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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 Use local IP address when on same network
I'd be genuinely grateful if you'd suggest a way in which we could make it even clearer than we do when signing up to this site that this place isn't for home users - we've worked on it a lot yet we still get a lot of users ignoring or misunderstanding this - I'd love to hear your thoughts.
6h
comment is possible to set up a PXE Server on VMWare Server
In January 2010 VMware Server was declared discontinued; general support ended on June 30, 2011. This site is professional sysadmins and thus unsupported code is not handled here.
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comment Does VMware ESx server run a operation system of its own to manage the the hardware(like a host OS) inside of VMware ESx server
There's a range of things you can do with it but most or all of them are available via the client-based CLI's - in particular the PowerCLI is very powerful and there's lots of existing scripts out there available for free to help with these things. To be honest though you really do sound like you'd benefit from some training, vSphere isn't the easiest thing to just pick up and go.
Aug
26
comment High framerate cameras for recording units on racks?
What gives you the impression you're getting 120fps off any of the laptops, I'm unaware of any laptops with display panels capable of that refresh rate. Also, we don't do product/service recommendations, as we make clear in our help text when you sign up to this site.
Aug
16
comment recovering a corrupt degraded btrfs RAID6, need to manually clear an inode
There is no stable version of BTRFS, this site is for professional sysadmins who inherently aim to use supportable and stable products - thus this question is not relevant to this site.
Aug
16
comment HP ProLiant DL380 G6 with 2 x Intel x5650 CPUs
@kasperd - that CPU model is compatible but probably does need a BIOS update, they also need the extra fan/s for the second processor too.
Aug
16
comment HP ProLiant DL380 G6 with 2 x Intel x5650 CPUs
Did you ensure the server was up to the latest version of all the various drivers/bios's via the SPP before adding the new processors?
Aug
13
comment Install VMWare ESX template image to a physical server
Literally never even thought about trying this but here's VMWare's document on the subject; vmware.com/support/v2p/doc/V2P_TechNote.pdf
Aug
6
comment VMWare Worksation hardware
The question's 4 years old, chances are he's replace the computer he bought at the time
Aug
4
comment ethernet switch makes network down
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Switching_loop
Jul
23
comment Wiping hard drives in an IBM DS3512
Is that true? if so then wow - that sucks
Jul
23
comment Wiping hard drives in an IBM DS3512
A lot of arrays have a 'wipe data' option where the controller heads ensure a good job, don't know that model but take a look. Otherwise crush/burn them if you're really bothered.
Jul
21
comment How to replace SCSI with SATA or adapt SCSI to SATA drives
which exact generation of 385 have you got? if in doubt find the server's part number, it'll be on the outside and is a 6-digit number followed but a three character string - i.e. 123456-B21 or similar - let us know and we can help with this.
Jul
21
comment Why datacenter water cooling is not widespread?
Gaming rigs? what's that got to do with anything, this is SERVERfault
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
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
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?