[rescue] advice on rescuing an e10k

Andrew Gaylard ag at computer.org
Fri Oct 20 03:24:15 CDT 2006

On 10/20/06, Ahmed Ewing <aewing at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.

Does this apply to the E6800 too?

I've been offered one for free, but again, the costs of transportation are

If it makes any difference, I'd prefer to go with Linux on it instead of


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