[itdiscuss] Building A Linux Rackmount Fileserver
jpowell at gccwired.com
Thu Jan 22 00:23:57 EST 2009
Our main 2 physical servers were hand built whiteboxes ... using mainly Intel parts (single support POC).
I blogged the specs http://jpowell.blogs.com/jason_powell_church_it/2008/04/our-vmware-serv.html
I hear supermicro is good stuff too
From: discuss-bounces at itdiscuss.org [mailto:discuss-bounces at itdiscuss.org] On Behalf Of Jeffrey Thompson
Sent: Tuesday, January 20, 2009 8:11 AM
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Subject: [itdiscuss] Building A Linux Rackmount Fileserver
I'm interested in building an Ubuntu Linux rackmount fileserver.
With the combination of multiple forms of RAID supported in Ubuntu
v8.10 (fast RAID software in the kernel and RAID builtin to the
motherboards to support eight 1.5 TeraByte drives) and $100 TeraByte
drives, and the quad-core Xeon and Opteron cpus under $200, I believe
I can build a respectible server for cheap.
The design goal is best value. Most processor speed, memory,
redundant hard drive space possible for the money.
Question #1: What rackmount components do you like for a rackmount
fileserver? Including the following:
• Case: I'm going for a 2U case
• Power supply (pref. redundant)
• hard drive
So far I like the SATA II Seagate 1 TB drive with a five year warrenty.
Question #2: Where do you like to buy your components?
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