[CentOS] Cloud on CentOS Server

Thu Mar 8 17:59:10 UTC 2012
Lamar Owen <lowen at pari.edu>

On Thursday, March 08, 2012 12:37:45 PM Scott Silva wrote:
> on 3/8/2012 1:44 AM Jonathan Vomacka spake the following:
> > ROFL
> When you let all the magic smoke out of a server it will usually stop 
> working... ;)

I try to procure ones with redundant magic smoke bottles.

Seriously, though, I have had one server, an old Compaq ProLiant, that let loose a prodigious amount of smoke one day, and kept running.  For a while, at least, until I could get it shutdown safely.  It was a large resistor in one of the two power supplies that let go, and fortunately it didn't cause other failures.  I've seen similar failures with some Cisco catalyst switches with redundant power; actually have smoke boiling out but kept on running.  

Now, on a scarier note, I have had redundant UPS battery packs give it up, and not even throw an alarm, but fill the room with the distinctive aroma of hydrogen sulfide.  I have hydrogen alarms available, but has anyone seen an H2S alarm?