Another longshot hardware question, but not the wood table kind: I have an OLD Dell PowerEdge 350. I'm running OpenSUSE 10.3. I'd like to monitor system stats like processor temperature and drive status via the normal IPMI drivers. This should be possible; I can get it working on a 1650 using the drivers from Dell's linux website. It doesn't mention the 350 anywhere. Ideas?
What's the best way to ensure 99.999% service of a MySQL server? I'm looking for information on best practices for redundancy, and what the best way to acheive hot-failover would be ... or if it's better to use a cluster. [more inside]