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Technical Architect, interested in Windows Server based technologies, enterprise security (particularly offensive security), automation, Web development (mainly JavaScript and PHP) and VMware vSphere.


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comment Is IPv6 configuration important?
IPv6 at the edge? I reckon I'll be retired before that happens.
Dec
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comment How to [politely?] tell software vendor they don't know what they're talking about
Thanks for this. We don't have vCops, but I reckon our vSphere "estate" is now mature enough to require this level of detail. I'll add this to our Capex wish list for next year.
Jul
12
comment How to [politely?] tell software vendor they don't know what they're talking about
Thanks for comments folks. I will try to answer them in order. a) Have been looking at storage this week following above comments, and it appears to be OK (occasional disk queue blip, but generally healthy). b) We do have a 2:1 ratio of vCPU vs CPU, but, if the dev system isn't being used, it's 1:1. Hopefully, the CPU shares would limit the impact of any clash anyway. c) HP not involved, the vendor is a "systems integrator" of a large Oracle based system. When I say large, I mean an unnecessarily complex mix of Oracle middleware and "financial" products.
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answered NTFS permissions issue: file cannot be read or modified in any way
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comment How to [politely?] tell software vendor they don't know what they're talking about
...wise words. I reckon this might be the way forward, as much as it pains us to make the change. The good (?) thing is that the changes will require a reboot, and we can be clear to our business users that this is due to the vendor's request... which will almost certainly prove to be pointless. Sounds like I'm getting petty, but we're growing tired of the vendor's apparent lack of proper troubleshooting.
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comment How to [politely?] tell software vendor they don't know what they're talking about
Clue by four - PMSL :-)
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