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From: Sven Olaf Kamphuis <sven () cb3rob net>
Date: Thu, 16 Feb 2012 22:11:00 +0000 (UTC)

you actually can do that from linux, integrate it into your installer/imaging code and you're set ;)

just that dell seems to be the only one who has given this some thought ;)

but hey, you can just buy usb "photoframe" keychains, put the service-id number in a jpeg image, store it on there, and keep one in a usb port on each server ;)

they're dirt cheap.

On Thu, 16 Feb 2012, Mike Lyon wrote:

If they are Dell servers, you could always name each host in their BIOS so
it shows up on the display of the host.


On Thu, Feb 16, 2012 at 1:15 PM, Leo Bicknell <bicknell () ufp org> wrote:

In a message written on Thu, Feb 16, 2012 at 01:08:46PM -0800, Randy Bush
ok, this is horribly pragmatic, but it's real.  yesterday i was in the
westin playing rack and stack for five hours.  an horrifyingly large
amount of my time was spent trying to peel apart labels made on my
portable brother label tape maker, yes peeling the backing from a little
label so remote hands could easily confirm a server they were going to

The Brother I have that takes "M" tape has the problem you describe,
it's nearly impossible to get the backing to separate from the label.

I have another Brother that takes "TZ" tape, the backing of the tape of
slit down the middle lengthwise.  Gently curling the tape by squeezing
it causes the middle to pop open, easy to grab.

You can guess which one sits on the shelf, and which one gets used a

The TZ tape unit I use is a P-Touch 1100QL, I don't think it's made
anymore but there are several similar curent models.

      Leo Bicknell - bicknell () ufp org - CCIE 3440
       PGP keys at http://www.ufp.org/~bicknell/

Mike Lyon
mike.lyon () gmail com


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