All of the nodes, since some were sold (two rx2600s, over time), were freshly reinstalled and fine-tuned. So I can keep better track of all the [FONT=“Courier New”]SYSGEN[/FONT] parameters, configured logicals, installed software and so on. (Configuring and implementing a system in a consistent and redundant manner is essentially the ‘VMS way,’ of which I’m needless to say greatly in favour.)
In the last few weeks I ran into some problems with new, consumer-grade, routers that I purchased (one of NETGEAR and another of Cisco-Linksys). Port forwarding was a nightmare. Today I returned the Cisco-Linksys [WAG160Nv2] modem/router hybrid and the excellent store, Dynabyte (they deserve some credit), allowed me to return it and I got myself a Sitecom instead (like before, but a more modern type this time) and it works like a charm!
Tidied up the rack some more. I only need to lay and tidy some FC cables, but those won’t be for the VMS systems anyway. (Although I do have a DS2400 that I could hook up to the rx2600 with the ‘copper ethernet and FC combo’ adapter cards.) [/LIST]
Upcoming[LIST]The [FONT=“Courier New”]SYSUAF[/FONT] database will be restored and preferably centralized, for cluster-wide user access.
Registered (‘early access’) users will be able to login again, with the cluster up and running.
Downtime ahead, due to patch installations and some other duties.
Several Layered Products and other software will be added. Feel free to make requests, if there’s something you’d love to use.
[*]Winnili.net website isn’t done yet, but will be hosted on WASD or SWS (HP’s VMS-customized Apache). I’m not sure yet which one, maybe a combination on different ports. [/LIST]