June 2005

What is it with me and O/S bugs?:   One of the GS1280s crashed over the weekend with a system service exception. This was a little unexpected to say the least. My major concern was that the issue was not caused by some flaky hardware, so I logged a call with HP to ensure that what I thought I was seeing in the crash dump and error log was really a software error, and not a hardware error in disguise. (105 words, 0 comments, 0 pings)

GS1280s under test:   After a little bit of screwing around with disks on the SAN, I now have the GS1280s configured as they will be when they replace the GS160s in the data warehouse. (146 words, 0 comments, 0 pings)

New GS1280s arrive:   Today we took delivery of two brand new AlphaServer GS1280s. They've been rolled onto the main floor and cabled in, and tomorrow we will have HP come on in to rearrange some PCI cards and power up the boxes. Hopefully by this time tomorrow they will be running UETP. (86 words, 0 comments, 0 pings)

All HSG80s upgraded:   We performed a rolling upgrade on all the rest of our HSG80 storage subsystems today, with no significant problems. (54 words, 0 comments, 0 pings)

Hosting woes:   I wish my web host would get their act together. Let's give them one more week, then I'm moving the site. (281 words, 0 comments, 0 pings)

Vale Terry Shannon:   Rest in peace. (100 words, 0 comments, 0 pings)