Sun - Week Thirty-eight

Monday I was back in the office, Steve was out coming home from a weekend in Aber and James had started a week of touring the UK. I picked up a few tickets and knuckled down to get them done. I had one which was to simply check if some connections between a storage array and a host was OK and to provide feedback on how they were configured. Another was to do some testing on our lab tool “js_config”, the developer has updated the current version and logged about 25 tickets to test the new and old features out. I picked one which had me installing a SPARC machine with the latest Nevada build, everything seemed to go OK. I spent the afternoon moving a crypto card from a stable system and putting it in to a T1000, and back again, and then back again, finally placing it back in the stable system…I still have the original crypto card from the T1000 on my desk actually…

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Sun - Week Thirty Seven

This week was brilliant! I was on a training course: Solaris Internals. It was great for two reasons, firstly because I missed the French lab moving over to our lab (although now I wish I had been there), and secondly, I was the only person on the course! I had an instructor all to myself, again great, but I had to make sure I paid attention as I was the only person to answer questions :P

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Sun - Week Thirty-six

Monday started rather differently to usual. we had our lab staff meeting at 10am so we could include the APAC lab manager on the call, he had some interesting things to tell us about collecting statistics about how the lab was used, and how we are going to implant some more measures in to get more accurate results. We still had the meeting in the afternoon to talk about our own lab, after this meeting we went down and did a lab tidy in preparation for the AMER lab managers visit on Wednesday. I also helped Paul rack some new machines which will be used for bookable LDOM’s, as well as a virtual lab host. The virtual lab host has a combination of zones and VirtualBox I think, these can be provisioned as and when needed.

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Sun - Week Thirty-five

Well, this week really wasn’t very special.

I assigned some new IP’s to a couple of machines. Evaluated quite a few bugs which were all accepted to be fixed.

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Beleg-ia gets an upgrade

It happened a couple of weeks ago now, I’ve upgraded the storage in beleg-iâ. It now has 4x 500GB disks! I have them in two mirrors, one for the boot disk and one for data.

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DynDNS and my server

I meant to blog this ages ago, and have only just remembered about it!

I wanted a way for me to access my server when I wasn’t on the local network. A friend pointed me to DynDNS, this will give you a domain name (e.g. myname.something.com) which you can update to point to your IP. However, you need a method for updating the DNS entry, this is needed because every time I switch off my modem and turn it back on, Tiscali give me a new IP.

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Sun - Week Thirty-four

Monday was a pretty normal Monday. I finished off that ticket about putting fibre cards into machines, and fixed a few problems that we had with it.

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Sun - Week Thirty-three

The weekend was great. Faye came down on Friday and went home on Sunday, we had a really nice, weekend doing not much. Parents came round on Saturday too to show Faye the photo scrapbook Mum had made me for my birthday.

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Sun - Week Thirty-two

After having a nice week off, I come into work on Monday to find myself with a ticket stuck on my queue and a meeting at 10am about said ticket…

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Sun - Week Thirty-one

Week off! Woo!!!

I started my time off on Saturday 31st January, I woke up at 5am, was out the house by 6:15am and waiting to catch the 7:02 train to Reading from Blackwater. Everything was good, I’d had a duck and hoisin wrap from Tesco.

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