Diary of a Network Geek

The trials and tribulations of a Certified Novell Engineer who's been stranded in Houston, Texas.


Weekend Plans

Filed under: Geek Work,MicroSoft,Pressgram,The Dark Side — Posted by the Network Geek during the Hour of the Monkey which is mid-afternoon or 4:23 pm for you boring, normal people.
The moon is a Third Quarter Moon

Guess who’s spending the weekend upgrading the company’s main server?

Finally after dealing with an aging server for too long, we’re upgrading.  And, not a minute too soon, either.  I have the joy of migrating Active Directory from a Windows 2003 server to a Windows 2012 server.  Not to mention, I get to migrate printing services, an iSCSI array connection, DNS and DHCP.  Wee!  What fun!

Well, I suppose that’s why I get the “big bucks”, right?  A system administrator’s work is never done!

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Filed under: Geek Work,News and Current Events — Posted by the Network Geek during the Hour of the Hare which is in the early morning or 7:26 am for you boring, normal people.
The moon is Waxing Gibbous

No, I am not making that up.

Until fairly recently, I was pretty ignorant of clustering hardware and software. But, thanks to on-the-job experience, that’s changing! So, now, I know about SANs, and Network Attached Storage, and even iSCSI. Now, there’s something new: HyperSCSI. According to this article on Byte and Switch, it’s the next Big Thing. Only, no one knows about it. It’s been around for a bit and is very similar to iSCSI, though it has some different advantages and disadvantages. In any case, you can impress your co-workers by reading the story and casually mentioning it around the water cooler. (Do people still talk around water coolers? I always end up shouting in the the server room.)


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