Customer spends half a million on servers, storage and network. Documentation is not available in PDF, or if it is it is 1000 PDF files. Rackmount screws aren’t magentic, and they send EXACTLY the number you need. Screws are in 10 different sizes so if you lose one in the rack while trying to get the system mounted you are screwed (no pun intended). The screws are trash, strip easily which is a problem if you are trying to rearrange a rack at a customer’s request. Heavy systems tend to put extra pressure on the screws making them harder to remove. If you strip one of them trying to remove things you have no spares. Half a million dollars on servers and they can’t use decent screws or send a few extras. Usually I say things like this are a sign of poor engineering.
And now they have added their own annoying version of clippy to their website.
On the plus side, the systems look fantastic. Feel really solid and well made. Finishing up the cabling now and will configure the switches tomorrow – One CE7850 with 40G QSFP+ portts, and two S5700 with 10GE ports. Hopefully finish up the storage systems on Tuesday – Five Huawei Oceanstor 9000 with thirty-six 4TB SAS and four 800GB NVME. Ten 4U X6800 chasis with Eighty H620 nodes per chasis – Dual E5-2683v4 (16-core), 128GB RAM, dual 10GE, single 2TB SATA drive per node.
Apparently I lean a little when taking photos. I will follow up with more details on this installation later.