I grew up putting bikes together from the neighbor’s junk and selling ’em. I still have a hard time passing up a great deal. I’ve seen a T2000 for under $900 that would have sold for over $20K just a few years ago. As I’ve looked around there are tons of great deals on old, but not dead yet hardware. I could get by, but having a few more toys at home sometimes helps out with the home training time (at least it sounds good in my head).
I’ve gone up and down in the home office, 1 server, 5 servers, a server room, no server room and back to 1 server.
Right now I’m down at 2 servers and adding a third. Thought I could keep it to only 2 (1 Windows and 1 Solaris server), but now I
need want a Linux server to learn on. And yes I’ll be adding Virtual Box to both, maybe all three.
So, I found a X2200 I couldn’t live without. I just couldn’t resist getting a rack mounted server for my home office. HOWEVER; It is much bigger in the home office than they are at work, this create a bit of a problem. It’s big, generates a bit of heat, heavy, noisy and seems to a bit much. Still I have a plan, might not be the best, but we’ll see.
The wall is an ugly place to hang a computer for a home office, the closet doesn’t provide enough cooling, so I decide on a under table mount. It cost under $20 for the metal, a little welding, drilling, hardware and paint and I’m done. Of course I worked for free.
It’s a little bit loud, but I’ve got a few Sun Rays in the house, so we won’t have to be in the office.
I’d be glad to hear how you set up your
toys home office.