[oclug] RedHat Enterprise and HP servers
mattmcp at gmail.com
Tue Jun 22 12:01:09 EDT 2004
On Tue, 22 Jun 2004 10:33:26 -0400, Brad Barnett <lists at l8r.net> wrote:
> > I agree those are overpowered for our application too, however, we need
> > reliability, for production servers that *cannot* get down.
> There are better ways than over priced and over powered boxes, to get
> reliability. Buying a brand name "server" box, whether with redundant
> power supplies or not, and higher quality components or not, only reduces
> the possibility of downtime. Such boxes are still vulnerable to other
> vital components dying, and die they can!
One way to achieve great reliability would be to use the money you'd spend on
just one of those DL360's and buy two or three less expensive machines and have
spares lying around in case of a failure. Have your spares racked and powered
down until a primary/secondary DNS fails.
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