2013-04-18

Time to upgrade my network storage

Decided it was time to upgrade my network storage - moving from 4TB in RAID-0 at the moment to a stand-alone NAS with 6TB in RAID-5 (3x3TB HDDs).




The NAS has a lot of nifty extra features, like a UPnP/DLNA server, HTTP, FTP and eSATA on the back. Hopefully get this setup tonight then kickoff the data transfer - which may take a small while...

2013-04-13

Another Switch to play with



Finally got a chance to test out the HP ProCurve Switch I picked up off of eBay recently - it arrived on Monday but, as I was away all week with work, today was the first opportunity to make sure the thing actually worked. Good news is that it worked like a champ and a quick password clear let me into it. Nice thing is that it's default configuration picks up an address via DHCP, so I didn't need to go digging out a null-modem cable to console into it :)

The main reason I picked it up was to give myself a crash course in the HP equivalents for all the things I know from the Cisco side of the fence. There's a neat little list here that summarizes most of the common commands - very handy!