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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...


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comment HP ProLiant ML310e Gen8 install Windows Server 2008 R2
You've not put enough information here; are you installing from DVD and if so are you using one of the internal HP drives? Also have you looked at the boot config - I suspect you just need to put the DVD drive ahead of the disk controller in the boot sequence.
Mar
29
comment Network hassle on CentOS 6.5 on ESXi 5.5
We need MUCH more detail
Mar
25
comment Drivers of RTL8111/8168 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller for ESXi 6.0
Use supported hardware, and please re-read our help on what this site is and isn't for - we're here for professional sysadmins, not people just messing about with consumer gear.
Mar
22
comment SATA Drive (Intel SSD) often disappears from BIOS, drive OK
We make it really clear when you sign up for this site what it is here for and what it's not - we're for professional sysadmins and as such we'd never build production systems using incompatible components and your ML does not support consumer off-the-shelf disks. It's the sign of amateur usage and as such this question is more appropriate for our sister site superuser.com which does cater for cobbled-together-system questions. In terms of fixing this problem, get a supported drive.
Mar
19
comment Bios clock sets itself forward by 8 hours when the computer is rebooted.
This is a superuser question dude, it'll get migrated there shortly.
Mar
18
comment How to monitor and rebuild hardware RAID in ESXi?
If you're thinking of doing this with large disks (=>1TB) please don't use R5, use R10 or R6/60 - R5 is now essentially obsolete.
Mar
14
comment vSphere ESXi and assigning public IPs to VM
I suggest you get some basic virtualisation training and re-read what this site is for and what it's not
Mar
14
comment Is this price right?
Also you know it's got just a single core with no hyperthreading,the memory will be slow, as will the small disk - actually one of the new Raspberry Pi's would be quicker! i'm in the UK too and would happily help to fight your corner on this, just ask ok.
Mar
13
comment Single E5-1600v2 on Dual Socket motherboad
It might physically work but Serverfault is for professional sysadmins and we inherently only work with supported configurations, anything else isn't considered professional sorry.
Mar
13
comment znapzendzetup create fails indicating it can't find SRC filesystem being created
You know we have a policy about spam right? You're asking 'questions' and answering them about your own product - this really isn't on, it's just self-promotion!
Mar
8
comment InfiniBand Storage
I also love IB but do bear in mind that FCoE over DCB/CEE at 40Gbps exists and is surprisingly close to IB in many ways, plus it doesn't make most IT people get scared :)
Mar
7
comment Server destroying and burning my Hard Drives
I disagree, a server is about production service and that entails two things; retaining the data you have and being as available as possible - value, performance, manageability are all very important two but not compared to these two and you seem to have problems with both of these issues when it's actually very easy indeed to build a secure and reliable server of that size using server-grade parts.
Mar
7
comment Switch base connectivity between two ESXi hosts in vSphere vCenter with VDS
You need to make this a lot clearer please
Mar
6
comment Storage tiering and SLA models
To be honest it's not the technical side of things that worries me here, it's the commercial legal side that I'd run away from - good luck!
Mar
6
comment Storage tiering and SLA models
Well based on either their manual choice/request or automatically based on usage profile.
Mar
6
comment Storage tiering and SLA models
If you look at 3Par storage not only will it allow for automatic tiering on a per-block level based on set profile or actual usage but it can report on this for charging :)
Mar
6
comment Why shared-disk architecture is beneficial for Oracle RAC?
You didn't make me angry - just wanted you to be clear about the purpose of this site is all, lots of other people do the same, don't worry. And I already have to do quite a lot of PR/public-speaking/educational stuff and I'm just getting over being a bit ill so I can't help right now, perhaps ask again in a short while?
Mar
6
comment Server 2012 Create Team of 2 Teams
What's the server? If it were HP you could use HP's own NIC teaming to bind each side then use Window's own to bind the two, don't know how to do it without - hate LACP links and tend to just use 10Gbps NICs to save the trouble! Good question though.
Mar
6
comment Why shared-disk architecture is beneficial for Oracle RAC?
Don't worry, your English is WAY better than my Iranian - I'm a huge fan of your country, history and people by the way, I have lots of Iranian friends and colleagues. I just wanted you to understand that this site is about the practicalities of making real stuff work in a professional environment, I suspect you need to find somewhere that's more suited to discussing theoretical or design-based systems - have you seen dba.stackexchange.com ?
Mar
6
comment Why shared-disk architecture is beneficial for Oracle RAC?
Firstly you are a beginner, you're a student/researcher, seemingly a smart and well-read one but presumably you've never been paid to build out production quality systems? secondly show US some respect by adhering to our site guide, which states that this isn't a learning site - that said I was trying to help you. I'm a designer for some of the largest IT systems ever created and your views on databases are very 'black and white', whereas seasoned professionals have to be open to all manner of options based on actual experience.