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Old 07-02-2008, 02:56 PM   #1
siva19185
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Server down


Unfortunately the linux server is down,, what will be your action at the moment.......

Could anyone tell me the steps....
 
Old 07-02-2008, 03:52 PM   #2
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Wow.. need quite a bit more information than that..

does it power on ?

Does it start to boot ?

Is there a message on the screen when booting stops ? If so what are the last several lines showing on the screen ?

Do you receive an error message ? if so what is the "EXACT" error message.

from your initial post I have no idea what your problem is.. You might want to do a little reading, and then restate the issue you are having. How to Ask Questions the Smart Way.
 
Old 07-02-2008, 06:18 PM   #3
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Please

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Unfortunately the linux server is down,, what will be your action at the moment.......

Could anyone tell me the steps....
As always...
* What is the distro running on this server?
* What kind of Hardware do you have?
* Do you see some Error messages?
* a better explanation of the issue is closer to a better answer

 
Old 07-03-2008, 02:26 PM   #4
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I'm sorry it's my friend's interview question.. so i asked like you experts...
 
Old 07-03-2008, 04:27 PM   #5
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We won't do homework for people, so we certainly aren't going do your job interview questions.

This is a hypothetical question posed in the process of interviewing for a job, and he should certainly be able to provide an outline of steps he might take to [assess/address] the situation. If not a more qualified candidate should get the position.

I asked a candidate who was interviewing for a NT Admin position what he would do if the server "Blue Screened", Which was a pretty common term, not to mention occurrence back in the day. what steps would he take and what resources he would use to address the issue. He informed me he would check the connection of the monitor cable to the server. While I can see his thought process, that the cable or connection was defective and the red and green signal lines weren't making contact, it made me question his familiarity with Windows NT.. I was looking for something more along the lines of "I would look at the error on the screen, write it down, and search [Technet/Google/my past experience] Needless to say the candidate that was hired did a much better job of answering the question and even countered for more information and clarification of what I meant by Blue screen.. some ambiguous questions are used during interviews for a reason, to see how you the candidate react to the question, and respond to the situation.

Did my Blue Screen question suck ? Yes, somewhat intentionally.. Did it help weed out candidates that weren't' right for the position ? Yes it certainly did.
 
  


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