Dell PowerEdge 2850s and HP DL380s

Jim Tarvid tarvid at
Wed Sep 2 17:38:53 UTC 2009

Weighing the merits of buying old iron vs. new desktop parts. Old iron comes
with Dual Xeons, Dual nics, Dual PS, RAID. New kit comes more hard disk,
dual cores, unmatched nics, and a consumer grade power supply.

Huge quantities of old iron (but not ancient) on the used market at
comparable prices to new kit.

I have had some issues with old iron in the past, rarely any issues with new
kit. Trying not to buy problems.



On Wed, Sep 2, 2009 at 1:32 PM, Ryan Parrish
<rparrish at>wrote:

> On Sep 1, 2009, at 11:36 PM, Jim Tarvid wrote:
>  Any words of wisdom on getting Ubuntu Server to run on this sort of iron?
> I have several 2850's running 6.06, PERC RAID, NIC, DRAC (with some effort)
> all running smooth for the past three years.  What kind of issues are you
> having?  I don't recall doing anything special with them.


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