Ny server: Xserve! *LIVE*

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Den heter Xserve och är en 1U-serverlösning.

Specifikationerna är:

The server will have dual 1GHz G4 processors, 256K L2, 4MB DDR L3 caches.

System controller with custom ASIC done by Apple.
Built-in: Gigabit Ethernet and FireWire. That controller has up to 2GB DDR SDRAM. (This is the first time that we know of that that SDRAM has been used in a 1U server.)

In addition, it will have a PCI slot with gigabit Ethernet. This means server comes std. with two gigabit Ethernet ports. Quad ATA/100 drives, all on independent controllers and all have independent channels into system controller; a CD-ROM and 2 64-bit/66MHz PCI slots.

Storage: 60GB and 120GB ATA/100 drives. (We support 4 drive bays, so that means 480GB max in a 1U server.)

"We´re going with ATA because they´re just as fast as SCSI and they offer real benefits in term of largest capacities."

We also have hardware monitoring, where we try to alert you to what needs service. We monitor drive status and pre-fail, temperature (processor and enclosure), fans, power supply and network link.

Pricing & Availability starts at $2999 for two standard models: 1GHz dual 256MB DDR and a 60GB hard disk for $2999 -- 1GHz dual 512 MB DDR with a 60GB for $3999. But most people aren´t going to buy a standard configuration -- they´ll configure it themselves on the Apple store.

Compare this to the competitors:

* Dell PowerEdge 1560 $4277 - 3 bays
* IBM eServer X330 $5186 - 3 bays
* Sun Fire 280R $19590 - 2 bays
* Xserve $3999 - 266MHz DDR SDRAM, 4 bays means more total capacity

[ 14 Maj 2002, 18:42: Meddelandet ändrat av: Jon Adolfsson ]

Verkar ganska ok. Hade dock hoppats på scsi-diskar som standard.
Jag gillar möjligheterna att hålla koll på hårdvaran, och "hetutbytbara" diskar. Det var inte en dag för tidigt.

FETT!!!

Tyvärr inget på Apples sidor än..vill se ... NUUU

Brutal ju.. priset är perfekt, hårdvaran likaså.

Min order kommer direkt när stuffet finns på Apple Store.
Ska bygga en med raid 5 på 2-300Gb

Förenklad spec:

• 2x1GHz G4
• 256 MB > 2 GB DDR-SDRAM
• 256 KB L2 Cache
• 4 MB DDR L3 Cache
• 4 st ATA/100 platser med fristående controllers
• 60 GB HD >
• Säkerhetsfunktioner för USB, FireWire och CD-ROM
• 2 st 64-bit/66MHz PCI platser
• 1U storlek
• 2 x Gigabit Ethernet

Pris: $2999 >

[ 14 Maj 2002, 19:06: Meddelandet ändrat av: iBib ]

Helt ok pris faktiskt!
Verkar vara en snygg lösning på övervakningen. Det här har jag väntat länge på.

Mjukvara:

(klippa och klistra)

"Edit Notifications" button lets you be warned, via e-mail or page, if something goes wrong with the server. It can be configured for single servers, or a whole groups of servers.

Server Monitor demo: We see a list of all running Xserves on a local network, with a series of green "lights" showing server status. Green buttons refer to current status of the drives (all four bays), power, network connections (2 built-in and any others you add), fans (both of them) and software lock. Clicking on the green buttons shows you info about status of those parts of the server.

Begin demo of Xserve and OS X Server

New software: Server Monitor -- this is how you manage the hardware.

OS X Server and Xserve provide a completely headless operation, SMP optimization, UPS support, 2-terabyte file system support, Net-SNMP and MIB II, for OS X clients. Management tools include Server Admin and Server Monitor, Unlimited clients (windows server requires expensive server licenses).

Mac OS X server also includes Mac Manager 2, NetBoot, NetInfo, LDAP connectivity, Server Admin via SSH

Internet and security: BSD, IP firewall, DHCP, DNS, SLP.

Internet and Web services: Apache, QuickTime Streaming, WebObjects, Mail (SMTP, POP, IMAP), WebDAV, SSL, PHP, MySQL, Java, CGI, Caching Web Proxy.

File and print services: Mac (AFP), Windows (Samba, SMB/CIFS), Unix and Linux (NFS), Internet (FTP, WebDAV), LPR/LPD and SMB/CIFS printing.

