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Meanwhile, back at the old location
A tour of the current state of the office, and one of the server rooms, where most racks are now empty or near-empty. An Epic moment. Gert-Jan uninstalls Citrix on the last 2 servers in the farm, effectively ending 6 years of the 2000-user, 60-server Metaframe XP Citrix farm that served our Netherlands users. I would have had Marcel do this, but he has gone on holiday. Various IBM servers and almost all the blades lie ready to be moved to the new location. We don't have a use for any of these currently, ......

Posted On Friday, July 4, 2008 9:15 PM

Datacenter Move post 4
Youtube videos are worth a thousands words, so I will let them do the talking. Progress TCR Move May27 part 1 (the old location) Progress TCR Move May27 part 2 (the new location) What Mustafa thinks of IBM rackmount kits: And some pics from the last 3 days: (Click for larger versions) IBM xseries 336, bout 3 years old now ServeRAID 6M controller (in the PCI slot bay). Its IBM branded but its basically an Adaptec. This comes out of one of the 2 xseries 336 servers that, together with the EXP400 shelf, ......

Posted On Wednesday, May 28, 2008 8:28 PM

Videos of serverrooms and progress report
So I havent posted about our Datacenter move in a while. Well we are starting to pick up the pace now, all the new servers at the new location have been set up, and various other teams are now installing their stuff on there. We are now getting into decomissioning more and more servers from the old server rooms. Here are two videos of rooms as they were 2 weeks ago. Old Datacenter 1 from Robert Kloosterhuis on Vimeo.(I focus on one of the comm pc’s for a while, as the mouse was moving just a minute ......

Posted On Saturday, May 24, 2008 1:11 AM

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