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User currently offlineUTA_flyinghigh From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 50
Posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1488 times:

Just in case anyone had a question to ask about RAID volumes and Gigabit switches  Wink

UTA


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User currently offlineN228UA From Japan, joined May 2004, 109 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1484 times:

You are very brave posting this here!!

A what point (no. of users) would you start creating VLAN's on a switch?


User currently offlineUTA_flyinghigh From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 50
Reply 2, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1482 times:

Quoting N228UA (Reply 1):
A what point (no. of users) would you start creating VLAN's on a switch?

My duties stop short of the RJ45 cable Big grin but here's my take on this :

There is no written rule with our equipment (gigabit switch) that states that after an X number of users you have to create a VLAN.

You can have one with as little as 10 users; on the other hand, you can have 24 users directly connected to our 24-port Gigabit switch with little bandwith loss compared to the VLAN option.

There is also the option of cascading ports but we're now deep into the network admin's job Big grin

UTA



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User currently offlineKay From France, joined Mar 2002, 1884 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1438 times:

N228UA, trhe first thing I learnt on my first job after University: there are two reasons to create VLANs, one for security, the second to improve performance by reducing broadcasts.

However, if all the users are linked to the same switch (as your question indicates), there is no possibility to have gain by introducing VLANs (and routing from one VLAN to the other all within the same switch).

The only gain can be made if there are broadcasts in your whole LAN, then you seperate the areas, and performance will be improved globally because broadcasts will not filter from one VLAN to the other.

Today, as the manager of the MIS section of our IT department, I am as far of all this as imaginable.


Now, a question to UTA. How can a server tech support engineer afford to participate in auto races as a hobby?


Kay


User currently offlineCaptoveur From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1432 times:

Wanna come chase the demons out of my home network?

Also... What is your prefered order for the wires when you make your own RJ-45 connection?


User currently offlineUTA_flyinghigh From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 50
Reply 5, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1432 times:

Quoting Kay (Reply 3):
How can a server tech support engineer afford to participate in auto races as a hobby?

Level 2 senior tech w/ other managerial duties  Wink
Plus a few investments that got interesting  Smile

UTA  checkeredflag 



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User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24960 posts, RR: 56
Reply 6, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1429 times:

Do you ever have serious work to do?
Are you ghey?
Are you and 707cmf the same person?
Are you French, Irish or Bulgarian?



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User currently offlineUTA_flyinghigh From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 50
Reply 7, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1429 times:

Rhaa ! I am not a network administrator ?

Quoting Captoveur (Reply 4):
What is your prefered order for the wires when you make your own RJ-45 connection?

Whichever one gets untangled first  Wink

UTA  checkeredflag 



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User currently offlineDesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7801 posts, RR: 16
Reply 8, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1429 times:

When are you going to replace my toner cartridge?  Smile


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User currently offlineUTA_flyinghigh From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 50
Reply 9, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1428 times:

Quoting DesertJets (Reply 8):
When are you going to replace my toner cartridge?

There should be a redundant toner cartridge enabled on your printer.

Go to "Array Configuration Utility" to see which physical cartridge is failing  

UTA  checkeredflag 

[Edited 2005-04-06 18:01:57]


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User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24960 posts, RR: 56
Reply 10, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1423 times:

Why did you not answer my questions?
 Wink



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User currently offlineWestWing From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 2134 posts, RR: 7
Reply 11, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1423 times:

What would you suggest as a low-end RAID NAS solution. Something that supports ~ 100GB total capacity, supports NFS and allows hot-swap of individual disks in case of failure.

thanks



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User currently offlineKay From France, joined Mar 2002, 1884 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1417 times:

And what steps did you take, what category did you join? did you join a club? I participated in a karting race once, would like to investigate possibilities to do more, like tracking a cheap car or smthg.

User currently offlineFlyVirgin744 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 1313 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1386 times:

I have two home networks, one at my home in south Florida, and the other up here in northern Florida.

I want to be able to gain access to my networks from either location, take files from those computers and such; have my computer up here treated like it was down there in that network, and vice versa.

I downloaded VNC but that just simulates the computer I'm trying to access, its not my computer in the other network. Do you know any free software for VPN that would do what I explained above?



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User currently offlineN228UA From Japan, joined May 2004, 109 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 1361 times:

Quoting Kay (Reply 3):
N228UA, trhe first thing I learnt on my first job after University: there are two reasons to create VLANs, one for security, the second to improve performance by reducing broadcasts.

