> LOOK AROUND
This is a messy office filled wall-to-wall with computer equipment, mostly
obsolete. You are seated on a semi-comfortable chair in front of
a junk pile that can be recognized as a table by the laptop computer
sitting on it.
> JOIN UNIVERSITY VPN
You think about the security settings of your local network for a minute,
and decide you don't want to do that.
> EXAMINE SECURITY
Basically, it's a mess and should be upgraded.
> UPGRADE SECURITY
You decide on a set of upgrades, but get an apprehensive feeling about
implementing them without testing.
> TEST SECURITY UPGRADES
What do you want to test them with?
> TEST SERVER
Which server do you want to test?
> TEST SECURITY UPDATES WITH TEST SERVER
You see no test server here.
> EXAMINE SERVER FARM
Through your laptop's remote connection, you see a mail server, a file
server, a database server and a virtualization server
> EXAMINE VIRTUALIZATION SERVER
It's full of virtual servers.
> CREATE TEST SERVER ON VIRTUALIZATION SERVER
The virtualization server is already operating at full capacity. Adding
another server would probably bring down the whole thing.
> EXAMINE DOCUMENTATION
You cannot see any documentation here.
> SEARCH FILE SERVER
The file server contains old spreadsheets, graphical presentations,
freeware games, installation media files and strategy documents.
> EXAMINE STRATEGY DOCUMENTS
After rummaging around for a while you come accross a file titled
"Incomplete Server Documentation". You have no idea what it is doing among
the strategy files since it obviously should be on the wiki.
> EXAMINE SERVER DOCUMENTATION
In addition to everything you expect to find, you find a mention of a
second virtualization server. You re-examine the server farm, and surely
enough, there it is!
> CREATE TEST SERVER ON SECOND VIRTUALIZATION SERVER
The disk seems to be full.
> EXAMINE DISK SPACE ON THE SECOND VIRTUALIZATION SERVER
Judging from the size, the disk seems to be more suitable for a home
computer in the early nineties than a server.
> GET UP.
You get up from your semi-comfortable chair.
You are in the north wing hallway. To the south are the elevators.
This is a freight elevator with doors on both ends. It's currently on the
> PRESS BUTTON -2
You feel the elevator move down. After a minute it comes to a stop and the
doors to the south slide open.
You are in the sub-basement of the old campus building. A door to the east
seems to emit a low humming.
With a swipe of your key card you slip through the door.
It is pitch black. You are likely to be eaten by a grue.
> LIGHT FLASHLIGHT
A feeble glow from your pocket-size lamp lights the room.
The Machine Room
A loud hum emanates from a server rack in the middle of this cramped room.
A console sits on a table full of assorted junk.
> EXAMINE SERVER RACK
On the rack there are a mail server, a file server, a database server and
two virtualization servers.
> EXAMINE SECOND VIRTUALIZATION SERVER
Its disk is almost full. This is strange when you consider that it seems
to have a really big hard disk connected to it.
> EXAMINE BIG HARD DISK
You find lots of unallocated space.
> REALLOCATE DISK SPACE ON BIG HARD DISK
After fumbling around a bit with the slightly obscure user interface and a
pitifully small screen, you manage to substantially increase the disk
space on the second virtualization server.
> PRESS 3
You feel the elevator move up. After a minute it comes to a stop and the
doors to the north slide open.
A colleague walks by cheerfully. "I'm off for my vacation. Have a nice
summer!" You are reminded that outside the sun is shining and it's still
three weeks until your vacation.
There is a laptop here.
The battery in your flashlight finally gives up.
> SIT DOWN
You chair sways uncertainly for a while before settling into the accepted
> CREATE TEST SERVER ON THE SECOND VIRTUALIZATION SERVER
After checking that enough disk space is available, the test server starts
to install. After a few minutes the installation pauses asking for a
> ENTER LICENSE KEY
You see no license key here.