The PureBlog

Thursday, December 4, 2008 - 09:36

The previously discussed upgrades to Apache 2.2 will be occuring this morning. Downtime for each server should be 15-20 minutes at most. We will post a follow up to the news section once the update is complete.

Thursday, November 6, 2008 - 15:12

Ever since early in the year it has been a goal to get all servers upgraded to the "latest and greatest major branches" of software... we started by introducing PHP5, then MySQL5, and now, finally, we'll be moving all servers over to Apache 2.2.x to replace the current 1.3.x lineup. We had actually looked at making this jump back when we first implemented PHP5 in January, but some glitches that cropped up during the testing phase left us well, concerned, and ultimately we decided to put the upgrade off a bit longer.

Thursday, October 9, 2008 - 15:12

"It's getting there."
"No idea when it'll be done."

That's been me for the last two weeks, and in reality I'm not sure that I'm much further along then I was 14 days ago. I'm supposed to be in charge of the "Agents" for the new monitoring system. Little programs (not php code) that will run on a couple of servers around the internet and keep tabs on all of our services/equipment, and report their findings back to the main system and trigger alerts when something breaks.

Thursday, October 2, 2008 - 10:33

Late yesterday afternoon the website here was updated from our subversion repository, and included in that update was the start of our new Network Status/Monitoring system. It is nowhere near complete, but it is beginning to take shape enough to start tinkering with it on the live site and collecting data.

What we have so far is the beginnings of the "master" for the monitoring system, integrated into our Drupal setup here. What is done so far in the code includes:

Monday, September 29, 2008 - 15:51

Had a bunch of changes uploaded to the live site over the last week, the only really noticeable one being the switch from "Share This" To "Add This" icons. The ShareThis icon just didn't look right to me on our layout for some reason. A petty reason to change, I know, but it irked me something fierce, just think that the AddThis based buttons look better.