These ‘manufacturer’ racks allow us to put the component in a real operating situation. Once the disks have been validated by the workshop, we insert these disks into the corresponding manufacturer bays. For example, a SAS disk that has passed the workshop tests will be inserted into an EMX bay (CX, VNX, etc.) in order to be inserted into an EMC logical volume. It will be formatted again by the array and will undergo RAID setting tests with data copy. The same is true for the Netapp, IBM, HP, Dell, 3PAR, Storagetek… ranges.
Once this series of tests is finalized, the technician gives the validation of the product.
We even kept old BULL / IBM PowerPC 604 and P Series 4 servers to test refurbished components in the machine (memories, disks, tape drives, various cards)