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An_Old_Dog Silver badge

Re: What became of "lights out" DCs?

I read of one vhost company decades ago whose DC was made of plywood shelving holding pizza-box PCs, each of which had front-mounted reboot, power, and hot-swap drive cages (just one drive per PC). They had the security guard doing the drive swaps and PC power-cycles and reboots. Given the mentality of many security guards, I wondered how many hard drives were "replaced" upside-down, and how many wrong boxes were power-cycled.

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