We're lucky, every server we have has multiple NICs/HBAs/CNAs connected to multiple switches and this approach has kept our platform up on numerous occasions. That said we ran into a problem last week ...
I'm an FC SAN kind of guy and although we use NetApp 30xx filers for lots of non-essential storage I'm really no expert. I have a new requirement for a very resilient (i.e. 3 or 4 '9s') basic static ...
I handle much of the IT for a company of around 100 people, spread across about five sites worldwide. We're using Active Directory for authentication, mostly served to Linux (CentOS 5) systems via ...
I have a Hyper-V host with 4 physical HDDs, 300 GB each, and this machine will host a couple of VMs, each probably with a size of approximately 150GB. The VMs are not mission critical but I still ...
I'm preparing for a battery of resilience tests on a new network (which will be hosting a mission-critical application). As part of it, I ought to confirm the resilience of the domain controllers. We ...
The current Kafka 0.8 documentation mentions Kafka's poor resilience to a network partition. For example, the operations page claims that: It is generally not advisable to run a single Kafka ...