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Hello, my name is Chris. I'd love to introduce myself, but how do you summarize a life in a few sentences? I could tell you about the two beautiful women in my life, my wife and daughter; or that I work as a systems administrator; that I help my friends and family at every opportunity; or about the work I've done in my community. Perhaps it's best to leave this short, and say I'm someone who's glad to meeting you and hope I can help with whatever problems.

I'm a Windows administrator by day; but my first passion is FreeBSD and Open Source Software. I put my money where my mouth is on a quarterly basis. I'm inspired everyday by my peers, their abilities, drive, and passion for competent applications of technology and supporting operationals. As a Myers-Briggs INTJ and DISC C/D I value Quality highly and at times can be a purist. Incomplete jobs are loans with high interest (see Technical Debt).


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comment BSOD on Hyper-V guest Windows 2008 0xCA
STOP )xCA = PNP_DETECTED_FATAL_ERROR (ie a Driver didn't load properly that Windows thinks is essential to booting). The installation is likely borked, try booting a Windows Setup ISO and repairing.
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comment Installing to an iSCSI target and booting it without PXE
@R4D4 Yep. Answer away. Also, if you're answer is decidedly more complete feel free to mark it as the correct answer, or not; whatever you think really.
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revised What is the clock frequency inside 10Gb and 100Gb Ethernet cards?
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comment Installing to an iSCSI target and booting it without PXE
@R4D4 Pat has certain biases and insights due to his involvement with his own PXE software product (which he isn't mentioning as it's caused some troubles in the past). To clarify one detail, I use iPXE in production and have for years without encountering any bugs, unpredictable behavior, standards issues, or major frustrations. The documentation could be better.
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answered Possible to emulate an IGMP querier in software?
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comment Installing to an iSCSI target and booting it without PXE
You have to use iPXE, a hardware iSCSI NIC, or equivalent to boot Windows from iSCSI. PXE is used for booting over BOOTP/TFTP, not related to iSCSI.
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comment Installing to an iSCSI target and booting it without PXE
What NIC? Are you running a recent build of iPXE (I know they added several NICs during last year's SoC).
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answered Installing to an iSCSI target and booting it without PXE
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revised Windows Installer always says “Another program is being installed”
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comment How to test connection to Google mail server?
Is there any reason your Internet connection might be blocking these ports?
Jul
5
revised What's needed for a complete backup system?
Way less snarky... I should write a book on backup-restore sometime; or a blog
Jul
3
comment Disable Hyper-V pausing due to low disk space
What exactly do you expect Hyper-V to do when it can't process guest VM writes anymore???
Jul
3
comment Creating VLANs between network namespaces
This question was cross-posted to unix.stackexchange.com/questions/110507/…
Jul
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comment Creating VLANs between network namespaces
Do not cross-post questions to multiple Stack Exchange sites. If a question should be on another site please Flag it to be migrated. unix.stackexchange.com/questions/110507/…
Jul
3
comment Is it safe to use HTTP status 308 Permanent Redirect?
308 is not a standard - it's a proposal, still in the experimental stage. Browers should fall back to a 300 interpretation of any 301-399 error that they don't specifically understand.
Jul
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awarded  Curious
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comment Can I rely on scsi host numbers to always stay the same?
Yes, the bus location is consistent with the slot number; within the same firmware revision at least.
Jul
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revised Identify disks in vCenter to partitions in Linux guest
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comment disaster recovery hyper-v 2012 server
There's no where near enough detail as to what you're looking for here. Sounds like you want to know how long it might recover a Hyper-V server from an "emergency"... What is that?? If someone unplugs the power to the server it would take a few seconds to plug back in... If an act of $DEITY removes the building from the face of the Earth, recovery might take longer than a few seconds. Also #1st Rule of Backups: A backup should NEVER be considered valid unless you've tested recovering (ie Full out recovery, either on lab hardware or on the production hardware if necessary).