[olug] Tiny rack-mount chassis
aric at omahax.com
Fri Jan 10 23:16:25 UTC 2014
.......or you could get a Dell PowerEdge 1950 for less than $100 off eBay.
I have built a pfSense box with this
It works well, but it cost more and doesn't have the reliability features
such as hardware RAID, ECC memory and a Dual PSU.
From: olug-bounces at olug.org [mailto:olug-bounces at olug.org] On Behalf Of Aric
Sent: Friday, January 10, 2014 4:46 PM
To: Omaha Linux User Group
Subject: Re: [olug] Tiny rack-mount chassis
I have a spare 1st-gen Compaq DL360 server with Tualatins and atleast a GB
of RAM and or a couple small 10 or 15k SCSI drives I can give you if you
want to just stick with what you have.
I used a DL360 as a pfSense router for several years until I switched to a
dual Sossaman xeon system because I have higher that 100Mbit internet now.
> If you really want to do it up, run a SBC or an intel NUC. My firewall,
> dns, (monowall) has been running on an SBC for 7+ years. Not fast
> enough to do proxying but the i3 nucs I have running mythbox
> definitely are fast enough. http://soekris.com/ 4501/4801 is what I am
running (not sure of
> the exact model). I've run them in customer sites with great success.
> As for dual drives, I just keep a second sdcard flashed. (knocks on
> wood) Haven't had to replace an sdcard yet.
> On Fri, Jan 10, 2014 at 3:54 PM, Obi-Wan <obiwan at jedi.com> wrote:
>> The DL360 I'm replacing has all those features and is only 1U... and
>> it was designed a dozen years ago. Surely progress has been made.
>> I can live without the dual power supplies if necessary.
>> On 01/10/2014 03:43 PM, Hurley, Rod wrote:
>>> Not sure exactly what "way smaller" is, but you won't find anything
>>> you like that's less than 2u with redundant power supplies and fans
>>> and more than 1 drive. If you are intent on building your own,
>>> check out this
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: olug-bounces at olug.org [mailto:olug-bounces at olug.org] On Behalf
>>> Of Obi-Wan
>>> Sent: Friday, January 10, 2014 3:32 PM
>>> To: Omaha Linux Users Group
>>> Subject: [olug] Tiny rack-mount chassis
>>> My 1st-gen HP DL360 server (Sam knows about this) that I'm using for
>>> my home firewall is starting to get a little long in the tooth. It
>>> still runs perfectly, but it lost one of the mirrored drives this
>>> morning, and I plugged in my last spare. The build date on that
>>> drive was 2001.
>>> Replacement drives are cost prohibitive, so I'll be replacing the
>>> entire chassis before I lose my last drives.
>>> This server runs PPPoE to terminate my DSL connection, iptables
>>> firewall, mail server, incoming web/SSL proxy, DNS, and DHCP
>>> It's a pretty light load, and even for that ancient box. I certainly
>>> don't need much horsepower for this box. I do want extreme
>>> Mirrored drives are a must, and dual power supplies might be nice.
>>> cooling fans are probably wise. None of that needs to be hot-swap,
>>> I need two ethernet ports (preferably GigE, and 3 would be nice
>>> just in case). I'd also like the chassis to be quite small so that
>>> it can hang in a telco rack when I move next year. I'd like it to
>>> be really low power so that it'll run forever off my UPS when
>>> Any suggestions on the hardware and/or case I should use for this?
>>> I'm usually shopping at the other end of the horsepower spectrum.
>>> There's got to be chassis out there that are way smaller than the
>>> standard rack-mount server, but can still run a standard linux
>>> distro with some redundancy.
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