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Eric at work

2001-05-04 17:32:39+00 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

Mike got a picture of Eric at work; I thought those big fancy expensive rack mount ball-bearing slide cases were supposed to make life easier[Wiki].

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#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:31:38+00 by: ebradway

Considering what I was doing, the rackmount case was much easier to deal with. I was swapping out the RAM (replacing two 128MB DIMMs with four 512MB DIMMs). The DIMM slots are on the bottom side of what gernerally would be construed the motherboard. I was able to walk over to the cabinet, open the door, slide out the server, take the panels off, switch out the RAM, put it all back together, and fire it back up all within minutes. And without having to disturbed the second HP6000 server and other half-dozen production servers that live in the same cabinet.

That box is now live - running Sybase ASE on my favorite layered installation of Linux: Red Hat 6.2 + Bastille + 2.4.2 Kernel. It has 36GB of RAID5 disk space and now has 3GB of RAM with six 550Mhz Xeon CPUs. I put it into production last night.


#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:31:39+00 by: dhartung

Yikes. I don't know about you, but I wouldn't put anything valuable underneath one of those. Like my head.

I once saw one of those kind of droop and fall as the railing encountered metal fatigue. Well, OK, it was kind of left that way, and it had drooped by the next morning.

Then again, maybe it was just a badly-installed mounting.