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  • Inergen release associated with acute hard drive failure rate. What effect causes the damage?

    From at least three incidents in different parts of the world over the last two years, it is clear that Inergen fire suppression release, whether event driven or maintenance misshap; causes some effect that kills hard drives. Who has done testing to determine what effect is at fault? The agent...

    EeektheMad35 pointsBadges:
  • What’s the typical life span of a Windows Server?

    How long would you suggest maintaining a single installation before you decide it's time to format/reinstall/update? My Windows Server 2003 Enterprise is at 4 years.

    TeachMeIT975 pointsBadges:
  • Another example of “shot gunning”

    Adding to the issue of "shot gunning, in that same 3011 maintenance actions on 10,000 servers over one year there were 54 instances where the engineer replaced 2 memory DIMMs, is he guessing or does he know both are bad? Is that even likely? Jim4522

    Jim4522820 pointsBadges:
  • Which of the following can a user reasonably do for himself

    There are clearly maintenance functions that require the skill of a vendor maintenance engineer to perform on servers but are the following within a users capability to carry out? Replacing a failed disk drive? Replacing the power supply? Replacing the Fan? Replacing Memory Dimm? Replace CPU?...

    Jim4522820 pointsBadges:
  • Two approaches to maintenancing servers

    When a server suffers a hardware failure there are two ways to respond. The traditional way is to have onsite maintenance which can be very expensive the other is to replace the failing server with a backup device. In a large server site backup seems the more economical approach but is often...

    Jim4522820 pointsBadges:
  • Periodically rebooting servers

    Should servers periodically be powered off and then be rebooted independent of any symptom of a problem? Jim4522

    Jim4522820 pointsBadges:
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