1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Got me a toy to tinker on

Discussion in 'Network Infrastructure' started by onoski, Apr 3, 2007.

  1. onoski

    onoski Terabyte Poster

    3,120
    51
    154
    I recently bought a Dell PowerEdge 2500 server from Ebay 1.26GB CPU twin intel processors 3, 2 scsi 18.2GB ultra 160's hot swappable hard drives. I still have four more slots to fill.

    I must also say it's only 256sdram which is in modern day times in technology terms not good enough but I would add some more of these in due time.

    I am think of using this beast of a machine to setup vmWare server alongside Windows server 2003 standard edition as a domain controller with active directory coupled other vmWare clients using the inbuilt bridged network options.

    Well nuff of my bigging up of the above so what other suggestions can you guys and gals give me. Thanks in advance and keep on keeping on. Cheerio:D
     
    Certifications: MCSE: 2003, MCSA: 2003 Messaging, MCP, HNC BIT, ITIL Fdn V3, SDI Fdn, VCP 4 & VCP 5
    WIP: MCTS:70-236, PowerShell
  2. zebulebu

    zebulebu Terabyte Poster

    3,748
    330
    187
    Nopes - VMWare Server is definitely the way to go.

    Stick a shitload of RAM & disk space in there and build yourself a proper test lab - multi-site, AD, DHCP, Workstations, ISA, SQL Server, Exchange - you name it, stick it on there.

    That's what the Action Pack was made for :twisted:
     
    Certifications: A few
    WIP: None - f*** 'em
  3. onoski

    onoski Terabyte Poster

    3,120
    51
    154


    Thanks Zeb, would definately take your advice onboard.:D
     
    Certifications: MCSE: 2003, MCSA: 2003 Messaging, MCP, HNC BIT, ITIL Fdn V3, SDI Fdn, VCP 4 & VCP 5
    WIP: MCTS:70-236, PowerShell
  4. Mr.Cheeks

    Mr.Cheeks 1st ever Gold Member! Gold Member

    5,369
    85
    190
    how much you pay for it?
     
  5. onoski

    onoski Terabyte Poster

    3,120
    51
    154
    The poweredge server from ebay final bid cost £82 plus 20 quid shipping and the two 18.2GB scsi's from ebay as well £30.
     
    Certifications: MCSE: 2003, MCSA: 2003 Messaging, MCP, HNC BIT, ITIL Fdn V3, SDI Fdn, VCP 4 & VCP 5
    WIP: MCTS:70-236, PowerShell

Share This Page

Loading...