hot swapping


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hot swapping

n
(Computer Science) computing the insertion or removal of peripheral devices, disks, etc while a computer is still running without either causing damage to the system or affecting performance
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Hot swapping in computer servers is so common today that costs have dramatically reduced.
Pluggable 47-pin power connectors are in the extra 3U of length, allowing the hot swapping of power supplies into the same monolithic backplane.
The systems use Allen-Bradley DeviceNet technology, which allows hot swapping of components.
The plug-and-play hub supports "hot swapping" of all USB devices.
It can be positioned at the top, middle or bottom of the chassis side to leave room for cooling vents, hot swapping and diagnostic work, It carries up to 50 lbs and features pinch-free friction disconnect for simple removal and reinsertion.
It can be positioned at the top, middle, or bottom of the chassis side to leave room for cooling vents, hot swapping, and diagnostic work.
A modular approach allows users to scale the system as bandwidth requirements increase, and affords redundant hot swapping of all critical assemblies, including switch fabric cards, power supplies, fans and blades.
Unlike standard PCI, the power and signal pins on the CompactPCI connector are staged to let the specification support hot swapping, a feature that is very important for fault-tolerant and high-availability communication systems.
Hot swapping. Some RAID subsystems allow a technician to remove a failing hard disk drive without shutting down a server.