SAS expansion project is complete

12.3.2020: Received the 4 x HP hotswap 3TB 7200 RPM hard drives
12.4.2020: Backed up the VMs to eSata and tape drives.   Tested a restore from tape. 


Removed the VMs from the data stores in VMWare 6
Removed the data stores from VMWare 6
Removed the logical array for the RAID 1 1 TB drives from P222
Shut down and added the 4 x 3TB drives
Created a RAID 0+1 array of all four drives.  It is now 5.46 TB.
Created the new data store called RAID10
Restored the VMs
Tested the backup to eSata
Created the new dropbox server has been migrated.  It is accepting new pictures.  

This site is for everything I have done over 30+ years!!

It covers all my awesome workstation builds
It covers programming that I have done
It covers my Cisco CCNP and CCDP work
All my CCNA/CCNP simulations from Packet Tracer and my Cisco Virtual Lab


Ubuntu 20.04.1 network at home.

Two WordPress servers:  I am running the latest LAMP components
Two DNS servers with IPv4 and IPv6
DHCP server for IPv4 and IPv6 on one of the DNS servers.
File/Programmer server (Ubuntu Desktop with GUI): Python is on it.  xorgxrdp is working for RDP connections
MS SQL server installed on Ubuntu 20.04: for future database projects
Dropbox server for my wife

I created

New Cisco Virtual Lab simulation page

This will help free up this web site and its database of archived pages. 


My mentor said to be called an engineer you need three things?”

1.) You needed a Bachelor’s degree in Computer or Electrical Engineering.

2.) Experience and the education into the future. We continue our education beyond our Bachelor’s degree. We research new technology to better serve the corporation’s needs. We bring new ideas to the table.

3.) Engineers bring solutions not problems to management.

This site will take you on the 30+ year journey into being an engineer

My late father always said the easy road is never the right road to take.
Knowledge requires effort and time to gain.

From Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium:
Unlikely adventures require unlikely tools.
Your life is an occasion, Rise to it!

From Babylon 5
Never fear answers, only fear running out of questions.

IT gave me my own page to post my Cisco VIRL simulations to for their users.