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I'm at it again. For those that remember; A few years ago I had a Sun Workstation that was fairly useless and ugly. Sadly my wife got tired of looking at it and so did I, it ended up in the trash. Well yesterday a friend of mine gave me a SunFire V100 server. He actually has a lot more and so does the original owner, all for $10 a pop.

Specs:
UltraSPARC IIe/IIi 550Mhz 64 Bit Processor
2GB PC133 RAM
Orginally I thought it was 2x 40GB HDDs....more on that.
24x CD-ROM


Sounds a little lack luster right? Well for a server it's perfect. Kill-A-Watts reports around 43W under a load. Perfect! I had to install an OS, so I picked Solaris 11 Express. I had next to zero experience with Solaris, only what I've seen at work. Which was basically logging in and changing my password every 30 days. I had to install it at work, I didn't have the RS232 to RJ45 jack required to connect the machine to a terminal like puTTY. Well I installed Solaris 11 Express with little to no issues, I ensured SSH was enabled and running. Also made sure that the LOM and OpenBoot system were set to auto-boot. Finally I had to disable the fault light, which was on...for who knows how many years. It was easy as typing 'faultoff' into LOM.

Well onto today. I started the machine, SSHed into the box and installed webmin. I'm staring at the screen and see it says I have nearly 200GB of HDD space. Shock to me. I need to open this and get a straight answer.

Here is a shot of webmin installed on Solaris.

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I'm on the fence with this one. I'm thinking of making it a firewall/router using Solaris. Maybe even switch my web server over to it. Forgive me if this is written poorly compared to my other posts. I just woke up. thumb.gif
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I'm at it again. For those that remember; A few years ago I had a Sun Workstation that was fairly useless and ugly. Sadly my wife got tired of looking at it and so did I, it ended up in the trash. Well yesterday a friend of mine gave me a SunFire V100 server. He actually has a lot more and so does the original owner, all for $10 a pop.
Specs:
UltraSPARC IIe/IIi 550Mhz 64 Bit Processor
2GB PC133 RAM
Orginally I thought it was 2x 40GB HDDs....more on that.
24x CD-ROM

Sounds a little lack luster right? Well for a server it's perfect. Kill-A-Watts reports around 43W under a load. Perfect! I had to install an OS, so I picked Solaris 11 Express. I had next to zero experience with Solaris, only what I've seen at work. Which was basically logging in and changing my password every 30 days. I had to install it at work, I didn't have the RS232 to RJ45 jack required to connect the machine to a terminal like puTTY. Well I installed Solaris 11 Express with little to no issues, I ensured SSH was enabled and running. Also made sure that the LOM and OpenBoot system were set to auto-boot. Finally I had to disable the fault light, which was on...for who knows how many years. It was easy as typing 'faultoff' into LOM.
Well onto today. I started the machine, SSHed into the box and installed webmin. I'm staring at the screen and see it says I have nearly 200GB of HDD space. Shock to me. I need to open this and get a straight answer.
Here is a shot of webmin installed on Solaris.
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I'm on the fence with this one. I'm thinking of making it a firewall/router using Solaris. Maybe even switch my web server over to it. Forgive me if this is written poorly compared to my other posts. I just woke up. thumb.gif
That sounds a nice machine.

You could easily run it both as a router / firewall and as a web server and still keep it all safe and sandboxed. Just set up a couple of Solaris zones, one for your firewall and one for Apache.
Edited by Plan9 - 12/13/11 at 12:06am
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That sounds pretty oldschool. I have an old Xeon that runs on processor CARDS as a backup for all my most important stuff thumb.gif i love old stuff biggrin.gif
    
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That sounds a nice machine.
You could easily run it both as a router / firewall and as a web server and still keep it all safe and sandboxed. Just set up a couple of Solaris zones, one for your firewall and one for Apache.

Thanks for the info. I'm going to read up on that. Appreciate it.
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That sounds pretty oldschool. I have an old Xeon that runs on processor CARDS as a backup for all my most important stuff thumb.gif i love old stuff biggrin.gif

Errr old school means nothing to me. Look at my sig rig. Copyright stamp on the back of the V100 is 2002. To me that was yesterday thumb.gif

This particular V100 was actually pulled from production just last month.
    
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No problem mate.

We still have a few Sun SPARC boxes in production use too.
IIRC they're all Sun Enterprise 420R which, according to wikipedia, date back to 1999 o_O
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No problem mate.
We still have a few Sun SPARC boxes in production use too.
IIRC they're all Sun Enterprise 420R which, according to wikipedia, date back to 1999 o_O

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We're still rocking a V880 here at work.

I just love the sheer look of them. I find servers now to be plain. I still love my Cobalt RaQ biggrin.gif
    
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No problem mate.
We still have a few Sun SPARC boxes in production use too.
IIRC they're all Sun Enterprise 420R which, according to wikipedia, date back to 1999 o_O


haha, I still have one of those. Loud b******d too... tongue.gif
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It's a hell of a lot quieter than my Xeon 1U.
    
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Got another one today. I'm installing Debian SPARC.

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I used to work for a company that sold sun hardware. I have more experience (bad ones, at that) with sun hardware than I would prefer.

I don't mind working with them, but when you physically put them together day after day it gets annoying. MOST Sun Servers (Sparc ones mainly), won't boot if the memory wasn't manufactured on the same day and the same manufacturer. REAL pain in the rear end.

I spent a lot of time using ssh and telnet working with other legacy equipment ... I always wanted to put a frame buffer in one, install debian with a GUI and use it as a desktop / terminal server of sorts.
    
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