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I wear many hats at my workplace.

Primarily a Database Developer, but also programmer, web designer, DBA, sysadmin, and general office bitch.

I work for a small custom software house in Sydney, Australia. We use all manner of tools - but mainly MSSQL and a Rapid Application Tool called eDeveloper uniPaaS Magic XPA.


Nov
20
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Your moderate voice is a nice change from the calls of "GET OUT OF OUR SITE NOOBS". I've held the view for a long time that being exclusive is not always the right course.
Nov
19
accepted Intermittent host and VM connectivity on ESXi standalone
Nov
19
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Nov
19
comment Intermittent host and VM connectivity on ESXi standalone
I am so pissed off at what the actual problem was (see my answer in this question). But hey, at least now I have a spare on-site server and totally up to date firmware.
Nov
19
answered Intermittent host and VM connectivity on ESXi standalone
Nov
17
awarded  Caucus
Nov
17
comment SSD as cheap alternative to SAN storage?
As the author of your linked storage question, and its primary answer writer, I don't want you to get the wrong idea. Yes, enterprise storage is expensive, but you are totally right; you don't NEED enterprise storage. You need a local, volatile scratch disk, so you're heading in the right direction. The real challenge will be getting your storage/sysadmin teams to get things done.
Nov
17
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Nov
17
comment Intermittent host and VM connectivity on ESXi standalone
Firmware was shamefully out of date, but alas, after update no success. I received a spare R710 today, so going to swap the drives into the new server. Gotta be faulty hardware.
Nov
16
comment Intermittent host and VM connectivity on ESXi standalone
Yeah, that's what I meant :\
Nov
16
comment Intermittent host and VM connectivity on ESXi standalone
Re-installing ESXi has not helped. This all points to a hardware problem. I'll try updating the drivers tonight, and I am getting another server to swap the drives into, worst case.
Nov
16
comment Intermittent host and VM connectivity on ESXi standalone
Hrm. Well I wish I'd known this 6 months ago. It seemed like a good idea at the time to make the most of the physical media. The installation back to the SDHC card is almost finished, so if this gets me through this blip I will organise a time to move ESXi back to the physical drives.
Nov
16
comment Intermittent host and VM connectivity on ESXi standalone
Wait just re-read your comment on SD/USB and you think it's not a good option.
Nov
16
comment Intermittent host and VM connectivity on ESXi standalone
All the current drives are vmfs with vms living on them, so I can't reuse them, and there's no physical devices left. I could get a good fast USB drive instead if you think that's a better option?
Nov
16
comment Intermittent host and VM connectivity on ESXi standalone
I'll build a Dell update disc for the server and try it tonight. I've been given the OK to try a fresh ESXi install on it, which I am doing right now. vSwitch has 2 active adapters, not sure of hashing mode. Have tried changing the NICs around. I cannot do anything to repro it on demand, but it occurs regularly. Let's see if it happens after a rebuild.
Nov
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Nov
15
comment Set-RDSessionCollectionConfiguration Connection Broker connects to localhost
Oh wow. That's deep. I will try this out as soon as I can!
Nov
14
revised Getting a list of all the snapshots in VMs managed by vCenter?
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Nov
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answered Getting a list of all the snapshots in VMs managed by vCenter?
Nov
14
revised Is there a way to use a Xeon Phi 31S1P without a server case?
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