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    Find me a server

    Hello all

    I am looking to impliment SIMS.NET and would like two servers

    1) For running SIMS.NET itself and
    2) for running the learning platform element

    Awaiting your advice

    Thanks

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    Re: Find me a server

    Also - should mention that ideally they both need to be 19" rack mount.

    Thanks

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    Have a look at at some of the Viglen Rackmounts.

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    Re: Find me a server

    Can't go wrong with HP DL360 G5's. Dual processors, slap in plenty of memory, couple of hard disks and redundant power supplies, couples with Lights Out 2 I'd say they're a good deal for the job.

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    Re: Find me a server

    Have a look at something else but Sims


    Dell always seem to be the best for education, really cant beat their price for servers.

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    Re: Find me a server

    Ok thanks for the advice and just to hamper things slightly - will these drives:

    Seagate

    be compatible with this server:

    Server

    and if so how many drives would fit in each server. I think that they are compatible and three per sever would fit but would I need anything else or is the SCSI controller onboard sufficent.

    Sorry everyone but hardware is not really my strongpoint.

    Thanks

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    Re: Find me a server

    Yeah looks fine but you'll need a RAID card too (Im assuming thats the purpose of having 3 drives)

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    Does the server not come with a RAID card? Yes that is the point but I thought the server came with one? Would you be able to point out a RAID card from Insight that would be compatible. Completely lost here :-)

    Thanks

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    Re: Find me a server

    By the specs the storage controller only supports Raid 0 or Raid 1.

    If that is the price range you are looking for i'd suggest this Server

    You may pay slightly more for the drives, but at least you wont have to buy the raid storage controller. How much budget you willing to spend?

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    Re: Find me a server

    ... and i've just noticed they've got another free processor offer on, so you'd get 2 dual core processors. You just buy the processor and then send the invoice to HP promotions, they send you a cheque back.

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    Re: Find me a server

    You should really be buying IBM hard disks to go into an IBM chassis else you will end up with weirdness on the warranty front.

    But as I said, the HP DL360 G5 would be my choice. I have a quote for onoe with 2 x Dual core 5140 Xeon processors (2.33Ghz 4Mb L2 cache, 1333Mhz FSB), 4GB Ram, 4x 72.8GB SAS 15k hdd's, dual PSU's and 3 year on site warranty for £2985. (This isn't including the rebates that HP regularly run on second processors etc... and is also about 3 months old)

    You should be looking for 4Gb ram in any new server now.

    However, if you want an IBM then you should use their hotplug drives such as this one: http://uk.insight.com/apps/productpr...t_id=IBGA04MMY

    If you don't, you are really kinda defeating the point of buying a branded server.

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    Re: Find me a server

    Thanks for that - I can't seem to find any Hard drives for this one whatsoever?

    Thanks

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    Re: Find me a server

    For which one? The IBM one or the HP one?

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    Re: Find me a server

    The HP one. I really can't afford to spend more than 2K per server at the moment I'm afraid.

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