What are the shipping dimensions and weight on these new servers?
Maybe try replacing the PSU and the default fans with quieter ones? I'm going to try that first (like OP suggested) and see what happens, I really don't want this to become another project :)
My server was supposed to be delivered today but there was a UPS screwup which I will have to resolve with Tamsolutions tomorrow. Anyway, a stupid question about hotswap drives, the reason we're buying these servers -
- I'm assuming the drive failure/status led's are going to work
- what happens when a drive fails? Ideally I'd like to get an email warning and see the error via IPMI/Remote manager. But I'm guessing this depends on the OS/software as well? I will be using Windows (Server or 8) with FlexRaid.
Part of my address was left off the label so UPS didn't deliver, and they won't let me correct it (a change counts as a new address and isn't free). I'm hoping they'll let the shipper do it.