But enough nostalgia. This time I was the guy from the evil corporate headquarters, out to overhaul their compute servers, install some new networking equipment, and make some adjustments to the storage array. Oh, and while I was there, gather some more of their issues and requirements and report back.
The guys there were great and I had a good time each visit. I must say from what I could tell on my drives between Denver and Boulder, it seems like a great place to live with decent and friendly people everywhere. My jaw about dropped as I looked to the East to see a huge snow-capped mountain range in the distance. The open plains, clear skies, and visibility were simply amazing.
My last trip I spent two days indoor, however--installing ten new systems, installing a bunch of cable management ducting, installed some additional stackable switches, and re-running cabling to all the systems in our grid cluster. It was exhausting work about as in the trenches as you can get in my field :-). I did have some help from one of the local guys for some of it at least. Here are some before and after pictures:
|Ten new systems (w/ cabling neatly managed), and cabling cleaned up for the previous systems in the background.|
|Router and multi-component switch installed.|