time sink 42

Sven Olaf Kamphuis sven at cb3rob.net
Thu Feb 16 22:11:00 UTC 2012

you actually can do that from linux, integrate it into your 
installer/imaging code and you're set ;)

just that dell seems to be the only one who has given this some thought ;)

but hey, you can just buy usb "photoframe" keychains, put the service-id 
number in a jpeg image, store it on there, and keep one in a usb port 
on each server ;)

they're dirt cheap.

On Thu, 16 Feb 2012, Mike Lyon 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.
> -Mike
> On Thu, Feb 16, 2012 at 1:15 PM, Leo Bicknell <bicknell at ufp.org> wrote:
>> In a message written on Thu, Feb 16, 2012 at 01:08:46PM -0800, Randy Bush
>> wrote:
>>> ok, this is horribly pragmatic, but it's real.  yesterday i was in the
>>> westin playing rack and stack for five hours.  an horrifyingly large
>>> amount of my time was spent trying to peel apart labels made on my
>>> portable brother label tape maker, yes peeling the backing from a little
>>> label so remote hands could easily confirm a server they were going to
>>> attack.
>> The Brother I have that takes "M" tape has the problem you describe,
>> it's nearly impossible to get the backing to separate from the label.
>> I have another Brother that takes "TZ" tape, the backing of the tape of
>> slit down the middle lengthwise.  Gently curling the tape by squeezing
>> it causes the middle to pop open, easy to grab.
>> You can guess which one sits on the shelf, and which one gets used a
>> lot.
>> The TZ tape unit I use is a P-Touch 1100QL, I don't think it's made
>> anymore but there are several similar curent models.
>> --
>>       Leo Bicknell - bicknell at ufp.org - CCIE 3440
>>        PGP keys at http://www.ufp.org/~bicknell/
> -- 
> Mike Lyon
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