Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Inland Empire office

So, the new So. Calif office that we integrated into our network last summer that I last blogged about in September is finally moving.  We are racking the server in a 4' Dell rack and removing the Enterasys C2G124-24 switch (total overkill) from their office and replacing it with a Enterasys D2G124-12 switch.  This is Enterasys' workgroup switch which will be fine for this downsized office (5 people).  It's also friggin quiet.  I've got it right next to me and I don't hear a thing.  The only negative that I have is the power supply is external so I've got this fairly large supply that I'll have to find a home in the rack somewhere.  Maybe the rack mount kit for the switch will have something for it.  
We are also supplying a rackmount APC UPS that has been hanging around the storeroom since we replaced it with our mongo 5 hour battery backup.  The C2G switch that is currently there will be moved back to our Orange County office and made part of the stack.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009


I've been using UltraVNC for awhile now to remote control my machines.  It's fast, easy to install and I like the added security of using my windows usernames for authentication.  I went to install the new version (1.0.5) however and was pretty disappointed.  It wouldn't save my password or my ms logon groups and wouldn't let me close down the admin properties if I hit cancel.  I'm not sure what the problem is but I'm going to install a older version I know works for the time being.