Yesterday I went to Evoswitch to find out why my other server was not reachable anymore. I tried to send a ACPI reboot signal from remote but the server didn't respond to it. I had that moment again that I could smash my head to my desk.
I have the following servers:
Dell R210 from 2010
Dell R310 from 2013
When I installed the R310, I migrated completely from the R210. I also switched the IP address because of my mail server reputation. It's hard to build one up so it would be a waste not to use my old IP. So the R310 is configured as Server001 and the R210 is running as Server 002. I thought I was done but forgot 1 thing....THE POWER CABLES!.
If I send a reboot/shutdown signal from remote to Server 002(R210), the R310 was shutting down! FUCK!
Replacing the R210
I replaced my R210 with a R410 which I acquired from work with the following specs.
2x Intel Xeon E5640
12GB DDR 3 Ram
2x 500 GB
Dell PERC H700
2x Western Digital RE 500GB
I installed Fedora 25 with Docker to try some cool things out with Docker. It's cooler to run it on your own colocated server than in a VirtualBox on your workstation :D.
The nice thing about Fedora is that it runs on the newest packages so I don't have to mess around with 3rd party respo's which were required on CentOS. Running on bleeding edge release can have it's benefits or can even turn out very badly. But you can tell the same about the dependency hell you get by using 3rd party repositories.
The shared rack
Like you see it's a fucking mess. No not my hair, but the servers I'm talking about the servers hanging on 2 screws without rack rails. I mean this server could "crash" literally from the rack down.
You come to see things like Sitecom consumer switches connected to some PowerEdge/HP servers
It's running good now. Let's try the cool stuff now. Running on 16 cores baby!