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answered VMware ESXi: Connect to VM serial using named pipe
Mar
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answered Redundant Paths between DELL R720 and MD3420 in ESXi 5.5
Feb
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comment daisy chain SAS tape drives?
You could buy a second tape drive specifically with both ports and leave this one at the end of the chain.
Feb
27
answered daisy chain SAS tape drives?
Feb
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comment What is this wiring panel and what are these Ethernet “ports?”
@LightnessRacesinOrbit Good google-foo :)
Feb
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comment What is this wiring panel and what are these Ethernet “ports?”
Importantly though I don't believe they were ratified to work at 100Mbps - I can remember the discussions from back then and was involved in a refit of a building to proper Cat5 due to this. And yes, I am old :(
Feb
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answered What is this wiring panel and what are these Ethernet “ports?”
Feb
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comment Multiple iSCSI LUNs to one Server
I'll live :) cheers
Feb
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answered Multiple iSCSI LUNs to one Server
Feb
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awarded  physical-environment
Feb
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comment Low SSD write IOPS (~100)
Why are you using a consumer drive in a HP server - this site is for professional sysadmins as we make very clear when you sign up - and we'd never do this, it goes against everything HP state and support. You're unlikely to get anyone looking at your question because of this.
Feb
20
comment esxi host remote driver update?
Just update the drivers, it's simple, if you can't do this you shouldn't be in charge of supporting them
Feb
20
comment Rebuilding FakeRAID RAID 5 with new disk, no partitions show up, invalid PMBR
Please don't do this - RAID 5 is over, no professional uses it for anything, especially when using large disks - we get people like you on here every day with the same sort of issue - R5 will kill you data ok, I can go into the maths regarding why (it's also very well documented on this site and elsewhere) or you could just trust us - your call. R1/10 and R6/60 is the only way to go since about 2010 or so.
Feb
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comment Must a L3 switch always have an IP address?
Look this is very basic L2 switching here, and this site isn't a teaching site, go read something about this as it's really fundamental stuff that everyone else on this site 'just gets'. Sorry to be negative but we haven't time here to teach everyone every aspect of the ABC's of their jobs.
Feb
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comment Must a L3 switch always have an IP address?
Well again ARP is a L3 component, if you have a purely L2 switched environment then ARP is of no/little use. This is very basic networking stuff sorry and this site isn't for beginners.
Feb
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awarded  domain-name-system
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comment Must a L3 switch always have an IP address?
You're right, it's 254 - well technically 255 because you can use .0 if you REALLY wanted to make life hard for yourself - but in this setup there's no need for routing whatsoever - in real life you would have IPs but in a dumb network like this you are right.
Feb
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answered Must a L3 switch always have an IP address?
Feb
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awarded  hp-smart-array
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