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Deceased Hardware

B4 ~


Type:Dell PowerEdge 2650
OS:FreeBSD 8.0
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
  • Nagios
  • VPN tunnel to Severus, which lives in the CSD server room in the library.