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mmm...delicious cheese, oh and I design and build large video-on-demand systems, but let's get back to the cheese...


Jan
28
comment HP DL380 Gen9 Disk Array issues
No idea on your problem but we've moved lots of Gen8 and Gen9 disks between each other without an issue - I suspect it's more of a localised problem than a design one.
Jan
28
comment How to recover from raid 5 failure of 2 disks with tw_cli?
There's only two options these days R1/10 or R6 - we get so many people on here asking why but just do a search here, you're not the first one to be in this position but we're doing our best to educate people so that maybe you're the last.
Jan
28
comment How to recover from raid 5 failure of 2 disks with tw_cli?
Thank you, we're always looking for examples of why nobody should be using RAID 5 in 2015 - this will hopefully help many others in the future from emulating your mistake.
Jan
27
comment ESXi 5.5 + vCSA Upgrade
You don't need to unregister anything, simply add the existing hosts to the new VCSA, that's all - seriously, nothing else - the DC will carry on working, you don't need to change anything, just add the hosts to the vC - certainly there's nothing you need to do to the AD setup.
Jan
27
answered ESXi 5.5 + vCSA Upgrade
Jan
22
awarded  Nice Answer
Jan
21
revised Installing CentOS7 / RHEL 7 on Proliant DL360e Gen8
No such thing as a G8 and English doesn't seem to be their first language.
Jan
21
comment Moving a large spanned volume across vm's
ESXi 5.4??? 3 x 1TB is that in RAID 0
Jan
21
comment Recovering data from a failed SAS drive? (RAID0…yes, I know)
I'm sure you'll be able to recover SOME of the data if not all of it, but it won't be quick and you're going to have to pay someone else to do it - better have deep pockets too!
Jan
19
comment pfSense in VMWare Cannot Access Web Control
That makes no sense at all but fine, whatever.
Jan
18
comment pfSense in VMWare Cannot Access Web Control
Why does each switch have a management network???
Jan
16
answered Detect memory ballooning from within the affected VM
Jan
16
answered Which RAID to use for 8 hard drives?
Jan
15
awarded  Nice Answer
Jan
14
answered How do servers with redundant power supplies balance consumption?
Jan
6
answered What does RXTX Factor mean, what is it and how does it affect my server?
Dec
28
comment VMware, LVM & Linux: Expanding a volume… temporarily, and without downtime
Can't you just add new vmdk's as new non-LVM disks (/dev/sdc etc/) and partition/format/mount them for the users then get rid of the whole disk when it's done? anything else seems a lot more complex.
Dec
26
awarded  Nice Answer
Dec
25
comment ESXi host halts, console seems responsive but
Presumably the hardware is all on the HCL? I'd be tempted to just wipe it and rebuild - probably quicker than troubleshooting - do you have the 'support assistant'? if so use it to capture the logs and have it auto-raise a case with vmw. Happy Christmas by the way :)
Dec
24
comment Numbering scheme for CPU affinity
Yes, exactly that