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Installing a virtual server infrastructure for fun & profit. Actually, just for my regular wage. Bums.

  1. Virtual Insanity: Part Three - A Quick Catch Up

    by , 12th March 2013 at 03:54 PM
    This draft has been sitting here for ten months now. I very much doubt anyone who was following along before still gives a monkey's. However, I'm sick of EduGeek prompting me to carry on with this draft, so I'm going to write this introduction then just publish the bloody thing

    I think the advice below is all still sound. It looks right, but the work was a year ago. I've done a lot in that year so have completely forgotten everything I did with the servers.

    ~~wibbly ...
  2. Virtual Insanity: Part Two - Opening Windows

    by , 24th January 2012 at 04:57 PM
    Hello again! This is the continuing travel log of my attempts to build a new virtual infrastructure, so if you've not read part one, this might seem very specific and strange. I'm not claiming to write The Guide here, I'm just jotting down my experiences as I go in the hopes it helps someone (and possibly future me if I go through this again. Hello future me! How're the flying cars?)

    I'm still optimistically cross-posting this to my actual blog as well in the hopes that I actually ...
  3. Systems Center: The Lie of Integration

    by , 16th January 2012 at 12:45 PM
    This is entirely a rant, and only tangentially instructional. It is related to the virtualization malarkey Iím doing at the moment, but wonít actually help anyone set up a similar infrastructure. It might save someone a bit of brain-ache in the future, but mostly, Iím just annoyed.

    To recap briefly: I want shiny new virtual servers in a high-availability cluster, and to do that, I have 2 beefy DL380 G7s and a single DL160 G6 to act as a physical DC and administer the VMs. Thereís ...

    Updated 16th January 2012 at 12:52 PM by sonofsanta

  4. Virtual Insanity: Part One - Lets Get Physical

    by , 12th January 2012 at 05:17 PM
    This is the start of a lot of writing, because if I put it down in words, it'll make me believe that I'm in control and I know what I'm doing. I promise you, I'm not and I don't. Most of this will be disjointed sentences adapted from my hasty notes and vague memories, but some of it might prove useful, or at least entertaining. I'm writing it mostly because I enjoy writing and I need to practice more, and I'm cross-posting to my actual blog because I really should put some content there.

    Updated 24th January 2012 at 02:41 PM by sonofsanta (Tweak of title)