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adam_2218

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Dell Powedge 2400
« on: October 14, 2008, 01:02:49 pm »
Hi,

I have just started with my linuxmce project i am planning on using a dell poweredge 2400 as the core. Has any1 had any experience with it or any advice to offer.

Any help would be much appreciated.

Regards
Adam
« Last Edit: October 14, 2008, 01:04:54 pm by adam_2218 »

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Re: Dell Powedge 2400
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2008, 03:07:57 pm »
Personally, I would ditch it! The 2400 is ancient ... over 8 years old. You could use it as a dedicated core, no media functions but I don't know what the NIC support would be like. BTW, electrolytic capacitors are usually rated to 7 years before they break down, so if this machine has been used over that period, I wouldn't rely on it too much :)

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Re: Dell Powedge 2400
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2008, 01:57:28 pm »
cheers for the info, i was planning on having it as a dedicated core, locked away in a cuboard. the main reason i wanted to use it was cos all my linux mce machine will be diskless and as this has scsi i was going to get them to all boot from there. my house is wired with cat5 cable so was going to do a 100 mbps setup.

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Re: Dell Powedge 2400
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2008, 01:01:31 am »
this'll take an age to install properly.you could wait 15 minutes for each orbiter to render

I'm talking from personal experience here.

we went down the router of "surely a core can be run on an old server" with this exact server and gave up

In theory it could work if you have patience