Sun server migration

The people of eBay kindly provided me with a Sun 900 38u rack cabinet for much, much cheapness. They also chucked in a wopping v890, a couple of Storedge 3300’s and something 2u-sized and servery that I’ve not yet managed to identify or attempt to power on.

Seeing a Sun cabinet being towed across the countryside by a mad man in a Landrover Defender is not a regular occurence, so I thought I’d share pics of the process…

It was delivered on a pallet, which was collapsing under the incredible weight of all the steel inside the cabinet; it must weigh about the same as a small car:

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The Landy won the tug of war, but only just…

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I had to partially dismantle the thing:

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but it was soon restocked with some new additions when it was safely indoors – my old Cobalt 550 server and a SunBlade 100 I had sitting around.

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I’ve not had a chance to fire up the v890 yet, need to speak to eBay about some disks first, but I did power on the Sun Microsytems light on the top – my wife now refers to it as “that geeky vending machine thingy”…

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