And you thought the fan was bad...

Date April 16, 2009

The other day, I posted some photos of a fan hanging from the rafters. Those pictures have nothing on these: Parks Hall Server Room Fire. This happened in July of 2002 and was apparently caused by an electrical problem in one of the old servers. Here is a news article on it. I just don't […]

HOWTO: RedHat Cluster Suite

Date April 13, 2009

Alright, here it is, my writeup on RHCS. Before I continue, I need to remind you that, as I mentioned before, I had to pull the plug on it. I never got it working reliably so that a failure wouldn't bring down the entire cluster, and from the comments in that thread, I'm not alone. […]

How NOT to cool your server room

Date April 9, 2009

This is a great anonymous set of pictures from someone who was working in an old machine room and was amused and horrified by what they found: Yes, that is a box fan zip tied to a cable ladder, hanging under a cooling duct. Fail.