B4 ~ 188.8.131.52
|Type:||Dell PowerEdge 2650|
|CPU:||2 x 2.4Ghz Intel Pentium 4 Xeon|
|Storage:||Onboard PERC RAID controller|
|OnBoard Untrawide SCSI controller|
|Disks:||2x 73Gb 10,000 RPM SCSI Disks|
|Drives:||Internal IDE CDROM|
|Internal FDE Floppy|
|Network:||2x Gigabit Ethernet BroadCom|
|1x Mutilated Intel Gigabit card|
|Extras:||Onboard Dell Remote Access Controller (DRAC) for remote management.|
|Extra serial ports + controller, stolen from sprout|
|The Name:||Named after the slightly stupider twin android out of Star Trek: Nemesis, to reflect it being the slightly stupider twin in it's pair.|
B4 was purchased for a rediculously small sum (154.395 Euro) from the Dell warehouse auction, after the Dell plant in Limerick closed. It's being used as a replacement management server, replacing Sprout (which in turn replaced welmar last year, and was never particularly good at...er...running).
It currently has a malfunctioning internal fan, so every 2 minutes (give or take), it decides something's wrong, spins all the other fans up to full power, flashes bright orange and displays warnings on its little LCD screen. A replacement fan has been ordered off eBay.
- Serial consoles for things-that-support-serial-access
- Gateway to the management network
- VPN tunnel to Severus, which lives in the CSD server room in the library.
- Remote logging