The Boston Diaries

The ongoing saga of a programmer who doesn't live in Boston, nor does he even like Boston, but yet named his weblog/journal “The Boston Diaries.”

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Thursday, August 24, 2006

Busy beaver

It was a very busy day today, finishing up installing and configuring the servers up in Charlotte. Just look at what I've been doing over the past two days:

set up resolving name server on lumbergh [this is our management server—bonus points for figuring out why it's named “lumbergh”]
" P
" SP
" SH
" R
clean up startup scripts P [shutting off scripts that we don't need stated at boot time]
" SP
" SH
" R
check port descriptions
reset up VLANs
set up reverse DNS in IPs
set up reverse DNS on private network
set up hosts file for critical machines lumbergh
" ns8
" ns2
" P
" SP
" SH
" R
set up DNS for CTL [“CTL” is the airport code for Charlotte] private network
set up DNS for CTL
save configuration for U (router)
" T (router)
" E (router)
" A (router)
" S (router)
" W (router)
update network map for BCT [and “BCT” is the airport code for Boca Raton]
create network map for CTL
create VLAN for 225 block
configure eth0 for P [All this refers to making sure the port settings, like speed and duplex, are set correctly for each server, not what the IP it has]
" eth1 " P
" eth0 " SP
" eth1 " SP
" eth0 " SH
" eth1 " SH
" eth0 " R
" eth1 " R
" eth0 " lumbergh [can't do that for these servers, as I found out]
" eth1 " lumbergh
" eth2 " lumbergh
" eth0 " ns8
" eth1 " ns8
" eth0 " ns2
forward root mail lumbergh
" ns8
" ns2
" P
" SP
" SH
" R
set ns2 port auto negotiation
check version of sendmail on lumbergh
" ns8
" ns2
" P
" SP
" R
" SH
set ns8 port for auto negotiation
set ns8 private port for auto negotiation
set lumbergh private port for negotiation
set up NTP on lumbergh
" ns8
" ns2
" P
" SP
" R
" SH
set up SNMP on lumbergh
" ns8
" ns2
" P
" SP
" R
" SH
reconfigure sysconfig on lumbergh
set up Apache + PHP + MySQL on lumberg
set up Cacti on lumbergh
set up /etc/resolv.conf on lumbergh
" ns8
" ns2
" P
" SP
" R
" SH
" U (router)
" D (power controller)
" A (power controller)
disable SELinux for P
" SP
" R
" SH
update IPTables for SNMP P
" SP
" R
" SH
update IPTables for NTP P
" SP
" R
" SH

The order is in the order I wrote it down (on a small notepad—it's five pages long) and not the order I need to do these things on. It's quite hard to reorganize hand written notes like that. And the items not checked off can wait a bit for implementation (under the category of “it'd be nice, but it's not critical”).

But we're ready to start using the servers up in Charlotte.

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