[rescue] T5220 update
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Sun Oct 29 19:58:28 CDT 2017
Congrats on the new system.
Not going to comment on the HDD thing, Others have already commented on that,
and have answered better than I could.
Same with the memory. I have (2) of these boxes, both came locally from
Craigslist. Both populated w/64 Gb of ram. Watching to see how you do/did.
Regarding rails, it just seems to be a foregone conclusion that I will never get
rails with the system I purchase. Every set of rails I have came from some 3rd
party recovery type company that I found thru eBay. And not that I have paid a
lot, but it seems that I ended up paying as much for the rails as I did the system.
One other option for rails, assuming that your new box isn't destine for a COLO,
and you are just going to stick it in a rack at home is to get a shelf. If that
is something you are interested in, let me know, I picked up a new-in-box shelf
for my rack at Altex, that I never used, and needs a new home. I'm also in the
DFW metroplex area, and I believe that I am probably about 20 miles or less from
you. Reach out off line if you are interested.
Closing out with a comment on Using Solaris 11.x and updates. I'm in a similar
boat. Just an FYI, 11.3 is current, 11.4 was just announced for 1st half of
2018. Upgrading is as simple as
# pkg update
Assuming that "pkg publisher" still points to Oracle in your configuration.
I know for $WORK, security updates are a requirement. On my own stuff, I watch
the web sites where my stuff came from. Any big package with a lot of command
line compile options, that will hold ports open, I want to compile on my own
anyway. No vendor is going to get all of those things in their compile that I
want, i.e. example (what I call big apps) Apache HTTPD, Nginx web server, BIND,
OpenSSL & OpenSSH, ProFTPd, Sendmail and/or Postfix, MySQL/Maria DB, etc.
On 10/29/17 11:09 AM, Lionel Peterson wrote:
> I asked about rails, and a couple list members offered to look in their junk
> closet for suitable boutsideb rails (there are binsideb rails attached
> to the server). I was going to look for matching/suitable part numbers, but
> havenbt had time (yet), thanks for the offers, Ibve not forgotten you.
> Finally, I plan to download the latest Solaris 11 image from Oracle, available
> from my personal (free) Oracle Account, any advice, concerns, or gotchas? I
> realize updates are not an option without a service contract, but I think that
> should provide a reasonable level of security, performance, and features to
> play with...
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