August 25, 2009
I haven't had time for actual blog entries, but occasionally I'll work up a tweet, and if you've been following my twitter stream, you may have seen that my new junior administrator started yesterday. This is excellent.
Training is going to be pretty much continuous for a long time, though we're going to do at least half the training through working on stuff, so hands-on will be a big part, and I think it has to be. Hearing someone talk about "enterprise storage" is a lot different than actually playing with a SAN array, and seeing the benchmarks for yourself.
Today we're going to head to the primary data center and pull a box that I need to do some more work on. I've had a centralized repository for syslog in my head for a long time, and I think this box is going to perform well in that role. And because I've got someone to help me, I can carry it out in one trip! Excellent. Still not changing the name of the blog, though :-P
I have some longer entries in mind for the near future, and one of them I've been working with off-and-on for a week or so. It's a major extension to the Nagios Config HOWTO from last month. I'm pretty excited about it. I'm essentially walking someone through creating a Nagios server from scratch, and I'm doing the configuration the "right way", or at least what I deem to be the right way. It's currently at 2500 words, and it's only going to get bigger. At my current work-rate, I would guess next week is when it will come out.
So that's most of what has been filling my time!