dom0 upgrade complete!

Just a followup on the previous post. Loki (dom0) has been upgraded to Debian 6.x successfully. It was actually quite easy and as expected the domUs started right up after configuring Xen for bridging.

Now that there is a newer kernel I can experiment with things such as btrfs, etc… There should also be so speed ups as well 🙂

Happy Spring! and other hosted sites to be down in the near future

Current planning is in place to upgrade the beyer infrastructure in the next month or so. Mainly software updates will take place on dom0 which will affect all guests due to the upgrade of Xen. Guest will remain at their current version of OS (mainly Debian 5, Ubuntu 10.04, Centos 5.5).

A SSD drive will be added as additional experimental storage for Oracle hosts – should be interesting 🙂

More information to come

Oh the decisions…

With the announcement of the iPad2 from Apple a lot of thought has been placed on whether it’s time to consider a tablet or wait.

What I really have my eye on is the Motorola Xoom mainly because it’s Android and I know that with Android everything Google will work fine. I’m not sure the flash -vs- no-flash is a valid debate, yes it’s nice but I’d hope for a world without flash at some point.

The price of the iPad is very appealing. The price for the Xoom as it exists today is out of my range. Even at the least expensive option I really don’t care for the 2 year contract for the data plan. Personally I’m already paying for a data plan on my mobile phone, I should be able to use it as I wish. Obvious mobile carriers will fight this to the end.

A wifi only option for the Xoom would be awesome, there appears to be a rumor it exists but yet it’s no where to be found so far.

We’ll see. I’ll be curious to hear back from Fro after he picks up the iPad2 and hear his opinion.

The wifi version has arrived since this post and is priced to match the 32GB version of the iPad2. Also Fro has purchased the wifi Xoom and is digging it besides the initial Xoom he purchased which had some rebooting issue.

Meanwhile I’m still on the fence about tablet purchases…

W00t! Froyo (Android 2.2) is available for the Captivate

Spent a part of the day at work waiting for the clock to get to goin’ home time so that I could apply the new update.

Overall it went quite smooth considering that Kies Mini doesn’t suppose to work so well on Win7 x64. Lots of little changes to explore 🙂

Disclaimer: Was in secure coding class today and discussing how things such as web sites are so easy to hack if not coded right. I was listening so not totally distracted 🙂

Where does the time go?

Once again it’s been a while since the last post, where does the time go?
New job is going well, doing a combo of security and environment setup. The only downside is having no rights on most environments, a feeling of powerless… Though that means less of a chance to get blamed if something breaks 🙂

Can’t believe Valentines Day is almost here, I have some good things for Ingrid.
Only thing else going on is a pending rebuild of my desktop PC, it’s been nearly 16 months, would like to rebuild that before starting on a new development project I have in mind. More to come.

Brrr… It’s cold!

It’s suddenly damn cold, hopefully that slows the snowfall down.

Well, week one is almost done, short week anyway, and things are going well. So much to do and mostly self-service so it’s submit request, wait, rinse and repeat.

Well, not much else to say at the moment. Stay warm all!

Xen: Debian Lenny Dom0 with Ubuntu Lucid Guest

This actually works and now I’m rockin 10.04