Another decent Kijiji score. Picked up this nicely loaded R710 for a great price. The guy even delivered it.
The server is filled with 4GB modules for a total of 72GB. This will be the perfect server to try Windows Server 2012 and Hyper-V 3.0. I’ve been really looking forward to Hyper-V 3.0. It’s supposed to be the vSphere killer and there are quite a few things that really annoy me about vSphere. If Microsoft has these covered, I just might switch.
This is a perfect opportunity to retire a couple of servers at one of the data centers. Gone will be another PowerEdge 2950 III and an Intel SR1550 Server.
I actually might re-purpose the SR1550 as my NexentaStor file server at home. With 8 2.5″ SAS bays, it’ll be perfect addition to the home storage. This will also free up yet another 2950, though this one is only Gen 2.