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Build a server

By stuart1044
Nov 3, 2005
  1. Hi
    Im thinking of building my own server to run netware 6.5, any ideas as to what i will need
     
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,351   +622

    Servers are built to handle workloads.
    number of concurrent users(CU)
    resources(R) used by each service on the server
    yields (simplistically) CU x R
    Typically, one is concerned with Memory, Disk I/O, and commuications bandwidth.

    You mentioned Netware; is this primarily a print/file server?
     
  3. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    You need computer parts.. You can use any PC you like. If it serves something to other computers then it is a server.

    If you want to build a "true" server then you have to buy server components. A server chassis, server power supply, a server motherboard, SCSI etc.. You are really better off buying a ready made box if you are asking this kind of questions.
     
  4. stuart1044

    stuart1044 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    thanks for your responses, i really dont know anything about servers and what they contain. I would prefer to buy parts etc. than buy a ready built one tho
     
  5. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,351   +622

    yes it can be fun to 'do it yourself', but as you say 'i really dont know anything about servers', then Nodsu's advice
    You are really better off buying a ready made box​
    is correct.

    You may learn a lot, but the lesson is going to get expensive with mistakes and lots of time.
     
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