the fact you had to use that boot cd thing and it wouldn't work from just putting in the 2k3 CD was annoying as the HP I'd done just before that I could just put in the 2k3 disk and away I went on the install process
Never seen a server sold with anywhere near enough memory. Always end up buying more. Typically I can find the processor/chassis spec I want for between £500-£1000 then the memory supplied is a poultry 1Gb (or maybe 2Gb if your very lucky). These days I wouldn't put less than 16Gb in a server - virtualisation and all.Quote:
This is normal practice with most brands - choose your server and the hard disks. Both sold seperately unless specified. Can't say the same for the memory though
Three months for a server to arrive! Now that is a problem. Upto now I've always used HP and they've arrived usually next day but always within the week. I hope this was just a stock issue with your chosen supplier rather than regular form for IBM.
Hmm have only seen 4GB sticks so far, I make it about £1600 ish for 72GB :cool:Quote:
not even sure when to look for 144GB of DDR3
Just a quick note. ICT Direct, one of our sponsors have pallet loads of 1u HP rack servers formerly belonging to Yahoo! currently in stock. A very impressive sight it was too. So if you're in the market for good second hand servers I'd suggest you give them a ring.
and the piles of Sun kit as well ;) (sounds like we had an Edugeek outing to visit them but honestly Ric and DB went on a different day to me!)
But yeh they have got plenty of HP kit in at present and I'm sure they will do it at a very attractive price :) I was amazed at how much stuff they have in, I've never seen so many HP servers in one place like that!