We had an interesting thread unfold on an internal list, which I thought I would open up to our readership. Someone was foraging around the network and came across some impressive server uptime (all server names changed to keep infosec happy):
server-x% uptime7:13pm up 500 day(s), 3:17, 53 users, load average: 0.08, 0.11, 0.11
to which someone else countered with
server-y$ uptime23:45:15 up 700 days, 8:31, 3 users, load average: 0.00, 0.00, 0.00
The irony behind this server is that it has outlasted the business unit it apparently supported.
However, the winner so far is:
WS-C5000 Software, Version McpSW: 3.1(2) NmpSW: 3.1(2a)Copyright (c) 1995-1998 by Cisco SystemsNMP S/W compiled on Feb 20 1998, 18:56:57MCP S/W compiled on Feb 20 1998, 19:05:51System Bootstrap Version: 2.4(1)Hardware Version: 2.1 Model: WS-C5000 Serial #: 007584271…Uptime is 2618 days, 9 hours, 11 minutes
7+ years–guess there is something to that investment protection thing after all.
So what is the best system uptime in your data center? The response with the best uptime gets a Cisco fleece.