Third-party drives not permitted on Gen 11 servers

John Oliver joliver at
Wed Feb 10 15:00:38 CST 2010

On Wed, Feb 10, 2010 at 11:36:54AM -0500, J. Epperson wrote:
> And UPSs!  We must ensure that we have appropriately proprietarily
> conditioned power for our proprietary servers.  And no third party
> replacement batteries either.  Lord only knows what sort of corruption
> that could lead to.
And, for our own good, we must be restricted to using Dell-branded
enclosures... we can't take the risk that the holes in a lesser product
might be out-of-kilter, slightly tweaking the chassis, causing memory
and cards to edge out of their slots.

Better get Dell-branded network cables, too.  And Dell KVMs, Dell
keyboards, Dell mice... Dell mousepads, too, just to absolutely ensure a
positive computing experience...

* John Oliver                    *
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