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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, so they will go into storage.



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, so they will go into storage.

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Remember when we where young and the world (servers) where new?


Both blade centers are going into storage, we have no use for them.


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Blade Centers in they Hayday

The racks are becoming quite bare now.

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The pile for the garbage container crows and grows.

 


Marcel posing with all off the DL360 G3 severs (going into storage). he built the farm all those years ago, now he bears witness to its demise. Its a little sad for all of us that spent so years maintaining it all.

 


I managed to get my hands on one of my favorite servers, the IBM systemx 3650 with the 8 SAS disks in it. We reinstalled it as a new SQL2005 system, that will host, amungst other things, the HPSIM, IBM Director, Websense and Sharepoint databases. All for internal IT use.

 

Posted on Friday, July 4, 2008 9:15 PM Tech , In The Trenches , TCR Move 2008 , Video | Back to top


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