Servers on the quick

Jeff Nyman jnyman at
Thu Jan 19 07:34:42 MST 2012

I got a couple of Dell 2950's from Orange computers ( Dual quad core xeon 8gigs ram and raid w/4 TB sas drives. $2000 each. Run ESXi great. Just put more memory in them. 

----- Original Message -----

> From: "Tod Hansmann" < at>
> To: plug at
> Sent: Thursday, January 19, 2012 7:27:56 AM
> Subject: Re: Servers on the quick

> On 1/19/2012 2:54 AM, Gabriel Gunderson wrote:
> > Hey all,
> >
> > I've got a couple SuperMicro servers that I've been sinking my time
> > into. They've been nothing but poorly documented/supported and
> > disappointing. I was trying to make them work as I have an
> > approaching
> > deadline, but enough is enough. I think I'm just going to pick up
> > some HP ProLiant DLs. I still have a deadline, so I'm wondering if
> > anyone knows of a reseller that's well stocked and ships quickly.
> >
> > BTW, in this case, the cloud can't come to the rescue.
> Locally, PC Discounters tends to be a couple days from
> deliver-ability
> of several server options, but . I like them. Newegg obviously has
> what they have, but they don't test it, so it could be DoA, so, yeah.
> Mixed bag always. (I love Newegg, don't get me wrong.) I know of no
> Dell/HP resellers that can move that quick. They tend to order custom
> stuff from Dell/HP when you order, in my experience.

> The only problem I've ever had with the Supermicro's and Linux is the
> occasional NIC driver issue, and likely only because we've been using
> stock Debian. I have had RAID card issues in the past as well, but
> that's obviously not server vendor specific. It might be faster to
> figure this one out, really. (Call me if I might be of help there.)

> Good luck.

> -Tod Hansmann

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Jeff Nyman 
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