Dead Fridge and Virtualization

This Sunday, while we had a visitor staying with us, our refrigerator [not really ours, per se – it comes with the house] died a slow, quiet death. We first noticed about lunch time when the ice seemed to be low and the cubes not as hard as usual. This was followed by a series of significant glances at each other and the mopping up of excess glacier melt in the kitchen over the next hour. Fortunately, our neighbors volunteered to host our frozen stash until such time as the box gets repaired. That supposedly happened today. I say supposedly since it takes time for the interior to get cold again.

I don’t think we lost much since we put most frozen things in our neighbors’ freezer and the cool items in coolers with ice. We’ll see soon, though.

In the mean time, I’ve decided to further virtualize my home network by migrating the web server over to a virtual machine. That’s right: you’re now reading this web page not on a physical server, but on a virtual one [actually, it’s possible you’re still reading this on the old server if you read this within 30 minutes of the post since I’m still running the conversion as I type]. This means that I will have virtualized 3 servers and been able to remove two whole boxes from my network. That’s more electricity saved – and more fun had doing it!

Now, I must return to the geekfest…

2 thoughts on “Dead Fridge and Virtualization”

  1. hey are you using Server 2008 for the virtualization? I just got a new “real” server and I plan on loading up 2008 and trying it out to include virtualization.

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  2. Actually, I”m using 2008 with Hyper-V for two of my virtual machines and Virtual Server 2005 on a Windows Server 2003 box for the one I just virtualized. I”m probably going to buy a new motherboard/CPU/RAM set for that box so that it will support Hyper-V later on.

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