For you other Linux "recyclers" out there

Mark Watts m.watts at eris.qinetiq.com
Thu Aug 5 09:46:16 CDT 2010


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On 05/08/10 15:35, Ronan Mullally wrote:
> 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 2450.
>> 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 replaced
>> our 2450s with 2550s, then 2650s, then 2850s, and now we run 2950s. But
>> the 2450s were actually the most reliable of the bunch... and it's nice
>> to see they can still serve a purpose. As long as that purpose isn't
>> memory or processor intensive. J

Still got some 2550's on web-serving duty, and a 350 on DNS server duty.
Solid boxes (well maybe not the 350 lol)

Mark.


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