Dell 2950 & 1950
chandler at chapman.edu
Thu Dec 14 17:46:04 PST 2006
Bill Moran wrote:
> We get all our units with Dell's remote access card installed. It
> gives us the same kind of remote admin -- equivalent to being able to
> hit the power button from the other side of the planet.
Some of our servers have it, some of them don't-- I've been here four
months, and wasn't involved in prior purchases. If I had my druthers,
we'd be on HP servers instead (I'd also probably be able to get a good
price on Ebay for "druthers," but I digress), or IBM, or one of several
other more expensive options, but for now I'm playing the hand I was
dealt, serverwise. On the plus side, they're all starting out with a
comfortable 4 gigs of RAM.
>> What advantages/disadvantages do you see with running the 64 bit
>> architecture? I must confess, it never occured to me to try that...
>> I'm running the Dual Core Xeon processors, if that helps anything.
> In our case, we're primarily concerned about RAM. These units are starting
> out with 4G, and we're monitoring them so we can add RAM when the usage
> goes up. amd64 is obviously going to be better supported going forward
> than PAE.
Right, PAE is sort of a blast from the past, and I'd much sooner go to a
new server than screw around with the 4gb limit personally. Is there
any more work to maintaining an amd64 install than "grab a different ISO
when it's time to install the box?"
Also, will it work on the Xeon dual core? I've always been comfortably
removed from the hardware level, and my new responsibilities aren't
quite familiar to me yet...
Network Administrator, Chapman University
714.628.7249 / chandler at chapman.edu
Today's Excuse: Processes running slowly due to weak power supply
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