[rescue] advice on rescuing an e10k
aewing at gmail.com
Thu Oct 19 18:44:07 CDT 2006
A slightly different aspect of E10K rescue advice:
Whatever you do, for the sake of the non-profit effort, *MAKE ABSOLUTELY
CERTAIN* that the donor is also agreeing to transfer the E10K license keys
with the physical hardware. Without the keys you will be unable to create
the virtual NVRAM files and thus be unable to create any domains.
In other words, you'll be spending thousands to transport a large, loud,
power-hungry boat anchor/paperweight. :)
All domain configuration including NVRAM information is stored on the SSP
workstation(s) if a domain is already configured on the frame... but even if
they are donating you the SSP(s) too, there's never a guarantee that the
disks will survive the transport trip. Get the license keys (a very long
hexadecimal string) in writing from the donor, or be prepared to go back to
Sun, to the tune of tens of thousands of dollars the first time you need to
create/recreate a domain.
Hope that helps...
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