And I’ve found a home for it. It’s cool year-round and the noise won’t bother me.
I’ve got AC Power x2 on a dedicated 15A circuit and 100baseTX Ethernet x2. All that’s missing is the serial console cable.
The Hot Zombie Girlfriend now sits next to the Cubes IT dept. that Chad got me last year.
Since these machines were designed to be high-volume transactional engines, storage was not a priority. Hence, only two hot-swap HDD slots.
It’s still missing the dark gray bezel that goes around the DVD-ROM drive but I have no clue where to find one of those. And, yes, it’s missing the green POWER-ON LED from the right-hand side. And the rackmount brackets are bent to hell but I don’t intend to use them anyway. 🙂
UPDATE: It’s not really missing the power-on LED – it’s just pushed out of its mounting and wayyy far into the chassis. If I ever open the top panel, I’ll fish it out. For now, I’ll leave it.
IT’S ALIVE!!! And it sounds hungry. No kidding – the volume of air this thing moves is incredible. I powered it up and papers and crap went flying all around my room. Thankfully, it can live in the closet where the noise won’t bother me. Here’s the first communications from HomelyGosling:
It can’t open the boot device because there’s no OS on the hard drives and I haven’t burned the Solaris 10 install CDs yet. It turns out that I have to use an older version of Solaris 10 because the latest one only comes on DVD and neither of my two Sun machines has a DVD drive. 😦