Working on a post for work. Part 1 is pending edits and approval. Here’s a chart I’ve made for Part 2:
*UPDATE* Post approved: http://blogs.iphouse.net/2011/11/10/infrastructure-and-other-games/
I’ve been waiting, and working.
I’ve been waiting for my work to release a its new product. I’ve been waiting, politely, for my boss to blog about it. I’ve been waiting to show off this new product.
I’ve been working on provisioning, and working with customers on beta testing the new product. I’ve been working on templates, and auto install media, to make everyone’s life easier. I’ve been working on documentation for customers.
I’ve been waiting for, and working on, a VMware vCloud Director based product known as vmForge VDC.
This is cool stuff!
It’s been awhile.
Recently, I’ve decided to make sure that all of my servers were IPv6 addressable. This was made infinitely easier by working at a forward thinking ISP. So a quick email to our network admin and bam! IPv6 routed to my vlan!
Now, what to do with it?
One of Chronophage.net’s servers is virtualized inside of a Dell 1500. It runs like a champ. I think this is the future of hosting, especially with power and cooling costs going up. I should work on my VTSP now.
Ares.chronophage.net used to be my experimental FreeBSD box. It ran on a T2100 dual-core consumer system with 1.5 gigs of ram and an 80GB harddrive (a freebie that Dell sent to one of my company’s customers, ESATA) The system was slow, unreliable, and prone to crashing. With VMWare, things are scaling really well. The tools were in the ports tree, and it was painless to install. The system converter worked better than expected (since FreeBSD is not officially supported) All in all, this is a successful experiment.