[rescue] WOT: Ebay changes to IBM from Sun E10K servers?

Jona Sperty myhpreseller at yahoo.com
Tue Jul 8 16:25:46 CDT 2003

I am only speaking from a larger perspective-if you have one or two or even 100 sun systems it is hard to compare the failure frequencies to other OEM products. There is a reason that the REALLY important stuff that can't ever go down is run on RS/6000 hardware or a couple other OEM's stuff.
That patch install scenario is very old-school!  With domains, HA clusters, and processors with "fences" that situation is not really true anymore.

"Jonathan C. Patschke" <jp at celestrion.net> wrote:
On Tue, 8 Jul 2003, Jona Sperty wrote:

> It is my personal opinion that when you want your computer to work
> all the time you should not buy a sun box!


# uptime
2:45pm up 148 day(s), 7:22, 3 users, load average: 0.09, 0.07, 0.08
# prtconf | head -5
System Configuration: Sun Microsystems sun4u
Memory size: 1024 Megabytes
System Peripherals (Software Nodes):


Yes, -=certain=- CPU modules suffer from severe e-cache problems, but
the vast majority of Sun systems (SPARCstation 1 through Exx00 systems)
are rock-solid. Contrast this with our IBM p660 systems with the
exploding power supplies.

Yeah, 148-days of uptime isn't impressive, but you have to install
patches -sometime-.

Jonathan Patschke ) "Leave your lawsuits at home. I have guns."
Elgin, TX ( --"Kountry" Mike Lundgren

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