The buildup of our new sandbox for internal learning has run for a week and already we are running out of resources. Five old Dell PE1430 with 2 4-core processors but they max out at 8 GiB of RAM. That’s 40 GiB total for 7-8 people. This is a little tight. Digging through dead server storage(tm) I have found a […]
I mean it. 6 servers (5 operational as one is crashing itself repeatedly), 2 switches, and bandwidth. This should be easy to do! I mean: what could go wrong?
I loved this idea back in 2006 and snagged a few of the pics from Sun during their marketing of the project. I have included links to other sites and my Google image search query. So, what happened to this project? I know Google and others are now using this same base idea for their data centers. In 2006 this […]
It has been 17 months since I deployed the Nexenta cluster for our VMware hosting platform at ipHouse. Unfortunately this post will not be positive.
Just screen caps – with duplicates as photo stream was kicking my ass. Warning, this is a VERY long post!
While at VMworld 2011, I spent a lot of time at the expo (where companies were peddling their wares) looking for 2 items. Storage vendors who do things via NFS. Monitoring and measurement companies to help me consolidate the multiple pieces of software we run today. This post is about #2. I looked at a ton of software while at […]
I’m not alone with this annoyance based on my few talks with other people and some internet findings. Why does Lion keep resizing my horizontal window settings for Terminal.app? It is driving me insane. Here’s the deal – I have 6 windows in my default group and all of them are 80 columns wide and 36 lines tall.
While the NDA is in place I can’t talk about the details but I am very excited for this to hit GM. The new features and updates are a very welcome change. Lots of “fun” coming, lots of usability improvements, and very stable. I’m hoping the rumors are true and Apple announces this the first week of October, 2011.
I was in Las Vegas for VMworld 2011 this past week and what a busy week it was! 20,000+ people in attendance! I met many amazing people, saw quite a few new products, I enjoyed it 100%.