My new server (a CybertronPC Quantum QBA2420) is now officially online. All the needed services are up and the finishing touch (the login banner) was applied today.
Here is is, fresh out of the box:
It’s got a 5-tray SATA-II hotswap canister on the left and a DVD-ROM and 3-tray hotswap canister on the right. I currently have 3x 160GB SATA-I disks in the 5-tray (configured as a RAID-5 array through the Silicon Image SATA-I RAID card) and 1x 500GB SATA-II and 1x 160GB SATA-I in the 3-tray (the first 160GB of the 500GB and all of the 160GB configured as a software RAID-1 and the rest of the 500GB configured for temporary space and swap). The OS is on the RAID-1 and the data is on the RAID-5.
Here it is resyncing the RAID-5 array after the first reboot:
The green lights are the disk status (green is nominal, orange is failed). The orange lights are the disk activity indicators. The seek patterns on a RAID-5 array make the disk activity LEDs blink in a most sexy fashion. 🙂