On 10/01/12 14:54, Ewan MacMahon wrote:
> It's a value proposition - I think the benefits of having
> proper reliable, maintainable server type hardware is
> worth the relatively small additional cost. You don't have
> to avoid much downtime or save much staff time before these
> things will have paid for themselves.
PSU's and disks do have a habit of going pop, so redundant PSU and RAID1
is pretty much essential for the box to keep going whilst you try to
source a replacement PSU / Disk. Otherwise you'd pretty much have to
have another machine on standby to swap in, and that is going to be more
down time than simply replacing a redundant PSU / Disk.
iDrac Enterprise is pretty much a must have as well I think.