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comment Running KVM/XEN/Hyper-V VMs from a RAM disk, is this possible? Practical?
Look at the date on the posts, four and half years ago SSDs cost an arm and a leg.
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comment SW SSD Raid 1 over HW RAID 10
+1 for " I wouldn't necessarily want to boot off of software RAID" If you don't configure the grub options just perfect you can end up with an unbootable system if the boot disk fails.
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answered SW SSD Raid 1 over HW RAID 10
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comment How to backup windows event logs
Splunk is free in a somewhat limited version for up to 500MB a day of log files. That's certainly adequate for many small companies for their critical systems. It does get pricey though if you want the full version. The lack of AD integration in the free version is it's biggest drawback though in my opinion.
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comment Administrator password lost for remote Windows Web Server 2008 R2, any suggestions?
You can download it for free if you have MSDN or Technet access. Ultimately what is contains is the old WinInternals LockSmith utility (amongst others) and this tool works very well to reset the admin password.
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answered Administrator password lost for remote Windows Web Server 2008 R2, any suggestions?
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comment Monitoring server room power
It all depends on how your data center is wired. If you trace the leads for the sockets feeding the PDUs back to the central input rails you'll usually find that the connections are a set of single wire leads. If the armor sheath is not too close to the rail connection point then you can fit in a ammeter clamp without any problem. If the armor sheath is too close to do this then you'll have to power down the attached PDU and have an electrician strip the sheath back a little. As long as your rack is redundantly wired you can do this without any downtime. I've done this for 20+ racks 0 downtime
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comment Monitoring server room power
Agreed, some stripping of the cables is usually necessary.
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answered Monitoring server room power
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comment NTFS journal on different (SSD) disk
Did you notice his note at the end? "I single out Microsoft because their negligence impacts more people than any other company." I'm not particularly of the opinion that ZFS is the be all and end all of file systems, but it's certainly a big step in the right direction. Now we just need to push MS in that direction too.
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answered Imaging a colocated server
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comment Running KVM/XEN/Hyper-V VMs from a RAM disk, is this possible? Practical?
whereas on a fairly fast RAID array it took over 20 minutes. I'd have to theorize that the Windows 2008 R2 media has built-in enlightened drivers for Hyper-V and that may be causing part of the speedup.