[Cialug] Wanted: Used Rackmount Server
matt at itwannabe.com
Tue Dec 20 12:40:29 CST 2011
I have two 1U Dell Poweredge 1750s, one with two xeon 2.8GHz processors, one with two 3.2GHz processors, one with 2GB of RAM, and one with 4GB of RAM. They take SCSI U320 drives, and one has three 146GB 10K rpm drives and both have built-in RAID controllers. These are both 32bit machines and neither have virtualization instructions, so they would not be very good for running virtual machines.
I also have a Sun Fire X2100 (not one of the M2 versions) that has one dual-core Opteron 180 (2.4GHz 64bit) and 4GB of RAM. This machine didn't come with a hardware RAID controller, but it has two SATA hot-swap bays, so you can stuff any pair of consumer SATA drives in it and use mdadm in Linux to set up a software array. I'm not sure if this Opteron CPU supports AMD's virtualization instructions. You can have the 400GB and 500GB SATA drives that I have in it if you want them.
Two of these servers were given to me for free by the LUG group, so I wouldn't charge for them, but I have put some money into upgrading them, mostly in the RAM and drives. I'd like to recoup some of that money if you want one of the machines I upgraded. I did purchase the 3.2GHz 1750 from eBay for $150, so I'd sell it for $75 or whatever seems fair if you want that one. In any case, you could have all three of the servers and a 21U rack for far less than $500. I'd even sell you my fibre-channel array for super cheap!
If you're interested in anything, let me know. I don't use them anymore because I can't really get to them very easily anymore.
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Subject: [Cialug] Wanted: Used Rackmount Server
tl;dr: I am in the market for a rackmounted server or two. Got any?
Greetings, sysops and enthusiasts alike!
It's high time to upgrade the 90s-era tower I've been using as a local
test/development server, and I'd like to replace it with a rackmounted
unit. Seeing as there are a number of people on this list who deal with
server farms, hopefully you guys can hook me up with something you're
looking to get rid of. ;)
My needs are not particularly high (my current hardware is, for the most
part, sufficient), but I'd like to stick a few extra things on the
server that the current box doesn't really have the resources for.
Hence, upgrade! To maybe one or two generations behind the times,
rather than last century.
I'd like to put two, maybe three VMs on the new server. Staying
Linux-only with Xen is fine; VMWare support would be nice for the option
of a Windows VM, but is not strictly necessary. Basically, VMs would be
broken down into: a development VM (replacing the current box), a
"stable" VM (for assorted services, so the dev VM going down doesn't
break things for other people in the office), and a fileserver VM
(future; once HD prices come back down). None of which would see
particularly heavy usage.
I'd like something along the lines of:
* 64-bit processor
multicore would be nice, but not strictly necessary
* 4GB+ RAM
I can always add more later, but it'd be nice not
to have to buy some right away
* 100GB+ drives
ideally, 2+ for RAID
No preinstalled OS necessary; I'm just gonna wipe it as soon as I get it
anyway. Under $500 would be ideal.
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