Network Overhaul, and the Addition of an R710

My lab has been running pretty stable now for at least a solid year, so naturally it is time to make some changes.  I have some new things I want to experiment with that I just don’t have the flexibility for.  I have to completely overhaul my rack and everything in it, and I have some points that will hopefully make my compute environment more conducive to my compute goals and planned future experimentation.

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My Plan for This Blog

Despite having a limited amount of time to write for this blog, I am going to try to write at least one to two posts per week.  I’ll start with stories form the past, and start writing more about the present when I start running out of things to write about.  This is completely new to me, so bear with me as I find my voice and figure out my rhythm.  I hope I can figure this out because I know that I have information that may be valuable you some of you, and I want to have a good archive to look back on in a few years.  Check back regularly!

This Blog’s Infrastructure

The stack that runs this WordPress installation evolved over many months; from the beginning of 2017 to now, I have been fine-tuning my lab to accommodate a number of services and applications, including those needed to run this blog.  The whole process really started years ago when I first setup a home server, but that’s a topic for another post.  Here, I will give you the basic run down of how how this shit works.

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