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It's Not Magic, It's Work!

10 Nov 2005

The Server Room

Today I spent most of the day in the server room installing Red Hat Enterprise Linux on a HP ProLiant server. It was an easy install, it didn't actually take all day but it's not so warm in the server room so as soon as I'd changed CD I came out to warm up and I didn't go back in just as it finished - so I know I could have had it all installed quicker if I hadn't been doing other things too.

Once it was all installed I ran the Red Hat Network update tools which take a while to pull down files when you have a few megs of them. One painless reboot and it's all running.

Given a choice I'd rather have been installing Debian but until SAP certify SAP R/3 on Debian I won't be allowed to use it.