Thursday, October 23, 2008

And so it begins

In those boxes is our new server, and a backup. The backup will serve as redundant hardware for both the asterisk server and for the Arena server. The idea is that if either of those fail, we can drop the hard drives (RAID 6) into the backup server and be back up and running instantly. This is important for Arena but even more important for asterisk, as that runs all the telecommunications on this campus.

We have been using Dell hardware for linux servers for a while now, so these will fit nicely into our environment. They are very fast. Eight cores and 8GB each, although I think we will steal some of that RAM to make the primary even faster. Now we have to get to installing the hard drives, the operating system, and sql server. With that in place we will be ready for the Arena install.


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