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It's Not Magic, It's Work!

06 Oct 2006

Boom Like That...

Yesterday one of the Wintel servers threw a fit and stopped working at work. After some effort the Wintel guys got it running again. This morning it had died again. Ironically this server is one of the few that actually does more than one task, so Windows home directories, department shares and DHCP were knocked out.

After a few hours of panic they managed to bring the disks up in another identical (but functioning) chassis.

The problem with our server room is that over the year servers have been upgraded and densities increased and the air conditioning has not been upgraded to match. On a normal autumn day it is a balmy 30°C around the Wintel kit. Over time HP/Compaq Intel kit just can't hack it - our IBM Power kit is naturally cooler and better made and is quite happy.