General Chat Thread, Busy half term, what are you doing? in General; For those of us not off this coming week what have you all got planned?
I've got a very busy ...
26th October 2013, 09:59 PM #1
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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26th October 2013, 10:02 PM #2
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)
26th October 2013, 10:06 PM #3
Mmm whiskey, I might pour myself a small glass later.
Originally Posted by nephilim
26th October 2013, 11:06 PM #4
Installing 60 graphics cards and DVi cables, setting up 15 iMacs and err whatever else is needed in new building we get next week!
26th October 2013, 11:13 PM #5
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.
27th October 2013, 12:41 AM #6
Upgrades to storage infrastructure - moving VMs to new faster RAID arrays, plus putting up shelves.
Originally Posted by Marshall_IT
27th October 2013, 08:32 AM #7
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.
Last edited by speckytecky; 27th October 2013 at 08:35 AM.
27th October 2013, 09:24 AM #8
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
27th October 2013, 10:42 AM #9
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
Last edited by Steven_Cleaver; 27th October 2013 at 11:21 AM.
27th October 2013, 04:29 PM #10
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.
27th October 2013, 05:01 PM #11
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.
27th October 2013, 05:41 PM #12
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.
Originally Posted by speckytecky
Thanks to MatthewL from:
speckytecky (27th October 2013)
27th October 2013, 06:31 PM #13
A website. Then absolutely sod all for 3 days
27th October 2013, 06:57 PM #14
Helping the Director of Studies with timetable wrangling tomorrow and then off for the rest of the week.
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