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?


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."
"EDI is for anal retentives"

11:04 am  

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