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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Progress...Sort of!

Well it has been a while since my last post, I have been working with the components of my RAC setup and got the passwords for the servers, and the HP SanSwitch, plugged in the SFPs/GBICs and have been battling with the switch ever since. Indications are that the switch is malfunctioning. When I run a minicycle command it tells me the switch is faulted but I can’t find the component that is causing the fault indication. It appears the actual port controller may be bad. Anyway, for $90 bucks I will toss it and get a new 4gb IBM switch for $140 with a 8 port license. Hopefully I will get the switch Monday and then I will finally get to see if the 5TB MediaVault storage system is working.

Once I get everything working I will look into going over to Oracle Linux on the servers and then load up Oracle12C. I will continue to report on my progress.

I attended IBM Interconnect and a writing conference since my last post. I have also finished the first draft of my next fiction book “The Suppressors” and contributed 2 chapters to a new Oracle trouble shooting book. Of course I have also been traveling with the job and staying busy at Sunset Cove. I helped my oldest daughter put in some raised beds for growing plants (well, we started anyway!).

I also am very happy to say my fifth grandchild, Evelyn Joy Bojczuk, was born 3/21/2015 at 1:25 in the morning. 6 pounds and 13 ounces and 19.5 inches long. Mother and baby are perfect.

Getting ready to head over to Raleigh to do some webcast recordings and week after next off to SNIA in Santa Clara and then EDGE in Las Vegas. After that it is a week fishing with my Father and Brother. Meanwhile my property manager will be cleaning up the storm and snow damage at Sunset Cove and will be preparing the upper and lower gardens for planting. The Asian pears, apple and pear trees are all blossoming and spring is finally here!