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Comment: Re:Blade servers blow (Score 1) 56

by bobaferret (#48168571) Attached to: Making Best Use of Data Center Space: Density Vs. Isolation

We're actually moving away from blade servers to standalone servers. You can get so many cores on a chip now that each set of 8 blades can be replaced by 1 2U server. Each server has a number of raided 2.5" drives that we use with glusterfs for redundancy between servers which we then re-export over Fiber channel so that we can get rid of our dedicated FC arrays, yet continue to use the FC infrastructure we have in place.

Comment: Re:Answer: You can't. Even wired (Score 1) 279

I have fiber in my house as well; not Google, but got an opportunity and took it. It's a new house and we ran cat 5e everywhere. Maybe some day I'll regret not running cat 6, but I doubt it. I just recently put the ends on the cables, and stopped using wireless for everything. It's made a huge difference, and well worth it. It's not uncommon for 5 people to be streaming something different at the same time, and the wireless just couldn't handle it. Depending, you might be able to replace all of you phone lines with ethernet. You can always use an RJ11 in an RJ45 jack and just decide at the patch panel what it's going to be, phone or ethernet. If this isn't a new house, chances are you have a bunch of unused phone jacks just taking up wall space. And depending, you might just be able to pull the ethernet using the old phone line.

good luck

Comment: Re:Bottom line: is Systemd popular with Linux user (Score 1) 771

by bobaferret (#48093845) Attached to: Systemd Adding Its Own Console To Linux Systems

I haven't seen a lot of pressure yet. With RHEL6 the urge to switch came on fast. Esp with regards to virtualization and what not. I haven't gotten the sense that RHEL7 has a whole lot of "must have now" tech in it, as opposed to the amount of systemd fear it has. Based on some quick googling, systemd can be configured to send your log files over syslog so that takes care of most of my corporate compliance concerns. I don't think the systemd folks have done a good jobs educating people on how it can fit into existing workflows. Esp. against all of the noise out there. I don't really know if it's even possible to fit it in with everything. But I guess we'll find out. I currently have no opinion, I see some benefits as well as some drawbacks.

Comment: Re:Slashdot Response (Score 1) 771

by bobaferret (#48093625) Attached to: Systemd Adding Its Own Console To Linux Systems

I guess that's sort of my issue as well. Why isn't systemd modular. If They want to fix all of the problems that's great. But isn't there a way we can just use the pieces we want. I get that they've effectively made a standard API for all of the init processes to talk to each other and start up and all of that magic stuff. Terminals, Security, logins et all. There's a big mess there. No one will deny that. But it would have been nice if they'd actually defined a formal API for all of this, that we could do things differently if needed. Personally, I'm gonna stick to my RHEL6x servers till I get a good sense of the fallout from all of this. I wouldn't be surprised if someone forks RHEL6 or Debian at this point just keep systemd out of the way.

Comment: Re:What is the use case? (Score 3, Informative) 99

yes, this is what OpenStack does/is supposed to do. You can migrate your virtual machines, and the storage and networking infrastructure from your local datacenter, to a remote datacenter, to AWS, or Rackspace or any other openstack compliant hosting provider. In the grand sceme of this things it's really quite impressive and awesome. In reality it's still a mess, but getting better all of the time.

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