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Aug
31
comment Can I safely reduce the number of processors on a VM?
Thanks for the info on the different kernels. It sounds like there is some risk (but small) attached to reducing the number of processors, but only if going from multi- to single-core. So to minimise risk it may be better to reduce my quad-core VMs to dual core, rather than dropping to 1. Given what Helvick said about the scheduling, this sounds like the most sensible approach. I've given this answer as the solution - unfortunately I can't give to both. Massimo doesn't seem to need the points very much so I am sure will understand. :-)
Aug
31
comment Can I safely reduce the number of processors on a VM?
@Helvick - thanks for article. From my understanding of it, the problems of inappropriate multi-processor may not be as bad as suspected. My assumptions were not 100% wrong, but the situation is not as simple as I thought. Reduces the urgency of making any change, but I think I'll make it anyway.
Aug
27
answered How to configure local web server such that it should switch between one php version to another
Aug
27
comment Selecting interface for multicast traffic?
What distro are you using?
Aug
27
answered How to restrict wampserver access to certain ip addresses?
Aug
27
comment Can I safely reduce the number of processors on a VM?
Thanks - I added the server OS in now :-) Windows Server 2003 Standard SP2 (not R2)
Aug
27
revised Can I safely reduce the number of processors on a VM?
Added detail of Server OS on VM.
Aug
27
asked Can I safely reduce the number of processors on a VM?
Aug
26
revised Spanning Tree required/desired for Port-Channel?
Clarified config changes
Aug
26
asked Spanning Tree required/desired for Port-Channel?
Aug
22
answered Virtualize Linux running server
Aug
22
comment Can I disable Pam Loginuid? Can I find out options used to configure kernel?
I found that the kernel had not been correctly configured - so commented out the required pam_loginuid for everything in /etc/pam.d that was requiring it.
Aug
22
accepted Cisco VPN endpoints disconnecting from a VLAN
Aug
22
accepted How to diagnose causes of oom-killer killing processes
Jul
23
comment Sharepoint replacement
Well, very few things out there will be a total replacement for Sharepoint as it is a bundle of lots of features. But if you only need a subset of those features, then Sharepoint may prove to be more trouble (and expense) than it is worth, compared to simpler, more focussed, alternatives.
Jul
22
answered Using a normal router with SDSL
Jul
22
answered Sharepoint replacement
Jul
22
comment Sharepoint replacement
Yeah - good question. Given you have fairly tight specification above, you will probably find something that meets your needs. Sharepoint is a product to meet the needs of many people without being perfect for all of them. Something simpler will most likely be a better fit.
Jul
17
comment vCenter Converter Standalone cannot copy virtual machines from one ESXi server to another
I agree - and I spoke to VMware about it (we have ESX so pay for support) and they recommended using Converter. Are you using the standalone converter (i.e. not one integrated into VMware Infrastructure/vSphere Client)? I think you probably need to dig deeper into the logs - that would be easier with ESX than ESXi, but I am sure it is still possible.
Jul
12
comment Free IP address management software
Yeah - we have spreadsheets too. Terrible and leads to mistakes eventually. You need a database with constraints.