That's my point of view too, ATM i have 2 Opteron box each with 6G of RAM and i will run OpenFiler on another machine (PE SC1420) for NFS and iSCSI Storage.
thanks for the input..
I haven't managed to put all together, right now over here (Dominican Republic), we have Emergency alert because of this Tropical Storm (almost 5 days in a row raining!)... i will update the thread when i got all together..
Another question for you about your home labs. I have two PowerEdge 2950 servers that make up my home lab and I'm probably going to be adding another one plus storage of some kind.
My problem: NOISE. It's freakin' loud. It sits in a room at the far end of my basement, but it can't stay there forever as it's my wife's office. I've considered moving the equipment to the garage, but the garage is very hot and very humid. I could build a small room in the garage and put in an air conditioner, but is there a better way?
Noise is a beast. Is there a closet anywhere in the house that you could stick the servers in maybe? I'm lucky in that I have a large storage room in my basement, I plan to just stick some equipment in there.
< Message edited by JustinC71 -- 26.Jul.2010 8:55:32 AM >
I do have a utility room in my basement that I might be able to use if I insulate it. I'm a little concerned about cooling the space, but I won't have a ton of stuff in it. I suppose I could pick up a small portable unit if it gets too warm.
I finished my basement a while back and didn't envision the need for multiple servers and storage at the time... my bad!