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If it involves computers or electronics, I probably do it.

I have experience with Exchange, Sharepoint, Zabbix, Powershell, Hyper-V clusters, and a whole host of other things.

If you need to contact me, my email address is my first name at my last name dot ca


Jan
28
comment Best approach to generate and use ssh key pairs
Exactly. If I had scripts which copied files back and forth, server A has KeyA, and server B has KeyB (With KeyB in server A's authorized keys file).
Jan
27
comment How to fix geometry of two identical disks?
@bartsilverstrim any modern drive doesn't use the actual geometry, they use LBA. The geometry information just faked to match the right size, for tools that think it still matters.
Jan
26
comment Dedicated servers - how to protect ipmi
A vpn or ssh tunnel will probably be the best way to secure it. You would probably want to make sure customers can only connect to their own servers IPMI interfaces, not those of other customers (either accidentally or maliciously)
Jan
26
comment VPS server ping ok, but don't respond
If the vm console from the hosting provider is not working - that they should support. Every vps provider I have ever seen has at least one way to get to a console even if the server is broken.
Jan
25
comment Ubuntu guests on Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 host won't reboot, but cold-boot normally?
I have the same experience on hyperv 2008r2. With dual AMD 16 core processors (don't have the model handy). I experience the problem with 64 bit guests of ubuntu 12.04.
Jan
25
comment LAN Redundancy - NIC, Cables + Switch?
@YLearn revised the last paragraph.
Jan
25
comment LAN Redundancy - NIC, Cables + Switch?
@YLearn I'm certain they can and do fail. But I'd wager NAS failures to be more common. Of course redundant switches are great...but you need to be eliminating as many single points of failure as possible, starting with the most likely ones. Ideally, you woulf want redundant switches AND redundant storage. But if I only had money to pick one, it would likely be the storage.
Jan
25
comment Best Linux Partitioning for Multiple Resizeable HDD
Also, how much data to you actually need to/expect to store? That may make a big difference. If you only need to store 2TB you could do RAID10 across 6 disks. But that won't work if you need to store 10TB.
Jan
23
comment Hosting website from own webserver to domain name
You need to configure DNS. I would highly recommend reading up on how DNS works.
Jan
23
comment Best choice of private addresses for a “device area network”
@Jules except for those (unfortunately common) networks that use the entire /8 subnet just because its the default.
Jan
21
comment Options for SATA ports on motherboard for Files server
+1 when you get into that kind of setup getting a pro to help will save money in the long run. Buying all the hardware and finding out it won't do what you need ends up being a very costly setback.
Jan
18
comment How do I measure the maximum throughput over a timeframe?
This is like asking "how do I see the fastest my car can go, by watching the spedometer as I drive around the city".
Jan
18
comment Importance of disk alignment for Windows Server 2012
-1. Interesting story but does nothing to answer the question.
Jan
17
comment Controlling updates for Google Chrome enterprise deployment
I found the direct download link - dl.google.com/chrome/install/… gets the latest version.
Jan
17
comment Controlling updates for Google Chrome enterprise deployment
On second glance...that site and several others do show a few non-major releases.
Jan
17
comment Controlling updates for Google Chrome enterprise deployment
well that leaves me with keeping a possibly vulnerable version or auto update to an untested one. that's unfortunate...
Jan
17
comment Controlling updates for Google Chrome enterprise deployment
I'm thinking my monitoring system could download it once a day, record the md5sum and notify me when it changes. Guess the only way to see if minor updates are released by msi may be to check if regularly until such an update comes out.
Jan
16
comment Controlling updates for Google Chrome enterprise deployment
Thanks. That is exactly what I want to do. The part I'm uncertain about is if those crash and security fix updates get a new msi released. Any idea? Any other issues I should be aware of that you have run into?
Jan
15
comment Configuring VLANs on HP 1910 switch
@toppledwagon According to the documentation, trunk ports can have one untagged and multiple tagged. Hybrid can have multiple UNtagged. Which makes absolutely no sense to me...why would you do that? Hoping someone can clear that part up.
Jan
14
comment Convert Hyper-V .vhdx file for import into .vhd file for xenserver import?
It would only take a few minutes to install the hyperv role on an existing win 8 machine.