time sink 42

Sven Olaf Kamphuis sven at cb3rob.net
Thu Feb 16 22:27:43 UTC 2012

manufacturers printing the mac address of eth0 and the bmc on the back of 
the case somewhere at the factory would be appreciated too.

preferably with a barcode as well.

the mac addresses is usually nowhere to be found on servers.

the things should just ship with the bmc set to dhcp, a barcode readable 
label with the mac addresses, serial console enabled at 9600n81 with 
portsharing with the bmc SOL, and pxe and wol enabled --

who do these manufacturers think they're selling to anyway, people that 
buy just one unit and have all day to install it or what?


Sven Olaf Kamphuis,
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On Thu, 16 Feb 2012, Chris Adams wrote:

> Once upon a time, Bryan Irvine <sparctacus at gmail.com> said:
>> 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.  :-)
> Not just faceplates; we got a couple of racks of used Dell servers and
> were rolling through testing them when we discovered a couple where the
> Dell tag on the lid didn't match the firmware.  The tag on the back did;
> at some point, somebody had switched lids on the cases!
> -- 
> Chris Adams <cmadams at hiwaay.net>
> Systems and Network Administrator - HiWAAY Internet Services
> I don't speak for anybody but myself - that's enough trouble.

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