Fun stuff: bought a switch, a power strip, labeled the machines with this fancy labeler thing, use some of those quick ties to get things all tight and pretty (like tieing the switch wall wart to the power strip, and the power strip to the rack)
The highlight was Evan and I counting to 3 and then quickly unplugging the cross-over cable from between kenny and cartman and plugging in instead the cables to the switch. We now have 10.0.0.1, .2, .3, and .4! Hooray. Webserver didn't even notice... maybe dropped a few packets max.
System administration is getting to be more difficult now.
I'm going to write a bunch of tools to automate most the cumbersome parts now.
rsync works fine for most things, but a lot of config files on the machines have machine-specific stuff.
this'll be fun.