Servers (and clocks and stuff) all went down about 3PM today. Most of the things came back fine. The database server (which runs under this blog, for one) did not start, nor did the VM that runs the database, nor did the database engine. All of that has…
Lightning strike may have taken out a HDD!
Unable to find some place from which I can get service and a legit download of the necessary firmware (even from a questionable site), I've decided to order a couple of the smaller supported drives to get the box working.
I admitted it was probably folly, but I got the Sun Fire X4600 M2. It's in the lab, but still not running.
In probably another folly move, I've ordered another big server.
Recently I acquired a giant server that I plan to provision as a replacement for my hand-me-down workstation-turned-server. This is the first test of software through that server, and so far it's going pretty smoothly.
With a little help I was finally able to get my server's firmware upgraded.