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20/09/2013

Windows azure

Filed under: diverse — Zinit @ 09:01

Latelly i have been testing windows azure. Nice system with lots of potential. The internal network function is a bit weird though… Each machine need to use a vpn to connect to it…
Currently i have 3 vm’s there. One win2k12, one sles 11 and one centos.  And a few websites. Works like a charm.

11/09/2013

new SAN/NAS

Filed under: crazy projects,IT stuff — Zinit @ 14:44

Bought myself a new NAS box now.
a Synology DS112j and put in a 300GB 10k disk I had laying around.
using it now as an iSCSI target for my ESX server and for some small storage.
works good for handling downloads and video content too. the mediaserver on it is quite nice.

19/07/2013

Server working 100%

Filed under: crazy projects,IT stuff — Zinit @ 15:16

Everything is working fine with the server now.
Was able to track down a 2nd hand DRAC5 card for free.
got a bit of a project to get my hands on a descent storage box that can use iscsi, however, that’s expencive..
so far the best choice is a synology nas. cheapest descent one I found was about €120. (+ disk).
I have some 300GB disks, so that would work as a short term solution while I save up money for some more juicy disks.
The good things with those is the scalability since you can plug in external e-sata disks or drive bays.. and the fact that they support iSCSI.
The iomega box I have now doesnt support iscsi or nfs. (and esx doesnt support samba… hyper-V does. so might stick hyper-V 2k12 in on the server at a later stage when the VCP exam is in box.)

16/07/2013

This tiny Raspberry Pi Trojan horse could be a cute little backdoor into your corporate network | VentureBeat

Filed under: diverse,IT stuff — Zinit @ 07:47

nice setup. something to concider for my raspberry pi. I would use something to power it from ethernet though.. less cables and less fire hazard

This tiny Raspberry Pi Trojan horse could be a cute little backdoor into your corporate network | VentureBeat.

06/06/2013

Dell and Oracle entering into partnership.

Filed under: IT stuff — Zinit @ 08:59

Dell and Oracle are venturing into a new Partnership for Dell servers with Oracle software solutions. this could be a great thing. specially for the customers with one partner to deal with in regards to support and cost.

Joint press release between Dell and Oracle.

04/06/2013

Server in house.

Filed under: diverse — Zinit @ 22:21

So, nothing like ebay to do a good deal.
1x dell poweredge 1950 III with 1x xeon E5430 and 6GB ram. Total cost about €200.
Perfect for esx.
I also got a hold of 4x 2GB dimms. So i can get it to 12GB ram.
Hoping the dimms will arrive tomorrow.

14/04/2013

Home made SAN

Filed under: diverse — Zinit @ 11:57

I created myself an iSCSI san yesterday. Total cost: various junk i had laying around, so cheap…
Hardware:
Via epia ml8000 with 800Mhz C3 cpu and 256MB ram
4 port cheap-ass pci sata controller
300GB maxtor sata disk

Using debian stable, iscsitarget and system management through webmin.

Works like a charm.
Downside is that the via card only has a 100Mb NIC.
Only one pci slot means no room for a giga card.

Next step: get a hold of hardware to make an esx server.

18/03/2013

will it tweet??

Filed under: diverse — Zinit @ 12:56

trying to get posting to auto-tweet…

testing

Filed under: diverse — Zinit @ 12:20

testing to see if blog posts now gets popped on twitter too..

07/03/2013

testing to see if social will actually post the notice to twitter…

Filed under: diverse — Zinit @ 12:06

testing.. wonder if this works now….

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