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The capper
This week has just sucked, mainly due to my sleep issues, and the capper is now I'm heading into the office on Saturday because it looks like one of our servers shit the bed. I tried to get to it remotely, but it isn't responding at all, even to ping on the local network. The 'funny' part was just a week ago I was chatting with my boss and said IP-enabled KVMs would be a nice thing to have at some point.

I may bitch more about how the week went later, now I'm off to see what is wrong with the server.

I am feeling so very displeased right now. I just want to ignore the world.

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Current Location: 42.30894N 71.79531W
I am: pissed off pissed off
Current Media: quiet

donnerjack From: donnerjack Date: November 18th, 2006 10:29 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
IP KVMs are very nice concepts, but I've never found a set that are either reasonably cheap OR don't have some shittastic proprietary client you have to use to connect to them. We had some at Rackspace that were no end of trouble to set up and keep configured correctly, but that also required you RD to a Windows box, to use the Windows only client app, to connect to the KVM. I've been leaning toward the possibility of some cheap terminal servers and doing console redirection, or, if you've got Dells, DRACs are a nice, albeit expensive, option, since they work in a browser window.
zonereyrie From: zonereyrie Date: November 18th, 2006 10:58 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
99.9% of what we do is Windows, we only ever had a handful of Linux boxes and we're slowly eliminating them. I expect we'll end up with just two of them - one public box doing SMTP relay and DNS, and one internal box doing CVS, Bugzilla, and the like. So I don't mind a Windows client in this environment - right now most of what I do involves Remote Desktop to get to the servers. When I'm home I use a PPTPv2 VPN into the corporate network, then RD to my desktop at work - then it is like I'm at my desk.
weaktwos From: weaktwos Date: November 18th, 2006 10:50 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
I'm sorry to hear you've had a lousy week. However, I am quite entertained by the imagery of one of your servers "shitting the bed".

Not that I'm into that sort of thing.

Anyway, I hope things start looking up quickly. :-)
zonereyrie From: zonereyrie Date: November 18th, 2006 10:55 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
'Shit the bed' is one of those folksie phrases I picked up growing up, along with the likes of 'went tits up' or 'screwed the pooch'.
weaktwos From: weaktwos Date: November 18th, 2006 10:59 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
Yes, I agree, "tits up" and "screwed the pooch" are also good. Add "shit the bed" and you have a triad of fecund imagery for data center disaster.
miashell From: miashell Date: November 18th, 2006 11:07 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
I'm sorry hun. Give me a call and let me know about tonight. I will totally understand if you don't make it.
tefler From: tefler Date: November 19th, 2006 12:26 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
I like the lights-out management that some servers (such as HPs) come with built-in. Uses a java based client, I believe and doesn't require it to be installed.
lizzielizzie From: lizzielizzie Date: November 19th, 2006 12:42 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
blah. sucky!!

I have a sort-of cold. I'm staying in and sitting on my butt.
zonereyrie From: zonereyrie Date: November 19th, 2006 04:45 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
Sucky. I hope you feel better soon. *hugs*