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comment Mini-SAS Connector Issue
Which begs the question... did the OP plug it in?
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comment Mini-SAS Connector Issue
Hmm, never seen a variance on those... but the enclosure should be accommodating either way, no?
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comment Mini-SAS Connector Issue
I don't see a notch.
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comment Mini-SAS Connector Issue
Can you elaborate on the problem you're having with the new cables?
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comment Increasing RAM and CPU in VMWare vCloud Director
Can you check with someone who has an administrative view of the environment?
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comment How to disable VM from accidental startup in vSphere?
@LatinSuD I'd recommend converting to template (mark as template) or removing the VM from inventory.
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comment Installing multiple OSes at once via PXE
Why do you want multiple operating systems installed in this manner? It's not common to have multiple OSes installed across multiple partitions on the same system on server-class equipment. Is virtualization not an option here?
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comment smartctl error end_request: I/O error, dev sdb, sector
If the disks are failing, please replace them.
17h
comment Determine the OS version of an OEL linux box?
@bhavs Well, the logic to distinguish OEL from RHEL is included in my answer, as well as the relevant source code to facter.
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comment Determine the OS version of an OEL linux box?
@PrashantLakhera That's not deterministic. Sometimes people use different kernels on RHEL/CentOS. Oracle Enterprise Linux definitely makes use of newer kernel revisions.
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comment Determine the OS version of an OEL linux box?
@bhavs Do you need to differentiate between RHEL, CentOS and OEL?
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comment Determine the OS version of an OEL linux box?
Why do you need to know the version? Is this part of another process or script? Are you seeking a programmatic solution, or are you willing to check manually? More context would be helpful.
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comment iSCSI paths are alternately active and dead after connecting second ESX server
Hmm. I dunno. I wish more people would use NFS for VMware ;)
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comment Windows Firewall - blocking IP address ranges en masse - performance considerations?
Is there any chance you can relay these concerns to the hosting provider and see if they have any upstream solutions available?
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comment Windows Firewall - blocking IP address ranges en masse - performance considerations?
I'd likely handle this in hardware and not at the OS level.
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comment Suppress Monit message 'Monit instance changed' on stop/start
@Johan Nope....
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comment Web-based System High Availability
That may not be possible to change the application. If it's a stateless web-based system, get some diverse internet connectivity in to your location. 3G/4G, Fixed-wireless (microwave), DSL, cable, T1, fiber... whatever is available. Pool them and keep everyone happy.
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comment Web-based System High Availability
But what are you connecting to?
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comment Web-based System High Availability
Is your application hosted in a stable location? Is your concern that you need to be able to access it despite your unstable connectivity?
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comment Automated blacklist checker
More details, please?