New Server

December 18, 2006

In my first post, all of an hour ago, I mentioned that a new server was one of the reasons I renewed my interest in blogging.

Just to give you an idea of what I was running:
It was a "homemade" computer:
CPU: Celeron (2GHz maybe?)
RAM: Started at 512MB and was upgraded to 2GB (motherboard max)
Drives: 2x 40GB IDE drives running RAID 1
OS: Windows Server 2000

That machine served me well! I made it for under $600 about 3 years ago and it worked great up until I started trying to run [cs] sites, DotNetNuke sites, etc... all of the ASP.NET Web applications really started bogging the machine down. I didn't see myself getting away from [cs] anytime soon, so it was time for an upgrade!

Here are some specs of the new server:
Dell PowerEdge 2900
CPU: Dual Core Xeon Processor 5130 4MB Cache, 2.00GHz, 1333MHz FSB
RAM: 4GB @ 667MHz
OS Drives: 2x 36GB SAS, 15K RPM running RAID 1
Data Drives: 2x 300GB SAS, 10K RPM running RAID 1
OS: Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard Edition
* Dual onboard Gb Ethernet
* Redundant power supplies

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