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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...


Nov
4
answered Umbraco on Windows 7 64-bit
Nov
4
comment Best hardware for ESX VMWare virtualization
Increasingly I'm doing everything over two 10GBps CNA links with vlan tagging, I'm not sure the 'min 6 nics' rule is still true these days.
Nov
4
comment Is it Possible to Reduce (Shrink) a Linux Software RAID10 Array?
Can you provide a bit more information please; OS, disk controller, disks, disk layout, partition/volume types etc.
Nov
3
answered Best hardware for ESX VMWare virtualization
Nov
3
answered Expecting High traffic on website..How to manage
Nov
3
answered OK, so I'm running a Windows Server 2008 and my friend called me an idiot for not using remote desktop to administrate it. Why?
Nov
3
answered Gigantic Kapersky AV file
Nov
3
answered Scalable (> 24 TB) NAS for research department
Nov
2
answered What kind of storage do people actually use for VMware ESX servers?
Nov
2
answered Virtualized Processor Licencing
Oct
30
comment Why are two servers viewing the same drive unable to view the same files?
Or use a cluster-aware file system such as Veritas Storage Manager for Windows.
Oct
29
comment Problem configuring RAID 5 with Windows Server 2008
+1 you are correct, plus booting to a disk than bit would be stupid anyway.
Oct
29
comment Cascading HP StorageWorks MSA60 and MSA50
My pleasure, it was a good question.
Oct
29
comment Cascading HP StorageWorks MSA60 and MSA50
In a way here as I know for a fact you can only cascade two boxes per external port :) We have one platform with over a thousand 50s and 70s so I've been through a lot of learning/pain with them over the years. Here's the quickspecs anyway; h18000.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/12247_na/12247_na.pdf
Oct
29
answered Cascading HP StorageWorks MSA60 and MSA50
Oct
28
comment SAN system upgrade/design
Agreed, for a C7000 the 'break even point' between buying blades over pizza-but servers is the 6th server - i.e. if you needs 6 go blade. Oh and as for disks it makes sense to use a hardware-mirrored/R1 pair of low-end disks for boot so you can survive a disk faiure, nothing bigger/faster/more-resilient is required but that particular server has a lot of memory slots so can't fit in magnetic disks, forcing you to use an SSD (it doesn't have hardware raid and neither does ESX so no point in a second one), and of course it's barely written to so doesn't 'kill' the SSD in any way.
Oct
28
revised ESXi Serial licensing dongle
Added a few extra lines to make things clearer.
Oct
28
answered ESXi Serial licensing dongle
Oct
28
comment SAN system upgrade/design
Well discount levels vary from customer to customer but I can get more than 2 x BL490c plus and and eighth of the enclosure costs for the price of a single quad-chip DL580 - both would perform similiarly and have the same licencing costs but the blades share 6 PSUs and have the VC performance and resilience - of course his discounts will be different but it would be a good exercise - maybe against a DL795 too?
Oct
28
answered SAN system upgrade/design