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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...


Jul
18
comment Missing datastore in ESXi 5.5 after IP change on disk enclosure (N.B. FC connection)
and? any change?
Jul
18
comment How to get VmList from CiscoUCS?
UCS is quite new, and it sounds like you're quite early on in your deployment - this would suggest you have a current support contract with Cisco - so have you tried them first - we always try to get support from the vendor first.
Jul
17
comment use HP Procurve switch 5400zl as router between 2 networks
We're not big fans of new users who come here, show little effort themselves and ask "Please do my job for me" - read what this site is, and isn't, for before posting again.
Jul
17
answered Missing datastore in ESXi 5.5 after IP change on disk enclosure (N.B. FC connection)
Jul
15
comment Should I avoid putting two SSDs in a RAID1 configuration due to performance degradation?
Sure, if you first explain how this level of work could possibly cause 'performance of the SSD to degrade quickly' given 2014-spec enterprise (OP uses the term 'industrial') SSDs.
Jul
15
answered Should I avoid putting two SSDs in a RAID1 configuration due to performance degradation?
Jul
15
comment Ports needed for the vSphere 5.5 client to connect to the vCenter
You're google-foo is poor, we expect SF users to be able to find this kind of basic information before coming here, please consider this in any future questions.
Jul
15
comment Windows Server 2012 DHCP and OSX Devices
Is this 2012 or 2012R2 and is it up to date with patches? also are you running this box as both a DC and DHCP server and if so are you running DNS on it too?
Jul
15
comment Is an HP Proliant 350e Gen8 server appropriate for Primevera and Sage applications?
Shouldn't be saying this but they're getting rid of the DL380e model in the Gen9 range and moving it down to being a 1xx series box - they've not sold well (the DL380p remains the best selling server of all makes/models).
Jul
14
comment Vmware Server2 Last known working kernel version
This product was discontinued nearly 5 years ago, serverfault is for professional sysadmins who would never consider using unsupported code.
Jul
12
comment Multi-homed network?
Do your routers support policy-based routing?
Jul
11
comment zeroshell with multiwan on virtualbox
@ultrajohn - if you build this you're going to be supporting it A LOT going forward, it looks borderline unsupportable to me/us sorry.
Jul
11
answered Will ESXi 5.5 in standalone mode (free) support fibre channel SAN?
Jul
9
comment CentOS 7 x64 and HP Proliant DL360 G5 SCSI Controller compatibility
Yeah, so use a version of Centos that's supported by the hardware you have or change your hardware - what's complex about this?
Jul
9
comment DHCP server hardware
Ask yourself the question how will your user's systems manage if the DHCP server is down - if it being down isn't a problem then perhaps a regular PC might suffice, if it would cause problems use a proper server. As for the actual load, 8000 DHCP requests is nothing, the CPU in a cell phone could handle that ok.
Jul
9
answered IC socket on network cards?
Jul
7
comment HP Proliant DL360 G7 All DIMM indicator lights amber
Good spot on the unbuffered - I've never heard of anyone ever using that so it didn't leap out at me, well done
Jul
7
answered HP Proliant DL360 G7 All DIMM indicator lights amber
Jul
4
comment EPC mode on Seagate Constellation using Linux
I've just spent at least 20 minutes looking for this, and my google-foo is reasonably strong, and got nowhere, I know what it does but I'm as confused as you as to how you configure it - sorry. Good question though :)
Jul
4
comment 6 times slower disk write in RAID10 on Ubuntu 14.04 after rebuild
Is the rebuild complete?