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Sep
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comment Share phones but not extensions in Asterisk
Or dynamically generate your asterisk configs based on who is in the office.
Sep
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comment Share phones but not extensions in Asterisk
The only thing you'll have to keep in mind is that ext. 2003 will likely not go to voicemail, but get picked up by the person who thinks the're extension 2001, bleh!
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answered Recover .VMDK from ESXi?
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answered How to expose IIS to intranet hosted on Windows Server 2008 R2
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comment Is there a reason(s) I should not create a datastore to house a single VM?
+1 on the management part, I think I cried a little when thinking of how many LUNs I'd have to take care of. :( I mean the guy is going to talk about micro-management and then sell you an EqualLogic, a device that arguably takes a decent hit to its performance/cost ratio so that you don't have to micro-manage.
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comment EqualLogic vs. PowerVault
I know and I agree, but the choice for close vendor availability is not mine. :( sorry. Also wish Pogo would sell some cheaper dual-controller units like you see in most storage now so their HA setups didn't start at $36k.
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comment EqualLogic vs. PowerVault
BTW: 32-bit box with SATA outperforms local RAID-10 on our Dev ESXi setup (two mirrored pools + compression). I KNOW ZFS kicks butt... Also AFAIK we don't have any local Nexenta vendors.
Sep
15
comment EqualLogic vs. PowerVault
Well I know our issues: it's on an aging 32-bit box with questionable hardware support (so I do a lot of Solaris digging to get things done, it's just an example of "I know what I'm doing, I don't need a box that does everything for me"). On top of that I need other staff in IT to be able to use it competently, and I'm not feeling 100% comfortable about that, especially on production. I love the underlying system (it really is better than any other SAN I've seen), I just wish Nexenta would come out with a little bit better management software.
Sep
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comment EqualLogic vs. PowerVault
It's a hard decision when you're almost handed a blank check and still trying to get the most bang for your buck for it. ;) Mainly it's the whole MD3600 doing 30k+ IOPS and the 4100 series topping out at around 8K (both without going into SSDs IIRC) and whether the tools compensate for the much lower scalability... but I guess if our vendor doesn't support anything more complicated than "little Jimmy's first SAN" setup then I have to suck it up and take what they'll give us.
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comment EqualLogic vs. PowerVault
It will do RAID-50 but depending on the setup, it can kill our DB writes (it already cripples our current MSSQL box), last thing I want to drop is drop RAID-50 and be able to bring the box to it's knees after VDI. A PowerVault had the EQ beat on expandability (if you really want unified storage you can manage it through a NX3500), SAN based replication is nice but we'll be using Veeam, so isn't really necessary (and while looking at EMC we were going to use it to get around licensing costs). The biggest deal is the VMWare integration, but is that worth $10-$15k+ expensive expansion?
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