[CentOS] a hardware question

Tue May 17 20:06:09 UTC 2011
m.roth at 5-cent.us <m.roth at 5-cent.us>

Brunner, Brian T. wrote:
> centos-bounces at centos.org wrote:
>> We need to replace several servers, quickly - four of our
>> Dell PE 1950's
>> died in one week. (!!!) So, we're looking around, and I was checking
>> out IBM. I customized to what we want, and hit 'continue', and
>> suddenly there's another $800 for a "system common planar" that's
>> "required". Googling only finds specs with it - does anyone know what
>> it is? I mean, it's not like it's the motherboard, right?
>>From a fast & furious google-fu workout, I conclude that the "System
> Common Planar" is in fact the motherboard.
> Look at your configuration options ... Do you see another motherboard
> item there?

Nooooo... but I was assuming the chassis, along with the embedded slots,
NIC, etc, were all one item with the base price.

If they're charging for a m/b in addition, I'm appalled.