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Mar
19
comment DELL switch 6248 port and mac mapping using SNMP
This is making a bunch of assumptions about whether the OP has the infrastructure or knowledge to make use of this. Your answer would be more useful if it included information about what the OP will need to set up in order to use the code you give.
Mar
19
comment Small remote network fileserver access
You'll need to provide details of your VPN routers - what brand and model are they - before you can get any kind of answer. I can tell you right now that Location 2 won't work unless you are doing a bunch of other things - that subnet mask doesn't allow any other hosts in the same subnet. And Location 4 doesn't look like a valid private address.
Mar
19
comment Can't compile CentOS 5, Ruby 1.9.2 and OpenSSL 1.0.0c
@pstinnett You could investigate using different yum repos - there may be one out there that uses the version of OpenSSL that you need. Otherwise you are going to have to figure out how to handle dependencies when building from source - a basic skill for any sysadmin.
Mar
15
comment ESXI 4.1 -5.1 upgrade
I feel your pain on the distance issue - I look after hosts that are even more remote. But if you really need to do some maintenance of that host then it probably justifies either going there in person, or shipping a slot in replacement.
Mar
15
comment ESXI 4.1 -5.1 upgrade
If the CPU usage is worryingly high when running VMs on the server, then an upgrade probably won't help - you are simply pushing the host too far. If it is running high with no VMs running on it, then you have serious problems!
Mar
15
comment Why can't I RDP to a new Domain Controller with an account in Domain Admins group?
I removed the Active Directory Domain Services from the server. Then I disabled our anti-virus on-access scanning and ran dcpromo again. This time it seems to have worked. I guess that may have blocked some installation. Reenabling on-access afterwards configured to exclude for Domain Controller as directed by Microsoft .
Mar
14
comment Why can't I RDP to a new Domain Controller with an account in Domain Admins group?
No - fresh install of Windows Server 2008 R2 from boot media on a brand new VM, then added the Active Directory Domain Services role.
Mar
14
comment Why can't I RDP to a new Domain Controller with an account in Domain Admins group?
Thanks - if I am wiping this VM, do I need to follow any steps to undo the dcpromo that I already ran? I am assuming that if I just wipe it I will hit problems with my other domain controllers still trying to replicate with it - the setup does seem to have worked partially.
Mar
14
comment Why can't I RDP to a new Domain Controller with an account in Domain Admins group?
It's a VM so I can login locally through vSphere client console. But that isn't normally how we do things, and if RDP isn't working as expected then what else is wrong? There is a group called Remote Destkop Users on our domain - Domain Admins is a member of this amongst others.
Mar
14
comment All virtual hosts giving same site
Why not put your config right here in the question? You do want an answer don't you?
Mar
13
comment How to automatically get abuse email address based on IP address
Just because a tool is old doesn't mean it doesn't do the job well. The wheel was invented a long time ago - we don't need to reinvent it just because it is old.
Mar
12
comment Difference between GBIC and SFP
I think all the close votes and down votes are there because you used a bunch of abbreiviations in your question, and gave no background. This makes your question less likely to show up in searches making it less likely that the answer you got is findable and useful for someone else. Please write your questions a bit more fully in future, for the greater good.
Mar
12
comment Difference between GBIC and SFP
Both of them are all the same :-) This is the start of a joke right?
Mar
7
comment Web hosting/domain confusion
www.mahsc-ctu.co.uk is a subdomain on mahsc-ctu.co.uk - so they are the same domain.
Mar
7
comment Recreate Azure virtual machine from existing and working disk
"Windows Azure has technical problems handling virtual hard disks" - since Azure is a virtualization platform doesn't this mean it is broken?
Feb
26
comment How can I kill all stopped jobs?
Can you take a look at your formatting again - use four spaces at the start of the line to mark a block as code (rather than using backtick). Right now it isn't clear whether you are using backticks in your code, or trying to display code using backticks.
Feb
26
comment Is the latest kernel mainline release stable
The question really is are you going to trust Wikipedia over the official site? And do you really care about stable?
Feb
25
comment My server is being DOS'ed
What, if anything, is sitting between the server and the internet?
Feb
25
comment Configure fallback redis server
Not a duplicate as far as I can tell.
Feb
22
comment I can't mount a LVM snapshot on a XEN host
Can you summarise all that without giving all the output from your screen?