[CentOS] Re: Replacement for Intel SDS2 Motherboard

John Plemons john at mavin.com
Tue Oct 21 18:58:08 UTC 2008


What case form factor are you looking for, I may have a new IBM under 
warranty that I can sell to you for what you are looking to spend...

All Xeons

john plemons



Scott Silva wrote:
> on 10-21-2008 11:18 AM Camron W. Fox spake the following:
>   
>> Alle,
>>
>>     We have recently had one of our office servers go south. The
>> hardware was an Intel SDS2 motherboard (EATX), Dual Intel PIII 1.4GHz
>> FC-PGA2-L2 512KB, 3GB (6x512MB) 168 pin DIMM, SDRAM 133MHz/PC-133-ECC
>> with 1x3Ware 7006-2 and 2x3Ware 7506-4LP RAID controllers. The OS was
>> RHEL3. Apparently, according to the beep codes, there has been an FRB
>> failure.
>>     I've migrated most of the services
>> (mail,web,proxy,samba,mysql,mailman,home directories) to an interim box
>> running CentOS 5.2.
>>     At a minimum, I need to replace the motherboard and CPUS (I'm told
>> they are unrecoverable). All the remaining hardware I plan to re-use, as
>> well as moving from RHEL to CentOS.
>>     Does anyone have any recommendations on replacement motherboards
>> with CentOS 5.2 in mind, along with the re-usable hardware requirements?
>>
>> Best Regards,
>> Camron
>>
>>     
> I have doubts that you will be able to re-use memory, unless you can find
> something in old stock somewhere. No new boards use PC-133 memory that I know
> of. But 3 gigs of new memory are *relatively* inexpensive. If the raid cards
> are PCI, they should still be usable. The case might be usable, if you can
> find EATX motherboard. IMHO a server is too critical a piece of hardware to
> re-use parts unless it is a spare or secondary backup point.
>
> By the specs, that server has probably already served for 5 years or more.
> If you are willing to use refurbished parts you can look here;
>
> http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?invtid=G7ESZ-WB-R&cat=MBB
>
> Or if your budget can go higher
>
> http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?invtid=SE7501BR2-KIT-R&cat=MBB
>
> http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?invtid=SE7501CW2-K2&cat=MBB
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