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Aug
18
comment responding on a non-default nic
It would help if you say which OS this is
Aug
18
comment What are useful Command-line Commands on Mac OS X?
I prefer "sudo -s", it's shorter and I think it may do some specific processing to start the shell "properly".
Aug
18
comment What are useful Command-line Commands on Mac OS X?
"type -a foo" will show you all programs named foo, and works for all Bourne shells.
Jul
16
comment Is there a point in using Prelink anymore?
I must admit it's been a while since I used gentoo... I have since moved on to OS X :). I remember a test I once did on OS X: start all applications at once and time that (about 1 minute iirc). Then, remove all prelink information and start all apps again. That time it took 5 minutes... This was in 2005 on a tower Mac, a real beast.
Jun
30
comment Should i go native or with ESXi server?
Actually, ESXi and ESX are almost the same featurewise. The migration you are talking about requires a VirtualCenter install.
Jun
25
comment Who is a good registrar these days?
While I haven't registered any permanent domains with them, they've offered me fast, free, rock-stable dyndns domains for 5+ years now. From that perspective, highly recommended!
Jun
25
comment Terminal window in Mac OS X
I edited my answer to include the script, above. Not sure if you got a notification for that so I'm just pointing it out.
Jun
25
comment Where to purchase a server capable of 512GB of RAM?
I'm curious, what is the use case for this? I imagine it's for an in-memory database? Have you considered SSD drives instead?
Jun
22
comment Cheap but Highly Available Shared Storage?
Very interesting! They only have partners in the US though, so it's a no-go for us :( I wonder if VMWare will ever use this approach, every node you add to a VMWare cluster would add clustered storage.
Jun
17
comment Cheap but Highly Available Shared Storage?
Thanks for the explanation and the link! One question, when I look up SATA prices for Lefthand, I get P-2060-1TB07-HD: Spare NSM 2060 1.0TB SATA Drive, $2,380. Is this for 1 drive? Seriously? 1TB SATA drives normally go for 99$...
Jun
16
comment Cheap but Highly Available Shared Storage?
This is the fun solution :-) Only problem is supportability, both from a software and hardware standpoint (OS patches, hardware compatibility, subtle driver failures, ...). It's also not highly available but given the low cost it is feasible to have multiple of these and to use host-based software RAID to make it highly available. This question has thought me that there is a cheap, consumer-hardware solution space and an expensive, enterprise solution space, with not much in between.
Jun
16
comment Cheap but Highly Available Shared Storage?
well the problem we ran into in Australia was that one of our support guys had to have his credit card charged before they could ship a replacement drive, they would refund the money as soon as they received the disk back. Pretty tough for enterprise-level support :-/
Jun
16
comment Cheap but Highly Available Shared Storage?
I must say, their XRaid is interesting, with it they seem to offer the same technology that made Drobo popular. This test on SmallNetBuilder reveals it to be best of class: smallnetbuilder.com/content/view/30725/75 Now the only problems are worldwide support and the non-rackmount formfactor, that could be a tough sell. Very interesting nonetheless.
Jun
16
comment Cheap but Highly Available Shared Storage?
The Thumper is some very nice hardware, but it's still on the expensive side and it doesn't allow two controllers (well, that would be 2 mainboards). I'm still a fan though...