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    HP ProLiant Servers going cheap

    I received a flyer today for the HP ProLiant DL140 G2 server. Its on this page as the best buy. Its currently at £825 but I can receive a £250 cash back if I purchase before the end of the month.

    Basic specs are 2.8ghz intel xeon, 80gb sata, 2gb PC-3200 DDR2 RAM.

    The aim is to buy a few servers to run thin clients. At the moment I think that will be around 100 clients. I was thinking I could add an extra 1gb of ram for £180 so that would put the cost up to £755. At this price I would be tempted to buy 3 or 4 of these.

    If this is a big mistake please tell me before the end of the month. I'm also looking for a fileserver too but I don't think the hard drive spec on these is good enough, I'd want something with 15000rpm.

    This is a list of servers that can earn a rebate -HP servers

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    Re: HP ProLiant Servers going cheap

    Sounds good to me. I'd go for 4Gb though if possible.

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    Re: HP ProLiant Servers going cheap

    The DL140 G2 from Inmac lists at £644.67 and from Bechtle is £558.00 so Bechtle is cheaper than HP without the rebate but as they are and HP partner can you still get the rebate?

    Allthough they are 1gb ones I think and not 2gb

    Plus HP lists 4 weeks waiting time on it. Bechtle have low stocks.

    I'm looking for a rackmount to run censornet or another filtering proxy solution.

    Ok the claim form is there on the HP site and they will send you a cheque but the claim form just has the DL140 G2 listed but the qualifying product is listed as a specific one.

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    Re: HP ProLiant Servers going cheap

    Be very careful what hardware you buy for Censornet it doesnt support alot of stuff especially SATA and RAID adaptors and adding support is very awkward.

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    Re: HP ProLiant Servers going cheap

    "HP ProLiant Servers going cheap"

    Must be bird flu ?

    Sorry - but its friday

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    Re: HP ProLiant Servers going cheap

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisH
    Be very careful what hardware you buy for Censornet it doesnt support alot of stuff especially SATA and RAID adaptors and adding support is very awkward.
    How about buying the actual Censornet appliance and supporting OSS

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    Re: HP ProLiant Servers going cheap

    How about buying the actual Censornet appliance and supporting OSS
    So using OSS doesn't count then?

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    Re: HP ProLiant Servers going cheap

    Censornet appliance

    SME Server / Secondary School Server (max 500 users)

    Specification
    • 1u Rackmount Communications Appliance
    • Pentium IV 2.4GHz
    • 1GB DDR Fast RAM
    • 60GB Serial-ATA Storage
    • Two Fast 10/100 Ethernet Cards (gigabit option available)

    £1,299.00 (excludes VAT and Shipping)
    8O 8O 8O

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    Re: HP ProLiant Servers going cheap

    Presumably you get some technical support time from a consultant with that for installation/setup/etc too?

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    Re: HP ProLiant Servers going cheap

    Yeah that would be one reason for not buying it geez.

    Censornet doesn't support SATA?

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    Re: HP ProLiant Servers going cheap

    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff
    How about buying the actual Censornet appliance and supporting OSS
    So using OSS doesn't count then?
    I just meant that if there was chance to buy the commercial product then we probably should. That way more companies will be convinced that the OSS charging-for-services model is worth while.

    At this moment MS is getting money for ISA while the Censornet guys may not be seeing as much ROI despite having a good as if not better product.

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    Re: HP ProLiant Servers going cheap

    But come on, £1,300!!!

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    Re: HP ProLiant Servers going cheap

    Censornet doesn't support SATA?
    It's Linux. Linux supports SATA. However I suspect a kernel recompile is in order. If Censornet doesn't include the compiler/libraries by default then it's going to be fiddly to sort out. Especially if you don't know what your doing.

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    Re: HP ProLiant Servers going cheap

    Quote Originally Posted by webman
    But come on, £1,300!!!
    OK we in the education sector may need to count the pennies every now and then but if there is option of buying the shrinked wrapped/boxed version of your favourite OSS solution then why not consider it.

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    Re: HP ProLiant Servers going cheap

    For censornet, stick to the Big names chipsets by Via etc....

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