[SunHELP] Moving the Server

David Strom dstrom at ciesin.columbia.edu
Mon Nov 28 11:14:04 CST 2005

> Date: Fri, 18 Nov 2005 16:38:20 -0500
> From: Dave K <davek08054 at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [SunHELP] Moving the Server.
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> On 11/18/05, aalinaser at cox.net <aalinaser at cox.net> wrote:
>>I happen to have two identical V240 servers. My question is, if something
> goes wrong with one, but the hard drive is intact. Can I put  the hard drive
> in the other one and be able to boot.
>>I am aware that there are other methods as well which may require additional
> software and hardware to do clustering and etc. But I am simply seeking the
> answer to above question, whether is it doable.
> It should boot just fine, but there are other issues to think about.
> Two come to mind right away:
> You need to be prepared to deal with anything that cares about hostid
> and MAC (Ethernet) addresses.

   The hostid, and iirc, the "system" MAC (Ethernet) address, are on the
    personality card of the V240, you can swap the cards, and then these
    issues would not be a problem in the 2nd V240.

> If you've done anything any disk mirroring or such you'll either need
> to move all the disks or be prepared to deal with the metadb recovery.
> --
> Dave K
> Unix Systems & Network Administrator
> Mount Laurel NJ

David Strom

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