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Some virtualization, as seen from the 385.

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The VirtualBox stuff is local, while the XEN stuff is on a separate HP quad, networks and database virtual machines, the later, ‘all’ versions conversion system (9i with forms/reports 6i is the last system with ‘direct conversion’ from any prior version.)

After that the porting is one by one, 9 to 10, to 11, to 12, and obviously, older versions of OSs are needed for complete functionality (matching the libraries.)

Some retrocomputing stuff is there also, handy for a few special projects.

vbox-vm

vbox-vm

xen-vm

xen-vm

Written by dibi58

August 16, 2014 at 2:13 pm

Posted in historical, NET, OS, VM

Nostalgic picture, a 6000.

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Can’t remember where I found this, hope they don’ get upset I’m using their picture. Anyhow, we had the same animal, but mounted vertically, two cabinets, plus a 10KVA no-break power unit, and a bunch of other stuff.

The automatic power down was set at 30 minutes, which means it would never go down, because right after outage, it would kick in the short break system and the naval diesel generators, those would run for a month without refueling, a month blackout is pretty unusual in peace time, and by then probably, we would have confiscated what needed from all the power companies and oil companies of the region to keep running.

Notice they are reusing hard disks cabinets (the black ones,) from a 6/95, we had a number of those too, the 6 series systems were bigger in size (but slower) than the 6000, those disks may be as small as 400MB, or 60MB the older ones, even if the size of a washing machine.

This guy (ours,) ran Oracle 6.33, and boy, was faster than any database installation I have ever seen for those times.

6000-600

6000-600

Written by dibi58

August 16, 2014 at 1:56 pm