Feel like living vicariously? I just purchased a fairly loaded HP DL380 Gen7 server. I say loaded because the thing comes with all the guts like dual p/s, lots of ram, 8 SAS drives and their sleds… though not very big ones at 146G but all the slots are full to begin with… so I don’t have to buy a bunch of crap to populate the cabinet. NOW… the question is, what all to do with it? Since I know far less than squat about enterprise grade server gear and the software options to run on it, this will be an adventure. Was thinking a NAS, maybe an in-house web server, a video storage server for a crapload of IP cameras, maybe even a really large paperweight? Since I figure there is at least one IT geek in here, I figure I should toss out a line and see what you guys would do if you had (OR currently have and use) a power consuming brick such as this. If I am building a network, I might as well toss in some serious computing power as well? Why not!
So shoot! I am listening… I am also in Washington State so if anybody is close by and feeling like educating a noob, I volunteer to be that noob.