[CentOS] My new server
Rudi at SoftDux.com
Sat Mar 26 13:04:35 UTC 2011
On Sat, Mar 26, 2011 at 2:39 PM, Timothy Murphy <gayleard at eircom.net> wrote:
> I bought a very cheap server yesterday -
> an HP ProLiant micro server for 160 euro
> (280 euro with 120 cashback, for some reason).
> But I was surprised when I opened the box
> to find it didn't come with keyboard or mouse,
> and doesn't have the old keyboard/mouse sockets,
> but requires USB versions.
> Is that the norm nowadays?
> Is it possible to convert the old keyboard/mouse plugs?
> Also there is no CD drive.
> But there are extensive instructions (on a CD!)
> about how to instal RHEL-5.5.
> I'm not complaining, just surprised.
> I got it as a fall-back for my aging server.
> The ProLiant is incredibly quiet, at least by comparison.
> One last thing - there is only one ethernet socket.
> This surprised me a little,
> as I can't see how it can be used as a server,
> without adding a second ethernet input?
> Timothy Murphy
> e-mail: gayleard /at/ eircom.net
> tel: +353-86-2336090, +353-1-2842366
> s-mail: School of Mathematics, Trinity College, Dublin 2, Ireland
Many servers, big or small (cheap or expensive) only come with USB
ports, for quite some time now. Probably since you often don't leave
the keyboard/mouse plugged into it.
USB keyboard / mice are very cheap and USB KVM's are also very common nowdays.
One NIC doesn't mean it's not a server. In fact, two NIC's doesn't
make a server either. But, if you want a router / gateway / firewall,
then you can simply add another NIC if you need to.
For 160 euros it's not a bad price, but you can't expect the same
features as a more expensive one either.
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