Does anyone have a SGI Onyx 10000 RealityEngine2?
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Tue Sep 25 10:50:50 CDT 2007
Saturday, September 22, 2007, 5:37:21 PM, you wrote:
>> My experience has been the opposite, actually. Every single server move
>> I've done where we opted to leave things in the rack has had something
>> shake loose or, rarely, outright break. I've had to replace motherboard
>> because some trace got severed somewhere. So my personal opinion is to
>> derack the entire thing if you can.
> Should I attempt this, could you give me an idea of what is involved?
If you're really trying to move it without enough people to help or a
decent truck with a lift I'd also try to remove as much weight as is
possible. Try removing front/back/side doors, powersupplies and
I'd also take out the boards of the system and move them in a separate
box (well secured of course). Getting the system back together again
shouldn't be too difficult, it's actually pretty well documented.
Other good news is that it has decent wheels of it's own. So as long
as you have a flat surface you can just roll it around.
> Do the cardcage modules come out from the rack with anything resembling
I don't think so. As far as I recall it is not built like a simple 19"
frame with a cardcage bolted into it.
Even if it were, the main system module would probably be way too
heavy. It should include cardcage #1 and #2 (back to back, separated
by a midplane) which both can take "9U VME sized cards". Maybe the
drive assembly is also part of it as well as the upper end containing
the top blowers.
It's been a while since I've seen an Onyx rack. Back then it was 1-way
disassembly anyway, so I didn't make mental notes of how the rack
itself could be moved.
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