20060317

If it ain't broke don't fix it

I am a little frustrated at work right now. About 2 months ago my group was get pushed on from on-high to get some specialized configurations uploaded to the network to enable QoS (quality of service - basically garunteeing certain applications a certain amount of bandwidth, and others just get "best effort", but a bit more complicated than that). Well, that has been a series of headaches ever since. First we went around and around about the configs not working. It was determined that the current IOS would not support the commands needed. So in the routers that could support we were to proceed. Then the routers that could support the IOS, the hardware could not. H/W upgrades are in process, and IOS upgrades are in process. Then capacity issues on the core... now we are having issues with some 'legacy' configurations are not happy with the new IOS. *sigh* Six weeks this has been going on... I'd feel some satisfaction in that I was trying to express caution at the get go and was ignored - but I am the one that is getting the ulcer trying to get it all to work (not just me, but I am involved in the group that is resposible for this sort of thing). And now, they are talking about some more security upgrades. Configurations as well as a whole new IOS. The current problems are with only 80 some devices. The new changes will be upon over 200! Ok, I am complaining and venting... but the fact is, this is what I get paid to do so I need to just get back to work now. For my career is indeed a gift from the Father. It is how I provide for my family. :) Thank you all for listening to my venting. :) Verse for today: 1 Corinthians 10:1-13 esv I want you to know, brothers, that our fathers were all under the cloud, and all passed through the sea, and all were baptized into Moses in the cloud and in the sea, and all ate the same spiritual food, and all drank the same spiritual drink. For they drank from the spiritual Rock that followed them, and the Rock was Christ. Nevertheless, with most of them God was not pleased, for they were overthrown in the wilderness. Now these things took place as examples for us, that we might not desire evil as they did. Do not be idolaters as some of them were; as it is written, “The people sat down to eat and drink and rose up to play.” We must not indulge in sexual immorality as some of them did, and twenty-three thousand fell in a single day. We must not put Christ to the test, as some of them did and were destroyed by serpents, nor grumble, as some of them did and were destroyed by the Destroyer. Now these things happened to them as an example, but they were written down for our instruction, on whom the end of the ages has come. Therefore let anyone who thinks that he stands take heed lest he fall. No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it. Amen

1 comment:

Def Jeff said...

wow... super deep...