Our Dell PowerEdge 2950 Servers for the new DB Cluster has just arrived and I’m very excited, unpacking them.
But before we start here a few specs:
- 2x Quad-Core Xeon E5440 2.8GHz/2x6MN CPU
- 32 GB 667 MHz RAM (8x4GB dual rank DIMMs)
- 6x 146 GB SAS (15’000 rpm) HDDs (RAID10 configuration)
- Integrated PERC 6/iR Raid Controller
- Dual Power Supply
- Dual Gigabit Ethernet
After a few colleagues got attention to the open Hardware and a few minutes of watching so called “server porn” I lift up the Server. Time to make a front image (these six HDs are preconfigured as RAID 10):
These servers will be our new DB-Cluster, which should improve DB performance significantly.
Experiences after the install and performance tests will follow…