Some things to do when setting up a new machine:

  • Write down all the info for the inventory database:
    • Service Tag/Serial? number
    • Manufacturer and model number
    • Number and speed of physical CPUs
    • Amount of memory
    • Number and size of disks
  • Laptops should register with CSE
    • Choose "Portable - Laptop" for device
    • Check the "This is private equipment" box (actually, it is just non-CSE)
  • If it needs a UW inventory tag, bring the machine to Monika
  • Check the BIOS for AC Power boot
  • Use factory OS or install OS (probably Red Hat with KickStart)
  • Put all the details in the inventory database
  • Add it to "ou=machines" in LDAP
  • If desired, do a burn-in test of RAM with memtest86 and disk with bonnie++
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