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Datacenter Move post 4

Youtube videos are worth a thousands words, so I will let them do the talking.

Progress TCR Move May27 part 1 (the old location)



Progress TCR Move May27 part 2 (the new location)



What Mustafa thinks of IBM rackmount kits:

And some pics from the last 3 days:
(Click for larger versions)


IBM xseries 336, bout 3 years old now

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ServeRAID 6M controller (in the PCI slot bay). Its IBM branded but its basically an Adaptec.
This comes out of one of the 2 xseries 336 servers that, together with the EXP400 shelf, served as a Windows 2003 cluster. The ServeRAID controllers are needed to provide failover control of the shared disk shelf.

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Mainboard of an xseries 336, with the PCI card bay/thing removed.  The blue bracket at the top is where usually an RSA-II management card would be sitting, but this one doesnt have one 🙁

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ServeRAID 6M removed from PCI bay of the 336 server

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The rack is slowly emptying. I remember when I was building it all up, 3 years ago! Check it out

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Installing windows on an IBM xseries 336. Its been a while. I noticed the IBM Serveguide CD has a few more options now.

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Picture I needed to have to illustrate where to connect everything.

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Ready to move to new location

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Not the most ideal way of moving servers, but its better than nothing. At least they are softer  here than in the back of the car.

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Richard, our project manager, trying to get more work in.

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Temporary cabling 😉

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Its slowly growing

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They are not done with the rack interconnects, damnit. I cant finish my patching like this.

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Our new firewall cluster

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I love the blue glow of the console. Kinda wierd to have that out-of-place IBM in there, squashed between the HP.s.  The cable rail for the server is different than HP aswell, so that will be fun to cable.

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Moved some servers around, getting to our final config now.

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WAN comms rack in the new location

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LANcoms rack in the new location

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Khalid on servicedesk duty

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Gertjan is helping us decomission

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Mustafa hard at work decomissioning servers


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A lot of servers where decommissioned today, these are all basically being scrapped.



May 28th, 2008 Posted by | In The Trenches, Sysadmin, TCR Move 2008, Tech, Video | no comments