Tower Server?

From: David White 
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Anyone have any used tower servers?

I have a client I just met with today who wants to do a network upgrade
(I'll be installing a new firewall, switch, and Windows Server), and they'd
like to start out on used hardware. I explained that this would come with
no SLAs, no warranties, and no guarantees, and they were cool with that.

The idea is to do a major upgrade in about 2-3 years when they move
physical locations and buy new hardware at that point.

Until then, they're interested in purchasing something used and having me
install Windows Server onto it.

So... anyone got anything laying around that would be a good fit?

Thanks,
David

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=============================================================== From: Dave Brockman ------------------------------------------------------ -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 Got a garage full, is tower server your only requirement? Do you have any idea of what kind of specs you are looking for to run "Windows Server"? I'm know that HP LC Netserver I'm saving for Ed will run "Windows Server" NT40, for instance. Regards, dtb - -- "Some things in life can never be fully appreciated nor understood unless experienced firsthand. Some things in networking can never be fully understood by someone who neither builds commercial networking equipment nor runs an operational network." RFC 1925 -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v2.0.17 (MingW32) Comment: Using GnuPG with Thunderbird - http://www.enigmail.net/ iQEcBAEBAgAGBQJTF4+MAAoJEMP+wtEOVbcdvN4IAJk9esbAoIGbdWNLox2kvYNp 9ccMxZu9PCptcblhj3xcBBJGwHFVrIhrg/yrFd91ms/Lgk+dbHOXU2ofepj3P8MA EQMNoyHVia7tdzsIuDcdMykYvjofPwey0tCWMIbmfAaqvagmv5am/bAwcY2815z4 902wjOMK48h5EkDRLEiKD7m3pt551EF17UwGA3PijJcs+d04oiZjd7lTkiaROGJa /ysfS2xSk0FZmBQFvdxXZxwBf3TdWztnevuE/bPbdxX7OMzyfGkTEXlXa5eqEBsp /0NOdF29OW1aE+DQw45vTSS65XjTfTScvPSgYak0tNshJGLlm8UJtQsmKgmEtiw= =xTya -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----

=============================================================== From: David White ------------------------------------------------------ I'm only sitting down now to begin putting together some estimates. Let me look over these requirements again, and check out minimum requirements for the various versions of Windows Server vs. available user licenses vs. pricing, and I'll let you know. I'm thinking something with at least RAID 1 capability (with at least 200gb available storage) with at least 4 GB RAM. I'll let you know for sure soon. :)

=============================================================== From: Aaron welch ------------------------------------------------------ I have all kinds of stuff like this. -AW

=============================================================== From: Ed King ------------------------------------------------------ hehe, great/demented minds think alike...=A0=A0=A0 when I saw David's email= the first thing that came to my mind was my alpha2100=0A=0Ahttp://en.wikip= edia.org/wiki/File:DECAlphaServer2100APed.jpg=0A=0Aits a "tower" and can ru= n WinNT4 (and openvms... and tru64...=A0 and linux)=0A=0A=0A=0A=0A

=============================================================== From: David White ------------------------------------------------------ Hehe.... you guys are evil.

=============================================================== From: "Alex Smith (K4RNT)" ------------------------------------------------------ I had a DEC PW433au for a while, I got Tru64 working on it. Absolutely loved it, but I didn't have much space at home to play with it. Ahhh, the good old days of DEC and Sun Microsystems. May they both RIP. " ' With the first link, the chain is forged. The first speech censured, the first thought forbidden, the first freedom denied, chains us all irrevocably.' Those words were uttered by Judge Aaron Satie as wisdom and warning... The first time any man's freedom is trodden on we=E2=80=99re all damaged." - Jean-Luc Picard, quoting Judge Aaron Satie, Star Trek: TNG episode "The Drumhead" - Alex Smith - Dulles Technology Corridor (Chantilly/Ashburn/Dulles), Virginia USA

=============================================================== From: Ed King ------------------------------------------------------ We have such sights to show you!=0A=0A=0A=0A=0A

=============================================================== From: Rod ------------------------------------------------------ Lots of have old towers. Some of them even run some form of winders. I guess my sun tower is out.

