Category Archives: Hardware

Vacation Tasks

So, I’m taking vacation this week and next. Here’s a (partial) list of tasks that are left to do: Visit BC for NANOG 55 Work with Threshold Communications to verify interop is working as well as it seems to be … Continue reading

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Ohai! It looks like I’m back online!

I’m working on my disk array today. The plan is to take the data off of a 6-disk RAID-6 and put it onto three 4-disk RAID-4s.

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software bridge loops suck, too

I didn’t realize that I had two of my machines attached to openvpn from the same l2 segment. It caused a network outage for about 24 hours. Sorry for the downtime folks. I believe that if I turn on stp … Continue reading

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Dear fellows of the SJCARS

I’ve got a project I could use some help with.  If you’ve got some tuits to spare, I’d love to talk with you about the plan.  Perhaps I’ll post something to the blog… [edit 20120212T2025] blogged. http://sjcars.org/blog/2012/02/12/hardware-what-wants-deploying [Edit 20120213T0026]

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Told you I could make it work.

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RIP James Richardson Adams II

James Richardson (Dick) Adams of Hampton, died Tuesday, Jan 31 at the Oceanside Rehabilitation Center. He was born April 15th, 1918 in Philadelphia, PA, He attended George School Preparatory and the University of Pennsylvania. Dick was the child of James … Continue reading

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SOPA response from Representative Rick Larsen, WA 2nd District

Below is an email I received from Representative Rick Larsen‘s office. I don’t recall ever having identifying myself as PVT Adams-Collier in any communications with his office, though I could have done so at some point. Maybe. I also don’t … Continue reading

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Power blip in Tukwila – everything’s okay.

There’s been a lot of weather here in Seattle this week. It looks like the Tukwila DC’s power blipped this morning. It gave me an excuse to update some configs on a few of the OpenVPN endpoints, re-configure some of … Continue reading

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UW Hypervisor looks stable

The new hardware looks like it’s reliable. The one I swapped out 10 days ago crashed every 3 days or so for reasons I couldn’t discern. I changed that one for a spare I had laying around and have been … Continue reading

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Migrating VMs from pure paravirt hypervisor to hvm-capable hypervisor

I’m also changing all of my disk layouts from being block devices per each guest partition to one block device hypervisor side per each /dev/xvd* guest side. The block devices all live on a single storage server and are being … Continue reading

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