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theteju

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What do you think of this as Server?
« on: November 06, 2014, 11:28:20 pm »
guys,

What are your thoughts for this puppy?

http://www.cdw.com/shop/products/HP-ProLiant-ML10-Entry-Xeon-E3-1220V2-3.1-GHz-2-GB-0-GB/3107649.aspx#TS?

May it help someone.

Let me know, Thanks.

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Re: What do you think of this as Server?
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2014, 11:54:18 pm »
As long as you aren't looking for a hybrid, your selection is only limited by driver supported of the NICs, which can be rectified by plugin NICs. So any half-way decent hardware build is fine. I personally like HP ProLiants at my clients installs. Even the ML series is usable, even though I personally do prefer my DL

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Re: What do you think of this as Server?
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2014, 04:34:16 pm »
In the US, slickdeals has been had numerous listings for lenovo servers rather inexpensive.  With and without drives.

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Re: What do you think of this as Server?
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2014, 12:55:31 am »
So true. So many decent hardwares are on sale around this time in US.
I just don't wanna piss off people here with listing many here.

Can we have a sub category for hardware on forum?
or is it too much to ask ?

 

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Re: What do you think of this as Server?
« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2014, 10:14:35 am »
The thing with hardware is: It changes so rapidly, that there is no real value in setting up a sub category. And as I tried to point in my first message, most hardware will work as a core. The only thing that could hinder it would be the network interface, and that can be amended by using PCI(e) NICs. For MDs it is a different story, but the first sentence still applies.

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Re: What do you think of this as Server?
« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2014, 06:56:09 pm »
The thing with hardware is: It changes so rapidly, that there is no real value in setting up a sub category. And as I tried to point in my first message, most hardware will work as a core. The only thing that could hinder it would be the network interface, and that can be amended by using PCI(e) NICs. For MDs it is a different story, but the first sentence still applies.

The one thing that would be useful is a wiki page that simply lists the hardware and whether a 12.04LTS desktop LiveCD will boot to the desktop. Simple and sweet.

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Re: What do you think of this as Server?
« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2014, 07:35:37 pm »
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Re: What do you think of this as Server?
« Reply #8 on: November 13, 2014, 10:10:45 pm »
Are you guys running/testing your installation 12.04 or 14.04 on SSD?
Is anyone using SSD for lmce?

Sorry to ask these questions, I am planning to collect hardwares this season(thanks giving sales) ;)

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Re: What do you think of this as Server?
« Reply #9 on: November 13, 2014, 11:44:20 pm »
My core uses a SSD atm, after the HDD died.

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Re: What do you think of this as Server?
« Reply #10 on: November 14, 2014, 04:46:34 am »
My core is virtualized (Debian KVM host).  The block device used as the OS drive is a LVM based logical volume presented from the host, and that volume group is sitting on an SSD (along with the OS volumes for some other virtual machines).

Performance is good, even with other VM's hitting the SSD.  SSD's excel at random I/O :)

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Re: What do you think of this as Server?
« Reply #11 on: November 14, 2014, 09:38:59 am »
Are you guys running/testing your installation 12.04 or 14.04 on SSD?
Is anyone using SSD for lmce?

Sorry to ask these questions, I am planning to collect hardwares this season(thanks giving sales) ;)

We've shipped Dianemo 12.04 systems with SSD boot drives for over 2 years now and have seen no reduced reliability or any issues specific to the use of SSD's. Our SSD based systems typically use NAS's with tradiyional spinning drives for bulk media storage.

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