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SMB sharing
Recently while at home I thought a good way to use one of my idle systems would just be for some storage space for windows clients, for things like backups media sharing or whatever. Following http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/articles/servers-storage-admin...
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Unusual disk failures
Drives always seem to be failing or having problems. More often than I gave credit for. I had 3 drives do this at the same time just during a simple archive creation process. I wonder if I had a bad batch, then again the more drives you have the higher chan...
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OpenStack meeting
Came back from Fujitsu HQ in London, hearing some of the problems faced by the community and made a few contacts. A couple of presentations were made by various customers/companies and it looks to be used in some various ways. Had an Ubuntu guy showing this...
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Openstack beginnings
Lately been looking into using OpenS. From what I have gathered it looks to be better integrated into Solaris than Linux, although more up to date versions are more easily available on Linux to get hold of. Part of the OpenStack service "Glance" requires .u...
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Ed Oates, from Oracle
Useful insights from one of the Oracle Co-founders  https://vimeo.com/30929523 I think this part of the slide has a few good key points, as he describes in the vid. I found the first half the best and the second half a bit more business orientated on some s...
Ed Oates, from Oracle
Ed Oates, from Oracle
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Great Server hardware
Feast your eyes on these: This 90 bay 4U monster http://www.supermicro.co.uk/products/chassis/4U/946/SC946ED-R2KJBOD.cfm  and it is just over 102 kg! Go back around 10 years first one I know of is this http://techreport.com/blog/13849/behold-thumper-sun-sun...
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Nvidia, raising the bar
Recently looking into the changes from the current card I've got (Nvidia GTX 680) vs the newer ones for the hardware and architectural changes is interesting and where the next phases lead. This public doc is good as a showcase for some of the main reasons ...
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ZFS, a work of art
A subtle thing with ZFS is you'll notice how the drive L.E.D.s flash quite differently to typical storage arrays, when you understand more under the hood you'll know why that is. So just looking in a DC you'd be able to observe this across which servers for...
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Night Shifts....
For several years now I've had to do night shifts, it isn't something I ever wanted to do as I understand it is simply not good for your health. (neither is sat in a chair for almost 12 hours a day or night either) but in this industry it is common and in m...
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ZFS born in Zion
Interesting vids from the recent OpenZFS Summit 2015. Recommend you watch these - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dcV2PaMTAJ4&index=6&list=PLaUVvul17xSedlXipesHxfzDm74lXj0ab As Jeff Bonwick explains around the time of ZFS conception that it has links to The...
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