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Oct
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answered How to use LWRP on in AWS OpsWorks?
Jan
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comment Ubuntu guests on Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 host won't reboot, but cold-boot normally?
Do you have kexec enabled on the guest? Check /etc/default/kexec. You could see if the same behaviour persists if you run coldreboot instead of reboot to reboot the guest.
Jan
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comment How to increase CPU core speed of a guest to maximum of Citrix Xenserver Host
Could you include the output of xenpm get-cpufreq-states? This needs to be run on dom0 (the console)
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Jun
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comment server administration for 1U rack server placed in intranet: how to deploy web application and update the server without internet connection?
@kimsia No problem
Jun
17
comment server administration for 1U rack server placed in intranet: how to deploy web application and update the server without internet connection?
Download the .deb package for 12.04 from [here] (packages.ubuntu.com/precise/all/apt-offline/download) and copy it to a USB key. Take the USB key from the machine with the internet connection, and plug it into the server. You can then install the package from a USB mounted at /media/USB using dpkg -i /media/USB/apt-offline_1.1.1build1_all.deb. apt-offline_1.1.1build1_all.deb is the latest deb package at time of writing, however if a newer version is released, this filename will change and you'll have to substitute the new filename into the command.
Jun
8
comment samba4 domain member server: users can't see share list, instead they are prompted for a samba password
Is the domain trust intact? net ads testjoin will test whether or not the server is joined to the domain successfully. Worth checking, but not sure that this is the silver bullet given you're getting user and group information from the domain.
Jun
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answered server administration for 1U rack server placed in intranet: how to deploy web application and update the server without internet connection?
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Jun
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comment OpenStack, Windows 2012, DHCP and DNS
@MDMarra - The mention of DHCP led me to believe he was relying on DHCP to do the updates for some reason. It certainly doesn't seem that way, though.
Jun
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comment OpenStack, Windows 2012, DHCP and DNS
Can you elaborate on the DHCP setup? Normally the DHCP server would be keeping the DNS records up to date in this configuration. Take a look here for an overview of the DNS/DHCP interaction: technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc787034(v=ws.10).aspx
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comment DCPROMO on new remote Domain Controller fails because “the RPC server is unavailable”
Is there any NAT involved, or does the new DC have a public IP?
May
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comment DCPROMO on new remote Domain Controller fails because “the RPC server is unavailable”
I'd go with the firewall blocking an important port. Run through the steps here, it may provide clues: blogs.technet.com/b/abizerh/archive/2009/06/11/…
Apr
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answered How to change permissions on folders, but not files?
Jan
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comment Can IBM System x3650 passthrough SAS?
Not at all, glad to help.
Jan
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comment Can IBM System x3650 passthrough SAS?
The x3650 normally only has one external SAS port, which is handled by the 8k. So the same limitations apply on that port. The four external port reference likely refers to an expansion card, such as the LSI MegaRAID card, which I've needed to install in the past to hook up things like tape libraries to the server. The MegaRAID is basically a PCIe SAS HBA, and doesn't have the same limitations as the 8k which is a dedicated RAID controller.