Det här innebär att det kommer att komma en hel del fina förbättringar till Powermacarna i sommar.

266 MHz DDR-RAM
64bit / 66 MHz PCI platser

åtminstone

  • Medlem
  • Uppsala
  • 2002-05-14 19:09

Är det någon som har bild på mount rack ?

  • Medlem
  • Uppsala
  • 2002-05-14 19:21

oj är det inget som hittar bilder?

  • Medlem
  • Norrköping
  • 2002-05-14 19:26
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quote:Skapades ursprungligen av: Jürgen B:
Brutal ju.. priset är perfekt, hårdvaran likaså.

Min order kommer direkt när stuffet finns på Apple Store.
Ska bygga en med raid 5 på 2-300Gb

Frågan är om man kommer kunna köra Raid-5. Det verkar inte vara någon hårdvarukontroller för raid, och vad jag vet finns inte någon IDE-raid-5-controller till Mac.

SCSI får man då köra och då ökar priset med 100k typ

Men ni kanske har tänkt att köra scsi i vilket fall, trots att Apple vill spara pengar och tycka att man ska köra IDE.

Fler detaljer:

Additional Xserve features include:

* single or dual 1 GHz PowerPC G4 processors;
* 2MB DDR L3 cache per processor;
* three PCI slots, two of which are 64-bit, 66 MHz PCI slots for high performance I/O-the fastest ever in a Mac®;
* up to 2GB of DDR high-performance memory running at 266 MHz-the first DDR main memory in a Mac;
* software RAID mirroring for protection of important data and RAID striping for additional performance;
* a VGA graphics card that supports headless booting and enables easy connectivity to industry standard cross-platform devices;
* an optional AGP 4X graphics card to connect displays, keyboards and a mouse for "Mac-in-a-rack" solutions;
* three 400Mbps FireWire® ports with two accessible on the back panel and one on the front panel for quick access;
* two USB ports, one DB-9 serial console port and an optional Ultra3 SCSI card for connecting to external storage and backup devices;
* an optional fiber Gigabit Ethernet adapter;
* Mac OS X Server software featuring QuickTime® Streaming Server, WebObjects and the latest advancements from the Open Source community such as Apache, Samba, PHP, MySQL and Tomcat; and
* Native protocol support for AFP over TCP/IP, SMB/CIFS, FTP and NFS enables easy integration into existing Mac, UNIX or Windows networks.

Pricing & Availability

Xserve will be available in June 2002, and customers can place orders beginning today through the Apple Store® (www.apple.com) and through Apple Authorized Resellers. Xserve will come in two standard configurations, or can be fully customized to meet specific customer requirements. The two standard configurations are:

-- single 1 GHz PowerPC G4 processor, 256MB DDR RAM, 60GB ATA/100 Apple
Drive Module, dual Gigabit Ethernet, CD-ROM and Mac OS X Server with
unlimited clients for a suggested list price of $2,999 (US); and
-- dual 1 GHz PowerPC G4 processors, 512MB DDR RAM, 60GB ATA/100 Apple
Drive Module, dual Gigabit Ethernet, CD-ROM and Mac OS X Server with
unlimited clients for a suggested list price of $3,999 (US).

//Mikael

Och lite till:

Apple today also previewed its new high-performance RAID storage product featuring industry standard 2Gb Fiber Channel, which will be introduced later this year.

//Mikael

Och ytterligare lite:

"Apple´s powerful new Xserve rack-mount workgroup server solution combined with Apple´s UNIX-based Mac OS X Server software is a superior platform for Oracle9i Database," said Michael Rocha, senior vice president, Product Services and Platform Technologies, Oracle Corp. "Oracle´s leading database clustering technology, Oracle9i Real Application Clusters, running on Xserve will deliver enterprise-class solutions to our joint customers and create new opportunities for both companies."

//Mikael

  • Medlem
  • Norrköping
  • 2002-05-14 19:33

Roligt pris, att betala $1000 för 256MB extra ram

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quote:Skapades ursprungligen av: marcus:
Roligt pris, att betala $1000 för 256MB extra ram

Och en extra processor ...

//Mikael

  • Medlem
  • Norrköping
  • 2002-05-14 19:37
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quote:Skapades ursprungligen av: Mikael Svensson:

Citat:

quote:Skapades ursprungligen av: marcus:
Roligt pris, att betala $1000 för 256MB extra ram

Och en extra processor ...

