shopping for a new server

Tim Kellers timothyk at
Thu Aug 25 17:30:36 UTC 2011

Dell 2500 from 10 years back is soon to be very dead in the machine room 
at work.  I'm thinking about replacing it with a Rack mount Dell R610  
has anyone used that and has compatibility issues or successes?  I'll be 
using a RAID 5 setup and PERC version is up to 6i in this box, any 
issues with this PERC?  The specs indicate R610 will way outperform the 
old 2500.  The 2500 currently supports mail (sendmail), web, db (pgsql 
and mysql), samba, etc.

I Googled and found a bunch of somewhat older posts that showed some NIC 
issues and some PERC issues but it looked like most issues had been 
corrected by the beginning of 2011.  Does anyone have any recent 
duccess/failure stories?

I'd probably be looking to run 8.2 RELEASE AMD or 9.0 AMD when it 
becomes release.



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