[colug-432] Old servers, free to a good home

Jared Simons simons.jared at gmail.com
Sat Jun 18 17:44:53 EDT 2016

I can also go down closer to your area if that would help. Just let me

On Saturday, June 18, 2016, Jared Simons <simons.jared at gmail.com> wrote:

> I'm very interested. I was just thinking of looking for something exactly
> like this to use for building VMs to hack for my Cyber Security training.  I'm
> up in the Delaware area. I'd be willing to meet you someplace when you are
> in the area. My number is 201-888-6600.
> On Saturday, June 18, 2016, Roberto C. Sánchez <roberto at connexer.com
> <javascript:_e(%7B%7D,'cvml','roberto at connexer.com');>> wrote:
>> (Apologies for the cross-posting; I wanted maximum dissemination.)
>> I am in the process of decommissioning two Tyan 1U rack-mount servers.
>> The specific model number is GT20-B2865.  They are about 10 years old,
>> but each has a 2.2 GHz AMD Opteron CPU, 4 GB RAM, and I can even throw
>> in 2 250 GB SATA HDDs for each server.  I ran Debian with Xen on the
>> servers and each hosted 4 VMs.  I have all the original factory
>> packaging for them, so if you want them, you'll get them in the original
>> boxes.
>> These machines are still capable of handling reasonable workloads.  Each
>> server had a VM for Apache/Postfix/ClamAV/SA (~5-6 domains each), a VM
>> for DNS/Bind (served as caching DNS servers for my network and
>> authoritative DNS for ~10 domains), and a couple of development VMs
>> (e.g., I had one for building Debian packages, a couple of RedHat VMs
>> for development I did for a client project, one running a Jenkins build
>> server for my students, etc.).
>> The servers are free to a good home.  I'd be happy to deliver them or
>> meet up somewhere in the immediate Dayton or Columbus area.  I'd much
>> rather see them get some additional use instead of just ending up in a
>> landfill or recycled.
>> If anyone knows of a recycling place (preferrably near Dayton, as that
>> is much closer for me) that will take the machines, please let me know.
>> If nobody wants them or offers a recommendation for recycling, I'll look
>> for a recycler myself or see if I can dispose of them with my normal
>> trash.
>> Regards,
>> -Roberto
>> --
>> Roberto C. Sánchez
>> http://people.connexer.com/~roberto
>> http://www.connexer.com
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