[rescue] replacing an Ultra2

Mark Brown sunrescue at marknmel.com
Tue Apr 17 06:33:22 CDT 2007

It's funny you say that Bill, and the main thread - replacing an 
Ultra2.  Heck - I just upgraded to an Ultra 2 from an Ultra 10/440/512. ;-)

Now mind you, its a "pimped" ultra2 with dual 400's and two gig ram ;-)  
- about 190 Watts - measured with a kill-o-watt.

The downside (for any scsi host) is the cost of storage.  I used two 
10Krpm 36Gig internals in the ultra 2 plus a Linksys NSLU2 (Slug).  I 
installed uNSLUng on the Linksys and loaded the NFS stack.  Performance 
is ....well - mediocre, but seems to be reliable.
But power is cheap for this thing - 20watts for two 80gb ide disks in 
fanless external enclosures,and 2 watts for the "slug".

I have some US-II /300 CPU's Steve, as many others here probably do too, 
but they are yours if it will help keep your U2 alive a bit longer.


Bill Bradford wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 17, 2007 at 06:03:51AM -0400, Steve Sandau wrote:
>> Probably what I really want to do is to replace the U2 as a desktop with 
>> a faster single CPU box (Blade 100?) and use the U2 (which runs Sol10 
>> anyway and has 1.25GB of RAM) to play with zones. If I can get the SSA 
>> to work with Sol10, so much the better.
> Avoid a B100/150 at all costs.  They're U5/U10-ish in performance.
> Bill

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