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How to utilize Varnish for A/B Testing and Feature Rollout?

Today we have our web layer exposed to the world. We would like to add Varnish in front of our web layer to accelerate the site and reduce calls to the backend. However, we have some concerns and i ...
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Tools to test multicast routing

I am looking for a good simple tool that runs on a standard OS (Windows or Linux) that I can used to test that multicast is being passed properly by a router. I have been asked by a client to enable ...
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Simulating load from GroupWise clients (MUA) on GroupWise POAs

We are looking to simulate the load of many clients sending mail, and we want it to be scriptable. The part that we are unsure about is if our possible message submission methods (SMTP and SOAP) are ...
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Testing email locally on a windows machine

This is a question I've tried to answer for a long time now. I'm currently working on a personal project on a windows XP machine and it's come to the point where I need to send emails to test some ...
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apache virtual hosts vs. alias, what is better?

I've been building a dev machine over the last week and it has created some interesting question in my head. One of which is whether setting up an apache vh is better than creating an alias. Now, I ...
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How to I get an LDAP Client to validate a LDAP instance?

Try connecting with an LDAP client like JXplorer to validate that a LDAP instance is up an running at the host and port I think it is. Also, trying to use any of the LDAP config data here: ...
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Test Exchange server on a laptop

I need to run some Outlook sessions that connect to an Exchange server. If I wanted to create a test environment on my laptop, would that be feasible? Would it be better to run natively, or inside a ...
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Windows desktop (XP, Vista or Win7) EC2 AMI for QA testing

I need to perform QA testing for Windows based applications on a Windows desktop client and I would like to know if EC2 supports Windows images that are NOT server based (e.g. Server 2003). I have ...
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VM for learning and testing firewall and some others softwares? [closed]

Computer Specs: Core 2 Duo 1.80Ghz 2gb ram 500GB hd Currently with Windows XP installed but can be changed to anything else needed. To explain more about what i am looking forward to do, i was ...
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Online test to learn Linux command-line based on frequency of command-line operation and it's methods use? [closed]

Trying to learn Linux command-line as fast as possible, know of any online test that progressively present questions requiring a command be entered. Looking for test that recall what I've answered, ...
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What is a free active directory simulator tool for testing remote single-sign-on auth requests?

Need to test if an application has correctly implemented active directory remote authentication single-sign-on requests? If you don't know of a tool, what would be a checklist of items to confirm are ...
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How to build a Software-Network-Tester?

The company where I work is building special twisted pair network cables. Those cables need to be tested for function and performance (100/1000 Base-T). Since we only produce small batches of those ...
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Recommended system self test tool (what software should I use)?

We have a setup of: ~20 nodes on EC2 Several AppEngine deployments Several small locally hosted nodes All these machines represented 1 distributed system that does "cool things". The problem is ...
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Proposal for a new EICAR format that covers engine up-to-dateness [closed]

The EICAR test file was used to functionally test an antivirus system. As it stands today almost every AV system will flag EICAR as being a "test" virus. For more information on this historic test ...
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command line http load testing tool that supports gzip / deflate

We use apache as our web server and it has mod_deflate enabled. We have been using httperf to test it for load but we've not been able to get it to talk to the webserver with gzip/deflate encoding ...
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how do I properly measure capacity of a UPS battery?

How can I properly measure the capacity of a UPS battery? Unplugging it from the wall is a bad idea since it loses the ground, so how can this be done?
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Setup Postfix as a fake server similar to Neptune and Papercut

I would like to configure Postfix in out dev and stage environment to only save the emails like Papercut and Neptune? It's very important that the actual emails are not sent but only saved, to be ...
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Software to test disk drives, via PXE boot?

Is there any software out there which will allow a disk drive to be tested, which boots via PXE? I have a fully functional PXE environment which allows memtesting, installation, and drive nuking - ...
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Can a service spawn a login session? Build server woes

To run some acceptance tests on my build server, I need to have a logged in user session open (the white testing framework needs to have a "screen" to test the WPF UIs) all of the time. This is ...
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Testing IIS7 cluster nodes before bringing online

We are starting a migration to a IIS cluster for load balancing, failover support, as well as zero-downtime upgrades. We are currently testing this configuration with a pair of Windows 2008 R2 ...
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MS DPM 2007: Testing the Recovery for a Production Domain

MS DPM 2007 is a new technology in my company, and so am I to the product. We have a classic Microsoft domain with two DCs, Exchange 2007 and a couple Web/MS SQL servers. I have deployed DPM one ...
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How can I test if LVM works on Ubuntu Lucid?

