Migrating DNS servers, need advice on hardware

Pedro Alvarez Espinoza raindoctor at gmail.com
Sat Sep 19 19:02:55 UTC 2009

You need to consider three components for memory: OS + other services; the
zone files you load + cache you want.

On Fri, Sep 18, 2009 at 6:43 PM, Kaya Saman <SamanKaya at netscape.net> wrote:

> Hi,
> currently I have 2 Solaris 9 boxes in my home based data center running as
> primary and secondary dns servers; they are Sun Netra T105's with 440MHz
> SPARC prcossors and 320MB of RAM.
> http://www.optiplex-networks.com/lab/lab.html
> Basically as I am going to be moving abroad since I have finished my
> studies now and am about to get a job I will need to replace them in my new
> residence and was just wondering if anyone had any idea of the hardware
> specs I would need.
> As in should I be going for a single socket or dual socket server and how
> much memory would I need.... also if I should virtualize the systems at all?
> - Basically get one dual socket quad core system then run something like Sun
> xVM or Citrix Xen on it and then have an instance of Primary and Secondary
> or just use Solaris Zones as I will be whacking OpenSolaris most likely onto
> them anyway....
> I am quite confident that 1-2GB of memory should be sufficient to handle
> the OS and multiple lookups as I'm planning on tying 3 sites together with
> them plus using them as main servers for my domain also.
> I mean an idea of hardware was to get 1 or 2 Sun Fire X2250s solely for DNS
> then run the Named service in a Small-Zone which I feel is equivalent to
> running them chrooted on a linux system....?? Which I used to run bind on
> Debian Etch chrooted before the Netra's came along and I started learning
> Solaris!
> What can anyone recommend???
> Many thanks for any responses :-)
> Kaya
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