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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
28
comment NAS Storage -> what is ideal
@sparks - of course we don't know if J.T. wants to use iSCSI/NFS/SMB etc. but you're right NAS<>performance compared to SAN (generally)
Oct
28
answered GigE ethernet switch backplane bandwidth
Oct
28
comment NAS Storage -> what is ideal
ok, how many disks to start with, how many max? which protocols? do you want an all-in-one box or a PC/OS-based one etc.
Oct
28
answered Does Hyper-V Server R2 have VPN client?
Oct
28
comment Low-profile PCI network interface card with Windows 2003 64 bit drivers
Do you need copper or fibre ports?
Oct
28
comment Low-profile PCI network interface card with Windows 2003 64 bit drivers
Oh and do you need advanced features like TOE, iSCSI-acceleration, PXE, jumbo frames etc?
Oct
28
comment Low-profile PCI network interface card with Windows 2003 64 bit drivers
PCI, PCI-X or PCIe? if the first two what speed/bits? how many ports on the card and at what speed?
Oct
28
comment NAS Storage -> what is ideal
You say speed is important but can you give some min/max details - i.e. do you need multiple 10Gbps FCoE links or do you mean you want it to keep up with a 1Gbps SMB link etc.? I just you to detail you min/max figures for those areas I've mentioned above if you can please. Just use it as a template.
Oct
28
revised NAS Storage -> what is ideal
minor tidy
Oct
28
answered NAS Storage -> what is ideal
Oct
25
comment SQL Server 2008 data directiories in SSD
How big are your databases, how much memory are you going to use and are you going to use W2K8 32 or 64 bit?
Oct
25
revised SQL Server disk design on an ISCSI SAN
minor tidy
Oct
25
comment VMware ESXi running on dual NFS NAS Configuration using rsync and snapshot scheduling
I see what you're saying, I'm just concerned about using two cheap'ish NAS boxes rather than one, dual-controller, dual-PSU, FC box instead. Something like a HP MSA 2000fc G2 or an EVA 4400 would be SO much quicker and more reliable. Obviously they cost more than two NAS boxes but that was why I suggested saving some money on the two servers.
Oct
23
answered VMware ESXi running on dual NFS NAS Configuration using rsync and snapshot scheduling
Oct
23
comment VMware ESXi running on dual NFS NAS Configuration using rsync and snapshot scheduling
Isn't ESXi 4 free?
Oct
23
comment Running Windows Server + Exchange virtualized?
Yeah I think you'll be fine.
Oct
23
answered Running Windows Server + Exchange virtualized?
Oct
23
revised Which kind of virtualized networking is fastest?
minor addition
Oct
23
answered Split VMWare's Hard Drive
Oct
23
comment Which kind of virtualized networking is fastest?
Take heart that pretty much any processor from the last 12 months will steam this kind of work in it's sleep :)