There are a lot of outstanding people that do seemingly stupid things. Anyone criticizing that just lacks imagination and not so smart as to do ‘stupid things’.
He who adheres only to the facts never runs the risk of inspiration. -wk
You would THINK that a professional “mission critical” SAN device coming from this usually excellent company would have a fail safe, since THERE IS NO OTHER WAY TO GET TO THE BOX’S DESKTOP, like NOT ALLOWING the ONLY connection and control option to be disabled? AT LEAST GIVE A WARNING MESSAGE LIKE “You are about to commit SANicide! don’t do it! Call us and we will talk you down”.
Having to download an 8+ gigabyte file from a SLOW website then doing ‘hacky’ things to get a USB bootable in the DX4000’s USB slot to recover is beyond my understanding. Here is a ripe opportunity for a ‘shut off the NIC’ virus/trojan maliciousness. A simple script, boot file, whatever to test the NIC state and turn them on if they happen to be off during the boot process would be simple enough. There are a whole lot of ways to do this especially since the test is absolute in its directive. If the box’s NICs are (both?) OFF TURN THEM BACK ON!
I am curious to see the new revision of the Sentinell boxes. But how could they miss so many obvious flaws in their design the first time?