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'''Suntest''' is an old Sun Ultra 5.  It was most recently used as the serial/general console for Sun administration, but was replaced by a newer machine, [[shakuru]].  It has been retired from the CSL and is now sitting in someone's house.
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'''Suntest''' is an old Sun Ultra 5.  It was most recently used as the serial/general console for Sun administration, but was replaced by a newer machine, [[shakuru]].  It has been retired from the CSL and is now sitting in someone's house, and is listed here for historical purposes.
  
 
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     nic = 1x Sun HME (Happy Meal Ethernet) 10/100<br />
 
     nic = 1x Sun HME (Happy Meal Ethernet) 10/100<br />
 
1x RealTek 8139 10/100 |
 
1x RealTek 8139 10/100 |
     hds = 40GB IDE |
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     hds = 20GB IDE |
 
     os = Sun Solaris 10 1/06
 
     os = Sun Solaris 10 1/06
 
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TODO: wyang is not done with this article. please let me finish it.
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==History==
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Suntest has been in and out of the machine room, the first workstation area, the flat panel area, and the classroom area.
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*2005: Freshman Lackeys' (class of '08) workstation.  Ran Debian GNU/Linux Sarge.
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*2005/6-2005/9: Sun admin/serial console.
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*2005/9-2005/10: Brief restoration to Freshman (now sophomore) Lackeys.  Ran Sun Solaris 10.
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*2005/10-2006/2: Sun admin/serial console.
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*2006/2-present: Retired.
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==Issues==
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*Because Suntest only had 128MB of RAM, it ran anything other than a console extremely slowly.  However, it was not dependent on AFS, so it was used as a fallback station during the many times in 2005 that AFS failed.
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==Notes==
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*Suntest originally had a 4.3GB hard drive, which was replaced since it was suspected of beginning to fail, although it could have been throwing errors due to the numerous "hardware fix button" (Jack Breese) usages.

Revision as of 08:03, 21 March 2006

Suntest is an old Sun Ultra 5. It was most recently used as the serial/general console for Sun administration, but was replaced by a newer machine, shakuru. It has been retired from the CSL and is now sitting in someone's house, and is listed here for historical purposes.

Technical Specifications

Server Type Hardware type::
CPU 270MHz UltraSPARC-IIi
RAM 128MiB
Hard Disks 20GB IDE
OS Sun Solaris 10 1/06
Purchase Date

History

Suntest has been in and out of the machine room, the first workstation area, the flat panel area, and the classroom area.

  • 2005: Freshman Lackeys' (class of '08) workstation. Ran Debian GNU/Linux Sarge.
  • 2005/6-2005/9: Sun admin/serial console.
  • 2005/9-2005/10: Brief restoration to Freshman (now sophomore) Lackeys. Ran Sun Solaris 10.
  • 2005/10-2006/2: Sun admin/serial console.
  • 2006/2-present: Retired.

Issues

  • Because Suntest only had 128MB of RAM, it ran anything other than a console extremely slowly. However, it was not dependent on AFS, so it was used as a fallback station during the many times in 2005 that AFS failed.

Notes

  • Suntest originally had a 4.3GB hard drive, which was replaced since it was suspected of beginning to fail, although it could have been throwing errors due to the numerous "hardware fix button" (Jack Breese) usages.