Hardware Deployment

This page will discuss the steps to deploy new hardware in the MSU server room.

Preparing for a purchase

Determine resource usage

  • Where will it be?
  • How much power will it use. Is there enough power available?
  • Is there enough cooling?
  • Where will we be in 2 years? Does this change where we want to put it?


More information at Purchasing

Preparing for hardware

  1. Assign IP/hostname(s) as needed

Setting up the hardware

  1. Verify condition of hardware
  2. Determine how to cable effectively
  3. Label cables used
  4. Configure PDUs and switches as necessary, add/update their configuration in SVN
  5. Hardware-specific instructions
    • Storage
    • Compute Nodes
    • Miscellaneous

Configuring hardware

-- JamesKoll - 17 Jun 2013
Topic revision: r4 - 21 Mar 2014, JamesKoll
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