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Jan
26
answered Use a shared vhdx as shared drive
Jan
24
comment Can “enterprise” drives be safely replaced by near/midline in some situations?
@dbr The problem with the "one big RAID 10" is that it is not flexible. And it would be quite hugh. For me "A big raid" has a LOT of discs - my file servers normally are built on a 2+24 layout to start (2 boot discs, 24 slots for storage discs). Smaller machines have no discs except boot and store stuff on the network. I seriously do not want the OS being impacted when the storage network overloads with IO - and I do want patch days to come and go as non-events. The price for a SSD or two is trivial for anything but trivial servers.
Jan
24
comment Can “enterprise” drives be safely replaced by near/midline in some situations?
@dbr And let me guess - you never bothered to even look up the price difference between a small "boot grade" SSD and a hard disc? Because they are pretty non existing. But the advantages are hugh - during patch day for example.
Jan
22
comment How many NIC's in relation to processor cores?
On top, a NIC is not a NIC / some use more CPU than others. And you say so absolutely niothing about how many you NEED. If the server does not do heavy network IO you never ever need more than one.
Jan
22
comment Not enough memory in the system to start the virtual machine
Most of your introduction is not the bigger picture. it is a blabbering. Information totally irrelevant to help you.
Jan
22
comment How am I able to let my 2 PC over internet see one another as if they are on the same network segment?
Off to Superuser.com - this is not a business environment question.
Jan
21
comment Wrong time on Domain Controller running as guest on Hyper-V
And I think that you are not too far off (or restart the VM) - as the ONGOING synchronization has a time differential limit, IIRC. you may well see the warnings in the event log. The "initial" sync after a reboot, IIRC, has no time differential limit.
Jan
21
answered Wrong time on Domain Controller running as guest on Hyper-V
Jan
21
comment Wrong time on Domain Controller running as guest on Hyper-V
Which version of Hyper-V? Did you bother setting up the external time source on the DC - as you should? So it pulls the time not from hyper-v but from the internet.
Jan
20
comment How do I add PCs to a domain following a server restore?
Welcome to ServerFault. A question showing no in depth knowledge and lacking even the smallest of information is not welcome here. I suggest you hire a professional. We can not even start talking you through an active directory integrity check with the shown level of competence. The fact that you do not have 2 domain controllers (best practice) already disqualified you from asking this question here.
Jan
19
comment Can “enterprise” drives be safely replaced by near/midline in some situations?
Cost does not matter - it is some USD for a machine worth thousands. We talk of a small sSSD or a pair, 120gb generally. But flexibility does. One RAID 10 is not suitable for everything. I assume you never have seen a machine with 20+ SSD split into various workload areas for a high performance database server?
Jan
18
comment Can “enterprise” drives be safely replaced by near/midline in some situations?
Sure you live in 2015? Because since some years my OS drive is a small SSD (saves power etc.) and I would not touch any HD for high performance either.
Jan
18
answered Godaddy hosted domain vs paid domain
Jan
17
revised How to make a bunch of blades boot and read from a same image without having to have local disks?
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Jan
17
comment How to make a bunch of blades boot and read from a same image without having to have local disks?
Why distributed file system? That has nothing to do with distributed file systems and is a standard case of ISCSI and images.
Jan
14
comment What's the issue of have all dns server as master zone
There is no issue. Snippily I would say your issue is the person in front of the computer, making a bad configuration. We could help you - if you would bother providing enough details.
Jan
12
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Jan
11
comment Caching similar to Varnish on Windows Server
Gratulations to that. I found it amazing in most circumstances, too. Add to that a distributed CDN (CloudFlare) and you have the tools to take a LOT of load off your server.
Jan
11
answered Integrated raid exception detected. Volume (00: 009) is currently in state degraged
Jan
11
comment Integrated raid exception detected. Volume (00: 009) is currently in state degraged
And how is this a Windows issue? The error you show is CLEARLY visible as a BIOS level error. The OS does not enter into this at all. It is not starting windows. It is stuck BEFORE even trying to boot from the disc.