Dell was running a deal on the PowerEdge T110 a couple weeks ago, so I decided to grab one as an upgrade to the T100 I was currently using for Dynamips on ESX.

Server specs:
X3430 Xeon Processor, 2.4 GHz 8M Cache
4GB DDR3 1333 RAM

The T110 doesn’t support ESX (yet?), so I just did a straight install of Ubuntu 9.10. This thing is a beast, I brought up the completed MPLS and BGP lab I posted awhile back. Running at full steam it’s only using ~25% of the CPU. I’m pretty excited. This should be able to handle anything I can throw at it. Now I just need to find some more CCIE labs…

Update: ESXi is now supported on the T110 as of the ESXi4 U1 release.


Colby Glass has been in IT since 2002. He is currently a Systems Engineer (presales) with a Cisco Gold partner and holds the CCNP R/S, CCNP DC, CCDP, CCIP, JNCIA-ER.

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