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PowerEdge 750 and PowerVault 745N

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February 8, 2013 2:20:27 PM

Hopefully this is posted in the right spot.
I was given a PowerEdge 750 1U Server (with a Server 2003 sticker).
I was also given a Power Vault 745N 1U Storage Server (with a 2003 storage server sticker).
I'm wondering what OS I could put on these.
These are i386, so only 32 bit systems will work.

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February 8, 2013 2:28:40 PM

I believe 2008r2 was x64 only but I'm not sure about 2008...
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February 8, 2013 2:30:02 PM

Yep, you should be able to get away with 2008 if it's got enough grunt.
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February 8, 2013 2:45:46 PM

Server memory is limited to 2GB RAM, so Windows Server 2003/2008 will both work...

You can also install Windows XP/Vista/7 on the machines, but drivers may be limited depending upon the configuration.

Given the limits of the hardware - you might also want to consider Ubuntu/Ubuntu Server for the install....
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March 2, 2014 7:58:17 PM

From my experience with the 750, you will need an external dvd drive, as the internal is CD only, and a 32bit OS that can install with only 256MB of RAM active (unlike win7 pro 32bit). I am attempting to install Ubuntu 12.** long support edition ATM.
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