Aquired a server

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  1. XR250rdr

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    SC450NX board in an Intel chassis.

    Its so clean because it appears to have been a hot spare. Not a hint of dust anywhere inside.
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    Behind the covers over the two remaining 5.25" bays are 2 9.1GB drives connected to the onboard SCSI controller. 4 of the 6 hot swap bays are occupied by 18.1 GB drives connected to a PCI RAID controller.
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    The CPU installed is a PIII Xeon 550/2MB. All of the voltage regulator modules are installed though, so I suppose I could run 4 procs if I wanted. If you look closely only two DIMMs are installed. That is what is keeping me from running it right now. I'm gonna pick up some RAM on ebay soon and see what (if anything) is installed on it.
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    I know its rather old, but still should be a fun project. Not sure what I'm gonna have it do yet though.
     
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    Nice :) How much did you pick it up for? Host porn for OT :big grin:
     
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    Sweet. Looks like fun. ^ How much?
     
  4. XR250rdr

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    I got it for free.:coold:

    I got it from my dad. He was gonna mess with it but after it didnt boot he just kinda let it sit in his garage. He picked it up last summer from my step brother's girlfriend's dad who was cleaning out a warehouse.

    I have one the free for three years 1&1 accounts I can host porn with. I just have my 256kbps up cable account at home.
     
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    Pfffft.... I've got a dual Xeon 550 with a gig of RAM. And it's in a rackmount chassis :naughty:
     
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    A rackmount chassis would be nice if I had a rack to put it in. This is gonna go in a walk in closet. I'd put it in the garage if my roommates didnt leave the garage open so much.
     
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    Finally got some RAM for it and fired it up.

    It has SunOS installed on it. :ugh:
     
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    I didn't even know SunOS ran on Intel hardware.....should be fun to play with.
     
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    Solaris supported x86 for quite some time. They stoped for a short time when 8-9 came about and started again towards the end of 9, begining of 10.

    They sell amd blades/cubes with sol_x86.
     
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    Need a rack? :naughty:
     
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    I didnt have the root password and Knoppix couldnt read the drives so I nuked it. Gonna go with Win 2k3 for now.

    Its definitely not going in the garage now. We just had a bunch of rain and the garage flooded. Some genius put a gutter drain at a low point in the driveway so water pools next to the garage.:ugh: Thanks anyway.:)
     
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    Drains usualy go at low points. ;)
     
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    This is a drain outlet through a retaining wall from higher up the hill. Yes of course you want to drain water from the lowest point, but you dont want the outlet to pool in one spot.

    Here is a rough MS Paint sketch of what I mean. The hill goes up to the left in the pic.

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    You should play with OpenBSD. Apparently it's an awesome server OS, extremely secure.
     
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    I'll experiment with it when I have some more time.

    I did find out one of the RAID drives intermittently fails.:wtc:
     
  19. zero xeal

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    Ooo nice find, all of you with spare rackmount chassis, or rackmount machines, I can find a home for them :), I will name them after you, and you will get monthly pictures of them on my rack, and mabey I will run something for you on it (low bandwidth) I do have about 6 - 10 down (depends where the speed test is done to I get 10 down from my line to NYC servers though) 1 meg up (temp throttled again, soon to be back to full speed though).

    So send em on this way :)
     

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