A big ‘thank you’ to Kevin Knasel! Kevin kindly donated funds for new SSD drives that will be used for upgrading our virtual machine datastores. We already use SSDs for our MySQL database servers but with this kind new donation we will eventually be able to run EVERYTHING off of SSDs. Woot! 🙂 As any… Continue reading Thank you to Kevin Knasel
New firewall, new Ethernet switch, improved remote troubleshooting
Good news at the datacenter that the Weblogs.us servers call home 🙂 JD made a trip down to Tulsa and : +replaced a failed firewall with a brand new one (roughly 6x more powerful!) +upgraded one of our Ethernet switches to the latest and greatest +installed the replacement KVM setup so we have better remote… Continue reading New firewall, new Ethernet switch, improved remote troubleshooting
The case of the snagged ethernet network cable!
Today I received an email from Neil over at KohlerCreated notifying me that his website’s database was down. I checked and some other blogs were effected too, so that meant that something was up with one of the database servers :-(. We also had a VM server being removed from our rack at the datacenter… Continue reading The case of the snagged ethernet network cable!
Over the past few months our bandwidth usage has skyrocketed. So today we took the first steps in optimizing our bandwidth usage. For our bloggers there should be no negative changes. However, there will be some cool perks: +’leaderboard’ type info showing the top blogs on Weblogs.us +better performance* +we can reduce our overhead** *since… Continue reading Bandwidth improvements
16GB additional memory for Dell PowerEdge 1950 1U server
We just received 16GB more memory for our new 1U server. The memory for the new server was kindly donated by: Kanetix.ca: travel insurance Canada Thanks guys! More memory specs: 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR2 FB-DIMM ECC Fully Buffered DDR2 667 (PC2 5300) 4x 4gb 2Rx4 pc2-5300F-555-11 240-Pin DDR2 FB-DIMM ECC Fully Buffered DDR2… Continue reading 16GB additional memory for Dell PowerEdge 1950 1U server
New hardware! 8-core Dell PowerEdge 1950
We’re very excited to have a nice new (to us) 1U server headed out way: Still deciding whether this machine will become our primary DB server, or serve as a higher-end VM server for us. Either way, in addition to this one, we have one more server in our near future and hopefully we’ll be… Continue reading New hardware! 8-core Dell PowerEdge 1950