HW recommendations for light weight server
jeffrey at goldmark.org
Mon Sep 8 17:21:00 UTC 2008
I know that this is pretty far off topic, but I'm asking anyway.
I need to purchase/rebuild a relatively light-weight server for a
small LAN. It will run a small MySQL server, DNS, DHCP, nagios, LDAP,
syslog-ng and a few other things, serving only a LAN. My previous box
running this was a cheapo Fry's reject. I went through two power
supplies on that one, before I gave up on it.
My current box is an HP Pavilion Slimline s3220n
that I got at a CompUSA fire sale. Although it is still running, the
case near the power supply is very hot to the touch and it is giving
off a terrible stench. CPU temperatures are perfectly fine, but I'm
taking the smell as a very bad sign. That machine came with many
things that I don't use (DVD burner (only used during FreeBSD
installation), TV tuner, Wireless, etc) so they shouldn't be drawing
I need something that will run 24/7 in an environment that can
sometimes get up to 30C. (I live in Texas, and try not to over do the
Something with an amd64 architecture would make the transition easier,
since I might be able to use my current disk.
So any thoughts or recommendations will be welcome. If people wish to
email me off list, I'll provide a summary of responses.
Jeffrey Goldberg http://www.goldmark.org/jeff/
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