For you other Linux "recyclers" out there

Steve Jenkins stevej at
Thu Aug 5 09:37:56 CDT 2010

NICE! We've long since ebay'd the 2550s and 2650s... but I just couldn't
throw away two 2450s that never had a single hiccup during their tenure
in our racks.


-----Original Message-----
From: Ronan Mullally [mailto:ronan at] 
Sent: Thursday, August 05, 2010 7:36 AM
To: Steve Jenkins
Cc: Linux-PowerEdge at
Subject: Re: For you other Linux "recyclers" out there

Hi Steve,

On Thu, 5 Aug 2010, Steve Jenkins wrote:

> For those of you like to "recycle" your old servers, I just did a
> successfully netinstall of CentOS 5.5 (32-bit) on an old PowerEdge
> X runs fine (monitor refresh rate was wonky until I updated X-server
> with yum), as does everything else. Over the past decade, we've
> our 2450s with 2550s, then 2650s, then 2850s, and now we run 2950s.
> the 2450s were actually the most reliable of the bunch... and it's
> to see they can still serve a purpose. As long as that purpose isn't
> memory or processor intensive. J

You are not alone ;-)

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