ok, I see a few other server questions here so im gonna shoot one for yall
alright so I bought a server yesterday (my first ever) and i know how to build pc's and the software around them and even networking
im just wanting to learn from it but the question is does anyone know any IBM motherboard before or around 2008 that had 4 cpu sockets?, and is capable of running a 2.0ghz xeon m? ive been tryin to figure out about the machine, the guy i bought it from didnt know much
heres what i do know
possible fsb 600mhz
4gb of ddr1 ram
12 scsi hard drives 2, 18gb, and 10 36.4 gb all ibm's eserver, and all run at 15k
also in general if anyone is able to link me to this kinda mb how much power does it suck up or is their a place I can find info on it.. (this server i was told was custom built so it dont look like many ive seen and its heavy like crazy 120 lb's)
hmm, when it boots up it shows eserver and ibm, idk if its possible that its a hp or dell...
i did take it apart and saw 4 heat sinks, so i have no idea completely lol, is their anyway to look up the mobo? will cpuid work? reason i ask i dont have it near a powersource at the moment cause its to heavy for myself to lift haha
sweet, those are nice, i just bought it cause i wanted to learn from it mainly, never done anythin server wise but know quite abit with windows,linux and mac.., just figured this was the next step to mess with
that and i could sell the monitor in town for 50 since i dont need it lol, does windows server 2008 have a trial?, or any recommendations on a linux version?
i know of Ubuntu but not sure how that would be on a server tend to be good on pc's, also is their anythin that i could do to kinda help me format pc's with this? i fix pc's in town one of the reasons why i bought it cause i heard somethin like that
Yeah I do the same thing. I buy end of life hardware just to play with. I have a ton of other rackmounts at home and even an FC-SAN.
If it's a socket 604 processor it will have 64 bit extensions which will allow you to install Server 2008 R2 which has the same kernel and codebase as Windows 7. If you're a student you can get Windows Server 2003, 2008 and 2008 R2 for free through the MSDNAA.
Microsoft also has an official trial available here but it is time limited
cool, well at the moment i have some college buddys that prob would get it for me fro free, but it will take me a bit to get a hold of them, also where would i get the trial for server 2008 32, cause from what i saw on cpuid, it says its not 64 bit processor's