On September 11, 2009 the aging CAcert signing server was replaced by new up-to-date hardware, thanks to a donation from NLUUG (the association of (professional) Open Systems and Open Standards users in the Netherlands) to Oophaga, CAcert’s hardware keeper. Please also check the original announcement.
Here we show some pictures taken during the replacement/upgrade action.
Hans Verbeek checks the sliders for mounting the new CAcert signing server at BIT
New CAcert signing server mounted in the rack at BIT
Backside of new CAcert signing server plus Sun1,2,3,4
Mendel Mobach debugging new usbserial connection, Hans Verbeek watching
Mendel Mobach and Wytze van der Raay debugging new usbserial connection between CAcert webserver and signing server
Generator and fuel tank for backup power for CAcert servers at BIT’s data centre
CAcert’s old signing server after putting back the copied master disk
CAcert new signing server with properly locked front panel
CAcert new signing server features a dual redundant power supply!