[olug] Tiny rack-mount chassis

Matthew Botts mbotts00 at gmail.com
Thu Jan 16 06:28:47 UTC 2014

I've got a dl380G5. Is this anything you'd be interested in?
On Jan 10, 2014 3:32 PM, "Obi-Wan" <obiwan at jedi.com> wrote:

> 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 servers.  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 reliability.  Mirrored drives
> are a must, and dual power supplies might be nice.  Dual cooling fans are
> probably wise.  None of that needs to be hot-swap, though.  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 necessary.
> 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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