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Re: time sink 42
From: Sven Olaf Kamphuis <sven () cb3rob net>
Date: Thu, 16 Feb 2012 22:27:43 +0000 (UTC)

manufacturers printing the mac address of eth0 and the bmc on the back of the case somewhere at the factory would be appreciated too.

preferably with a barcode as well.

the mac addresses is usually nowhere to be found on servers.

the things should just ship with the bmc set to dhcp, a barcode readable label with the mac addresses, serial console enabled at 9600n81 with portsharing with the bmc SOL, and pxe and wol enabled --

who do these manufacturers think they're selling to anyway, people that buy just one unit and have all day to install it or what?


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On Thu, 16 Feb 2012, Chris Adams wrote:

Once upon a time, Bryan Irvine <sparctacus () gmail com> said:
And watch for the removable faceplates.  We've been bitten before
after a server move by rebooting a server that had the correct label
but the wrong faceplate.  Now we label the faceplate as well as
underneath of it too.  :-)

Not just faceplates; we got a couple of racks of used Dell servers and
were rolling through testing them when we discovered a couple where the
Dell tag on the lid didn't match the firmware.  The tag on the back did;
at some point, somebody had switched lids on the cases!
Chris Adams <cmadams () hiwaay net>
Systems and Network Administrator - HiWAAY Internet Services
I don't speak for anybody but myself - that's enough trouble.

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