Go ahead, pop the cover on a POWER 7 box. Drop the power, immediately.
(not all models but a very high percentage of them)
Go ahead, pop the cover on a peripheral box. Heat it up to melt point.
I'm sure the boss would love to pay IBM to replace all the really
expensive stuff because you were routing around "looking" at stuff.
Pete's comment about NON-production systems needs to be taken very
seriously. One of my customers popped a Fibre card in to an 0595 (POWER
5 box) right next to a LVD tape controller and Ethernet card. Next
thing you know the IOP is failing. Pull the fibre card, all is well.
That would not have happened if the customer had planned that out in the
System Planning Tool, and asked questions. Meanwhile yellow lights,
upset users, and a really cheesed off Director. (the wisdom of the
Ethernet card next to the tape controller is a question for one of my
competitors design guy)
Asking questions, seeking knowledge, experimenting on a test system
designed and built to be a test system, a good thing, but looking even
without touching can be dangerous.
Chief Technical Architect
Agile Technology Architects
On 10/3/2013 9:03 AM, Don wrote:
popping the covers
(VERY CAREFULLY!), looking, sniffing and asking dumb questions that opens
the doors to knowledge...