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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
17
comment VMware Vmotion 5.1 fails at 51% , Between two identical new vmware servers
are both host DNS entries good? both forward and reverse?
Nov
7
awarded  Enlightened
Nov
7
awarded  Nice Answer
Nov
4
answered Would 6 SSD's in RAID 0 last longer than a single large SSD?
Nov
3
comment Getting Cisco UCS Server's CPU Serial Numbers
Tell them to sod off, why should it be your problem - speak to your account manager if needed - I'm a big fan of dealing with problems as non-technically as possible
Nov
3
comment Getting Cisco UCS Server's CPU Serial Numbers
No an answer but I can't believe they're asking for the SN's - I'm a HP client and we've had all sorts of kit break but never been asked for a CPU serial number - seems a bit unnecessary. Either way if there's no way to get the SN via software you're going to have to open up the box and read them off the package - including removing and heatsink/cooling.
Oct
31
comment How do I connect a router on one LAN port to another router on another LAN port on the same switch?
A better answer than the question deserves - well done you.
Oct
31
comment How do I connect a router on one LAN port to another router on another LAN port on the same switch?
Presumably R2 is acting as a DHCP server? in which case set the scope/s to use R1 as their DG - I don't see the issue here - you do know this site isn't for beginners right - it's for professional sysadmins
Oct
30
comment Replacing failed drive on a ESXi host
So each disk is it's own datastore? if so can't you just Storage-vMotion the VMs off the failing disk onto good ones, replace the disk, rebuild the datastore and move them back?
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
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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