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When you touch that server you touch me
They turned off the HPSIM and general management and alerting server this morning, or at least, unplugged it, cause it was causing this huge network spike at a remote site I know for a fact that no one besides myself knows what it is exactly that machine does, as its only usefull to me and what I do. That doesnt mean it isnt explained in the server list in Sharepoint that I made and painstakingly try to keep up to date, that no one bothers to ever look at. And of course no one bothered to ask during ......

Posted On Friday, July 25, 2008 10:56 PM

Big Bang Servermove succesfull
This Saterday, we switched the subnet over, and moved all the remain criticle systems over to a new serverroom across the country. I didnt get to make as many pics as I liked, and no video, this was mainly cause I was so bussy of course. :D Half the pics below are curtesy of Arnold. Back of the Digital Alpha box, refernece sho for recabling. Packing up the servers in special locked crates. You could see these movers where the right stuff, big burly guys, but they handled the servers like feathers. ......

Posted On Monday, July 7, 2008 10:51 PM

Meanwhile, back at the old location
A tour of the current state of the office, and one of the server rooms, where most racks are now empty or near-empty. An Epic moment. Gert-Jan uninstalls Citrix on the last 2 servers in the farm, effectively ending 6 years of the 2000-user, 60-server Metaframe XP Citrix farm that served our Netherlands users. I would have had Marcel do this, but he has gone on holiday. Various IBM servers and almost all the blades lie ready to be moved to the new location. We don't have a use for any of these currently, ......

Posted On Friday, July 4, 2008 9:15 PM

T-Minus 1 day to Big Bang serverroom move
Spent today going over some cabling details mostly. Its strange how stressed we all became over these little details, while we will have larger issues to worry about on the day. (high res) During the move, we will be moving the Voip servers, RF-Controllers (used by various sites to do handheld-scanning), an Authentication server, the Wyse-Terminal (thin client) management server, and 1 PDC. We are also moving 2 very criticle FTP/EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) servers, that handle lots of customer-related ......

Posted On Thursday, July 3, 2008 9:12 PM

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