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Dead LAN's hand: IT staff 'locked out' of data center's core switch after the only bloke who could log into it dies

Crazy Operations Guy Silver badge

That is something you can do on Dell networking equipment. The problem is that they can't afford to take it down for the few minutes it would take to do that and why they are screwed until April when they have a scheduled maintenance period.

From the sounds of it, this data-center is mission-critical and even a minute of downtime would be quite costly, especially since nothing is broken.

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