Monday, March 20, 2006

This is what i call proper cabling!

Im really wide awake right now. That's what you get for sleeping till 5:30 in the evening! The result of my oversleeping is not because i partied all night long till wee hours in the morning, i mean it's F1 weekend here in Malaysia and every corner downtown is having an event of some sort. Nope. no party for me, unless spending the whole of saturday from 8:30 am - 5:00am the next day in the office is a party.. (not in this lifetime it's not!!)

Anyway, the reason i was there for nearly 24 hours was due to the fact my server room was a mess. Yes, every administrator's nightmare. When you can't tell which network cable goes to which server, and which client is connected where.. and your equipment rack looks like 300 packs of instant noodles all cooked in a mighty big pot.. yeap, houston, we have a problem.

Crappy D-Link Switch. Yuck!

An insult to the IBM x366 Server to sit in a rack that looks like this.


First of all, me and my colleagues had to check and confirm the patch panels were labeled correctly, comparing each port to the face plate on the users desk. Thank god, i had a set of the handy Motorola T5320 Walkie-Talkie with me, courtesy of Vgin and Howe. My drift buddies use em' when they go racing and man do they come in handy! Beats running to the phone every two minutes to confirm the cables are correct, labels correct, etc.... no?

Once that was done, we had to start clearing out the unused equipment and cables like the motorola routers and modems that were build back in the days Kopi-O costs only 20 sen. At one point, we had to lift the raised flooring and man, the junk we found under there was disasterous. AS400 Twinax cables that could be used for mountain climbing!! Huge, bulky, heavy and dusty. and a whole lot of em' too!

Who wants some maggi mee, anyone?


We had to down the whole organisation's network to get the work done, needless to say but the results were fruitful. From what used to be a children's playground full of mazes and shit like that, now looks top notch data centre class. I Like. Yes, yes, i'm a geek for that. Sue me.

Is this neat or is this neat?

Floor clean enough to eat off.

No more playing hide and seek behind here!

Waterfall cabling.. the way it should be... Bye bye 10BaseT hubs, hello Gigabit Switch!

Million thanks 2xdizzy, for all your help. Thanks boss!

5 Comments:

Blogger boo_licious said...

Wow! Very good work sorting out the server room.

3:52 AM  
Blogger TechTalks said...

Why thank you... thank you very much! =) ehehehe Hope it doesnt become like that again in 2 years time!

6:35 PM  
Blogger dizzyguy73 said...

Oi! Get ur blog moving. It's a nice blog.

3:27 PM  
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