since a few week, i'm planning, and started, to rebuild (during the w-e as i have a day work) the network (including servers) of my GF work... Its a pool store.. I dont know how the guy before me was working, but I prefer not to know lol...
They also have to restart the "server" (On WinXP), sharing Acomba files because files keep locking... will install them a Win2k8 Server..
Their Actual "Server":
Small mess over the "server".. and one of the switch:
Accounting workstation with the DSL Modem and the router:
The second accounting computer...
The Wifi "key" for a pc in the backstore... over 25 feet usb cable..
The Phone system.. Nortel BCM50
The "small" mess over the phone cabling..
Now... what i've started to do: I had rewire ALL the store in parallel.. so when i'll make the switch, it will be "transparent"
The switch and the router..
The internet router.. Juniper SSG5
The network switch.. Foundry GS48P-POE
more to come ... I plan to install them a Dell PowerEdge 2950: Specs: 2x 3.16ghz Xeon with 16gb ram, with 2x 300gb SAS in Raid1 and 4x 300gb SAS on Raid5 -- Rogers - iPhone 4s 32gb
i would check the price though, you can get m series phones on the refurb market in the mtl area for less than 50$ not so for nortel compatible IP phones.
If you want to go IP, BCM is not the way to go these days since the nortel implosion, meridian norstar digital sets are easy to get and will work on there, now if you are going with IP the nortel ip phones internal switch does allow you to manage the ethernet port on the phones, so you set up a tagged VLAN on your switch and that way basically data and voice will be separate on your network over the same infrastructure
For the rack, no, impossible, there is not enough place in that room for that.
Where you have that router and switch on the wall is easily enough room even for a 42u rack.... By the way from the looks of it,it's a very sloppy place. -- Matt Barlow Rules! Bring him back to Iced Earth! \m/
The new Dell you're putting in is OVERKILL for such a small business. Any dual-core with 4-8GB of RAM and 2x300GB hard drives would work just fine for a pool store unless they're doing a massive amount of file share work or something. Why would you waste money like that?
The machine you're putting in can provide so much more power than what is needed. Sounds like you need a little more experience at this.