I'm in the process of developing procedures for my company of what would happen if the primary server went offline or something like that. We have a server running right now live, but if it were to go offline I'm not sure what our expected down time would be or exactly how we'd go about getting it back up. I'm working on determining the RAID configuration/setup here: Show hard drive setup in linux
All I know about the server is that it is a
HP Proliant DL580 with
8x Intel(R) Xeon(TM) MP CPU 3.00GHz (32 bit) and
16 GB of RAM.
With that many processors, is 1 power supply enough? There are currently 2 power supplies connected to the machine, if it requires 2 then I don't have any power backup if 1 were to fail, but if it likely only requires 1 then I should be good to go if 1 were to fail.
I'm using JungleDisk to backup the server configuration. Ideally I'd like to be able to take a 2nd server and just plug it into the data center and be good to go. The second server we have now is not nearly as powerful as the one we're running live, but it would get the job done.
What would you guys suggest I do here?