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sundba 10-24-2012 07:29 AM

upgrading to new servers and software
 
Hi,

we are planning to upgrade the End of life servers to new servers and from solaris 8/9 to 11. Server loads are minimum and not heavily loaded. After analysis we came to conclusion
to use the below. Can experts out there please let me know whether it make sense or any way we can reduce the cost by using other servers ? suggestions welcome and Thanks for your time

current estimated costs comes to huge amount in several thousands pounds.

Existing Server New Device Purpose Server Planning to Type
SF280R/1x900+/1GB/1x36/DVD/OS Sun Fire X4170 Web Server Physical server
E220R 450MHz 1GB 2-36GB 1PS Sun Fire X4170 Jump Server(used as base to go to other server) Physical server
E220R 450MHz 1GB 2-36GB 1PS Sun Fire X4170 Jump Server(used as base to go to other server) Physical server
E220R 450MHz 1GB 2-36GB 1PS Sun Fire X4170 Jump Server(used as base to go to other server) Physical server
EOL Netra t1 AC 360Mz 512M/
SF280R/1x900+/1GB/1x36/DVD/OS Netra SPARC T4-1 server Squid Proxy / DNS Bind Server / Iplanet Virtualised server
Sun Fire V120 650Mz 1GB 2x36G /
SUNFIRE V100 Netra SPARC T4-1 server DNS Bind / NTP Server Virtualised server

Many Thanks in Advance,
sundba

xeleema 11-24-2012 08:57 AM

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Originally Posted by sundba (Post 4813715)
Hi,

we are planning to upgrade the End of life servers to new servers and from solaris 8/9 to 11. Server loads are minimum and not heavily loaded. After analysis we came to conclusion
to use the below. Can experts out there please let me know whether it make sense or any way we can reduce the cost by using other servers ? suggestions welcome and Thanks for your time

current estimated costs comes to huge amount in several thousands pounds.
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Existing Server                        New Device                        Purpose        Server                                        Planning to Type
SF280R/1x900+/1GB/1x36/DVD/OS        Sun Fire X4170                        Web Server                                        Physical server
E220R 450MHz 1GB 2-36GB 1PS        Sun Fire X4170                        Jump Server(used as base to go to other server) Physical server
E220R 450MHz 1GB 2-36GB 1PS        Sun Fire X4170                        Jump Server(used as base to go to other server) Physical server
E220R 450MHz 1GB 2-36GB 1PS        Sun Fire X4170                        Jump Server(used as base to go to other server) Physical server
EOL Netra  t1 AC 360Mz 512M/
SF280R/1x900+/1GB/1x36/DVD/OS        Netra SPARC T4-1 server                Squid Proxy / DNS Bind Server / Iplanet        Virtualised server
Sun Fire V120 650Mz 1GB 2x36G /
SUNFIRE V100                        Netra SPARC T4-1 server                DNS Bind / NTP Server                                Virtualised server

Many Thanks in Advance,
sundba

The T4-1 and X4170 are a good choice for a currently-supported system, if you're also looking to purchase a support contact for hardware and/or software. Though for just a jumpstart server, four X4170s seem a bit excessive.

Do you really need four separate X4170s just to do jumpstarts? (Or am I reading the chart wrong?)

Keep in mind the x4170s are x86-based. You may want to double-check that you don't *need* SPARC-based CPUs (I've seen the x86 vs SPARC difference sneak-up on people).


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