I had a storage alarm on my storage array start screaming today because it lost power to one of its redundant power supplies plus had slight temperature high reading on CPU #1. I found out that the power supply without any power was going to one of my UPS’ I utilize for my workstations and not my servers so switched that to the proper UPS and that worked.
That power supply was not connected to the protected battery side of that UPS outlets. I will look at why the UPS switched modes on me later but since its only for workstations and nothing else was plugged into that unprotected side of the UPS.
I decided to take the storage arrays down and blow the dust out of them since they have had a very long up time of several months. I had one of the fiber cables hang up and I had to get a small screwdriver to disconnect it, then putting them back in I had to realign the rails of my rack to make them go back in and not knock the cove back of my main storage chassis and cause an intrusion alert.
I found it was really good to login on IPMI on my Supermicro motherboard to view the sensor data before and after cleaning up my chassis. Just looking now there’s a wide disparity between my CPU #1 and #2 temperatures so I will plan a maintenance window and make sure that the heat sinks are seated properly and reapply heat sink compound. I was able to observe the fans look fine and blew the fins of my heat sinks out so the airflow looks fine.
Once the storage array came back up I checked the connections were on the proper networks and XCP-ng could see the paths to my storage and brought my VM’s back up as you can see since this site is back up. My music stream stayed up since the streaming server and the relay server are 2 separate physical servers. That’s all for tonight!
June 13, 2021
by dhoytt Comments Off on Pico De Gallo From the Garden With Chicken Tacos
My tomatoes are increasing in production and being anxious to devour my garden produce today I decided to make some Pico De Gallo. I found a nice recipe online that was simple and delicious. I made it all from items in my garden except the onions, garlic and I used lemon juice instead of lime juice.
I used mostly my Lemon Boy tomatoes and some cherry husky red tomatoes from my garden plus cilantro and, jalapenos. I cooked my chicken on my gas grill in on of my Corningware dishes which is way quicker than doing it in my oven in the house and doesn’t heat the house up. I have to say I will be making this Pico De Gallo a lot as it came out very well!
I must give props to where I found this delicious yet simple recipe:
Picked up a snail trap product that uses beer as bait for my garden and it immediately started working once setup. I placed this trap called Slug X from Garland in place put some beer in the traps then went inside and looked up reviews and usage. 15 minutes later I decided to go and top off the 2 slug traps and the slug trap near my tomato plants already had a slug moving up the outside of the container. I went inside to get my phone to take a picture and that fast enough he slug had moved inside seeking the beer.
I really hope this continues to work this well as I just put some slug pellets down 2 days ago. I found these Slug X snail traps at the Habitat for Humanity store here In Sacramento.
June 5, 2021
by dhoytt Comments Off on Saturday Music to Workout or Chill With
So much in this little backyard space but made it my little oasis by design with the garden, pool, strips of grass and BBQ pits. Nothing like doing a little gardening and then taking a dip in the pool and doing something quick on the gas grill or slow on one of the BBQ pits. Then either way sipping a cold beverage in the shade or poolside.
15 years with this and still going though I would love more room for a workshop and my boats plus other vehicles I would like plus storage for when going to auctions. Added the solar a couple of years ago and now have a nice energy credit so I have lowered my energy footprint and I’m somewhat self-sustainable, definitely not burdening the electric grid and producing some of my own foods.
I’m growing collard greens, okra, carrots, beets (once I get the seedlings in the ground), Swiss Chard, raspberries, grapes, white, black and Ichiban eggplants, mixed greens, lemon thyme, parsley, yellow squash, zucchini squash,sweet basil, purple basil, mad hatter peppers, Serrano peppers, habanero peppers, bell peppers, chili peppers, ancho chili peppers, Cilantro, chives, green onions, yellow onions, Mexican tarragon, chamomile, mint, sage, rosemary, yellow pear tomatoes, black plum tomatoes, Early girl tomatoes, Lemon boy tomatoes, husky red cherry tomatoes, peas, beans, red ghost peppers and lunch box orange sweet peppers.
I need to make a special place for asparagus that can grow yearly and not overturn that part of the garden.
Well time for some vittles with slices of garden tomatoes and then perhaps a dip into the pool. Then will make some tea from my garden herbs later.
June 4, 2021
by dhoytt Comments Off on Relay Server Back Up After Updates
Rebooting my Centos 8 Linux system that feeds audio streaming relays and the streams will be down temporarily about 30 minutes at the longest. You can continue listening by clicking on the link below or putting this in your media player Network Stream area or
Checking my site and saw my ssl certificate had expired as I was checking some new post to the site a few moments ago so downloaded the current site from GoDaddy and moved the new ssl certificate into place. I thought the certificate was for a few years but obviously it was not.
May 30, 2021
by dhoytt Comments Off on Mid-Sunday Workout Sounds
The vegetable gardens in the backyard are producing vegetables and the rose garden some beautiful flowers. This week earlier picked some jalapenos and today some husky red cherry tomatoes and a small beef eater tomato that was barely larger than the cherry tomatoes.
I planted a “red habernero” and green bell pepper plus dill and parsley plants. I put some stakes in and started training the peas, beans and tomato plants. The tomatoes will be producing in large amounts in a week or two.
I also picked about 2 gallons of very small grasses and weeds from the garden along with their weeds.