Virtualization home lab server
Posted on 2015-01-30
I am thinking of buying this used server for my home lab. Its cost is around AUD $975 with the following spec. Please share your thoughts. I am looking to use the server to learn virtualization in depth. I also want to simulate some production environment before I deploy them in real production environment.
DELL POWEREDGE R710 Rackmount 2RU 2xQC E5520 2.26Ghz Server.
2x Intel E5520 5.86GT/s Quad Core 2.26Ghz 8MB Cache each EM64T+VT ,Bus speed 1333MHz -Upgarded
MEMORY 64Gb (8x8GB) DDR3 R-DIMM Reg PC3-8500R
DELL PowerEdge SAS RAID Controller PERC 6i Dual Channel Built in+RAID Key
STORAGE 600Gb as 2x300Gb SAS 15k 3.5" HOT-Pluggable drives- 6 drives capable
4x Gigabit FastEthernet 10/100/1000Base RJ-45 Built in.
DVD -RW drive installed+2xUSB front access.
4xPCI-Express Extention slots (2-Riser cards), 2xUSB ports 2x POWER SUPPLY Installed.