Today was the big day. After waiting a couple weeks and days that every single piece of my hardware got delivered I finally found the time to install it in the datacenter. Atm everything is running smooth *fingers crossed*. The new hardware has some shiny features for me as admin: iKVM (remote management board, remote console redirection, etc) which will make my life a lot easier on upgrades etc.
- CPU: Intel Xeon E5620 (i7 Quadcore 2.4GHz) + Intel Thermal Solution STS100C (heatsink)
- Mainboard: SuperMicro X8DTL-iF
- RAM: 24GB / 3x 8GB Kingston Registered ECC DDR3 1333 MHz (I’ve 4 but only 3 are currently useable)
- HDD: 2x 250gb + 2x 1TB
- CHASSIS: Chenbro RM217
But as usual, you only learn from your mistakes: After setting up the server with only one CPU (cause I bought only one) it looks like that the CPU only utilize the memory on his bank … Until I buy a 2nd CPU I’ve only 24GB of RAM available instead of 32GB (maybe I should have set a higher goal for the donation raise) … well … It’s still a lot more then before and evemaps is only one virtual server running on it.
Apart from that I’ll keep my eyes closely on my monitoring tools (opennms atm) and the systems stats (munin) to keep track of any strange activity. As usual, there’s more to do in the future: Server/Database tuning, Upgrading from Debian Lenny to Debian Squeeze, developing updates and of course new features if I actually find some time.
Thanks to all who have donated so far. You’re an awesome community.