Re: "the Red Hat paradox: you can make a lot of money selling something that's free."
Eh Ansible is free. Tower is the paid for stuff, and TBH in my last job, we had it, and just dumped it as it just wasnt very useful. To us anyway.
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There was a motherboard capacitor issue back around then as well where the caps has some dodgy industrial espionage, china clones of chemical formulae, and Taiwan manufactures buying up cheap knockoff electrolyte solvent that was missing some additives that stopped the issue.
We had a security office go to a DC to run vulnerability scanning. This was the normal [terrible] process. He plugged his laptop with nessus in running as a DHCP server, and took down the enitre network, including a 60TB oracle db. Fun times!
That ridiculously stupid process was changed very shortly after that.
Bwahahahahahahaa! Make use of that whilst it lasts! My last employer banned the practice of "Amazon-to-work" after somebody ordered a washing machine, which caused more than a certain amount of difficulty in the post room of a large administrative office.
Ha. Amateurs. Previous company banned the practice of "packages to work" because of two reasons.
#1 Someone had a piano delivered to reception.
#2 The moronic security guards were signing for everything that came in, and the company got hit with 10K+ in import and customs duties at the end of the year.
Before I left the Unix, and primarily AIX, world behind a few months ago I had been playing around with PowerVC. It was basically Openstack implementation with AIX/Power systems, and included interfaces for the v7000 SANs and Flash840 untis we had.
Spinning up images and so forth was pretty easy, once you had a recorded good state. It was kind of like on premises-cloudy stuff.
I would have thought that they would have just expanded on that?
How about IBMs FlashSystem 840 and their v7000. You hook the FS840 in, zone it all up, and the v7000 manages it as an external device, but does all the heavy lifting.
I just migrated from T1 15000 RPM disks onto Flash, using the built in vdisk mirroring. Left the flash as secondary mirror for a bit, then promoted to primary mirror. Obviously we are seeing read speed increases etc, and when we remove the T1 mirror we should see the full AFA throughput gains.
>So in our case your brilliant "restore from back up idea" would of meant about 150,000 emails being >lost, with potentially millions of pounds worth of business.
And this is why you should be using cluster exchange servers or at least have the datastores on a SAN so another server can be rolled in....
>Also, did he really say you lose ALL progress if you quit the game?
I remember that in "Steel Batalion" on the old xbox. If your mech suffers catastrophic damage, you have to smash the eject button or your character dies, and it wiped all your saves.....
The eject button was under a plastic cover as well, so you didnt hit it accidentally :P
>particularly in regard to Linux which the company only accommodates on 'one' laptop (no desktops or pre-install servers)
Ill disagree with this. In previous jobs [we don't use Dell here], I firmly remember being able to get them with RedHat, as far back [and probably further] as the 2650 circa 2004. From what I remember the 2550 was available in 2001 with RedHat also, but may be wrong on that one.
A quick look at a R415 shows various licensing options for SLES 10&11 RHEL for HPC and RHEL 6.3
>Whereas now there's no-one that'll touch it.
>My experience of notes was via a big blue takeover.
Same. Notes was one of the main reasons i left pretty rapidly from a job I had enjoyed for over seven years. Well that, the bell curve nonsense, endless meetings with nothing being done, ridiculous work practices, and literally no incentive to do anything constructive at all. Ever.
That company needs a serious shake up. It could probably lose about 30-40% of its staff, and it may be more efficient.
>I'll be looking forward to FireFox doing the same though, as I won't use Chrome since they still won't let me >put the tabs underneath the address- and shortcut-bars, where they belong.
Same. I refuse to use Chrome until they allow me move my tabs where I want. Until then its Waterfox or Firefox for me.
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