trip to IKEA.
I scanned some more historical UNIX-related advertisements from some early-90s issues of UNIXWorld Magazine.
I’ve gotten the last two OpenSolaris source releases (20050701 and 20050720) to build without a problem on my Ultra 60. Build time went from 4:00 (initial OS release, building on top of Solaris Express) to almost 6:30 (building OS on top of itself, in debug mode) but I had no problems. Looks like they’ve updated… Read more »