time sink 42

Bryan Irvine sparctacus at gmail.com
Thu Feb 16 21:51:15 UTC 2012

On Thu, Feb 16, 2012 at 1:30 PM, Ricky Beam <jfbeam at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, 16 Feb 2012 16:18:42 -0500, Mike Lyon <mike.lyon at gmail.com> wrote:
>> If they are Dell servers, you could always name each host in their BIOS so
>> it shows up on the display of the host.
> I did that with a batch of sun v20z's... when they got to the colo, no one
> knew which was which until they're powered and the service processor is
> fully booted. (a process that takes several minutes) By then, they've been
> racked in the wrong racks and in the wrong order. :-(  Of course, I've done
> that to myself as well... pull a stack of machines and forget what order
> they were in :-)

And watch for the removable faceplates.  We've been bitten before
after a server move by rebooting a server that had the correct label
but the wrong faceplate.  Now we label the faceplate as well as
underneath of it too.  :-)


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