LAMP Production Server - Dell 2850

Bill Asher bill.asher at
Fri Sep 8 14:17:49 UTC 2006

Thanks everyone for the encouragement, I feel safe that Ubuntu is the
distro I hoped it was in the production world.


I will be using it mainly for an internal application, single domain
running Apache2, MySQL5, PHP5.  This app will be a quoting system for
in-house sales department for about 300 users.  I could use some advice
on server deployment and setup.  I am in the early stages so I'd like to
gather as much info as I can without being a pest, but I've found most
admins are more than happy to help fellow admins out.


My first dev box is a Dell PowerEdge 2850 (it had W2k3 Enterprise on it,


            2 - 3.0 Ghz Xeon CPU

            2 Gb ECC DDR2 Memory

            6 - 73Gb SCSI HDs

            Controller Card Perc 4e/Di

                        Logical Drive 0: 2 - 73Gb Scsi RAID1 /dev/sda

                        Logical Drive 1: 4 - 73Gb Scsi RAID5 (the
controller wont allow me to choose RAID1, only 5 or 0) /dev/sdb


I installed Ubuntu LAMP install to /dev/sda just to see if all would
run, hardware compatibility,etc and it works great.  Now my question is
what would be the recommended partition and OS install.  OR should I
just re-direct MySQL DBs, /srv/www, logs to /dev/sdb


Thank you for helping in this project. I look to have 2 production
servers and 2 dev servers, slowly replacing the 14 W2k3 servers we have
now. Our owners are committed to open-source and so is my IT department
and we are replacing .Net programmers with PHP freaks!!






From: ubuntu-server-bounces at
[mailto:ubuntu-server-bounces at] On Behalf Of Bill Asher
Sent: Thursday, September 07, 2006 2:06 PM
To: ubuntu-server at
Subject: LAMP Production Server - Dell 2850


We are planning on rolling out an internal web application to LAMP.  I'm
at the point of choosing a Linux distro that will be stable and growing
community.  I am fimilar with Linux and mostly FreeBSD in a production


I'm looking for encouragement to go with Ubuntu Server in our production
app because I really like the distro and its outlook.  Server admin, how
has your experience been, should we go with Ubuntu and has anyone
installed on Dell PowerEdge 2850s






B. Asher

Network Administrator

National Auto Warranty Services

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bill.asher at


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