November 2003

Weekly wrapup:   I looked at the projects that are on at the moment for something that I could complete in the short Thanksgiving week. and decided that I would try and knock over my Fibrechannel path balancing program. (129 words, 0 comments, 0 pings)

A day off:   Finally, a day off. I plan to do nothing. Well, maybe some programming. Including the days flying back and forth to New York, I have been working for twelve days straight. (31 words, 0 comments, 0 pings)

Writing up the test:   A rather mundane day today writing up the results of the disaster recovery test and making changes to the system startup command procedures on the systems. I also updated the documentation so that the next time we do this test, it will hopefully be easier. (45 words, 0 comments, 0 pings)

Disaster recovery test:   I've spent the last few days in New York doing our annual disaster recovery test. (239 words, 0 comments, 0 pings)

Simple matter of assembly:   I purchased some new furniture to get the computers (and myself) organised at home a little better. The desk delivered as a flat box with the dread instruction "some assembly required". I spent the rest of the night assembling the damn thing... (147 words, 0 comments, 0 pings)

ACMS upgraded:   Yesterday, we managed after a significant effort to upgrade the ACMS transaction monitor on our production cluster. (71 words, 0 comments, 0 pings)

The SAN grows:   I added two more switches yesterday, one to each fabric. Now I have seven edge switches and a single core (times two of course for dual fabrics). The switches were going to be used to add a second core to each fabric, but as we are finally looking at doing an enterprise wide SAN, I have used them to create the first storage-only edge switches. Eventually, all of my switches will plug into two new Brocade 12000 director class switches and become edge switches. But that's a few months down the track... (92 words, 0 comments, 0 pings)

HTML Humour:   HTML comic strip. (4 words, 0 comments, 0 pings)

Aussie legend dies:   R.M. Williams died today, aged 95. He was a legend of the Australian outback. (91 words, 0 comments, 0 pings)

Problem overview:   Why I've been testy with Engineering (490 words, 0 comments, 0 pings)