[CentOS] low end file server with h/w RAID - recommendations

Thu Nov 2 14:37:12 UTC 2017
m.roth at 5-cent.us <m.roth at 5-cent.us>

Richard Zimmerman wrote:
> Honestly, I'm leaning against Dell because their stuff just doesn't seem
> to be built to last. We have 1 T620, 2 R620 servers. So far just past the
> 5 year mark, 3 dead hard drives, 2 power supplies. That is with the
> machines mostly TURNED OFF. (Failed IT project after I was hired; aborted
> a move to a new ERP system) With my personal Dell laptop just bought 4
> months ago, periodically get the 6 beep on power on error. Tells me Dell
> quality / quality control might not be where it needs to be.
That's... odd. We have a bunch of Dells, R4[123]0's, R520's, R7[23]0's, an
R815, etc, and they keep chugging. Some of them are 5, 6, 7 years old, and
I rarely have any h/d issues, and PSU issues are equally rare.

If you're having this kind of issue, you should talk to Dell support, and
escalate it, so that a manager takes ownership. I've had one do that,
years ago, when we kept having issues with one machine, and they were
*serious* about "taking ownership" (as opposed to Sun/Oracle, file them
under "none of the above").