=============================================================== From: Stephen Kraus ------------------------------------------------------ I'd offer you this SAS Array and server

=============================================================== From: Aaron welch ------------------------------------------------------ What brand SAS array? Drive size and sleds? -AW

=============================================================== From: Stephen Kraus ------------------------------------------------------ Dell Powervault M1000, currently has uSATA sleds.

=============================================================== From: "Alex Smith (K4RNT)" ------------------------------------------------------ Stephen, You and Aaron seem to have endless supplies of equipment - I definitely need to get in touch with you if I end up moving back to TN. :) " ' With the first link, the chain is forged. The first speech censured, the first thought forbidden, the first freedom denied, chains us all irrevocably.' Those words were uttered by Judge Aaron Satie as wisdom and warning... The first time any man's freedom is trodden on we=E2=80=99re all damaged." - Jean-Luc Picard, quoting Judge Aaron Satie, Star Trek: TNG episode "The Drumhead" - Alex Smith - Dulles Technology Corridor (Chantilly/Ashburn/Dulles), Virginia USA On Wed, Mar 5, 2014 at 7:17 PM, Stephen Kraus wrote= : e: x)

=============================================================== From: Jonathan Calloway ------------------------------------------------------ There was a great episode of the Debug podcast last week with Jeff McLeman. = If you're in to talk of DEC and porting kernels you will find this a good l= isten...... http://www.imore.com/debug-29-jeff-mcleman-porting-kernels Jonathan Calloway Sent from my iPad rote: ed to get in touch with you if I end up moving back to TN. :) he first thought forbidden, the first freedom denied, chains us all irrevoca= bly.' Those words were uttered by Judge Aaron Satie as wisdom and warning...= The first time any man's freedom is trodden on we=E2=80=99re all damaged." -= Jean-Luc Picard, quoting Judge Aaron Satie, Star Trek: TNG episode "The Dru= mhead" ote: te: te: he first thing that came to my mind was my alpha2100 x)

=============================================================== From: Stephen Kraus ------------------------------------------------------ I've got quite a few rack servers, about to get a Dell BladeCenter too. On Wed, Mar 5, 2014 at 8:04 PM, Alex Smith (K4RNT) wrote:

=============================================================== From: "Alex Smith (K4RNT)" ------------------------------------------------------ Do you have any SPARC gear that you'd be willing to offload? That'd be something I'd be interested in, but it'd have to be for free, since after this month, I will be having to move back in with family in Lincoln County, and I'm using the absolute last of the resources in my name to live until then. I have a Sun Fire V125 and a Sun Blade 2500 Red right now, but with SPARC support from Oracle dwindling, it's a good place to play with Illumos (nee OpenSolaris) and maybe FreeBSD. The Sun Blade is a great piece of hardware. I wish that they still made that stuff - incredibly easy to work on, and quality components. Oracle has treated the remains of Sun HORRIBLY. " ' With the first link, the chain is forged. The first speech censured, the first thought forbidden, the first freedom denied, chains us all irrevocably.' Those words were uttered by Judge Aaron Satie as wisdom and warning... The first time any man's freedom is trodden on we=E2=80=99re all damaged." - Jean-Luc Picard, quoting Judge Aaron Satie, Star Trek: TNG episode "The Drumhead" - Alex Smith - Dulles Technology Corridor (Chantilly/Ashburn/Dulles), Virginia USA On Wed, Mar 5, 2014 at 9:37 PM, Stephen Kraus wrote= : d all ote: ote:

=============================================================== From: Jonathan Calloway ------------------------------------------------------ The Dell VIRTX looks pretty neat=20 http://www.dell.com/us/business/p/poweredge-vrtx/pd?dgc=3DIR&lid=3DE7C37417&= cid=3D&ref=3Dgzilla Jonathan Calloway Sent from my iPad eed to get in touch with you if I end up moving back to TN. :) he first thought forbidden, the first freedom denied, chains us all irrevoca= bly.' Those words were uttered by Judge Aaron Satie as wisdom and warning...= The first time any man's freedom is trodden on we=E2=80=99re all damaged." -= Jean-Luc Picard, quoting Judge Aaron Satie, Star Trek: TNG episode "The Dru= mhead" rote: ote: ote: he first thing that came to my mind was my alpha2100 ux)