New job, dead lab and a temporary solution. ;)

Hi !

Let’s start blogging again. πŸ™‚ A lots of time passed since I blogged interesting things. The main reason was, I decided to change my employer. The last weeks we moved our home, too. Now my little family is living in a suite little house, with a big garden, a big garage but no more big cellar. πŸ˜‰ But I will talk about this circumstance some lines later.


Today I had my first day at qSkills. This is my new employer. πŸ™‚ I’m working as an IT Architect and Software-Engineer. My first job is to design and implement an entire new network because the current network is very outdated. Maybe the new network is based on Cisco Nexus. πŸ˜‰ It’s hot stuff and my new boss loves nice and cool toys. Me too! πŸ˜‰ BTW. the company earns his money with professionel trainings and they have a strong relationship with Fujitsu and NetApp. In the dedicated training datacenter (nine 47U racks!) are lot’s of nice toys installed, predominantly Fujitsu servers and many NetApps storage systems of course. A very nice playground for lot’s of tests in addition to my private lab. πŸ™‚ A good point to talk about my home lab.

My well known home data center is DEAD ! I moved everyting into the new garage, until I can start my new home lab idea. πŸ˜‰ I’m not sure if I can pay the new idea this year, because the move to the new home was very expensive and I have a wife and little daughter who needs money too. But I can wait until next year. Meanwhile I’m running a tempory solution in the new cellar which is not big enough for a 2m tall rack. But it’s enough for playing and blogging about my experience, as you can see on the last picture. πŸ˜‰ That’s why I hope you visit my blog, again…. πŸ˜€

3 thoughts on “New job, dead lab and a temporary solution. ;)

  1. Hi Tschokko!

    Nice to hear some news from you. I hope you had a good start in your new employer. πŸ™‚

    Nice plans – and a nice temporary solution; that’s a lot of cool stuff. πŸ™‚

    Nice DL380 G4 – reminds me on mine I used to have last year. Is this a EMC Clariion below it? Or is it a local SCSI enclosure?

    Best greetings! πŸ™‚

    1. Hi,

      the DL380 G4 is only for testing the EMC CLARiiON CX300. πŸ˜‰

      I don’t have so many rack mounted servers. And the C7000 blade enclosure is to heavy to take it down into my cellar. I hope I can replace the DL380 G4 with some faster rackmount servers or I have to build a lab in the garage.

  2. Hi Tschokko!

    I was just taking a look around here.
    Whoa! 2 or 3 Emc’s for @home? sweet j*s*s!
    Not to meation the „old“ setup i saw, it Reminded me a bit of Randy Bias’s homelab.
    I get your lab was dead since nov. last year, i read something about the HP microserver, that’s something else then this ..

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