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Dec
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comment Dell Poweredge 2970 - Cheap subsitute/compatible RAM for lab env?
@DylanKnoll Note that there are some individual ones for cheaper - around $30 - so its worth looking for single 8Gb sticks as well.
Nov
29
comment On a dual CPU server, is it normal for one CPU to run hotter than the other?
@LightnessRacesInOrbit actually he says he thinks that. The config file he linked to sets cpu temp max to 70. That would meam 70 deg above ambient before it alerts you...which seems way too high.
Nov
29
comment On a dual CPU server, is it normal for one CPU to run hotter than the other?
That is definitely a large part of your problem! However, it still doesn't explain the sensors reading 2 deg C unless you encased the server in dry ice or something.
Nov
25
comment Create an MBR on secondary plex
Have you tried calling HP support?
Nov
17
comment Best practices for file layout in a Hyper-V server?
@BenjaminPeikes Bike shed refers to Parkinson's law of triviality - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parkinson's_law_of_triviality
Nov
17
comment Best practices for file layout in a Hyper-V server?
@BenjaminPeikes Spaces often require quoting in command line parameters and scripts - its not a big deal, but if you can save yourself the hassle...
Nov
17
comment Best practices for file layout in a Hyper-V server?
@BenjaminPeikes Relying on the XML files to match files to VMs is risky. I have had cases where either through accidental deletion or data corruption the XML files were gone or unreadable. Also, it's just plain faster than matching GUIDs up. But I agree you don't necessarily need to use the VM name in the filename, just the folder if you prefer. Just make sure that - by looking at nothing but the file structure - you can tell which files belong to which VM and what purpose they serve.
Nov
17
comment Checking the history of www-data user
Why would anyone be running bash as www-data in the first place?
Nov
17
comment Do Equallogic PS6010s accept non-EQL firmware disks?
Some Dell devices will work with non dell drives but loose features like health monitoring. Some just refuse to use the drives. So even if you do try it with non dell drives check if it monitors their health properly. Not being notified about impending disk failures is bad.
Nov
14
comment Best practices for file layout in a Hyper-V server?
I disagree. From experience, there are some good technical reasons to have a naming convention where you can identify which disks belong to which VMs from outside of the Hyper-V tools. One of his options doesn't allow you to do that easily - or at all, if the hyper-v XML files are corrupt, which can happen.
Nov
11
comment 2 Windows server 2012 with multiple domain
@muhamadazam added a bunch more options (I actually wasn't done hit submit early by accident)
Nov
10
comment How to setup a group profile based for terminal server via LDAP?
Group Policy Preferences may be of great use here as well, since they can easily be setup to target specific user groups without creating a bunch of separate policies.
Nov
6
comment Debian ethernet interface goes down while streaming video
Do you have managed switches? If so do the logs for that switchport show anything? Its unlikely to be spanning tree problems, but if it is that is where you will see the evidence.
Nov
4
comment The Backup Paradox
Its easy to get 5 9s uptime...as long as you define it as 9.9999%.
Nov
1
comment Why is ZFS not doing anything with my disk's duff sector?
I don't have any answers for you, but +1 for a well researched and written question!
Oct
31
comment Clients phone provider claiming high latency over UDP, how do I test?
Are there actual call quality problems? Could their monitoring tools just be wrong?
Oct
31
comment SCCM 2012 PXE Boot Image selection
@DarkMoon If you redistribute an old image it will get used. and by it could run, I mean from boot images used in sequences available to that PC.
Oct
31
comment Linux Authentication by Active Directory without joining to domain
Could you not just adjust you imaging system to append an L or something to the hostname when applying the image? Or have a script in the os image that makes the change before it joins the domain?
Oct
30
comment Windows Server 2008 consuming a lot of bandwidth
Use wireshark to see what the traffic actually is.
Oct
24
comment About digital signatures. Are they really secure?
@Peregring-lk The secure channel is only one way. For signing, someone signing something with your public key means absolutely nothing, since everyone has the public key. But signing with your private key (which you have, hopefully, kept private) means you signed it. For encryption, you encrypt with my public key. Only the my private key will decrypt it. Having my public key lets you verify I sent a signed message, or send me an encrypted message. But it does nothing to show who sent me that encrypted message, or who reads my signed message.