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comment Unstable 10Gb copper links, Broadcom and Intel cards to Cisco 4900M switches
The only thing I don't see in your troubleshooting is moving the server connections to different switch ports (up to and including the ones which you know to work correctly, i.e. those used by the storage array). But I assume you tried this, too...
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comment Unstable 10Gb copper links, Broadcom and Intel cards to Cisco 4900M switches
Can't help, sorry; but +1 for a well written and researched question.
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comment SQL Server instance shuts down
Checking if the service is up and restarting it if it isn't may be a quick fix, but it doesn't solve the root problem. I don't know what might be causing this, but I'm quite sure SQL Server instances are not supposed to shut down unless told to do so.
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comment How to block external access to the DNS service running on a Cisco router?
This ACL works, but it causes a problem: it's impossible to perform DNS queries to any other server from inside the network, because the reply can't come back. How can this be avoided?
Jul
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accepted How to block external access to the DNS service running on a Cisco router?
Jul
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comment SSL VPN connection to SonicWall firewall using only the native Windows VPN client?
It works on Windows 8.1 (see the other answer).
Jul
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comment SSL VPN connection to SonicWall firewall using only the native Windows VPN client?
I already found this thanks to SonicWall support, I just didn't update the question yet because but I'm struggling with a (known) bug which causes this configuration to not pass DNS servers to VPN clients. Anyway, the answer is completely correct, thus accepted.
Jul
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accepted SSL VPN connection to SonicWall firewall using only the native Windows VPN client?
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comment Azure IO performance
As long as you know it's temporary storage and only use it as such, it's of course fine. But this is not addressed in the answer, and someone could easily make huge mistakes because of this.
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comment Azure IO performance
While this is technically correct, there are guaranteed resources for each VM tier, so it doesn't apply if you size your VMs carefully. Unfortunately, storage I/O performance in Azure VMs is really awful even at the highest tiers.
Jul
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comment Azure IO performance
NEVER use the D: drive to store anything even remotely important. That's temporary storage, and it can/will be emptied at each VM reboot.
Jul
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answered Azure IO performance
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comment SSL VPN connection to SonicWall firewall using only the native Windows VPN client?
True. But if (as it seems) Juniper VPNs are explicitly supported by the Windows 8.1 built-in VPN client software, they should work out-of-the-box...
Jul
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comment SSL VPN connection to SonicWall firewall using only the native Windows VPN client?
However, in Windows 8.1 if you create a VPN connection through the new interface, it lets you choose the VPN provider... and Juniper is in the list; it still creates (what seems to be) a SSTP connection, but it probably tweaks it in some strange way, because it then actually connects. Now however I'm stuck trying to get anything to flow trough the tunnel...