Monday, December 29, 2008

When your ADSL connection is slow check your Line FIlters aren’t stuffed

So over the last few weeks my ADSL connection has been really really slow e.g my link is 4mb down 1mb up.

Instead I was getting around 800k down and 200k up , removed one of my line filters and all is back to normal.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Virtualization Girl !!!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Respray of a Ferrari Enzo

Friday, December 12, 2008

Brocade Fabric OS upgrade nuked password for admin account

So I upgraded the Fabric OS on this IBM re-badge 200e, it was running Fabric OS 5.1.0 with an upgrade to V5.3.0.

All went well until I tried to log in with our default account, strike 1, ok so I’ll use the default admin account, strike 2, then tried the local user account strike 3. So I was starting to think WTF, anyway here’s what I did.

1. log in via serial with the factory account
2. passwd “user” account
3. Login with “user” account passwd admin
4. Login via webtools interface and nuke the admin account we use, and re-create it.
5. Saved

Monday, December 08, 2008

Sun Golf Challenge 2008

The annual Sun Golf day was once again held at the Vines. Our team got the worst score of the day (Ambrose rules) and received the NAGA award.

A fun day (I lost count of how many balls I lost).

Thursday, December 04, 2008

CAM 6.2.0 is out

Whats new

  • Support for the new Sun StorageTek 6580 and 6780 arrays (7.30.xx.xx firmware)
  • Support for 7.15.xx.xx firmware for the Sun StorageTek 6140, 6540 and FLX380 arrays, with the following features
    • RAID 6 (6140 arrays only)
    • >2TB LUN Support (varies by operating system)
    • Portable Volume Groups
    • Batch Volume Operations
  • Support for 7.35.xx.xx firmware for the 2500 Series arrays with the following features:
    • Third Expansion Try (48-Drive) Cabling patch
    • RAID 6
    • 4, 8 and 16k Cache block sizes
    • >2TB LUN Support (varies by operating system)
    • Volume-Copy (optional)
    • Portable VDisks
    • Batch Volume Operations
    • Varying Cache Block size
    • IPV6 Support
    • Increased Number of Global Host Spares
    • Mixed Drive Support
  • 8k Cache Block Size
This release also supports Sun's other existing storage arrays, i.e. Sun Storage J4200 and J4400, Sun Blade 6000, Sun StorEdge 6130 and StorageTek FLX240 and FLX280 Arrays, but is not a required upgrade for those platforms.

You can grab it here

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Half Life Black Mesa Source