//Mikael

Tack, haha! Kollade det, och läste ´dual´ på båda.
Nu läste jag dock rätt.

Men inget RAID-5 och inget SCSI???

Hoppas det finns som BTO

  • Medlem
  • Norrköping
  • 2002-05-14 19:43

Jag läste dual
"Pricing & Availability starts at $2999 for two standard models: 1GHz dual 256MB DDR and a 60GB hard disk for $2999 -- 1GHz dual 512 MB DDR with a 60GB for $3999. But most people aren´t going to buy a standard configuration -- they´ll configure it themselves on the Apple store."

Citat:

quote:Skapades ursprungligen av: marcus:
Jag läste dual
"Pricing & Availability starts at $2999 for two standard models: 1GHz dual 256MB DDR and a 60GB hard disk for $2999 -- 1GHz dual 512 MB DDR with a 60GB for $3999. But most people aren´t going to buy a standard configuration -- they´ll configure it themselves on the Apple store."

Jepp, men jag tror mer på Apples uppgifter än MacCentrals.

//Mikael

"Steve: One more thing...

Technology preview of something we´re going to roll out around the end of the year. A product called Xserve RAID, an amazing companion storage product."

* 3U height
* 14 drive bays
* 14 120GB ATA drives - in same hot-plug format as Xserve
* 1.68TB
* Dual 2GB Fibre Channel on system
* 400MB/second storage throughput

[ 14 Maj 2002, 19:48: Meddelandet ändrat av: iBib ]

Citat:

quote:Jepp, men jag tror mer på Apples uppgifter än MacCentrals.

//Mikael[/QB]

Vilka uppgifter från Apple?

Ska vi gissa att Xserve är lika mycket vaporware som Apples produkter alltid är?

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quote:Skapades ursprungligen av: iBib:
Vilka uppgifter från Apple?

Apples pressrelease:

Pricing & Availability

Xserve will be available in June 2002, and customers can place orders beginning today through the Apple Store® (www.apple.com) and through Apple Authorized Resellers. Xserve will come in two standard configurations, or can be fully customized to meet specific customer requirements. The two standard configurations are:

-- single 1 GHz PowerPC G4 processor, 256MB DDR RAM, 60GB ATA/100 Apple
Drive Module, dual Gigabit Ethernet, CD-ROM and Mac OS X Server with
unlimited clients for a suggested list price of $2,999 (US); and
-- dual 1 GHz PowerPC G4 processors, 512MB DDR RAM, 60GB ATA/100 Apple
Drive Module, dual Gigabit Ethernet, CD-ROM and Mac OS X Server with
unlimited clients for a suggested list price of $3,999 (US).

Maskinerna lär snart finnas till beskådan eftersom amerikanska AppleStore är nere just nu.

//Mikael

  • Medlem
  • Norrköping
  • 2002-05-14 19:55
Citat:

quote:Skapades ursprungligen av: Mikael Svensson:
Jepp, men jag tror mer på Apples uppgifter än MacCentrals.

Det gör jag med, och de verkar mer rimliga
Dock så förstod jag anledningen till mitt missförstånd.

Tuesday May 14, 1:09 pm Eastern Time

Press Release
SOURCE: Apple Computer Inc.

Apple Introduces Xserve 1U Rack-Mount Server

New Server Delivers Multiprocessing, Large Storage & Fast Networking

CUPERTINO, Calif., May 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Apple® (Nasdaq: AAPL - News) today introduced Xserve(TM), a powerful 1U rack-mount server designed with Apple´s legendary ease-of-use for groundbreakingly simple set up and remote management. Designed from the ground up as the perfect complement to Apple´s UNIX-based Mac® OS X Server software, Xserve is ideal for business and education customers.

Xserve provides exceptional performance in a compact 1U rack-mount server. Its dual 1 GHz PowerPC G4 processors each have 2MB of Double Data Rate (DDR) L3 cache, and Xserve is the first 1U server to use DDR SDRAM memory with up to 2GB capacity. Xserve offers best-in-class storage, with up to 480GB on four hot-plug ATA/100 drives, and best-in-class networking with standard dual Gigabit Ethernet ports. Xserve includes an unlimited user license to Mac OS X Server software, offering users a perfect combination for file/print service, video streaming, database applications, computational clustering and web and mail serving.

