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    New DC required.

    We need to replace one of domain controllers as it's an old elonex resillience which is out of warranty.

    The other DC is a Dell Poweredge 2900

    Dual XEON 3.0GHZ/2MB 800FSB
    4GB SINGLE RANK DDR2 MEMORY (4X1GB)
    6 x 146GB SCSI ULTRA320 (10, 000RPM) 1IN 80 P
    PERC 4/DI MOTHERBOARD EMBEDDED RAID ACTI
    REDUNDANT POWER SUPPLY - ROHS COMPLIANT
    C04 MR5/N, RAID 5 EMBEDDED CONTROLLER
    Drives setup as RAID5
    Out of warranty but in the process of extending it.

    Currently with a 2003 domain.

    I don't want to virtualise my DC's but I was thinking of virtualising the current server after demoting it just so that anything that points to it will still work, I also have an old server 2000 elonex server which is running successmaker which I want to virtualise.

    I was thinking of using the DC I'm going to demote as the virtualisation server as it's a dual core 3.00ghz xeon too and either putting larger drives in it as it currently has 5 out of 6 for a total of 130GB'ish so I presume they are 36GB drives in there or I could use a locally gigabit connected small san to provide iSCSI for the virtualisation.

    Do I go for another DELL server to complement the existing one or go for an HP???

    Thoughts welcome.

    Ta.

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    Out of ease i would find another 2900 to match you existing one. Later on down the line it maybe a good move

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    Just specced up a terminator over at Dell

    PowerEdge T310 Tower Chassis for Up to 4x 3.5" Hot Plug HDDs with LCD Diagnostics
    Intel&® Xeon&® X3460, 2.8Ghz, 8MB Cache, Turbo, HT
    Memory
    4GB Memory, DDR3, 1333MHz (2x2GB Dual Ranked UDIMMs)
    3Yr ProSupport for End Users and Next Business Day On-Site Service
    C20 Hot-Swap - RAID 6 for PERC 6i/H700 Controller, 4 SAS/SATA/SSD Hot Plug
    PERC 6/i Internal Controller for Hot Plug HD Configuration
    300GB, SAS, 3.5-inch, 15K RPM Hard Drive x 6
    Redundant Power Supply (2 PSU) 400W
    iDRAC6 Embedded BMC
    Intel® Gigabit ET Dual Port Server Adapter, x4 PCIe
    16X DVD-ROM Drive SATA with SATA Cable for Win2K8 R2

    £3025.00

    Ben

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    Quote Originally Posted by plexer View Post
    Just specced up a terminator over at Dell

    PowerEdge T310 Tower Chassis for Up to 4x 3.5" Hot Plug HDDs with LCD Diagnostics
    Intel&® Xeon&® X3460, 2.8Ghz, 8MB Cache, Turbo, HT
    Memory
    4GB Memory, DDR3, 1333MHz (2x2GB Dual Ranked UDIMMs)
    3Yr ProSupport for End Users and Next Business Day On-Site Service
    C20 Hot-Swap - RAID 6 for PERC 6i/H700 Controller, 4 SAS/SATA/SSD Hot Plug
    PERC 6/i Internal Controller for Hot Plug HD Configuration
    300GB, SAS, 3.5-inch, 15K RPM Hard Drive x 6
    Redundant Power Supply (2 PSU) 400W
    iDRAC6 Embedded BMC
    Intel® Gigabit ET Dual Port Server Adapter, x4 PCIe
    16X DVD-ROM Drive SATA with SATA Cable for Win2K8 R2

    £3025.00

    Ben
    I'm sure we can get that price lower for you bud

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    I should hope so, looking at 4 x 450GB SAS drives now though instead of the 300's

    Ben

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    Quote Originally Posted by plexer View Post
    I should hope so, looking at 4 x 450GB SAS drives now though instead of the 300's

    Ben
    will have a quote for you shortly chap

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    don't call me a shortly chap.

    Ben

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    Quote Originally Posted by plexer View Post
    don't call me a shortly chap.

    Ben


    its like out of airplane

    "Surely something can be done"

    "dont call be shirley"

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    indeed.

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    This replacement DC will not be installed until Feb half term I think just looking for an idea of spec that will be ok and indicative pricing.

    Ben

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