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stories from the trenches.. vmware, san, backups and general hacking

1 Oct
2013

LSI Updates and Pi

There’s no possible way to make a Raspberry Pi-joke that hasn’t already been made. LSI So far so good. Things’ve been working fine, though I have to look into disabling the bios since I’m not booting from any drives that are behind the LSI card. Boot times are three times as long as without the […]

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27 Sep
2013

Adventures in LSI-land

I bought an IBM M1015 raid card. Which is actually an LSI 9240, containing a SAS2008 chip. It is a basic card, with no battery backup. It has two mini-SAS ports, that can be split to 8 SAS/SATA devices (four per port), and then configured to either RAID0 or RAID1. With a feature-key (some little […]

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9 Sep
2013

Upgrading hard drives

So this post will be about my new hard drives, which arrived today. I got one 256GB Samsung 840 Pro SSD, and two Western Digital Red 1 TB drives. They will replace my current drives, which are a mixed bag, topped off with a 128GB Samsung 830 SSD. The 830 obviously is still one of […]

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1 Sep
2013

History repeating

This Syria bullshit? It’s bullshit right? “Obama asks Congress to approve attacks!”. Based on what, I ask? Oh, we don’t need to worry about that. Russia is fuming, because they feel they are being shat on. And I believe they are. IF, and that’s a very strong if, the US has the proof they ‘need’ […]

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30 Aug
2013

Blabbity blab

Nothing specific to talk about, but I felt like writing anyway. Don’t multihome vmk ports in ESXi Multihoming vmk ports on ESXi 5 (?) and later is not kosher. It’ll allow you to make the config, and it’ll even work, for a random period of time. You probably want separate physical ports for management and […]

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20 Jun
2013

Credibility

Credibility… It’s the only currency that means anything on this kind of playing field. Dean’s got the tape, and he’s gonna come out with it. And when he does, I want his credibility. I want people to know he’s lying before they hear what he says. That’s a quote from the 1998 movie ‘Enemy of […]

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