"Xserve is the result of listening to our customers," said Steve Jobs, Apple´s CEO. "Xserve is super easy to set up, and is easily integrated into existing networks. Plus, with its unlimited-user software license at no extra cost, Xserve is a tremendously cost effective server with real UNIX under the hood."

"We saw Xserve and were blown away. We are adding 40 new servers before the end of the year, and Xserve is perfect for our outdoor creative and media production needs," said Joe Shannon, Clear Channel Worldwide´s CTO. "As the global leader in outdoor advertising, radio broadcasting and live entertainment, Clear Channel will be using Xserve to satisfy our demanding network requirements."

"Apple´s powerful new Xserve rack-mount workgroup server solution combined with Apple´s UNIX-based Mac OS X Server software is a superior platform for Oracle9i Database," said Michael Rocha, senior vice president, Product Services and Platform Technologies, Oracle Corp. "Oracle´s leading database clustering technology, Oracle9i Real Application Clusters, running on Xserve will deliver enterprise-class solutions to our joint customers and create new opportunities for both companies."

Xserve is perfect for I/O intensive applications such as digital video, high-resolution digital imagery and large scientific datasets. With capacity and performance rivaling much more expensive servers from Dell, HP, IBM and Sun, Xserve delivers high-speed networking, 15 gigaflops of computational power and nearly a half terabyte of hot-plug storage. With four independent ATA/100 drive channels, Xserve offers nearly double the performance of other 1U servers that utilize more expensive Ultra3 SCSI drives.

Xserve features several new capabilities designed to make server set up and remote management easier than ever before. Server Admin(TM), a powerful new services monitoring and remote management tool, allows administrators to easily set up and manage all key Mac OS X Server network services remotely. Server Monitor(TM), a powerful new hardware monitoring tool, allows system administrators to remotely monitor one or many servers, get detailed subsystem views instantly, produce reports and receive system notification alerts via text capable email, pager, cell phones or PDAs.

Apple is offering a choice of world-class services and support programs including 4-hour onsite response, 24x7 technical support, AppleCare Service Parts Kits and the AppleCare Professional SupportLine and Tools program.

Additional Xserve features include:

* single or dual 1 GHz PowerPC G4 processors;
* 2MB DDR L3 cache per processor;
* three PCI slots, two of which are 64-bit, 66 MHz PCI slots for high

performance I/O-the fastest ever in a Mac®;

* up to 2GB of DDR high-performance memory running at 266 MHz-the first DDR main memory in a Mac;
* software RAID mirroring for protection of important data and RAID striping for additional performance;
* a VGA graphics card that supports headless booting and enables easy connectivity to industry standard cross-platform devices;
* an optional AGP 4X graphics card to connect displays, keyboards and a mouse for "Mac-in-a-rack" solutions;
* three 400Mbps FireWire® ports with two accessible on the back panel and one on the front panel for quick access;
* two USB ports, one DB-9 serial console port and an optional Ultra3 SCSI card for connecting to external storage and backup devices;
* an optional fiber Gigabit Ethernet adapter;
* Mac OS X Server software featuring QuickTime® Streaming Server, WebObjects and the latest advancements from the Open Source community such as Apache, Samba, PHP, MySQL and Tomcat; and
* Native protocol support for AFP over TCP/IP, SMB/CIFS, FTP and NFS enables easy integration into existing Mac, UNIX or Windows networks.

Pricing & Availability

Xserve will be available in June 2002, and customers can place orders beginning today through the Apple Store® (www.apple.com) and through Apple Authorized Resellers. Xserve will come in two standard configurations, or can be fully customized to meet specific customer requirements. The two standard configurations are:

-- single 1 GHz PowerPC G4 processor, 256MB DDR RAM, 60GB ATA/100 Apple
Drive Module, dual Gigabit Ethernet, CD-ROM and Mac OS X Server with
unlimited clients for a suggested list price of $2,999 (US); and
-- dual 1 GHz PowerPC G4 processors, 512MB DDR RAM, 60GB ATA/100 Apple
Drive Module, dual Gigabit Ethernet, CD-ROM and Mac OS X Server with
unlimited clients for a suggested list price of $3,999 (US).

Apple today also previewed its new high-performance RAID storage product featuring industry standard 2Gb Fiber Channel, which will be introduced later this year.

