Vacation and virtualizationpublished on 8/3/2008 12:44 PM
So now the vacation has come and gone. Two weeks was all I had time for and I still had to work during those two weeks. But at least it wasn't unexpected since I have written 200000+ lines of code and also have the responsibility that all servers do what they should. Even though there wasn't a single critical issue during those two weeks. Instead I had to add a new payment system (Metcharge) and some new features to another (WebMoney).
As frustrating as it is I haven't managed to get any inspiration to continue with Plane9. It's always something else that's more interesting to do. Lately it has been to look into server virtualization for our new data center. I have been working with it for a while now and I still find it very neat that it just works. That you can virtualize a OS, do snapshots and move the whole OS with all applications to a new computer without any downtime. The latter I haven't had the opportunity to work with yet but I guess I will eventually. Currently its VMWare workstation, Server and ESXi I have been using. Specially now since [url:ESXi is free|https://www.vmware.com/tryvmware/login.php?eval=esxi&t=1].