Since there haven’t been any updates for a while, I figured it was time to sit down and write something.
2013 is proving to be an interesting year so far. I have switched to a new job, with all kinds of pretty cool opportunities to expand my knowledge and experience using some new technologies, as well as honing my existing skill-set in a new environment. Looking forward to what the rest of the year brings!
This past Black Friday’s trip to Fry’s Electronics yielded a new server for the basement. I now have an eight-core AMD system, loaded with 32GB of RAM and a small software RAID array for local storage. The new server is currently running Proxmox VE, and hosting a small set of virtual machines. One of those VMs is actually my Zimbra server, which has been performing flawlessly, as well as much faster than the old physical box I used previously.
In other news, I have reacquired some domain names that I had originally registered back in 1999. ServerUnderground is gaining a sister site, BurningServer!
BurningServer systems will be made up of my motley crew of SPARC based hardware running NetBSD. I have to get the hardware sorted out, RAM purchased for those systems that were donated last summer, and storage set up. It’s been pretty chilly in the basement lair this winter, so I haven’t spent a lot of time on this project yet.
Another project is to virtualize the web server currently dishing out content for this site. I will attempt to load up a fresh VM running Ubuntu, and migrate the data over for the blog. The older hardware will most likely be used for a NAS based off of FreeBSD so I can use ZFS.
I’m still a huge fan of the AMD Trinity line of processors! After building the dual-core system, I ended up going all out and built a top of the line A10 based system with 16GB of RAM. Super quiet, runs cool, and great support for the FGLRX driver under Ubuntu 12.10!
I hope to have more frequent updates on the blog in 2013 compared to last year. That’s all for now!