Regarding the Sun N1 System Manager documentation, there are also new versions (M2 = Model 2) of the Galaxy Servers on the way. Hope that Sun N1 Service Provisioning System (N1 SPS) OSP Plugin will also support the new Server versions.
There’s a new entry level server from Sun, the Sun Fire X2200. This is a two Socket, 4-Way 1U Server with the latest AMD Opteron 2000 Series dual core processors (2218 (2.6 GHz), 2214 (2.2 GHz), 2210 (1.8 GHz)) with DDR2 memory Support. This box will support up to 64GB of memory in just one rack unit. I hope that the IPMI Service processor ist better than the one in the Sun Fire X2100, which is now also available as Sun Fire X2100 M2. The Sun Fire X2100 M2 has four gigabit ethernet ports now and the same design like the new X2200.
There’s a nice video on sun.com about the Sun Blade 8000 Server, where Andy Bechtolsheim talks about the new system.
Today, we installed a couple of new Sun Server in one of our datacenters. On the picture, you can see one Sun T2000 and three Sun X4200.
On theregister, you can read about a new Sun Opteron based Server, called Sun Fire X4500 or Thumper.
As theregister wrote, the server will be shipped with 48 SATA drives (250-500GB), two Opteron sockets, 10 hot swap fans, two half-height PCI cards, hot-swap power supplies and four Gigabit Ethernet ports.
You want to see more details about this and other new systems? Register for the Sun’s New x64 Enterprise Systems Launch.
The Sun Fire X4500 ist available now, more about the Storage Server on sun.com
In Germany only:
Der Preis für die Sun Fire X4500 in folgender Konfiguration:
Sun Fire X4500, 2x 285 Dual Core CPU (2.6GHz pro Core / 1MB Cache), 8x 2GB (DDR/400) RAM, 48x 250GB SATA HD (12 TB). (RoHS-5)
A76-PGZ2-16G-GMH Preis: 27.540,00 €
Bestellen kann man z.B. bei Pixelpark
For a lot of Servers, Sun offers new Power Calculators online.
Really good to calculate the total system Power in Watts and the BTU/Hour for individual Server configurations. The new calculators are available for SPARC and AMD Opteron Servers: