The aforementioned major deploy went out this morning. It went well. More than 5000 man-days culminated in a very smooth site rollout this morning. I feel like a weight has been lifted from my shoulders.

Remember a few months ago, when I said that we had gone with SuSE instead of Redhat? Apparently, before we could sign a contract with Novell, Redhat turned around and told us “We want your business. We will match any offer Novell gives you.” So although nothing (still) has been totally resolved, it looks like we will be going with Redhat for our Linux needs. It’s been a long, wild ride, but it looks like we’ll soon finally have enterprise support for the roughly sixty servers under my domain.