Dell Server Question


(system) #1
We have 2 Dell servers and 12 Dell workstations for almost 2 years now.
Our Vantage server is a dual P-II 350 with 384 MB RAM. (Wish I had more RAM,
I don't know if you can have too much. It's amazing how fast you can out
grow
what you have.)
They all work great and phone support has been excellent not that you
will need it but it is comforting to know it's there if you do.
I had a bad DLT Tape drive out of the box, they were here the next day to
replace it.
My next server will be a Dell!

Jeff Jaske
System Administrator
American Tool and Mold, Inc.

-----Original Message-----
From: Kim Brumwell [mailto:kbrumwell@...]
Sent: Wednesday, August 09, 2000 4:18 PM
To: 'vantage@egroups.com'
Subject: [Vantage] Dell Server Question


Is anyone running a Dell server with Vantage successfully that has a dual
processor 733 Mhz, 1G ram, 133Mhz, miror, 2 hard drive 18.2 G...
and would you recommend this over a Compak or IBM?
Thank you for your responses




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(system) #2
Is anyone running a Dell server with Vantage successfully that has a dual
processor 733 Mhz, 1G ram, 133Mhz, miror, 2 hard drive 18.2 G...
and would you recommend this over a Compak or IBM?
Thank you for your responses




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(system) #3
I have some clients using Dell server (I believe they were 500 dual
processors) very successfully

Keith E. Taylor
Vice President
LBSi
Business Systems Consultants (Progress based ERP packages)
216/476-1416 ext 26
keith@...

-----Original Message-----
From: Kim Brumwell [mailto:kbrumwell@...]
Sent: Wednesday, August 09, 2000 4:18 PM
To: 'vantage@egroups.com'
Subject: [Vantage] Dell Server Question

Is anyone running a Dell server with Vantage successfully that has a
dual
processor 733 Mhz, 1G ram, 133Mhz, miror, 2 hard drive 18.2 G...
and would you recommend this over a Compak or IBM?
Thank you for your responses




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(system) #4
Well, all our workstations are dell's (about 35) and they run like a champ.
Our servers (3) are all Compaq's Never had a problem with them. Have had (1)
for 2 years and the other 2 (e-mail,firewall) for a little over a year.

-----Original Message-----
From: Kim Brumwell [mailto:kbrumwell@...]
Sent: Wednesday, August 09, 2000 3:18 PM
To: 'vantage@egroups.com'
Subject: [Vantage] Dell Server Question


Is anyone running a Dell server with Vantage successfully that has a dual
processor 733 Mhz, 1G ram, 133Mhz, miror, 2 hard drive 18.2 G...
and would you recommend this over a Compak or IBM?
Thank you for your responses




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(system) #5
hi kim, we have a brand new dell server dedicated to vantage and it works
very well. it is configured like your spec, but with 3 36g hard drives for
raid. dell has great service, and they'll do a lease for ya too...

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Kim Brumwell [mailto:kbrumwell@...]
> Sent: Wednesday, August 09, 2000 2:18 PM
> To: 'vantage@egroups.com'
> Subject: [Vantage] Dell Server Question
>
>
> Is anyone running a Dell server with Vantage successfully
> that has a dual
> processor 733 Mhz, 1G ram, 133Mhz, miror, 2 hard drive 18.2 G...
> and would you recommend this over a Compak or IBM?
> Thank you for your responses
>

(system) #6
Kim,

We have been using a Dell PowerEdge server for a year now with no
issues at all. Our config is a single P-III 550, 1GB of RAM, 6 9GB 10,000
RPM drives running RAID 10. I also have 2 older Compaq servers here as
well. Very little problems with those as well.

Rick B

-----Original Message-----
From: Kim Brumwell [mailto:kbrumwell@...]
Sent: Wednesday, August 09, 2000 4:18 PM
To: 'vantage@egroups.com'
Subject: [Vantage] Dell Server Question


Is anyone running a Dell server with Vantage successfully that has a dual
processor 733 Mhz, 1G ram, 133Mhz, miror, 2 hard drive 18.2 G...
and would you recommend this over a Compak or IBM?
Thank you for your responses




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(system) #7
Yes, I'm running a dual 500mhz, Dell 2300, 512mb Ram, 2 mirrored drives.
Yes, I'm doing it successfully, and yes I would recommend one.


