One of my many goals for this year's trip back to Ohio was to replace my oldest rackmounted machine (family.zawodny.com) with a new one. The old one is about 3 years old, the memory (512MB) is maxed out, the CPU isn't quite as fast (700MHz) as I'd like, the drives were starting to develop problems (yeay! for software RAID), and it doesn't auto-reboot after a power failure.
I had most of the new machine shipped to my parents house (from ASL in California) and brought the disks (120GB) and the RAID controller (3Ware 7000-2) with me. It arrived on Friday, so I got it configured over the weekend. My Dad and I headed down to Bowling Green this morning to rack the new box. (He's going to retrieve the old one in a few weeks and needed to know where it is.)
The setup is pictured on the right. The top machine is "family" (the old one), the middle is "friends" (about 1.5 years old), and the bottom one is "family2". Click the image for more pictures.
Anyway, it's a 14 inch deep, 1U box running Debian GNU/Linux with a custom compiled kernel:
jzawodn@family2:~$ uname -a Linux family2 2.4.23-jdz1 #5 SMP Fri Dec 26 20:42:25 CET 2003 i686 GNU/Linux
The 3Ware card provides me one virtual SCSI disk made of the two RAID-1 IDE disks.
jzawodn@family2:~$ df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sda1 3.9G 1.3G 2.6G 34% / /dev/sda2 2.0G 176M 1.8G 9% /var /dev/sda4 107G 37G 71G 35% /home
And, if you're curious, the CPU is a 2.66GHz Pentium 4 and there's 2GB of RAM installed.
CPU: Trace cache: 12K uops, L1 D cache: 8K CPU: L2 cache: 512K CPU: Hyper-Threading is disabled Intel machine check reporting enabled on CPU#0. CPU: After generic, caps: bfebfbff 00000000 00000000 00000000 CPU: Common caps: bfebfbff 00000000 00000000 00000000 CPU0: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.66GHz stepping 09 per-CPU timeslice cutoff: 1463.05 usecs. enabled ExtINT on CPU#0
The old machine will stay on-line for another week or two while I transition all the services (CVS, mail, spam filtering, MySQL) over to the new box. Then I guess it'll come back to California where I can figure out what to do with it.
Posted by jzawodn at December 29, 2003 10:16 PM