I got LVM2 installed on Ubuntu Lucid. I have a volume group on /dev/fluid with free space (150Gb). I need to know if LVM is installed and working properly. How can I test that LVM is working ...
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SQL database testing: How to capture state of my database for rollback

I have a SQL server (MS SQL 2005) in my development environment. I have a suite of unit tests for some .net code that will connect to the database and perform some operations. If the code under test ...
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VMware ESX Linux Guest Customization

I am interested in deploying several RHEL 4 Update 8 virtual machines for creation of a test environment. Here are the steps I am taking: In off hours, P2V/V2V the production machines and convert ...
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Generate a limited amount of random network traffic between 2 hosts

I'm trying to find a utility that will allow me to generate a constant flow of random network traffic at a specified rate between 2 hosts. The utility needs to run on Windows and OSX. I've tried iperf ...
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Sharing an Apache configuration between testing vs. production

I have a personal web site with a slightly nontrivial Apache configuration. I test changes on my personal machine before uploading them to the server. The path to the files on disk and the root URL of ...
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smartctl -t long isn't finishing

I been running smartctl -t long on a drive for about 2 days now and it seems to be stalled at 10%. short and conveyance both passed. I have to send 1 of 2 drives purchased back I found badblocks with ...
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Penetration testing - common examples?

I was charged to do some basic penetration testing on our system. I tried to find some favoured practices but I was not successful. I guess SYN attack is retired (no NT here). Could anyone advice some ...
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Solution to time shifting requirement in Active Directory

I currently have an active directory that has several child domains (consisting of nothing other than a DC and bespoke application servers) set-up for testing our CRM software, as some of it is ...
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Is testing every Anti-Virus definition before deployment feasible?

With the recent problems that McAfee customers have had over the last week there has been lots of opinion that not only should the AV vendors have better testing but customers should test AV ...
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Test a site with a static subdomain locally

How can I test a site that uses one or more static domains for serving images locally? e.g. domain.tld with images servered from static.domain.tld Local working copy of the site on WAMP checked out ...
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Storage product testing

I know this is out of place (being an active member here I am coming for the help from seniors), but I need some information regarding storage testing, testing of RAID arrays, SCSI, SAS, SATA and also ...
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How to: mirror a staging server from a production server

We want to mirror our current production app server (Oracle Application Server) onto our staging server. As it stands right now, various things are out of sync, and what may work in testing/QA can ...
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What are best practices on virtual lab/test bed architecture?

I am currently preparing a new small virtual environment for development and testing with Windows Server + SQL Server + AD + Sharepoint + Exchange + IIS(ASP.NET) + Biztalk + ?, for a small (up to 5) ...
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Renting Virtual Machines for testing [closed]

I am looking for renting virtual machines for testing my desktop software. In particular, I am interested in all modern Windows client versions (XP no SP, SP1, SP2, SP3, Vista with/without SP1/2, ...
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How do you test a new email filtering system?

What method do you use to test or evaluate potential new email filtering systems before you set it up on your production network? I am particularly interested in methods that are appropriate for ...
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Can we execute steps conditionally in a JMeter script?

I have recorded a sequence of steps to be executed for testing my web application, in a JMeter .jmx script. (The recording tool used was BadBoy). It is possible that one of the steps might return an ...
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Development, testing, and production envorment for large php/mysql projects

Hello i am working on a large php/mysql project and i am getting to the point where everything get really confusing. I have a dedicated sever that runs CentOS with PLESK. And i have a windows PC with ...
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What is the Optimal Server Configuration for Split-Path Testing?

I am far from an expert on Apache or any server for that matter, so i apologize if this question is poorly worded, which it likely is. We have always relied on a vendor for split-path testing (aka ...
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How do I configure IIS so my Web.config is determined by URL?

I am running a test rig with IIS6 serving an ASP.NET (and Sharepoint) web site. We have several clients, and so we have custom root Web.config files for each client. For this test rig, I want to ...
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Different Operating Systems in the same PC for testing a windows application

My company needs to test a windows application across different operating systems. So we would like to have different operating systems that resides in a single machine. Among those VMs, I have ...
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Is there a way to test RAM on a Windows 2008 R2 x64 machine?

Is there a way to test RAM on a Windows 2008 R2 x64 machine? I have 6GB of RAM, and I suspect one of my 4 sticks may be bad.
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Keeping emails in Web app test environment from getting out

We have a test environment which is pretty much a copy of the production environment for our Web applications. In the past email addresses of customer data were scrubbed to avoid emails from test ...
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IPv6 testing for embedded devices

I would like to test the IPv6 stack on an embedded system. How can I do that? Would establishing a test link between this device and another PC be a "good enough" test? I was thinking about using a ...
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Assign and remove multiple LUNs from VMs on ESXi 4

We currently have a test environment where we create hundreds of LUNs on our SAN-attached storage array, export them to one or more (physical) servers, run tests on the data contained on the LUNs, ...
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Test WordPress on local Windows 2008 - production on hosted Linux

I have my WordPress based website hosted on a Linux server. I plan to redesign the site and would like to do in on a local test server first. I am an experienced Windows administrator, but have a very ...
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Considerations when building a virtualization test server?

What I'd like to do is buy a server to be used for testing purposes only. I'd like to be able to restore virtual servers from backups to the test machine, and then run a few client VMs on the machine ...
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ffmpeg on Ubuntu Intrepid (8.10) Server

I'm trying to get ffmpeg running on my server so I can use the PHP Video Toolkit successfully. I'm currently setting up my testing platform, which is a 32-bit Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Ibex Server. ...
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Saving multiple hibernate states on Windows

This question is related to this one: http://serverfault.com/questions/97956/automated-windows-restart-testing In order to automate testing in Windows, it could be useful to save multiple hibernate ...