[Rack] Stallion

Jonathan Lassoff jof at thejof.com
Wed Aug 18 18:39:05 UTC 2010

I'll be at noisebridge tonight, so if this is still there I'll take care of it.


On Wed, Aug 18, 2010 at 12:34 AM, Dr. Jesus <j at hug.gs> wrote:
> Stallion's motherboard decided that it doesn't want to come up by
> itself when power is reapplied anymore.  I replaced it with another
> dual xeon box from the shelves and did the usual PC voodoo rituals to
> get it to come up and be stable.
> It's currently duplicating the old stallion drive onto its internal
> disk array.  I had to leave to catch the last BART just now so I
> tagged it and left it duplicating on the EE bench table.
> I'm going to be in Santa Clara all day tomorrow, so if someone wants
> to move the machine here's what needs to be done:
>  - Remove power from the SATA disk and put the power adapter aside
> (it's Miloh's.)
>  - Unplug the SATA disk and remove the SATA cable.  Place that cable
> and the one on the table in the SATA cable bin from the hack shelves.
>  - Remove the SCSI RAID card from the motherboard.
>  - Plug the SCSI RAID card into the card cage.
>  - Taking care to route the SCSI cable so it doesn't kink too much,
> plug the card cage into the motherboard.
>  - Remove the masking tape tag from the chassis.
>  - Put the lid on the chassis.
>  - Using the keyboard and monitor there, boot the machine and verify
> that the OS comes up correctly.  If not, you need to troubleshoot it.
> If you can't, find someone who can or get a hold of me.
>  - If the OS does come up correctly, install power supply #2 (on the
> table) into the bay on the back of the chassis.
>  - Move the chassis into the server room and plug it into the wall.
>  - Unplug old stallion's ethernet cables and plug them into the back
> of the new chassis.  If you can, match the cables to the appropriate
> interfaces (ethtool might come in handy here.)
>  - Move the serial cables from old stallion to new stallion.
>  - Label new stallion.
> You're done!
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