Recommendation for Dual-CPU systems
freebsd-hardware at webteckies.org
Tue Jan 6 14:50:41 PST 2004
we're looking around for our next hardware generation and don't like to
reinvent the wheel. The current generation is very stable, but the one before
that had problems, prolly in the motherboard, which we never we're able to
solve, using various BSD flavours.
The machines will primarily do webserving, which means php/apache with some
postfix mail for alerts. Most of the sites will be MySQL backed, which will
run on different servers. The busiest site handles about 6GB of traffic per
day (600k requests for content only - seperate grafics server), consisting of
primarily of news. Others vary greatly.
The reason for the dual CPU is that we want to be able to host more per
machine, to reduce maintenance. We have done some orientation and experience
with ASUS boards, but the results are very variable.
We're looking for systems in the Netherlands, price range 1500 - 2500 euro's,
1 or 2u 19" rackmount systems.
We've also informed with Dell, but they won't support FreeBSD, so my question
1) I still see a lot of people on the lists working with Dell machines, so how
do they work around the "no support" issue? Is this really an issue when a
disk crashes or some other hardware component?
2) Does anybody know of a hardware supplier that DOES support FreeBSD,
preferably operating in The Netherlands.
Also - if anybody wishes to share the hardware setup that they're working with
for similar tasks, based upon an Intel P-IV or Xeon >= 2.4GHz, I'd welcome
Many thanx in advance.
FreeBSD sarevok.webteckies.org 5.2-CURRENT FreeBSD 5.2-CURRENT #3: Tue Dec 30
14:31:47 CET 2003
root at sarevok.idg.nl:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/SAREVOK_NOAPM_NODEBUG i386
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