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location Sydney, Australia
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C#/Objective-C/PHP/Java/C++/Python developer.

Projects of significance: Foxtel Go, ParlView, AFR: BTV

Also decent amount of knowledge on the hardware side (mainly desktops).


Dec
23
revised Auto-upgrading similar VM guest OSes
Made q slightly clearer
Dec
23
comment Auto-upgrading similar VM guest OSes
+1 for your scripting so far, cheers for that! So, right now we've automated the first step of upgrading the template. The guest re-deployment is actually the linchpin of the question, as well as clearly the more complicated step. I suppose it'd have to be environment-specific and iterate over named VMs using PowerCLI.
Dec
19
awarded  Yearling
Dec
19
comment Auto-upgrading similar VM guest OSes
Yeah, sort of, except I'm looking for some kind of tool out there which will automate the process of killing the old, building a new VM, rolling the config etc. DNS should not have to change as it would take the same network config as the old one.
Dec
19
comment Auto-upgrading similar VM guest OSes
Can you tell me what about it is unclear? I'm happy to improve the question, but I think this is a case of "I don't know what I don't know". I want to yum -y update a VM template of which I have instantiations, and then run an automated procedure to snapshot each guest VM using the template, shut it down, start a fresh copy of the new (upgraded) template, and set some basic identifying information such that a puppet request will apply the right config to it.
Dec
19
asked Auto-upgrading similar VM guest OSes
Dec
7
awarded  Notable Question
Jul
15
accepted Firebird 2.1: gfix -online returns “database shutdown”
Jul
15
comment Firebird 2.1: gfix -online returns “database shutdown”
Cheers for the answer. Since writing this question I've changed jobs so I can't verify, but I'd be interested to hear if anyone else can fix the problem in this way.
May
23
awarded  Caucus
May
23
awarded  Constituent
Nov
12
awarded  Notable Question
Oct
10
comment Is greylisting still an efficient method for preventing spam?
@HopelessN00b Our CEO is not like that. I wouldn't be judging someone's personality or behaviour based solely on their profession.
Sep
17
awarded  Critic
Nov
16
comment Tool to test analog phone line connection quality
@Andrew Probably. You wouldn't get a Signal-Noise Ratio most likely, but I would guess it can still show attenuation so you can determine whether the line is bad.
Nov
16
awarded  Commentator
Nov
16
comment Unknown Apache2 + PHP5 FastCGI 500 error .. caused by search engine bots?
OK. I've reached the limit of my knowledge in that area then. Good luck!
Nov
16
comment Unknown Apache2 + PHP5 FastCGI 500 error .. caused by search engine bots?
"mod_fcgid sports better control over spawning processes and error detection. mod_fastcgi has been around longer. Both support suEXEC, and both separate PHP from Apache, thus allowing Apache to run threaded workers if desired." Essentially the same, but try fastcgi.so if you want.
Nov
16
comment Tool to test analog phone line connection quality
A lot of ADSL modem firmware will have info about the attenuation and signal strength of the line when you bring up the status page. That's a quick solution, but you may be after more advanced or additional metrics.
Nov
16
comment Unknown Apache2 + PHP5 FastCGI 500 error .. caused by search engine bots?
Try setting some memory-related options for FastCGI: PHP_FCGI_MAX_REQUESTS=5000 PHP_FCGI_CHILDREN=8 or similar.