How cool is this …

Customers machine went down. They have a spare (buy them in pairs). Needed us to look at it.

Set their unit up to boot from a virtual CD over the IPMI port. ?Pointed that virtual CD at a bootserver we had built in a VM. Poked some holes in the firewall.

And voila. The machine about 1400 miles away is up and booted, using the bootserver, and we are looking into the failure (looks to be temperature related … go figure)

Yeah, it was a little slow, but thats fine for the moment.

We’ve been thinking about upping our network speed (about 5x upload and 3x download). Might just do it now.

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