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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...


Oct
30
comment Possible to cascade HP StorageWorks P4300 G2?
Yes absolutely - obviously that'll wipe and break their current data and functionality but you could put something like glusterfs on them and perhaps achieve something close to what you want.
Oct
30
answered Possible to cascade HP StorageWorks P4300 G2?
Oct
28
comment vlsm subnetting a class c network
You don't get to pick exact numbers (60,44 etc), they go off base-2 multiple boundaries (4, 8, 16, 32, 64, 128 etc.)
Oct
28
comment How to find max supported disk on Dell PowerEdge R710
I'm confused about what bit of this has anything to do with HP
Oct
25
comment Android can't connect to Windows 7 on same LAN and vice versa
Please read our help pages before posting again, we've spent the last five years trying to make them very clear about what this site is and isn't for but people just ignore it.
Oct
23
comment Are Add-On 10gb Nics Legit?
because they can be :)
Oct
23
answered Are Add-On 10gb Nics Legit?
Oct
23
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Oct
22
comment Placement of OS and SQL files
See I'd create on bit 'all disk' R10 and just carve the various LUNs out of that, I'm really not convinced the difference in performance between that and the 'multi-R1' setup would be much if anything. That said I'd make sure any backup LUNs were on a different array altogether and personally I like to split my logs, data and backup all onto different arrays but that's me.
Oct
16
answered Does all Layer 3 capable switches able to do Layer 2?
Oct
15
comment Potential pitfalls associated with securely deleting SSD disks
Just burn them, seriously, if security is the most important just destroy them with fire, SSDs are comparatively cheap these days - it's the only way to be sure :)
Oct
15
comment How can I connect two machine's networks using a software approach?
It's just more of a case that it doesn't sound like it was written by a sysadmin, but it was well written, just not what we expect is all. You will get answers though - but most people here will just be thinking 'he needs it routed properly - oh and sort out the addressing' :) I'm an ex-Manc btw, hiya!
Oct
15
comment How can I connect two machine's networks using a software approach?
This feels like a homework question, is it?
Oct
7
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Oct
6
comment FreeBSD 9.2 networking issues on latest VMWare ESXi, any workarounds?
It is a supported combination, did you update the vmtools inside your VMs? this may work but could reenumerate your ports.
Oct
4
comment Will leaving a wet jacket to dry in a server room damage any equipment?
How big is the room?
Oct
3
comment RAID0 : best chunk size for fileserver with average 650KB files
@klaasio - it doesn't work that way, the fourth disk wouldn't be less busy as the writing 'wraps around' usually - the issue with 128KB is that 4 of them is only 512KB, so on an average file you're going to have to read 8 chunks not 4, why not test these various options?
Oct
2
comment Is it realistic to host ESXi on a cloud VPS?
Not heard a worse idea for a long while.
Oct
2
comment how to choose right SFP 1000BASE-T transceiver?
No, me neither, what's wrong with a cheapo Intel card without SFP?
Oct
2
comment how to choose right SFP 1000BASE-T transceiver?
I wouldn't use any of those, drop Solarflare an email asking for a copy of their supported-SFPs.