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is it better to use several small machines or fewer big ones to deploy a stack? [closed]

Is it better to split the different components of a stack over several smaller machines or get 1 or 2 bigger machines and put several components on a same machine? My thought is that if I start with ...
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How to setup opserver monitoring by stack exchange?

I'm having trouble understanding how to configure and install opserver project by stack exchange guys. Have anyone configure/install it? I wanting to use it only for MS SQL Servers and maybe i will ...
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Stacking and LAGing 4x PowerConnect 8024F's

We are constructing a new networking infrastructure to replace out 1GbE backbone and have decided upon using 4x Dell PowerConnect 8024F's as our "core" switches. As per the diagram below we have 2x ...
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Rails AWS Architecture - migrating from single Linode machine to AWS

Our startup has an app that's been in production for nearly a year running Rails/MySQL+MongoDB/Unicorn/Nginx successfully on a single Linode box. We've recently decided to move to AWS for several ...
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SYN Cookies on a LAN server - Ok / advisable to disable?

We are looking at tuning our linux tcp stack on one of our lan boxes. We were wondering if it is ok / advisable to disable SYN cookies on a server that doesnt have any sort of external (eg: ...
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How do I associate an ssh key pair with the instance created by a stack in Amazon CloudFormation?

Previously I have created an EC2 instance based on an image. During the creation process the Amazon wizard created a key pair and then provided it to me so I could connect. Now I am trying to use ...
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Is there a utility to visualise / isolate and watch application calls

Note: I'm not sure what to search for so guidance on that may be just as valuable as an answer. I'm looking for a way to visually compare activity of two applications (in this case a webserver with ...
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Setting up a Rails 2.3.x app on EC2 for easy scalability

I'm running a simple rails stack on a single dedicated machine. We're reaching our full capacity and have absolutely no setup for scaling, just one app on one machine. I did some research and came up ...
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Calculating physical to usable storage for Open-stack Swift/Object Storage

Is there any calculation for figuring out the corralation between physical (disk) storage and the amount of usable storage available to OpenStack? I know it's not 1:1 as OpenStack duplicates data but ...
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What might be the difference between Zend Server Community Edition and Zend Server with no licence?

What might be the difference between "Zend Server Community Edition" and "Zend Server" with no licence (or an expired licence)? My trial licence on my Zend Server has expired - so is that install now ...
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What services and modules should a development solution stack be configured with?

I know this is a general question, but I want to make sure I don't forget anything important. I'm trying to make a Mac solution stack like MAMP or XAMPP, but I'm not sure what I should compile. MAMP ...
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Buyers question: Have intel AES-NI already been integrated in IPSEC stacks?

Dear serverfault, I need to decide between deploying Opteron 6100 and Xeon Westmere EP, so I regard this a platform question. If not, it may be moved to stackoverflow and I hereby declare that I am ...
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How do you stack Extreme Networks Summit 200 switches?

Read through the manual, and in the intro/feature list, they mention that these can be stacked (and the LED display diagram suggests that the master will show 01, and any slaves 02, etc.) but there's ...
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Is Mono stable and fast enough for web production?

I am currently investigating for a new web application stack for my web server. C# looks great because it is a compiled language which seems to run quite well without too much CPU and does not ...