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Q1 '19:(Need by: 2020-06-30) replace scs-a8-eqiad
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This task is to track the receiving, racking, and implementation of a new scs console to replace scs-a8-eqiad.

  • - receive in scs console via T228202
  • - add to netbox as 'future-scs-a8-eqiad' and put it as state planned.
  • - test all existing scs connections before you start work, best to know it all works before you change things.
  • - document any cable connections that do not use adapters, as they will need to be re-crimped per T228919#5913768
  • - backup/copy down the scs cable labels to port numbering and then wipe/clear/reset to factory the old scs console.
  • - unrack existing scs-a8-eqiad and rename it to its asset tag, change status to offline
  • - rack new scs console, update its netbox name to scs-a8-eqiad and use all the same network settings as the old scs console
  • - re-attach all connections, keeping in mind you will need to remove any cat5 inline adapters as the SCS console new versions just use standard network cables (no odd pin out.)
  • - test every single connection, repair any broken connections.
  • - update netbox with each connection, info, cable #, etc.

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RobH triaged this task as Medium priority.Jul 24 2019, 6:30 PM
RobH created this task.
RobH added a parent task: Unknown Object (Task).Jul 24 2019, 6:30 PM
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RobH added subscribers: Jclark-ctr, Cmjohnson.


I see you received in the scs on the procurement task T228202. Can you go ahead and do the first two steps on this, so it is in netbox and trackable? The remainder of the steps should be coordinated with @Cmjohnson.


add to netbox as 'future-scs-a8-eqiad'

Jclark-ctr reassigned this task from Jclark-ctr to Cmjohnson.
RobH reopened this task as Open.EditedOct 1 2019, 2:56 PM

@Jclark-ctr: Please note this task was not ready to be resolved, it has many, many steps left.

Everyone should be using the checklist, and checking off items as it is done. Do not resolve tasks with unchecked boxes in the task description.

wiki_willy renamed this task from replace scs-a8-eqiad to (No Need By Date Provided) replace scs-a8-eqiad.Nov 22 2019, 9:01 PM
RobH renamed this task from (No Need By Date Provided) replace scs-a8-eqiad to (Need by: TBD) replace scs-a8-eqiad.Feb 24 2020, 9:11 PM

Please note that this is being tracked as an old hw refresh. The hardware has actually been onsite for awhile, but the scope of this is fairly large.

Any serial cable runs that we custom crimped to work with the older opengear console will NOT work with the new opengear console. The special crimped end is on the opengear side, which is the side that typically has the least amount of slack. So any non standard 568[A|B] style patch cables will need to be replaced or recrimped. As the cables have been in place, they tend to get brittle and not easily recrimped over time, so its often just best to replace.

Just giving some background on why this has likely been shuffled to the back burner on eqiad onsite tasks. This now has a due date of 2020-06-30.

RobH renamed this task from (Need by: TBD) replace scs-a8-eqiad to (Need by: 2020-06-30) replace scs-a8-eqiad.Feb 24 2020, 9:20 PM
RobH updated the task description. (Show Details)

This is still open and I am aware of it, the new console switch is here, it's a time-consuming process because each console cable needs to be snipped and re-done to match a standard pinout.

I am assigning this to @Jclark-ctr. John, the new scs is in the flexspace, all of the cable ends may need to be snipped and re-done with a standard tia568a. This may not be necessary for all of row A and B, some of these have dongles that are on the system side of the connection. I recommend swapping the scs, plugging in and removing the dongles first.

RobH renamed this task from (Need by: 2020-06-30) replace scs-a8-eqiad to Q1:(Need by: 2020-06-30) replace scs-a8-eqiad.Thu, Aug 26, 7:47 PM
wiki_willy renamed this task from Q1:(Need by: 2020-06-30) replace scs-a8-eqiad to Q1 '19:(Need by: 2020-06-30) replace scs-a8-eqiad.Thu, Aug 26, 10:30 PM

After talking to John, the ETA to start on this is in a couple weeks - mid September