Upgraded Hardware at dmurray.ca

2005-07-10 One-minute read

Finally had a chance to upgrade my web/mail server. I had purchased a newer used machine for this purpose, but it was merely collecting dust in the basement. Since I was merely moving the drive from the old to the new machine it was a pretty easy process. First, I made sure Kudzu was enabled, so it would do hardware detection once the drive was in the new machine. Then I halted the box and opened the case. Once I had the drive in the new machine, I powered it up to ensure everything was running correctly. Kudzu ran on boot and removed some old config/added some new. I had to revert the changes it made to /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0, but other than that everything went fine. This is why I keep /etc/ locked down under RCS control. The old server:

  • Pentium II 233MHz
  • 160MB of RAM
  • 512KB cache
  • 462 bogomips

The new server:

  • Pentium III 733MHz
  • 256MB of RAM
  • 256KB cache
  • 1458 bogomips

All those pictures of Alice should display a little quicker now.