New Server

September 27, 2012

I’ve now been over 2 months without a personal 24/7 server, life’s hard.
So I went out and bough myself a new (Old) server, an HP Proliant DL380. It’s a G3 (Generation 3) which means it’s in no-way a modern server. (Considering the latest generation being 8).
But it was fairly cheap, for Nordic standards at least, costing me 800 sek.

Normally I wouldn’t buy a 2U server (but if you would’ve asked me a few years ago, I’d jump at the idea), the reason is simply sound, a 2U server is loud as hell. And I wouldn’t even consider running one in my apartment. But Bazooka has been kind enough to offer me some rack space with their development servers, and I do have a soft spot for server stuff.

Heed this warning, don’t ever try to transport one of these beast with public transportation. I moved this one a relatively short distance (T-Centralen -> Mosebacken), and the weight of the server almost killed me (Exaggeration) the last stretch. It weighs in at almost 30kg, and it’s not really built for being ergonomically carried. My arms and fingers are still really hurt from carrying it.

Enough of that, here’s the specs;

HP ProLiant DL380 G3

  • 2 * Intel Xeon 2.4GHz
  • 6 * 36,6 GB 10K/15K RPM SCSI Disks (Configured in RAID5 (w/ Parity and Spare))

I haven’t turned it on yet (it’s in the server room at the office), so I don’t even know if it boots, but the guy I bought it from seemed legit enough, so here’s hoping it works.