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Cable Management, Power Measurements, Major Outage, Cacti

So, once again, still really busy. But a few new things.

First, my racks both at home and at the apartment are atrocious. They have no cable management at all. Both started with 1-3 machines, and no real plans for upgrades (since they’re just my personal/development machines). Unfortunately ...

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February 26, 2008

Well, while I haven’t made much progress on anything interesting - mainly my NMS comparison or any of my other projects - due to my busy schedule, I did get an hour or two to clean up my network at the apartment, swapping out my 24-port Linksys switch in my room ...

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F/OSS Monitoring Comparison - Hyperic Part I

So, I’ve made some headway on the comparison. I have Hyperic installed and partly configured, albeit without email alerts yet. I’ve found some serious features that I need missing, but I’m going to give it a full run before I move on to another.

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Network Monitoring (lack of) Progress

So, I’ve been plodding along after troubleshooting some VPN issues with my Solaris workstation that I use for Sun work. After that, I started work on the Xen box. Big surprise - none of the PS/2 inputs are working. I knew that the PS/2 riser card was loose ...

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Solaris Update, Hardware Photos, SMF Manifests, Nagios Plugins

So in the past weekend, I had my first real experience with Solaris in production. I finally setup my Sun Blade 150 running Solaris 10 as my new mailserver, replacing a (!!!) vintage 1998 Gateway Pentium II 350MHz desktop. Quite an upgrade, even to the still-not-new Sun workstation. Maybe sometime in ...

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SunBlade Workstations

So today I picked up two surplus SunBlade 150 workstations. The price seemed right, and I figure that at the very least, they’d give me some Sparc machines to play around with. The two seem slightly different. Externally, one has a CD-RW and one has a DVD-ROM ...

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