Hardware Thread, What to do with spare xeon server. Advice please. in Technical; If the second DC goes down, just delete it from AD (using Server 2008 or R2 I think) and that'll ...
28th February 2011, 04:00 PM #16
If the second DC goes down, just delete it from AD (using Server 2008 or R2 I think) and that'll clean it off fine. You'll then drop down to one again fine.
28th February 2011, 04:14 PM #17
One last question am I ok having 2008r2 as main dc but 2003 as dc backup or should I push the school to get 2008r2 all round
28th February 2011, 04:40 PM #18
You can take back any roles that the backup DC has (if any) and use ADSI Edit to remove any references to the backup DC from your AD structure.
28th February 2011, 04:59 PM #19
Yes you can use 2003 as the OS on the second DC - you won't be able to raise the schema beyond 2003 though so you'll lose a couple of features.
27th November 2013, 05:17 PM #20
I really hope that he did this.
Originally Posted by chazzy2501
27th November 2013, 05:45 PM #21
Wow that's going back a few years. All my schools now have 2 physical servers, one of which is running hyper v with 3 virtual server one of these is a second DC, another runs remote desktop server and one wsus etc.
23rd December 2013, 12:42 PM #22
Wish I'd done this
23rd December 2013, 12:43 PM #23
I wish I'd done this
Originally Posted by somabc
23rd December 2013, 01:07 PM #24
With 2GB of ram?
Originally Posted by dhicks
Also given that it's got 75G drives ( I suspect that's actualy 72G ) they will be Paralel Scsi rather than SAS so the backplane won't take SATA.
Chances are also that the CPU is not up to running a modern Hypervisor.
23rd December 2013, 01:23 PM #25
No, I was talking about using spare PCs as bitcoin miners in 2011 but never did it as it wasn't cost effective at the time...
23rd December 2013, 01:58 PM #26
Slightly older thread, but still valid: you can run paravirtualised instances of Linux under Xen (and / or XenServer) without hardware support for virtualisation on an older CPU. Ideally, you'd want to fill the server with as much RAM as possible (you can probably get it second-hand off eBay for a bargin price now) and you're right, you'd probably need to add a separate controller for SATA drives. Of course, these days I'd go for 4TB drives. It probably wouldn't be the best-performing file server ever, but it would probably be reasonable enough as a large backup server or similar.
Originally Posted by twin--turbo
23rd December 2013, 07:23 PM #27
Stupid past-self - you won't be able to raise the FUNCTIONAL LEVEL. The schema will raise fine. That taught you. If only the edit button worked three years later.
Originally Posted by 3s-gtech
23rd December 2013, 07:52 PM #28
I'm playing with a Dell T840 with a Xeon processor. I was planning to use it for video editing. I've put 64 bit Windows 7 on. Trouble is the fan is louder than a 747 taking off!
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