Tomorrow I’ll be doing some server and rack work. I’ll be moving one system into a new chassis, combining two desktops into the old chassis, and putting both chassis back into the rack. There are a bunch of steps here and I want to write them down so they all get done.
These steps were completed last night:
- Remove tape01 and tape02 from the rack.
- Remove the shelf from the rack which held tape01 & tape02.
For references, these photos might help.
These are the upcoming steps.
Move slocum into the new chassis
- Unpack the new chassis, which contains a M/B, two CPUs, and RAM, but no storage
- Install SAS 2308 card into the chassis
- Remove slocum from the rack
- Move the fiber card from slocum into the new chassis
- Move drives from slocum into the chassis
- Make sure this system boots
- Rack the new chassis, which is now called slocum
Combine tape01 and tape02 into the old chassis
- Swap the M/B between tape02 and the old slocum chassis
- Move the drives from tape02 into the old chassis
- Move the SCSI card from tape01 into the old chassis
- Fire up the old chassis and see if it works
- Replace the existing & broken rails for and install the new ones
- Rack the old chassis, now known as tape01
- tape02 no longer exists
Keep one, sell the other
The two desktop cases, previously known as tape01 and tape02, are no longer used in the rack. I plan to sell one and keep the other as a testbed. It might be easier to sell the old slocum M/B as it’s a higher spec.