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Senior Systems Engineer with a Linux, virtualization and performance-tuning focus.

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answered how to get top utilization process by mail using monit
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comment Understanding SAS transfer speeds
I'm not sure what's difficult to understand. That is the SAS link speed. But you're limited to what the drive is capable of.
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comment Auto-upgrading similar VM guest OSes
Not exactly sure what you're describing...
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answered Understanding SAS transfer speeds
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comment Odd Crontab Service SMB Restart Issue
Better question: Why do you need to schedule restarts of the Samba daemon?
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revised Managing battery relearn cycles on LSI and similar RAID controllers
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comment Is it possible to mount these pieces of equipment vertically, together?
Actually, the rails are required. Dell and HP servers that use rails are not designed to be supported by their front bezel rack ears.
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comment Is it possible to mount these pieces of equipment vertically, together?
The proper rack would need to accommodate square holes and cage nuts and be rated to support the server's weight. An example of something that would work is: racksolutions.com/wall-racks.html - It is intended to be used with the server rail kit. The OP would need two units; one for the server and another for the networking equipment. Also see: serverfault.com/questions/281113/…
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comment Is it possible to mount these pieces of equipment vertically, together?
This rack is not appropriate for the equipment the OP is describing.
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comment From vSphere 5.5 - Deploying Centos 7 from template ignores customizations
You should incorporate the sys-unconfig into your template-creation process.
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comment Windows Tool to read S.M.A.R.T. attributes on SATA drive in HP D2700 Enclosure using P812 Controller
Please try with cache disabled. IF BBWC or FWBC is installed then for the current generation of SSD's and Smar Array, it is recommended that you do NOT enable the array accelerator for the SSD's logical volume. - See if that changes results.
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comment Does a NetApp NAS provide features with VMware compared to a ZFS based NAS?
But there are other options (here, here and here) for supported ZFS-based NAS. So NetApp isn't a necessity.
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comment How to get monit to only alert once when a check fails, not when it comes back successful?
Are you certain that you need a check to see if a server is rebooting?
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comment Install RAID driver on HP DL380 G9
Did this help you?
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answered Reliable Remote Management of HPC Server
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comment Reliable Remote Management of HPC Server
I'd probably ask the parties tasked with managing the HPC cluster/server/environment.
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comment Best way to upgrade from IE8 to IE9 across tons of computers at a company?
So this is a political issue... Are the sysadmins giving pushback?
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comment Knife Vsphere Password Plain text
That looks ugly...