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Homogeneous cluster versus heterogeneous cluster

By homogeneous cluster I mean a cluster of nodes that all have the same services running. I am trying to set up a cluster of nodes that offer a set of services. The cluster can respond to HTTPS ...
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Local Lan design to support Multiple WAN

We have about 25~30 serial dedicated lease line or ADSL link using router to connect to different financial companies to do some transactions. SCurrently we have a very large L2 (/20) to host our ...
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Network Design For small office [closed]

First time network designer needing some help with practicing with designs. Here is what I'm trying to implement to help me work out how to do others down the road. The ISP will provide a public /27 ...
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What design considerations should go into a proper Bitcoin exchange (or any other automated online trading system)? [closed]

Following the epic fiascos of the two main Bitcoin exchange sites (Mt.Gox, which went offline due to sheer traffic load during the worst market crash in the history of Bitcoins, leaving people with ...
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MySQL Database Problems - Growing too quick, Performance

I have some problems with my database setup: The MySQL Database is written to every few seconds and it grows in size very quickly. My disk space is limited though, so I have to work around that. ...
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Active Directory reversible encryption for single sign-on?

Problem: Creating and maintaining hundreds of student accounts The school where I work runs Active Directory on Server 2008. Every year, our students have to sign up for accounts with a third-party ...
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Subnetting design for a new building? [closed]

A building with 4 floors, each floor is divided as follows; 15 users for accounting, 15 users for finance and 15 users for marketing (i.e 45 user in each floor). Data center is located on the ground ...
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MySQL - Service Design - 180+ Queries Per Second

Does anyone have any recommendations or know of any decent guides for a MySQL server infrastructure. We are currently looking to implement a infrastructure that can handle 180+ queries per a second? ...
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uWSGI and Nginx python file handling

I've been trying to figure out how to propertly utilize uWSGI with Nginx and have hit a bit of a design roadblock. I'm trying to figure out how my python files should be accessed via uWSGI. I've been ...
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How to model the infrastructure for the Rails application with processor/memory intensive tasks (using EC2)? [closed]

I need to model a Rails application that does video processing using Amazon AWS resources (EC2). Application allows users to convert videos. Videos are uploaded by users. Right now it is running on ...
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Design a DNS Master/Slave with SVN

I am looking for a good design of a master, slave DNS servers with SVN. Few doubts bothering me are: Would it be good if I have a post-commit hook to replicate/rsync the DNS master data to the ...
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Is it ok to team NIC's from different vendors together in VMware ESX?

I want to achieve the best performance with my two servers (SAN and ESX). I have good RAID (LSI, SASes), that is showing 1GB/s result, so the bottleneck now is network part since I have only two NICs ...
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Sealing Tiles and Cable routes in datacenter fire supression

I've been given the task of moving a small datacenter (3 Racks) into a new building where a server room was built with water sprinklers. The issue was raised and the contractor changed it to an FM200 ...
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need help designing Active Directory for a client [closed]

Need help designing Active Directory for a client who has 4 branch offices and one head office. The 4 sites have people email IDs in Same primary domain as well as 2-3 more domains, which are sister ...
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Platforms: Techniques used to apportion CPU, Memory, and networking resources for a C++ telecom infrastructure application [closed]

This is a general question that is pertinent to Software Architecture for a high availability, carrier grade telecom infrastructure box that does say, plenty (==1000s of TCP/IP-based (local) network ...
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2 Cisco ASA + 4 Cisco switches - best way to connect all together

Until now I have been involved in using Cisco hardware in professional environment but on a small level. Recently, requirement has came up for our new facility to be built with PCI compliance in mind ...
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Advice on Active Directory design for multihomed servers

I've been tasked by a customer to come up with a working Active Directory design for a scenario with the following requirements (simplified, they are actually a lot worse): There is a subnet for ...
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Building a Linux Network for Our Company - Where Do I Start?

This is going to be a somewhat loaded question. I am programming in a company that has been around since 1962. A lot of things, especially computer / network stuff, is very dated. Let me give a bit ...
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multi-wan setup vs larger single connection

Hey guys i am trying to decide whether or not a situation makes sense. I was thinking about going to a T1 or a E10 connection but am now trying to weight the costs vs what i actually need. This ...
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Interesting network design problem (advanced sub-netting issues)

2 clients share a town house together; Each has "X" number of floors. One has the top few the other the bottom. The issue is there are a number of IP security cameras, some private to each network and ...
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MSSQL Database design question

Am in the process of designing a database to a rather large project and well need some feedback from the 'experts' of what way to go. I have a project with 154 million users that each have something ...
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What is the best network design for a new multi-floor building?

Specifics: 4 floors. Floors consist of central cubicle area and exterior offices pre-wired to wiring closet on each floor. IT data center will be located on 1st floor Conduit exists in building ...
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Servers / ram for social network- how many? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my capacity planning? I am launching my social network soon and am looking into hosting. The question I am lost considering is: Do I need separate ...
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How to design the infrastructure for an application serving USA and Canada?

I am developing a service that will be applicable for both Americans and Canadians, the data collected and stored are not legally allowed to cross the borders...which is new to my knowledge. So what ...
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Setting Windows Server Roles Between Servers

I need to know what is the best way to assign windows server roles and duties among servers. Right now I've got four servers: 1) OldServer1: Xeon 3.4GHz, 4GB, 3x146GB SCSI, Windows Server 2003 R2 2) ...
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Infrastructure Design Tools?

Lets say I wish to put together some various kinds of servers that interact with one another with possible clustering. I have three "actors": general admins, developers, and the users the developers ...
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Online modelling tool for server desing / architecture

I am looking for some online (the best is free) tool for designing our servers. We use almost 10 servers now, and it becoming mess, to remember, where, what service is running. So, I'd like to have ...
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Best approach to design this MySQL big database

I'm planing to design a database that contains only 2 tables (stats1 and stats2), but, this tables will contain rows going to 40 000 000 records! all the records will be "positive/unsigned" integers. ...
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Sending email from various domains

We are building hosted software service that is used by multiple customers. These customers want to communicate with their customers (end customer). So, today we send it from our domain: example.com ...
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Which is better: one NFS mount point, or seven?

I have a server that has 7 large disks that are each shared out via NFS to our webserver. My question is: Would it be more efficient if I shared the parent directory so that there was only a single ...
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Must have software for IT architects [closed]

What are the tools that every professional IT architect must have? The definition of "IT architect" that I am referring to, is the one for individuals who make the recommendations for ...