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    Busy half term, what are you doing?

    For those of us not off this coming week what have you all got planned?

    I've got a very busy week ahead of me.

    I'm installing a new virtual host, upgrading my hyper-v cluster from 2008 to 2012.
    Reconfiguring my auto vlan switches and adding a new 10Gb link.
    Migrating ISP from county to private, changing from county controlled filter/firewall to self managed.
    Preparing final steps for full staff and student email migration from county to office 365.

    I'm sure I'm forgetting something too...

    I'll remember in the cold light of Monday morning.

    So how about you?

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    Doing video conversions from MP4 to AVI, burning to disk, formatting camera...rinse and repeat x5 for neighbour (getting a bottle of whiskey and cakes in return)

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    Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
    Doing video conversions from MP4 to AVI, burning to disk, formatting camera...rinse and repeat x5 for neighbour (getting a bottle of whiskey and cakes in return)
    Mmm whiskey, I might pour myself a small glass later.

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    Installing 60 graphics cards and DVi cables, setting up 15 iMacs and err whatever else is needed in new building we get next week!

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    We have a busy half term break lined up. Some of the work:

    Rework an existing computer room expanding provision from 17 to 31 stations [taking out current PCs and deploying new]
    Re-deploy some of the stations removed from room as stated above.
    Making good in rooms where vandalism has degraded IT provision significantly.
    Any onther work we might be able to fit into the break.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marshall_IT View Post
    For those of us not off this coming week what have you all got planned?
    Upgrades to storage infrastructure - moving VMs to new faster RAID arrays, plus putting up shelves.

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    As budgets are non existent extending the lives of 2 computer rooms which have dear old Fujitsu Esprimo 3500 s running XP by spring cleaning them physically then upgrading the OS to Windows 7 on them and any other machines in the school running XP. Two new classrooms to sort out. Sort out mail accounts. Put 3 new Macs on the system for our Art Dept. Maybe try and install Server 2012 on our old Dell 680 which had Server 2003 on running SIMS last so I can have a tinker with moodle. I have never had a go at installing a server OS or been anywhere near moodle before so I'll be visiting Edugeek a heap methinks searching for advice on the latter optional tasks if I get round to it.
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    Audit 350 laptops rebuilding as needed.
    Removing 150 of the above laptops and salvaging ram from 110
    Redeploy in new area 40 of above.
    Shut down 5no Traka Lockers as no longer needed.

    Move 600GB exchange server to shared storage on Xen Pool
    Move BES/ Exch CAS and mail relay to shared storage...
    Move XenDesktop Servers to shared storage.

    Decomission 6no old servers

    Test/Fix/Clean 52 Projectors.

    Remove 62 port replicators from IWB installs as they are more hassle than they are worth.

    Audit 200 new devices into helpdesk

    Work with Sahara to repair 5 clever touches.

    Test failed raid backup battery in HP Blade.


    Go to pub for lunch on thursday

    Sure there was a couple more on the list

    Rob

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    The Following;

    Looking at Installing Solus 3 with the LEA on all the Clients

    Upgrading PAR's and Insight

    Setting up half a Dozen Wireless Access Points

    Looking at Developing some more Tracking and Intervention Analysis in our Progress System with software Developer

    Tidy our Office and Server room.

    Creating a couple of SIM's Reports

    We also have about 4 English classes in so sure there will be some extra bits and pieces

    Prepare some training Guides and training video's

    Install couple of bits of software

    Look at KS3 Target setting and creating KS4 PM analysis with our MIS Officer although she is doing all the work with this

    Update our Progress Systems documentation for the website

    Pretty quiet really
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    Trying to expand space in our storage servers for shares, installing smoothwall and trying to get down to 0 tickets after a manic first half term.

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    fairly quiet half term hopefully ( tho now i have said that something is bound to break) Just got a few pcs to put in and re install our backup server. Been in the last two days re configuring all the permissions on our file cluster in time with some virtual cluster maintenance. Then reduce our helpdesk to 0 tickets hopefully and tidy our office and server room.

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    Quote Originally Posted by speckytecky View Post
    I have never had a go at installing a server OS or been anywhere near moodle before so I'll be visiting Edugeek a heap methinks searching for advice on the latter optional tasks if I get round to it.
    Pretty much same as desktop OS, just a few different options when installing. Cannot comment for 2012 as never installed it but you will be fine is you can install a desktop OS.

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    A website. Then absolutely sod all for 3 days

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    Helping the Director of Studies with timetable wrangling tomorrow and then off for the rest of the week.

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