[rescue] Anyone interested in a Sun E3000?

velociraptor velociraptor at gmail.com
Wed Nov 29 14:07:53 CST 2006

On 11/29/06, Ethan O'Toole <ethan at 757tech.net> wrote:
> > I thought E450s were "capable" of being installed one over one, for two units in a rack, assuming, of course, you have the requisite "superhuman" strength to lift the E450 up 4 feet off the ground...
> There are shelf kits to mount E450s in racks. You could prob fit 3 in a
> rack.
> My most horrible Sun memory was not putting V880 in rack, but was SunFire
> 4800 ... two in rack, the top one... Take the CPU cards out, it gets a
> whole lot lighter in weight.

This is what a rack forklift is for...I totally miss that nicety of
working in $large_company data centers.

Putting a NetApp 740 head in the top of a 7' DC rack without the
forklift by myself is my crowning "bored and doing dumb stuff to
consume time" SA trick.  The process definitely gave me ideas about
how they (didn't) raise those pyramid blocks.

I lust after the V880 what with it's easy opening sides and slide out
rack drawer.  Very nice and ever so much easier to work on than those
like the 6K series with the cpu/memory boards.


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