question about some hardware I was thinking about purchasing

  • I was looking at purchasing an IBM X3550 M2 with dual quad core xeon 2.4ghz and 16gb ram.


    I wanted to know if this would work for an openmediavault setup? I don't have any experience with server racks I did see it said vga out so I can work on it with a monitor till I can remote in.


    I am familiar with putty and I use archlinux and centOS on different machines.


    I will ultimately be:
    transcoding some
    running usenet/torrent
    plex
    I may see if I can set it up to do a gateway/router config. I used to use a separate desktop for pfsense.




    this will come with everything but drives. I know its probably overkill for what I need but the price is cheaper than I can find budget computers for. Also it is used.
    Thanks everyone.

  • It will work fine. Not energy efficient though.

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  • I think so. You could probably remove one of the xeons to make it more energy efficient. It will be loud as well.

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  • so it should be stored in a like a large closet or something?( I have a walk in closet) How loud do you think? I know its probably a terrible idea to think about housing it in the basement - gets damp. Unless that wont affect it.


    thanks for the input

  • so it should be stored in a like a large closet or something?( I have a walk in closet) How loud do you think? I know its probably a terrible idea to think about housing it in the basement - gets damp. Unless that wont affect it.


    thanks for the input


    1U servers are usually between 40-50db in idle. Noise level will be very close to washing machine with tone of vacuum cleaner, if that makes sense :)

  • And the smaller the area you put it in without air flow, the hotter it gets and the more noise it makes.

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  • Ok I pulled the trigger and now I own a proliant dl360 g5. Now I wanted to know if its better to install debian and then omv or just use the omv iso. Will I still have a functioning debian install with omv iso where I can install regular debian packages? Thanks.

  • I would use the OMV ISO. You end up with almost the same thing either way.

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  • Ok I pulled the trigger and now I own a proliant dl360 g5. Now I wanted to know if its better to install debian and then omv or just use the omv iso. Will I still have a functioning debian install with omv iso where I can install regular debian packages? Thanks.


    Absolutely functioning debian install with just the iso. I initially planned to use my NAS as a HTPC as well, however I decided to use an Asus Chromebox instead. I do however have Boinc running on my Dell PowerEdge T20 with no issues.

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