[rescue] self combusting Sun hardware
chris at yonderway.com
Wed Jun 26 07:24:30 CDT 2002
On Wed, 2002-06-26 at 02:17, Bjorn Ramqvist wrote:
> Now THAT would be something to see. :-)
See, yes, smell, NO!
The Sun SE that came out confided this was the second time in a year he
saw a workgroup server do that.
They went through the pain and expense of replacing every single
component save for the chassis. I suggested they should just take the
whole thing back, using the chassis as a bucket for scorched parts.
They wanted nothing of it.
A few months later one of the SCSI controllers fried itself. The next
SE that came out said that the previous SE didn't seat it properly and
its a wonder it worked at all. When he popped in a new controller, he
realized he unplugged all of the SCSI cables to give himself some room
but didn't make note of the order they were attached in (this was a
fully populated E450). Doh! Needless to say he couldn't get the
combination right so we ended up restoring a quarter TB from tape
The Netapp Filer that replaced the file serving functions of that box
performed admirably, and worked as promised by the salespeople (imagine
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