Probably fully extended and locked them... and couldn't figure out how to unlock them. Lol.
Say thats a nice rack!Downsized my full height rack to 24U rack and bought some server goods with it. Filling in the non production stuff.
2x R410 with E5506, 16GB ECC REG, 4x 1TB 3.5"
1x R710 with 2x E5620, 144GB ECC REG, 1x 73GB 2.5"
2x Dell 1kW UPS
None of those will actually see 24/7 use, lab and lanparty servers.
No thought necessary. Trust me, there are many MANY businesses that already exist doing exactly this all over the country and around the world.You would think this would be a big business opportunity. An organization could pick up a load of hardware like that, sort it, eBay it, and then give a percentage back to the company that gave them the equipment. Though that may mess up their books since I imagine all that equipment is fully depreciated.
No doubt. I wouldn't be surprised if a big percentage still ends up overseas and certain hardware - old PCs, printers, monitors, etc. - typically has almost no resale value so in many if not all cases never makes it on to the resale/liquidation market.^^ Reality check, if no one buys it, it ends up on a ship to a 3rd world country and dumped and the country paid for disposing of it, which in turn it ends up next to a river or farm.
Servers, switches, routers, firewalls, etc. probably has more long-range value to the marketplace but surely not all of it sells.
Frontline did a good story on the digital dumping grounds in Ghana. They're vast and highly, highly toxic.
In any case I should have indicated that while nearly all corporations in the West legally dispose of IT hardware that doesn't necessarily mean a big chunk of it won't end up in a steaming, toxic pile somewhere.
Asterisk server went offline at 0310.. and filled my home server room full of smoke.. the wife was NOT happy...
the actual Sata back-plane shorted out. after 271 days online.. Great Chinese quality..
Thank you Microcenter!
time to remove soot from server case with rubbing alcohol and a tooth
Looks good to me. He has voip from the cable company I take it?
I see a D-Link DWL-2100AP. I still have two of those little beauties sitting in storage; I really need to put them to use...
Does he need that much wifi coverage in the basement? Now that the house is wired you can move them upstairs.
The site was a little difficult to get to. I don't get many work orders that list "4WD Truck" under the required tools section.
Story of my life. I work for a WISP. They'll build towers anywhere.
I work in the NOC, But I'd say I'm asked to go pull someone out a few times a month. Only one of two employees with a 4WD truck.
Oh yeah, I also work for/am a/it's complicated a WISP.