OK, I was sure I'd written an August entry, but it turns out I didn't. So,
herewith everything that went on that I can be bothered to remember.
The last weekend of July was spent with Rel's brother and his family in the
Lake District. We had a great time as far as I can remember, even if the
weather wasn't totally great. That's the Lakes for you. I did a few more V2V
operations, getting more of my KVM guests off rotting hardware, and onto the
VMware cluster the following week. Outside of work I managed to get to another
social thing and went to a pub, in town rather than in my locality. So that
was good. The last day of July I attempted my first LEAPP of a RHEL host from
RHEL 7 all the way up to RHEL 9. There were some complications, but by the
end of it I was pretty sure I had a recipe that could be used again. It was a
full month, July.
Straight on into August proper and it started with a day getting Veeam
repository hosts racked up in two different server rooms. It seemed to go
fairly easily, which meant we were done within the day. The first weekend of
August was spent volunteering at a 100 mile race (we only ended up doing the
start setup, rather that being on an aid station, which was nice as we could
then head off back to Rachel's to relax and recover for the next day which was
a trail marathon starting in Croydon and heading out on the Vanguard Way.
We've both done it plenty of times before, and the weather was perfect, so we
made an enjoyable long run out of it rather than an all-out race. Rather
What was even more lovely, after finishing, and having some food in the cafe,
was getting on trains to Bristol, and the Avon Gorge, to stay in the Hotel du
Vin there. I'd given Rachel a Christmas present of a long weekend in a suite
there, so we had a wonderful time relaxing in a huge suite, seeing the sights,
going for some short runs, and generally unwinding. Of course, the morning
after we got back I had loads of patching, LEAPPing, and other work to do. The
next week or two is somewhat blurry, but I do know that there was a lot of
work stuff happening, including me getting five hosts racked up and installed
in two different server rooms. This included getting their networking sorted
for bonded interfaces (data) and iSCSI connectivity (to the new SANs). By the
end of the week that was in it was time to switch off from work, have our
"Aktar at Home" delivery curry arrive, and welcome my parents who came for the
weekend. We had a nice time heading out into town a bit, as well as just
catching up family-wise.
More sysadmin-y stuff for the next week, then Rachel's mother arrived for a day or so, this time with us all staying in a nearby hotel as she's not a big fan
of stairs. Fine by me as we got to visit a National Trust place close to the
hotel and generally get some walking in, as well as some lovely food.
After that it was only a week until September!