Some news…

It’s end of February and I didn’t blogged since two months. 🙁 But  the last months I had lot’s of work and prepared very important changes. I quit my current job and on 1. April 2012 I will start working in a new company. I will blog about my new employer soon. It’s an amazing […]

Merry Xmas 2011

I wish all my readers and followers on Twitter a Merry Xmas! Thank you for reading and commenting all my blogs and tweets. 🙂 Now it’s time to shutdown my home lab and spent attention to my family. 🙂 My daughter Lina is one year old and 30 mins ago I give her a very […]

HP ProCurve Switch Mesh – My new lab network

I decided to try the HP ProCurve Switch Mesh technology in conjunction with my HP BladeSystems and HP Virtual Connect. After a week of planing, searching the Internet and reading several documents, I started to rebuild the network in my home lab. The results are amazing. Everything in my lab runs very fast and with […]

IBM Installation Manager on RHEL 6 / CentOS 6 x86_64

To solve the error # ./install -bash: ./install: /lib/ bad ELF interpreter: No such file or directory and the font display error when IBM Installation Manager is started, you need to install following packages with yum. yum install gtk2.i686 libXtst.i686 dejavu-sans-fonts

Solaris 11 manual IPv4 & IPv6 configuration

Wooow… lot’s of changes ! Today I downloaded the brand new Oracle Solaris 11 operating system and started to install it into a VirtualBox virtual machine. Automatic network configuration is a very nice feature, but I’m a „Old-School“ guy and I prefer the manual configuration. 😉 So I tried to setup a valid network configuration […]

Follow me on Facebook

Parallel to my blog, I decided to create a Facebook page. I want to use Facebook to post current actitivties similar to Twitter, but without limitation. 😉 Link to Facebook:

HP BladeSystem C3000

Say Hello to Shorty ! 🙂 Shorty is running an Ubuntu OpenStack Cloud Computing environment. It is connected to a MSA2012fc storage system and a ProCurve 5406zl modular network switch. The 10 GbE uplink to the 10 GbE 4-port module is prepared, but the CX4 X2 module is missing to complete the connection. I will […]

One step towards Converged Infrastructure

I know my blog is very silent since several weeks. But I have lot’s of work and of course a daughter.;) As you can imagine I have some new ideas for my home lab. 😉 And one is very exciting ! I started to rethink and rebuild my HP blade environment. Yesterday a new toy […]

Preparing the rebuild of my home lab!

Lot’s of time passed since my last posting. But now I will continue blogging about my home lab. Some months ago I moved my neccessary systems to a HP MicroServer, because the running costs of a real server are enormous! After I finished setup my new home network, I decided to change the entire networking […]

[Offtopic] My new car: Audi S4

8 years ago I drove a very powerful car. It was an Opel Calibra 4×4 Turbo with a modified engine and I think about 260 horse power. This car was exciting and fun! But I have to give it away, because my budget at this time was too less to maintenance this car. But I […]