[Beowulf] Re: recommendation on crash cart for a cluster room:fullcluster KVM is not an option I suppose?

Buccaneer for Hire. buccaneer at rocketmail.com
Fri Oct 9 13:50:46 EDT 2009


The first thing they ask for, when you call the vendor, is for an asset tag or serial number. We keep it in the DB so I can always verify it. It is even better when the vendor makes is easier to get it through dmidecode.





--- On Fri, 10/9/09, Rahul Nabar <rpnabar at gmail.com> wrote:

> From: Rahul Nabar <rpnabar at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [Beowulf] Re: recommendation on crash cart for a cluster  room:fullcluster KVM is not an option I suppose?
> To: "Buccaneer for Hire." <buccaneer at rocketmail.com>
> Cc: "Beowulf Mailing List" <beowulf at beowulf.org>, "Mark Hahn" <hahn at mcmaster.ca>
> Date: Friday, October 9, 2009, 9:47 AM
> On Fri, Oct 9, 2009 at 7:07 AM,
> Buccaneer for Hire.
> <buccaneer at rocketmail.com>
> wrote:
> > We have also never had an issue with a vendor getting
> this information to us.  They have to capture it anyway. In
> fact, we send then a spreadsheet with hostname and they fill
> in the rest of the information. We get the spreadsheet, I
> run a script for the that vendor and the DB is populated-a
> second.  After that, as the nodes are placed in the rack
> and connected, when power is applied it starts to install!!!
>  On paper. :)
> >
> 
> That's a simple but efficient idea! Why did I not think of
> sending my
> vendor a spreadsheet before! :)
> 
> Maybe I ought to automate service-tag collection as well!
> 
> --
> Rahul
> 


      

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