[Wolves] Talk for this week's meeting

Dave Morley davmor2 at gmail.com
Sun Nov 18 13:40:43 GMT 2007

On Sun, 2007-11-18 at 13:29 +0000, Adam Sweet wrote:
> Hi everyone
> I said to Marley at the end of the last meeting that
> as I have some suitable hardware at my house at the
> moment, I can do one of a number of talks at the next
> meeting if he doesn't mind hanging fire for another
> fortnight with his own talk, as I can't guarantee I'll
> have the hardware in another 2 weeks.
> I can do any of the following:
> 1) What the f*** is IPMI (remote server management
> tool to replace an IP KVM and an IP PDU (Power
> Distribution Unit))
> 2) Managing your network with SNMP (it's not that
> hard)
> 3) Using Kickstart to automate installations
> 4) 10 minute guide to Xen
> The IPMI one is completely server hardware specific,
> you can't buy off the shelf IPMI controllers for
> machines that don't support it (I may be wrong, but
> I'd be surprised) and not all servers do, so maybe
> this might be of limited interest, but it is
> interesting (to me at least). This is the one I
> currently have the hardware to demonstrate.
> The SNMP one is partly written. This has a wider
> appeal I guess because we can all do it on any
> hardware, including your router.
> I've been using Kickstart a lot this week to automate
> server installations, it's not that hard either. I
> could quite easily perform one in front of a live
> studio audience. Not much use though unless you have
> lots of machines to install quickly but you still want
> to be able to control parts of the installation.
> 10 minute guide to Xen will probably be more like a 5
> minute guide to Xen and is best left until I can make
> it a 30 minute guide to Xen.
> Alternatively, Marley, would you prefer to do your own
> talk, which you won't tell anyone the title of? It
> might help if you told people what your title was so
> we can decide which we would prefer and so people can
> decide whether they want to turn up.
> Answers on a postcard.
> Ad
As I said to you Mr Sweet whilst you have the hardware do your talk.
Mine can wait yours can't.
Also how long would say the snmp and xen guide take?
Seek That Thy Might Know
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