Patrick J. Winter
Information Services Manager
sSc Specialty Screw Corporation
Vantage 3.00.614, Progress 8.3A

-----Original Message-----
From: Kim Brumwell [mailto:kbrumwell@...]
Sent: Wednesday, August 09, 2000 03:18 PM
To: 'vantage@egroups.com'
Subject: [Vantage] Dell Server Question


Is anyone running a Dell server with Vantage successfully that has a dual
processor 733 Mhz, 1G ram, 133Mhz, miror, 2 hard drive 18.2 G...
and would you recommend this over a Compak or IBM?
Thank you for your responses

(system) #8
I have several Dell Servers including the 4300 with Dual 550's and 768MB RAM
RAID 10 with 27GB's of 10k rpm drives. I would recommend the powervault 120
DDS tape changer as well. Service is awesome. I also have Compaq servers and
DEC Alpha servers (now Compaq) in my opinion Compaq service sucks compared
to Dell.

-----Original Message-----
From: Kim Brumwell [mailto:kbrumwell@...]
Sent: Wednesday, August 09, 2000 4:16 PM
To: 'vantage@egroups.com'
Subject: [Vantage] Dell Server Question


Is anyone running a Dell server with Vantage successfully that has a dual
processor 733 Mhz, 1G ram, 133Mhz, miror, 2 hard drive 18.2 G...
and would you recommend this over a Compak or IBM?
Thank you for your responses




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(system) #9
Is there a particular reason your servers are configured with 1GB of RAM?
Is there really any performance gain after say 256MB ?



Kim,

We have been using a Dell PowerEdge server for a year now with no
issues at all. Our config is a single P-III 550, 1GB of RAM, 6 9GB 10,000
RPM drives running RAID 10. I also have 2 older Compaq servers here as
well. Very little problems with those as well.

Rick B



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(system) #10
At 08:11 AM 8/10/2000 , you wrote:
>Is there a particular reason your servers are configured with 1GB of RAM?
>Is there really any performance gain after say 256MB ?

Sounds like overkill to me, too. But he didn't mention nbr of users, or
what else was running on the machine. I bought 512MB for ours a year ago
(new to Vantage) and it rarely sees over 150MB in use with 20 - 25 users.

If you're looking to upgrade, it's easy to use the task manager to see how
much memory your current configurattion is utilizing. If you need more
memory in the future, it will probably be cheaper then, than now.

-Wayne Cox

(system) #11
Morning,

The RAM we have in our server is on the high side but we when we
purchased the server we got a great deal on it. WE are currently running
both Vantage ver 3 and 4 (for testing) on the same system. We currently
have 30 user. Also do so file storage, but nothing major.

Rick B

-----Original Message-----
From: Wayne Cox [mailto:wmc@...]
Sent: Thursday, August 10, 2000 9:24 AM
To: vantage@egroups.com
Subject: RE: [Vantage] Dell Server Question


At 08:11 AM 8/10/2000 , you wrote:
>Is there a particular reason your servers are configured with 1GB of RAM?
>Is there really any performance gain after say 256MB ?

Sounds like overkill to me, too. But he didn't mention nbr of users, or
what else was running on the machine. I bought 512MB for ours a year ago
(new to Vantage) and it rarely sees over 150MB in use with 20 - 25 users.

If you're looking to upgrade, it's easy to use the task manager to see how
much memory your current configurattion is utilizing. If you need more
memory in the future, it will probably be cheaper then, than now.

-Wayne Cox




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(system) #12
yes compaq service does suck compared to dell, cant argue that. At least the
machines hold up (knock on wood)

-----Original Message-----
From: Todd Hofert [mailto:thofert@...]
Sent: Wednesday, August 09, 2000 9:07 PM
To: vantage@egroups.com
Subject: RE: [Vantage] Dell Server Question


I have several Dell Servers including the 4300 with Dual 550's and 768MB RAM
RAID 10 with 27GB's of 10k rpm drives. I would recommend the powervault 120
DDS tape changer as well. Service is awesome. I also have Compaq servers and
DEC Alpha servers (now Compaq) in my opinion Compaq service sucks compared
to Dell.

-----Original Message-----
From: Kim Brumwell [mailto:kbrumwell@...]
Sent: Wednesday, August 09, 2000 4:16 PM
To: 'vantage@egroups.com'
Subject: [Vantage] Dell Server Question


Is anyone running a Dell server with Vantage successfully that has a dual
processor 733 Mhz, 1G ram, 133Mhz, miror, 2 hard drive 18.2 G...
and would you recommend this over a Compak or IBM?
Thank you for your responses




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