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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...


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reviewed Approve Drivers of RTL8111/8168 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller for ESXi 6.0
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comment Drivers of RTL8111/8168 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller for ESXi 6.0
Use supported hardware, and please re-read our help on what this site is and isn't for - we're here for professional sysadmins, not people just messing about with consumer gear.
Mar
22
comment SATA Drive (Intel SSD) often disappears from BIOS, drive OK
We make it really clear when you sign up for this site what it is here for and what it's not - we're for professional sysadmins and as such we'd never build production systems using incompatible components and your ML does not support consumer off-the-shelf disks. It's the sign of amateur usage and as such this question is more appropriate for our sister site superuser.com which does cater for cobbled-together-system questions. In terms of fixing this problem, get a supported drive.
Mar
20
comment Vsphere Client Windows 7 installation concerns
This has got nothing to do with them being VMs at all, also don't nag your question via a comment after only 15 minutes or so - very rude
Mar
19
comment Bios clock sets itself forward by 8 hours when the computer is rebooted.
This is a superuser question dude, it'll get migrated there shortly.
Mar
19
answered Reuse hard-drive from ESXi 4.0 server in ESXi 5.5?
Mar
18
comment How to monitor and rebuild hardware RAID in ESXi?
If you're thinking of doing this with large disks (=>1TB) please don't use R5, use R10 or R6/60 - R5 is now essentially obsolete.
Mar
14
comment vSphere ESXi and assigning public IPs to VM
I suggest you get some basic virtualisation training and re-read what this site is for and what it's not
Mar
14
comment Is this price right?
Also you know it's got just a single core with no hyperthreading,the memory will be slow, as will the small disk - actually one of the new Raspberry Pi's would be quicker! i'm in the UK too and would happily help to fight your corner on this, just ask ok.
Mar
13
comment Single E5-1600v2 on Dual Socket motherboad
It might physically work but Serverfault is for professional sysadmins and we inherently only work with supported configurations, anything else isn't considered professional sorry.
Mar
13
answered Single E5-1600v2 on Dual Socket motherboad
Mar
13
comment znapzendzetup create fails indicating it can't find SRC filesystem being created
You know we have a policy about spam right? You're asking 'questions' and answering them about your own product - this really isn't on, it's just self-promotion!
Mar
8
comment InfiniBand Storage
I also love IB but do bear in mind that FCoE over DCB/CEE at 40Gbps exists and is surprisingly close to IB in many ways, plus it doesn't make most IT people get scared :)
Mar
7
answered Esxi add existing datastore to another vm
Mar
7
comment Server destroying and burning my Hard Drives
I disagree, a server is about production service and that entails two things; retaining the data you have and being as available as possible - value, performance, manageability are all very important two but not compared to these two and you seem to have problems with both of these issues when it's actually very easy indeed to build a secure and reliable server of that size using server-grade parts.
Mar
7
comment Switch base connectivity between two ESXi hosts in vSphere vCenter with VDS
You need to make this a lot clearer please
Mar
6
comment Storage tiering and SLA models
To be honest it's not the technical side of things that worries me here, it's the commercial legal side that I'd run away from - good luck!
Mar
6
revised Centos 6.5 MD1 full disk space
Fixed typos
Mar
6
comment Storage tiering and SLA models
Well based on either their manual choice/request or automatically based on usage profile.
Mar
6
comment Storage tiering and SLA models
If you look at 3Par storage not only will it allow for automatic tiering on a per-block level based on set profile or actual usage but it can report on this for charging :)