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Cisco, Gartner and Social Media

ViewYonder.com went off the air for a short period of time yesterday due to comments made about a Gartner report.   Gartner apparently pushed Cisco to have Steve Chambers pull a posting that he made about a report by one of … Continue reading

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Upgrading Power Management Firmware on HP Blades

When you update your Onboard Administrator on HP c-Chassis to 2.5x, the OA will start to check if the Power Management version is new enough and if it is not it will give you a Major Error with details of … Continue reading

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Sad Sad days..

Sun to be bought by IBM for $7 billion. SGI bought by Rackable for $25 million. The SGI purchase I can understand as Rackable wants to be a one stop shop for their customers.  SGI has been on a downward … Continue reading

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HP SIM 5.3 kills iLOv2

Recently at the request of our vendor (HP), I went and had HP Systems Insight Manager updated to 5.3 about 3 weeks.  Now this isn’t “bleeding edge” and so I didn’t feel it was a big deal to jump up … Continue reading

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OpenSolaris 2008.11 & ESX (Security Part 2)

If you are using OpenSolaris and NFS for your datastores and using ESX you need to share out your zfs filesystems with anon=0 since ESX wants to write to the NFS datastore as root. zfs set sharenfs=anon=0 usbpool/virtuals I wouldn’t … Continue reading

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Shouting affects performance

Sometimes the strangest things can have an affect on performance of your computer.   Using the Fishworks tool which uses Dtrace for monitoring Sun Storage ZFS systems performance of your disk is affected by shouting. “You can’t control what you can’t … Continue reading

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One improvement – HP BL495c G5 is supported by VMware & HP

In a previous blog I had stated some concerns about HP BL495c G5’s “Virtualization Blade”.  VMware ESX 3.5 Update 3 came out and now both HP and VMware are supporting it.  Woot.

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