Building two servers
Unfortunately, I´m a bit lost on what hardware to use to build two
servers. Both servers should run Debian, and I´m trying to find out
about compatibility issues before buying any hardware.
One of the servers will be used as a fileserver running SAMBA as a PDC.
A single CPU system might be sufficient to serve about 40 users, but my
impression is that a dual system would be better suited to our demands
on the long run.
The second one will act as a kind of application server by running a
web-based ERP solution. It mainly needs to operate a postgreSQL
database. The vendor of the software recommends a dual CPU system.
Thus, both servers, at least one of them, will be dual CPU systems, but
I´m lacking experience with multi processor maschines. Both should have
SATA RAID controllers from 3ware, thus mainboards providing 64bit PCI
slots make sense.
Tyan makes some interesting boards, but I don´t know if they eventually
have problems with Debian. How´s your experience with them? --- I´ve
been looking for a hardware compatibility list, but didn´t find any
decent information yet.
Which kind of processors can you recommend, AMD (Opteron?) or some Intel?
Any hints and suggestions are welcome.
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