[olug] OT: Looking for server hardware

jay swackhamer reboottheuser at gmail.com
Sat Aug 23 23:39:26 CDT 2014

I've got a compaq DL360 and DL380, if you'd be interest in those, I'll
check them out and get you the specs.

On Sat, Aug 23, 2014 at 11:16 PM, Harley Waldstein <hwaldstein1997 at gmail.com
> wrote:

> That would probably be easier, but I'm really going for an enterprise feel
> with this. System administration is a hobby of mine. So, a big part of why
> I'm doing this is to gain experience with real server hardware. I've worked
> with home desktops and the like running servers for a couple of years now,
> and I feel like it's time to upgrade to server hardware. (Plus, I need my
> old "server" back to use for school CAD project work.) System
> administration is something I could see myself turning into a career, and I
> want to start getting some real experience. Even if it's just starting out
> as a home lab.
> If anything, it helps make the process more legitimate in my head. And, I
> can feel more confident listing something like this on a resume if it has
> "real" hardware . Plus, my friends don't mind free hosting.
> Have you thought about using desktop or laptop PCs instead of trying to
> find rackmount hardware? That may or may not be easier, and when you think
> about it, all a server is, is a computer running software that enables it
> to respond to requests on well-known ports.
> On Aug 23, 2014 10:51 PM, "Harley Waldstein" <hwaldstein1997 at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > Hello! I'm currently working on some web development projects with a
> group
> > of friends - we're high school students. I fancy myself as a bit of a
> > sysadmin and am interested in trying to host the sites myself. (It's
> > nothing serious, so we can deals with the risk of bad uptime, etc.) To
> that
> > end, I'm looking for some cheap or free (preferably server grade)
> hardware
> > that anybody is trying to get off their hands.
> >
> > If anybody knows of local venues that would be willing to part with some
> > old hardware, or can give up some hardware themselves, then please
> contact
> > me off list at hwaldstein1997 at gmail.com. Thank you!
> >
> > Also, if anyone is interested, I'll mention what we are coding in. The
> web
> > framework that we are using is the Play Framework, which is written in
> > Java/Scala. We're doing basic web app development, using Bootstrap for
> > styling and jQuery for a lot of client-side stuff. This is all a learning
> > project. Right now, it would be nice to have some "production" hardware
> to
> > develop around. We would like to set up continuous integration and the
> > like.
> >
> > PS: I'm sorry for any typos. This was written on mobile.
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