Front panel switches - what did they do?

Sean Caron scaron at
Tue May 24 16:43:04 CDT 2016

On Tue, 24 May 2016, Swift Griggs wrote:

> It probably still impressed the suits when they walked the data center.
> I've done data center tours with row after row of HP or Dell x86 servers
> and it's not much to look at.
> -Swift

It's true, modern computers are pretty dull to look at, but you can still 
find some stunning views in the data center from time to time.

A fair bit of what I manage is storage and I have several rows laid out 
such that there is basically nothing but racks of JBOD disk down all one 
side, or even both sides of an entire row. When my end users make the 
equipment sing, it's fun to switch off the lights on the floor and watch 
it dance.

All the JBODs could be used as a crude dot matrix to spell out a phrase. I 
need to write a little script for that ... ;)



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