I would add a hard disk or SSD to it to run.
And why not download the manuals from Dell? Those should answer a lot of questions.
What do you need a server for?
So. I have this PowerEdge 2850 motherboard from local seller, and I've decided to make it work again. I did me some reading and found out that server motherboards are more complicated to run and set up than anything else.
But that did not stop me...
I have ordered following components:
2x Xeon 3.4GHz single-core 32-bit (<- enough for my purposes)
GD419 700W PSU
And some DDR2 RAM, which I hope should be the easiest part to install...
Is there anything more that is REQUIRED for the server to run?
Just to make it clear, I don't have any case for it, nor any buttons, but I hope that I can connect a spare one to it's pins? Or does it have a "Dell Server-Specific Button"?
Also, it does not support graphics cards, which is fine, because it hould have a basic inbuilt GPU, so I don't have to buy one. Right? Or do I?
Turns out setting up a server without actualy buying a server is way more complicated than I thought...
Any advice? Can I install linux at it? Do I need some special extension cards or is the inbuilt I/O enough?