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Playing With Virtual Box On OSX

I love the fact that i can play with any os i want on my macbook pro.

Had some time last night to play with a few os’s.

First up, Google Chrome.

Picture of it installing.

Installed and running,

Newest Release of Debian,


Installed and running,

Fedora, ( crap os )

Updates would not install, could not install default drivers for video, and was sluggish, unlike the other os’s in the vm

Another G5 Server :)

Yep, scored another G5 Server, however this one has a processor and ram in it 🙂 Might splurge and spend 25$ and buy a second G52.0 processor, and make it dual cpu’s 🙂

The plan is to get 10.5 server installed running and learn it & mail server, would be nice to learn it and play.

Apple 1U’s

Got my self a set of older Apple x-serve units. One’s a g4 dual 1.0 no drives or ram, the other is a G5 no cpu ram or hdd’s.

Had the g4 working till the smoke decided to come out all on it’s own.

Hope to scrounge some parts to complete the G5, as it needs to processors Sata Drives & ram.

New Storage Server Build

New Storage server, will be used for ISCSI & a few NFS folder’s for downloads.

The server is a ASUS RS120-E4/PA4 and consist’s of core2duo 2.2 & 8 gigs DDR2 & 4 2tb SATA drives, not sure if im going to be running 2008R2 Storage server or FreeNas 8.2.

New Server ALive :)

The new Asus server is alive, only thing left to buy is the 32gig kit of ram.

Installed 2 x 500 gig sata drives in Raid 1. Xeon quad core 2.4 8mb Cache, Windows 2008R2, with Hyper-V Roll installed and configured, all updates & service packs.

Dell Power Connect 5224 & Vlans

Scored my self a used *mint* Power Connect 5224, needed some new fans. So i picked some nice quiet ones up.

Unit with cover off, and and consoled into unit.

New Quiet fans.

Web Gui, logged in.

New Hyper-V Server

Yes, another server. 🙂 However this one is going to be the new home of my current Hyper-V server. It won’t have many drives in it, but it will have 2 raid’d 1tb drives for the os and some files & ISO’s. The virtual servers will be stored on a new 2008r2- Storage server with 8 2tb drives in a Raid 5 config, using ISCSI.

Spec’s of the new server :

Intel Quad Core Xeon 2.4 with Hyper threading.
32 gigs of DDR3 ECC memory
2 x 1tb drives In Raid config.
Windows 2008R2 With Hyper-V Enabled.

Training In Victoria For Lexmark

Lexmark training was a blast, the teacher was awesome, great guy and very helpful.


One of the beasts i worked on, stripped down to chassis and re-assembled..

What they arrived in, so they survive.

Another Beast.

One beast apart.

Powered back on, did some tests, calibrations.

Back cover.

I think I was suppose to be shipped back to Lexmark ?


Rack Mounted APC 1500

Got me a new APC UPS, rack mounted of course, “AND” a 1500. Last week my 10 port basic PDU arrived, soon I’ll purchase a network controllable PDU, but for now ill use the one I have.