[Beowulf] Vendor terms and conditions for a typical Beouwulf expansion contract

Rahul Nabar rpnabar at gmail.com
Wed Sep 2 14:17:36 PDT 2009

On Wed, Sep 2, 2009 at 10:07 AM, Kilian
CAVALOTTI<kilian.cavalotti.work at gmail.com> wrote:

> You could also consider H+4 on-site intervention for critical parts,
> like switches, master nodes, or whatever piece of hardware your whole
> cluster operation depends on.

Good idea! I will do that for some of the critical, non-replicated items.

> This one is pretty common, I think. And a very good idea generally
> speaking. You can ask for a quote including a couple hard drives of
> each type, a few NICs/HBAs and memory DIMMs. You'll probably pay for
> those spares anyway, but having them handy will be a nice time saver
> in case of an emergency, rather than having to wait for the delivery
> of a replacement part. As long as you make sure to resplenish your
> spares stock as it is being used: you call support to have them ship a
> replacement, as you would normally do, although you already have the
> part.

Thanks for those comments. Will help me get a better setup in the contract.


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