Apple ignited the personal computer revolution in the 1970s with the Apple II and reinvented the personal computer in the 1980s with the Macintosh. Apple is committed to bringing the best personal computing experience to students, educators, creative professionals and consumers around the world through its innovative hardware, software and Internet offerings.

Major Third Party Developers Commit Support to Apple´s New Xserve:

Sybase

"We are committed to becoming the standard enterprise database running on Mac OS X," said Dr. Raj Nathan, senior vice president and general manager, Sybase Enterprise Solutions Division. "We are not only impressed with Mac OS X and its user friendly capabilities, but equally impressed with Apple´s new generation of servers. This confirms our confidence and enthusiasm for Apple´s increasingly robust technology offering."

HP

"We are delighted to continue our tradition of working with Apple by extending HP OpenView management software to the Mac," said Peter van der Fluit, vice president of Sales and Marketing, HP Software. "As the leader in services-driven management solutions, HP fully supports a multi-platform strategy, which complements Apple´s embrace of industry standards and enables Apple´s Xserve to be seamlessly managed within the HP OpenView environment. Working with Apple we will bring more of our services-driven management solutions to the Mac to provide our mutual customers with reliable solutions that scale to their needs."

Adobe

"The Adobe Web Workgroup Server runs on Apple´s new Xserve and offers sophisticated collaboration and site management features that vastly improve web and design team productivity," said Susan Prescott, vice president of Adobe´s Cross-Media Group. "The combination of our powerful suite of web publishing and design tools with Apple´s new rack-mount server offers our customers the most complete solution for web development. We are pleased to build on our long standing relationship with Apple and deliver yet another powerful solution to the creative community."

4D

"Apple´s new Xserve is incredibly powerful, reliable and simple to manage," said Laurent Ribardiere, CEO and founder of 4D. "Users will find that the combination of 4D, 4D WebSTAR V and Xserve provides a comprehensive, cutting-edge solution that fulfills all of their database and web serving needs."

Dantz

"Dantz Retrospect provides world-class backup software for the Mac and all of our products run on Apple´s new Xserve," stated Larry Zulch, president and CEO of Dantz Development Corporation. "We are excited that Apple has brought its industry leading ease of use to a powerful new rack-mount server."

FileMaker

"FileMaker Pro 5.5 Unlimited is optimized to run on Mac OS X Server and take advantage of the integrated Apache Web Server," said Dominique Goupil, FileMaker´s president. "Combined with the new Apple Xserve, Apple now delivers an even more powerful platform for deploying FileMaker solutions for business and education."

Platform

"By supporting Mac OS X, we can leverage our 10 years of experience in providing clustering solutions to UNIX customers to help Mac users improve productivity, performance and ROI," said Robert Gordon, Platform´s CEO. "The powerful combination of Apple´s new Xserve and Platform LSF workload management software enables digital content creation, higher education, government and life sciences organizations to fully utilize all of their enterprise compute resources."

Apple, the Apple logo, Mac, Mac OS, Macintosh, FireWire, QuickTime , Xserve, Server Admin and Server Monitor are trademarks of Apple. Other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

iBib: skriver du en sammanfattning av det hela och publicerar som en nyhet i nyhetsforumet?

Rack ´n roll

http://www.apple.com/xserve/

//Mikael

  • Oregistrerad
  • 2002-05-14 20:24

Det är ju bra att Apple kommer med Rackservrar, MEN, rättigheterna i X-server är inte så bra som de borde vara.

Jag hoppades på att man skulle komma med en bättre mjukvara till servern då det gäller rättigheter. För har du en jäkla massa med användare och massor av behörighetsnivåer så är det lättare med andra lösningar.

Prismässigt, helt ok. Varken för dyrt eller för billig.

Ser det svåra i att bryta sig in och ersätta en NT-server som det ser ut idag. Det där lilla extra saknas dessvärre.

Apple går i rätt riktning, men jag har svårt att motivera för att vi på vårt företag skall ersätta NT med X-servers. Behörigheter och användarhanteringen är den svaga punkten.

Vi kommer troligtvis köpa in en för att utvärdera, får återkomma då man fått lite mer info ifrån Apple och vår ÅF...

Tror dock den kommer bli en storsäljare bland företag under 50 pers inom mediasektorn.

10.2 Server har nog det du efterfrågar..
har dock inte provat själv men hört precis det du efterfrågar..

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