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Re: What's the policy on hardware failures? posted 10/21/2002
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Rah Hussain" <Rah@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: "'Howard C. Berkowitz'" <hcb@xxxxxxxxxxxx>; <ccielab@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, October 21, 2002 1:40 PM
Subject: RE: What's the policy on hardware failures?

> Howard,
> I thinks u have been watching way too much Monty Python or John Cleese
> now be working as a Cisco proctor.
> -Rah
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Howard C. Berkowitz [mailto:hcb@xxxxxxxxxxxx]
> Sent: 21 October 2002 01:39
> To: ccielab@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: What's the policy on hardware failures?
> Cisco certainly has said that there can be hardware failures in the
> CCIE lab.  I haven't ever seen anything that says what you are
> supposed to do about it. If you can demonstrate a board has gone bad
> that prevents you from doing some part of a scenario, is proving this
> to the proctor sufficient to get the points?
> I've been picturing the situation below, and wondering what happens next.
> Candidate: I wish to make a complaint about this lab!
> Proctor: Read the question.
> C: Never mind that, my lad.  I wish to complain about
>     this serial 0 interface on R2, on the rack you took me too not
>     half an hour ago from this very boutique.
> P: Oh yes, the, uh, the Norwegian Blue 1X2, code name Parrot
>     ...What's,uh...What's wrong with it?
> C: I'll tell you what's wrong with it, my lad. 'E's dead,
>     that's what's wrong with it!
> P: No, no, 'e's uh,...he's resting.
> C: Look, matey, I know a dead interface when I see one, and
>     I'm looking at one right now.
> P: No no he's not dead, he's, he's restin'!  Remarkable interface card,
>     the Norwegian Blue 1X2, idn'it, ay?  Beautiful !
> C: The color coding don't enter into it.  It's stone dead.
> P: Nononono, no, no!  'E's resting!
> C: All right then, if he's restin', I'll wake him up!
>     (pinging at the interface, changing cables, pointing to LEDs)
>     'Ello, Mister Serial Interface!  I've got a lovely fresh frame for
>     you if you show...(owner hits the chassis)
> P: There, he moved!
> C: No, he didn't, that was you hitting the chassis!
> P: I never!!
> C: Yes, you did!
> P: I never, never did anything...
> C: (yelling and hitting the cage repeatedly) 'ELLO POLLY!!!!!
>     Testing! Testing!  Testing!  Testing!  This is your nine
>     o'clock cron script!
> (Takes blade out of the chassis and thumps its head on the
> counter.  Throws it up in the air and watches it plummet to
> the floor.)
> C: Now that's what I call a dead board.
> P: No, no.....No, 'e's stunned!
> P: Yeah!  You stunned him, just as he was wakin' up!
>     Norwegian Blue 1X2s stun easily, major.
> C: look, mate, I've definitely 'ad enough
>     of this. That parrot is definitely deceased, and when I
>     purchased it not 'alf an hour ago, you assured me that its
>     total lack of movement was due to it bein' tired and shagged
>     out following a prolonged burst of line hits.
> P: Well, he's...he's, ah...probably pining for the fjords.
> C: PININ' for the FJORDS?!?!?!?  What kind of talk is that?,
>     look, why did he fall flat on his back the moment I got 'im
>     home?
> P: The Norwegian Blue 1X2 prefers kippin' on it's back!  Remarkable
>     bird, id'nit, squire?  Lovely color coding!
> C: Look, I took the liberty of examining that parrot when I
>     got it home, and I discovered the only reason that it had
>     been sitting in its slot in the first place was that it had
>     been epoxied there.
> (pause)
> P: Well, o'course it was epoxied there!  If I hadn't nailed that
>     bird down, it would have nuzzled up to those bars, bent 'em
>     apart with its beak, and VOOM!  Feeweeweewee! Off to a 12000 GSR!
> C: "VOOM"?!?  Mate, this bird wouldn't "voom" if you put four
>     million volts through it!  'E's bleedin' demised!
> P: No no!  'E's pining!
> C: 'E's not pinin'!  'E's passed on!  This parrot is no more!
>     He has ceased to be!  'E's expired and gone to meet 'is maker!
>     'E's a stiff!  Bereft of life, 'e rests in peace!  If you
>     hadn't epoxied 'im to the perch 'e'd be pushing up the daisies!
>     'Is metabolic processes are now 'istory!  'E's off the twig!
>     'E's kicked the bucket, 'e's shuffled off 'is mortal coil, run
>     down the curtain and joined the bleedin' choir invisibile!!