Showing posts from August, 2016

Reconfiguring the lab

So the lab systems right now are a pair of Dell PE1950's (rebranded as EMC Recovery Points - Dual Xeon Quad Core procs, 16GB RAM ), a Cisco 3750G 24 Port Switch and a beat up server running FreeNAS. This has been a pain point for a while now, so It's finally getting an upgrade.

Bought two 64GB RAM Kits to upgrade the servers
4 x Quad GigE NIC to provide redundancy
Ordered a 48Port 10/100/1000 Cisco Switch to go with the current switch
Also setup a Synology 1815+ with 3x3TB drives and 2xSSD for Read/Write caching.

Should be good for experimenting with this configuration, assuming all goes well :)


Finally broke down and setup a blog.

So after prompting and prodding from a friend I am sitting down and trying my hand at a tech blog. I have a background in:

Backup and Recovery (mainly CommVault and NetBackup)
NetApp storage
Some Windows
A little Linux
Various other things that can get me into trouble.

I will update as time permits and questions get asked.