[GLLUG] Power control over IP

James Courtier-Dutton james.dutton at gmail.com
Tue Jun 1 15:38:27 UTC 2021

On Tue, 1 Jun 2021 at 15:55, stuart taylor via GLLUG
<gllug at mailman.lug.org.uk> wrote:
> hi all,
> We will have food for thouht at our admins meeting later this week. We have 4 servers in our cabinet all quite old and all donated second hand: two IBM X3250s (I think) and two SUN ultras. The solutions suggested are all very good but probably beyond what I would be allowed to spend. Donations are down, rent has stayed the same and the only good point is that staff are allowed to work at home, so renting more space won't happen.
> Stuart

Hi Stuart,

Those are very old servers indeed.
It might be worth comparing rack rental costs vs using a VM on a
service provider.
The Surrey LUG server that I help maintain is a VM. Fortunately the VM
is donated to us by the service provider, so it costs us nothing. But
saying that, the resources it takes up are minimal so the service
provider hardly notices it. I think it averages about 1 page hit per
If you are a charity, it might be worth asking some service providers
if they would donate a VM for your use also.
I think the IBM X3250s have an option remote management card, that
would do the same job as iDRAC, LOM.
I don't know about the SUN ultras.

Kind Regards


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