[TriLUG] Re: old Sun equipment
bpitzer at gmail.com
Wed Jun 22 23:08:51 EDT 2005
Any of Sun's larger machines should handle Solaris 10. Even Ultra 5s
will handle Solaris 10, so any of these servers should be fine.
On 6/22/05, Greg Brown <gwbrown1 at gmail.com> wrote:
> $1100 and a roadtrip is starting to sound pretty good. I haven't
> looked at this hardware specifically yet - could it fit into the bed
> of a Ford Ranger?
> What about the OS? Can I install OSS Solaris 10? Or some version of Linux?
> On 6/22/05, Dan Simoes <dan.simoes at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I've gotten a few private emails about the Suns, thanks.
> > The catch is, we won't be able to pack and ship anything. Just
> > finding a box capable of holding an e420r is difficult, then you have
> > to staple it, strap it, etc. All this stuff is heavy, even the
> > smaller boxes.
> > It seems that there is enough interest where some enterprising young
> > lad could fly to NJ, rent a truck, and lug it back to NC and then
> > resell it at a profit.
> > As far as my company though, we need someone to come get it,
> > especially the large e6500s which are a full cabinet in size.
> > Again, thanks for all the interest. I hate to give this gear away for $1000.
> > On 6/22/05, Dan Simoes <dan.simoes at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > Hard to believe that this stuff has lost this much value, but it has.
> > > No one wants old Sun iron anymore, and even the newer Sunfire stuff
> > > seems to be losing popularity too.
> > >
> > > My company is getting rid of a bunch of suns - 2 e6500, 2 E4500, and a
> > > couple of e450. Probably a pair of e420r and some T3 arrays as well.
> > >
> > > The only vendor I have found to take this stuff will give me $1000 in
> > > credit and come pick it up. If you or someone you know has a better
> > > offer, and you are willing to pick it up in Weehawken NJ in the next
> > > week, please let me know asap. A Sun e6500 was worth several 10s of
> > > thousands as recently as last year, now they seem to only be wanted
> > > for parts.
> > >
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