Friday, December 2

Working On The Old Servers

Well I've just spent the last 2 days setting up some rather old servers (3 of them),they are so old they have MCA cards in them. I had to hunt down some 10/100 Ethernet cards that would fit. But they are all up and happily humming away, all sweet like they are the latest cutting edge technology. One of the boxes I know is at least 11 years old as its last Firmware update was 1994. So can you tell what they are?

12 Comments:

Anonymous Ed said...

IBM something or others I'd guess.

12:50 pm  
Blogger Psycho Cannon said...

I thought pc's that old were declared fire hazzards and destroyed :D

2:18 pm  
Blogger Psycho Cannon said...

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2:19 pm  
Blogger Psycho Cannon said...

Is that a 5 1/4 floppy drive I see?
Doesn't look right to be an 8".
Dang I can't make it out in that pic.

2:22 pm  
Blogger SafeTinspector said...

With an MCA card in them they've got to be IBM clunkers.
Probably 486's, at that.

I didn't realize there were 10/100 MCA cards!

11:54 pm  
Blogger SafeTinspector said...

Hey, are they running AIX?

Oh, and do you have to park their heads?

12:23 am  
Blogger Dan said...

Yes.. IBM..

No fires.. people still use them so we have to do DR's for them.

It's just your bog standard 3 1/2" floppy ;-)

All I know is they are 1 UniProc and 4x112mz and 6x112mhz RISC boxes and they run AIX.. Ones running 4.1.5, no parking required.

1:12 am  
Blogger SafeTinspector said...

Better AIX than OS400, that's what Grampa always said.

12:18 pm  
Blogger Dan said...

Really???? what other bizzare things did Grampa say?

12:21 pm  
Anonymous Ed said...

No blog for over a week:(

1:08 pm  
Blogger Dan said...

Something will be arriving today.

1:21 pm  
Blogger SafeTinspector said...

He also said, "You can never trust the French with a low-level operating system."
and
"EDI is for anal retentives"

11:04 am  

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