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Oct. 19th, 2005

So Brad has gotten colo and a good deal of rack space, been looking at getting some colo down here for a few months for Boardnation. Thinking maybe the following two machines, one webserver and one database server. Not sure if I want to spend this much though. Then again, I want hardware to grow into.

iServ R200
CPU: Dual Intel Xeon - 2.8GHz - EM64T - 2MB Cache - 800 FSB
RAM: 2GB (2 x 1GB) PC2700/DDR333 Registered ECC - Interleaved
NIC: Dual 10/100/1000 Mbps NIC (Intel 82541GI) - Integrated
Management: IPMI 2.0 Controller
PCI: None
Hot-Swap HDD 1: Western Digital SE 80GB (7.2Krpm-8MB Cache) SATA
CD-ROM: Slimline 8X DVD-ROM
Floppy: 1.44MB Floppy
Rail Kit: 2 Piece Ball Bearing Rail Kit
O/S: None

iServ R210S
CPU: Dual Intel Xeon - 2.8GHz - EM64T - 2MB Cache - 800 FSB
RAM: 4GB (4 x 1GB) DDR2-400 Registered ECC - Interleaved
NIC: Dual 10/100/1000 Mbps NIC (Intel 82541GI) - Integrated
Management: IPMI 2.0 Controller
Integrated SCSI: Integrated Adaptec AIC-7902 Dual Channel Ultra320 SCSI (no external connector)
PCI-X 1: LSI MegaRAID SCSI 320-1 - 1 Channel U320 RAID 64MB CACHE w/ BBU
HDD 1: Fujitsu 36GB U320 10KRPM SCA SCSI
HDD 2: Fujitsu 36GB U320 10KRPM SCA SCSI
CD-ROM: Slimline 8X DVD-ROM
5 1/4" Device: None
Floppy: 1.44MB Floppy
Power Supply: Redundant 500W - PFC - Auto Switching 100-240V
Rail Kit: Ball Bearing Rail Kit
O/S: None

Comments

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brad
Oct. 19th, 2005 07:25 am (UTC)
Don't want at least one more disk on that web node, and just do software RAID-1?
daveman692
Oct. 19th, 2005 07:38 am (UTC)
Thought crossed my mind. Adds another layer or redundency which would be good.
scsi
Oct. 19th, 2005 03:31 pm (UTC)
It'll really cross your mind when a disk dies and your kicking yourself in the ass for not spending the extra few hundred bucks for another HD.

You're making fucking bling on that site, just go balls out, buy fucking uber hardware and write it all off as a business expense. It'll only take one wake up call at 2am to drive down there because a disk went out to make that fully apparent.

Trust me.
daveman692
Oct. 19th, 2005 05:01 pm (UTC)
I can't write it off, the business can since it is a corporation not a LLC. If I uy something then the company needs to reimburse me, otherwise the company itself needs to buy it.
jamesd
Oct. 22nd, 2005 01:25 am (UTC)
If you're doing database work on the SCSI box, you might want to go for far bigger drives on the SATA one. Can't have too much disk space for backup dumps and such.

The R210S probably has an internal bay suitable for a SATA drive and a SATA controller option on the motherboard if you ask. A 400GB SATA drive in the DB box is a good thing - you can start out with backups. If it's MySQL the binary logs can go there.

If it's MySQL, you should probably set up the web server with a low RAM MySQL database slave to get yourself a continuous backup of the database.

Ask SM to make sure that the write cache on the SCSI drives is turned off.

The 73GB Fujitsus look like a better buy than the 36GB, but I've been dealing with too little space for quite a while.

If you want cheaper, 10K SATA is pretty good compared to 10K SCSI in the real world load tests I did - sometimes faster, sometimes slower (SCSI mostly better on mixed read/write load). 6 SATA drives in RAID 10 would beat two SCSI in RAID 1 without trying hard.
groundup
Oct. 20th, 2005 04:13 am (UTC)
Thinking the same thing. We can definitely afford another HDD.
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