May 2005

Air conditioning:   A significant air conditioner failure shuts down the main computer room. (221 words, 0 comments, 0 pings)

Converting SANs to dual core:   I added an additional core switch to the SAN fabrics that support the OpenVMS systems today. (109 words, 0 comments, 0 pings)

Audit season:   I've (hopefully) just completed the requirements for SOX. Because the auditors don't have a lot of OpenVMS experience, they have no canned test scripts for us to run. This time around, I spent considerable phone time with them to define exactly what they wanted to see for each test. Once I had the requirements down, I wrote DCL and some C programs to script the tests. Hopefully next time they ask for the results to test number such-and-such, I can just press the appropriate button. (86 words, 0 comments, 0 pings)

GS1280s:   Management has committed to upgrading the aging production hardware by aquiring two new AlphaServer GS1280s. (116 words, 0 comments, 0 pings)

Thought for the day:   By preparing to explain it to you, I understand it better myself (12 words, 0 comments, 0 pings)

Fast I/O problems again:   Have Engineering dropped a fix from a patch stream again? (186 words, 0 comments, 0 pings)