We’re here!

Starting the SYSMGR blog on www.grootersnet.nl went flawless (well, almost) within a minute! The only thing still to do is to import what’s on Blogger – and just link to here. I don’t know yet if I’ll keep that.

Stay tuned. There’s more to come.

Most data wil probably in System’s Logbook, because that’s what I’m talking about.


It’s all about what goes on in the datacenter. That is: my datacenter.

The kernel systems: Diana, and, in time, Daphne and Dido, provide all connectivity to the outside world known as The Internet, with Io looking after them. They are by nature hardened enough to withstand allmost all Evil that lurks out there – running OpenVMS 8.3. Their task is enlightened by Cerberus, and sometimes Charon - the firewalling routers between The Internet and the Local Area Network, that is inhabited by Aphrodite, Irene and Demeter – all running WindowsXP SP2, and Pallas/Athene – that may publish herself based on the user preferences as a Windows XP machine, or Suse 10.1 – so Linux.
Then there is Demeter – the company laptop – running WindwsXP as well, and her offspring Persephone, a Personal Alpha instance, emulating an alphaStation 3000 with 96 Mb memory, and,depening on the configuration, 1,2,3 or 4 disks up to 4Mb each, of which one can be a CD, or perhaps memory stick on the USB bus (yeah, that works!), with out without network, and that could be over 1Gb UTP or even 54Mb wireless.