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I'm a sysadmin for Sentry Data Systems. I do linux and clustering and networking, and enjoy instigating a good STONITH deathmatch when I get bored.

Work-wise, I'm a giant fan of the k.I.s.s. principle - keep I.T. simple, stupid. Don't make things any more complex than the features you need.

In my spare time, I renovate houses and ride herd on a pack of dogs with extreme mental issues. My background and career are both in systems. I look at systems, analyze them, and use them or make them better. I likeCFO DIY home stuff because the systems are simple and it's rewarding to figure em out and use them. How do I know the things I do? I have probably been there, broken that, ruined the other thing, and had to figure out how to fix all of them. we have this saying in my group of friends-who-renovate-houses: "Ask me how I know."


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comment VMWare esxi 4.1 storage errors with MD3200
"While running boothalt stress test with rhel5.4-64bit (16GB, 8 vcpu) and memtest1 (16GB, 6vcpu), you see these messages repeated in /var/log/messages:" -- that doesn't apply to my situation. Neither does "This issue occurs if you install the Thin .iso VMware-VMvisor-Installer-4.0.0.Update02-228629.x86_64.iso on ESX 4.0 Update 2".
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comment How do I include a customized configuration file in a rebuilt RPM?
I replaced the file in the original archive, but I think there's something somewhere in the make process that overwrites it or edits it. The original file is named <packagename>.conf.in -- if I replace that file, tar everything back up, and place that in the SOURCES dir, then it still doesn't make it into the final build. There is one line -- %{__install} -Dp -m0644 src/collectd.conf %{buildroot}%{_sysconfdir}/collectd.conf -- could I replace that with a different source and have it come out included?
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comment Rackmount Power: NEMA 5 or IEC C14?
All of our monitors and switches already supported 208v.