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16th October 2009, 10:44 AM #1
Server-room-in-a-box first look
Well, here it is. It contains:
Gator 8U Traveller case
Server: X-Case 2U low depth chassis, Core 2 E8400, 6 GB RAM, 2x1TB (mirrored) Samsung F3 drives
Linksys 16 port 10/100 switch
Ruckus Zone Director 1000 (Thanks Net-Ctrl)
Smoothwall UTM (Not shown due to the mounting brackets not yet arriving-Kindly donated by SmoothWall)
Keysonic Wireless KB with built in touchpad
14" Lightwieght monitor to be mounted inside on of the lids via magnets or velcro (not decided which yet)
6 Port rack mount power supply
Total cost to date = £600 approx
*Apologies for the image quality. My phone doesn't want to take decent pictures today
9 Thanks to Dos_Box:
Aggy (16th October 2009), apoth0r (30th October 2009), garethedmondson (26th October 2009), GrumbleDook (16th October 2009), john (16th October 2009), Little-Miss (16th October 2009), MarkPower (16th October 2009), plexer (16th October 2009), rob_f (16th October 2009)
16th October 2009, 10:52 AM #2
16th October 2009, 11:03 AM #3
It means that our set-up time at BETT will be greatly reduced and we can set up and EduGeek wireless hotspot for our members as well
Oh, and not shown is the IP camera that we shall be using on the stand for the week to stream pictures etc.
16th October 2009, 11:09 AM #4
Looks good! Nice of those companies to donate. Slap a few EduGeek stickers on the site and you're well away.
16th October 2009, 11:15 AM #5
Excellent stuff, I have to say it does look very rock and roll. How many roadies have you got booked?
16th October 2009, 11:17 AM #6
Intel modular server?
Some some sun storage kit?
16th October 2009, 11:20 AM #7
16th October 2009, 11:22 AM #8
what will you do with it?
16th October 2009, 11:29 AM #9
I think VMware set-up with sun kit would be good!!
Good for heads to see what is the normal cutting edge.
16th October 2009, 11:39 AM #10
You've never seen our stand at BETT have you?
Originally Posted by FN-GM
16th October 2009, 11:42 AM #11
The problem is you need a rack mount server which is less than 50 cm in depth. We shall be runnign VMWare Virtual Server on there and powering a few thin clients off it, but as a proof of concept and as a way of showing non-technical staff what components a network should contain it does pretty well. It also means we don't have devices and cables trailing all over our stand. Some years it looks like we have had an explosion in a spaghetti factory!
Originally Posted by nicholab
16th October 2009, 11:45 AM #12
Windows Vista Server Edition?
16th October 2009, 11:57 AM #13
One small question. Where's the air con?
16th October 2009, 12:03 PM #14
You what one of these cases LinITX.com - Travla C146 1U Mini-ITX Rackmount Case
What about getting some life size print of rack for the back wall of the stand make it look like a server room!!!
16th October 2009, 12:07 PM #15
We have talked about this in past so maybe...
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