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The process of adding new servers

 

We wanted to post some more details about how we add new servers along with pictures so that our clients can see and feel the process. It will also help current and prospective clients become more confident in our services by having a closer eye on our daily work.

Let’s start with two pictures of how the new server looks before it gets added to the cabinet so that the OS can be installed. You can see the server on the pictures along with the power cable and the rails which are used so that the server can be mounted in the cabinet.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Once the rails are unpacked and mounted in the cabinet they look like this.

 

 

 

We have the rails mounted in the cabinet so it’s time to add the server. Once added it looks like shown below on the pictures.

All our servers have IPMI interfaces with dedicated LAN cables so that we can reboot them instantly, access the console or reinstall the server. It is a very useful tool which we use to monitor our servers hardware, temperature and health. We also have temperature monitoring in each cabinet which we access remotely and we always know what is the temperature in the cabinet to avoid any potential overheat.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

That makes the server ready for operating system installation and setup. Once that is completed we can start providing services to customers on that server and make them feel happy they choosed Scala Hosting for their business.

7 Comments

  1. rob haskell

    July 10, 2012 / 09:17

    Thanks. Very interesting. About how much storage does each of those servers have?

    1. Vince Robinson
      ScalaHosting Staff

      July 10, 2012 / 09:26

      We use 500GB drives on each of our servers except the backup servers. We use 8x2TB drives there. The regular servers have 4 drives x 500GB each configured in RAID10. The usable space is 1TB per server.

  2. Kamal

    July 10, 2012 / 12:06

    Great post Vince. It’s really good to know how you guys go about setting your servers up. Something we don’t get to see very often 🙂 cheers

  3. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK

    July 10, 2012 / 22:38

    Keep up the good work. Your servers have served me for years now and i can only thank you for the great work you are doing.

  4. .COM kinda guy

    July 12, 2012 / 04:14

    Thank you for taking the time to show us the procedures undertaken to provide clients with a top quality service. I know for a fact that your servers are fast-did some testing of my own a few months ago.

    It’s a lovely operation. I am very impressed. Such a clean and awesome setup. All I can say is: WOW! So Professional!

    Been with Scala for 8 months-wish I had found you guys a long time ago.

    I look forward to the updates regarding those new services we were mailed about!!

    🙂

  5. Herpaflor Canada

    July 21, 2012 / 04:01

    I have been a customer for almost 5 years now and I have NEVER had a single problem that couldn’t be solved and even had support fix problems that were with WordPress and not really up to them to fix and they helped me anyway. I have nothing but Epic words to say about Scala Hosting and I have deferred customers from other hosting companies and sent them here. Thanks for such awesome service!

  6. samantha jayasinghe

    August 22, 2012 / 12:56

    I also use this service this is good service company and customer office also friendly good luck your services

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