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I'm an IT generalist, who is currently playing the role of a Windows/Linux Sysadmin (primarily focused on Linux and VMWare) for one of the largest CRM service providers in the world who is now Serverfault Valued Associate #00002.

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Dec
19
comment HEAD requests from Linux/Ubuntu boxes
I just looked and we've had ~3500 HEAD requests in the last 15 mins from all sorts of user agents...
Sep
19
comment Samsung 840 Pro SSDs in a Dell R720
Using non dell drives does not void the warranty, they won't support non dell drives (and they shouldn't be required to) but they will support any other component that was installed when bought, or bought from dell after the fact. You make the trade off of self support or paying dell's markup.
Sep
19
comment Samsung 840 Pro SSDs in a Dell R720
We run the intel 3700's in Tier 1 servers (web, sql, etc) and the Samsung Pros in Tier 2 servers (re-creatable data, temporary data, services we don't care if the drives die, etc)
Sep
19
comment Samsung 840 Pro SSDs in a Dell R720
@Marcin That's 100% incorrect, they won't support the drives in the server, but they will support everything else.
Jul
4
comment apt-get on aws won't install zip
Agreed, although not always possible due to constraints outside of the person's control
Jul
4
comment apt-get on aws won't install zip
Also See my answer here: serverfault.com/questions/286053/…
Jun
17
comment DHCPD assigning wrong DNS server
Can you post the /etc/dhclient.conf (I think that's where ubuntu sticks it) config?
May
28
comment SPAN port only shows multicast traffic on Cisco switch
Ah yes that'll do it. You should write up what you found as an answer (we love self answers).
May
28
comment SPAN port only shows multicast traffic on Cisco switch
Can you post your span configuration and the output of sh monitor session <x> where 'x' is the session number you've configured.
May
7
comment VMware Esxi 5.5 automate VM creation from ISO
Is this ISO a LiveCD, installer, or something else? What OS is the end product going to be on?
May
6
comment How to run x64 bit version of registry from cmd.exe located under c:\windows\sysWow64
Why not ... use the Registry API in app instead of spawning a command process? msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/…
Apr
24
comment Setting up php in apache2
How does it fail?
Apr
16
comment Firewall/Packet Sniffer - forward HTTP requests to a different address
Do you have control of newdestination.com ?
Apr
11
comment Accessing Windows VMs on Linux hosts remotely
Yea, also add in what you have tried so far and exactly what issues you are running into. Posts that just ask "How do I do this?" Don't do so well here. They are the equivalent of "gimmie-teh-codez" questions on SO
Apr
11
comment Accessing Windows VMs on Linux hosts remotely
Is there a reason you can't setup a VPN? Exposing RDP (or any remote access technology) to the internet is generally a bad idea.
Apr
4
comment Spanning Tree Necessary With 2 Stacked Dell Managed Switches?
Sorry if this is blunt, but that guy doesn't know what he is talking about. It's more likely you have an overloaded router, or your connection is saturated. STP is a L2 technology. If you turn it off your chance of accidentally taking down the whole network with a loop at some point now or in the future goes to almost 100%
Feb
21
comment Puppet, hiera and erb - erb would not recognize array
what version of puppet?
Jan
16
comment I cannot log in to my ftp server
since you are using PAM for authentication check /var/log/secure for authentication fails.
Jan
14
comment Where should I start to try and debug a CPU spike and timeout when logging in to a Moodle site?
first thing I would look at would be the mySQL slow query log: dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.1/en/slow-query-log.html
Jan
8
comment How Can You Tell If IPSec Is Installed on Cisco
If you have an active support contract you should be able to pull down the right image from support.cisco.com