Last year I tried my hand at Christmas parody by writing An Admin’s Night Before Christmas. It was all festive and what not, and did spread some Christmas joy, but honestly it wasn’t my best work.

This year, I decided a much easier Christmas Carol to parody, The 12 Days of Christmas!

With the help of Mark Sexton, one of my company’s Senior Systems Administrators, I have come up with this year’s Sysadmin driven Christmas Carol, the 12 Admin Days of Christmas!

Enjoy!

On the first admin Christmas my supervisor gave to me

An EMC Clariion SAN

On the second adminChristmas my supervisor gave to me

2 Fibre Switches
and an EMC Clariion SAN

On the third admin Christmas my supervisor gave to me

3 Phase power
2 Fibre Switches

and an EMC Clariion SAN

On the fourth admin Christmas my supervisor gave to me

4 Storage processors
3 Phase power
2 Fibre Switches

and an EMC Clariion SAN

On the fifth admin Christmas my supervisor gave to me

5 Hard Drive Shelves!
4 Storage processors
3 Phase power
2 Fibre Switches

and an EMC Clariion SAN

On the sixth admin Christmas my supervisor gave to me

6 9’s of uptime
5 Hard Drive Shelves!
4 Storage processors
3 Phase power
2 Fibre Switches

and an EMC Clariion SAN

On the seventh admin Christmas my supervisor gave to me

7 storage admins
6 9’s of uptime
5 Hard Drive Shelves!
4 Storage processors
3 Phase power
2 Fibre Switches

and an EMC Clariion SAN

On the eighth admin Christmas my supervisor gave to me

8 HBA’s
7 storage admins
6 9’s of uptime
5 Hard Drive Shelves!
4 Storage processors
3 Phase power
2 Fibre Switches

and an EMC Clariion SAN

On the ninth admin Christmas my supervisor gave to me

9 fibre channel cables
8 HBA’s
7 storage admins
6 9’s of uptime
5 Hard Drive Shelves!
4 Storage processors
3 Phase power
2 Fibre Switches

and an EMC Clariion SAN

On the tenth admin Christmas my supervisor gave to me

10 Thousand RPM Drives
9 fibre channel cables
8 HBA’s
7 storage admins
6 9’s of uptime
5 Hard Drive Shelves!
4 Storage processors
3 Phase power
2 Fibre Switches

and an EMC Clariion SAN

On the eleventh admin Christmas my supervisor gave to me

11 LUNs Provisioned
10 Thousand RPM Drives
9 fibre channel cables
8 HBA’s
7 storage admins
6 9’s of uptime
5 Hard Drive Shelves!
4 Storage processors
3 Phase power
2 Fibre Switches

and an EMC Clariion SAN

On the twelfth admin Christmas my supervisor gave to me

12 Terabytes
11 LUNs Provisioned
10 Thousand RPM Drives
9 fibre channel cables
8 HBA’s
7 storage admins
6 9’s of uptime
5 Hard Drive Shelves!
4 Storage processors
3 Phase power
2 Fibre Switches

and an EMC Clariion SAN

We at aTa wish all of you a very Merry Christmas (Or what ever Holiday you celebrate) and a very happy New Year!

Please forward this to all of your friends and help me spread some Sysadmin Christmas love!

By El Di Pablo of www.Bauer-Power.net