I have a spare Dell Poweredge 2800 server that had a couple of drives crash and has been inactive. I decided to bring it to life as an Asterisk server - experimenting with Asterisk and Linux. We have very little Linux experience.
Installation went smooth with a basic CentOS disk and PBX-In-A-Flash. Asterisk is running great as a little PBX.
But the system is running really loud - which makes me think the drivers that got installed are not ideal - at least for monitoring fans, power etc.
I don't think running Asterisk in our environment will tax the drives, CPU and memory of this system - but I was thinking - what key parts of a server are worth chasing drivers for?