Category: General

PVLinks as a migration path

You know what? It actually works? One of the downsides to HP of course, as has been noted in earlier posts (rants?) HP has is the fact that when changing the switch port, domain, etc.  The D_ID of the devices change, and therefor the cXtXdX number changes. Found a way around that. Since Powerpath for …

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Spam-Death……

You’ll like this: MailScanner Status: 620 messages Scanned by MailScanner 2.9 Total MB 547 Spam messages detected by MailScanner 3 hits from MailScanner SpamAssassin cache 30 Content Problems found by MailScanner 73 Messages delivered by MailScanner This is for a single 24 hour period inbound to my corporate email. I hate spammers.

Two methods for Data Migrations

There is an old saying: “I love Deadlines.   I especially love the ‘whooshing’ sound they make as they fly past.” Ok, maybe it’s not that old, but it’s more often relevant than not. I’m in the process of moving off of an 8830 (Symm5) to a DMX-4.  While normally this is an easy migration, build …

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cisco fcip and brocade switches

hello.. Has anyone set up a cisco fcip tunnel (i am using teo cisco mds 9216’s) and then tried to attached a brocade switch to either end of each cisco switch? I have the fcip tunnel working properly (fcip profile/interface etc..) but the main question is: can I assign a FC port on each cisco …

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Maryland

I’m considering adding a 15% differential to my rate for all jobs in the state of Maryland. Hazard pay. Maryland contains some of the worst drivers I’ve ever seen in my entire life.  And this is coming from someone who spent 18 months driving from Laguna Beach, CA to Burbank, CA every day. Today driving …

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CV or not CV?

Ok, related to my last post only slightly, so I thought it merited it’s own post. I’m coming to the point where I’ve spent a larger portion of my career consulting than I did actually working as an employee of a company. I worked from 1995-2001, and other than 18 months (wasted) with a financial …

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Interviewing – Consulting Style

Periodically I’ll put myself through the interview process.  Every once in a while I find a job that really gets my attention and warrants the time.  It’s safe to say that when I interview I really want the job (I don’t let it get to that point if I’m not interested, ask the 20-30 recruiters …

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iSCSI

I continue to look for the ultimate (cheap) storage server. http://iscsitarget.sourceforge.net/ Here is a great iSCSI target package. I’ve not had a chance to do a full eval of it, but I can say that I got it up and running within 15 minutes. That’s not bad considering that the setup is done entirely by …

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Food…

Ok – it’s end-of-quarter, which means the last mad scramble to put to bed all of the contracts that didn’t get done during the quarter. So for the next two weeks I’m going to be in or driving through 5 states. Got a non-tech question – inspired by a few emails that went back and …

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Sometimes you just gotta brag a bit….

  The upstream is good (and the only thing you guys care about 😉  But the downstream ROCKS. Nuff said. 😉