However, if all the users are linked to the same switch (as your question indicates), there is no possibility to have gain by introducing VLANs (and routing from one VLAN to the other all within the same switch).

You all missed on important fact, I didn't say that there was only one physical switch! Never assume anything!

UTA is right, for 24 users there is no point. But if he had 24 other switches chained to his switch, then a VLAN would be handy in some cases.


User currently offlineUTA_flyinghigh From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 50
Reply 15, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 1344 times:

I am now back at work (yes, Ido 9 to 5 when there is little work to do)

Quoting Gkirk (Reply 6):
Do you ever have serious work to do?

SInce it could be a serious question I'll give a serious answer.
My tasks are taking care of our Top 100 customers' issues at a level 2 basis, which means I shall (...) not get bothered if their mouse is not working.
My duties come in when the application is mission critical (my customers include CDG and ORY ATC, Airbus, Dassault among others), critical-down or critical-degraded.
If there are no such occurrences than my job consists in monitoring the level 1 foo...er...technicians (read : post foolish threads on the Nonav forum).
Every once in a while I have the occasional meeting/review/overseas trip but these are few and far between.

Quoting Gkirk (Reply 6):

Are you ghey?

I don't know what "ghey" means. I know Gkirk is gay though.

Quoting Gkirk (Reply 6):

Are you and 707cmf the same person?

Luckily for me I have no resemblance to and no family ties whatsoever with that fool  Wink

Quoting Gkirk (Reply 6):

Are you French, Irish or Bulgarian?

I'm French living in Eire.
I also went to Sofia once. Does that count ?

UTA  checkeredflag 



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User currently offlineSwatpamike From United States of America, joined May 2004, 581 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 1342 times:

Hello

Interested in a Apex 4pt KVM with 3 sets of 7" cables???

Cheers

swatpamike


User currently offlineUTA_flyinghigh From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 50
Reply 17, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 1342 times:

Quoting WestWing (Reply 11):
What would you suggest as a low-end RAID NAS solution. Something that supports ~ 100GB total capacity, supports NFS and allows hot-swap of individual disks in case of failure.

thanks

I would suggest this :


http://h18006.www1.hp.com/products/s...orks/ml350storageserver/index.html

Has all the above criteria at a competitive price.

UTA  checkeredflag 



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User currently offlineDC10GUY From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 2685 posts, RR: 6
Reply 18, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 1340 times:

O.K. here's my question, Our "server tech" or " The IT dude" starts work at 8 am. I start work at 5 am. My computer works great from 5 am until about 8:10 am ... Why is that ???


Next time try the old "dirty Sanchez" She'll love it !!!
User currently offlineUTA_flyinghigh From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 50
Reply 19, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 1340 times:

Quoting Kay (Reply 12):
And what steps did you take, what category did you join? did you join a club? I participated in a karting race once, would like to investigate possibilities to do more, like tracking a cheap car or smthg.

It started out when I met people that were racing in the Saxo Cup / Group N / Formula Ford /Formula 3 track categories.

I had an old Alfa 33 16V car that I did not use anymore; by chance it was homologated in the Group N 1.5 to 2.0 liter category, so I stripped the interior, got given an old racing seat/roollcage/safety equipment/etc...

I participated in a few races and I also got the opportunity of trying out the following machines :
- Karting (also in races)
- Group F
- Group FN
- Group A
- Megane Cup car
- Formula Ford 1600
- Formula 3 (Alfa Romeo V6 3000 engine -that rocked)

I haven't raced in along time but am looking to get a used Civic VTEC in the near future Big grin

UTA  checkeredflag 



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User currently offlineUTA_flyinghigh From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 50
Reply 20, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1331 times:

Quoting DC10GUY (Reply 18):
Our "server tech" or " The IT dude" starts work at 8 am. I start work at 5 am. My computer works great from 5 am until about 8:10 am ... Why is that ???

Because of all the other foo...erm...coworkers that come in at 8.10 and log onto the ystem, thus reducing the amount of bandwith everyone gets.

UTA  checkeredflag 



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User currently offlineDC10GUY From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 2685 posts, RR: 6
Reply 21, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1328 times:

I think your wrong UTA dude. I think its because the IT computer dude/geek starts screwing around with the server !!!


Next time try the old "dirty Sanchez" She'll love it !!!
User currently offlineUTA_flyinghigh From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 50
Reply 22, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1320 times:

Quoting DC10GUY (Reply 21):
I think its because the IT computer dude/geek starts screwing around with the server !!!

Highly unlikely  Wink

UTA  checkeredflag 



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User currently offlineWestWing From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 2134 posts, RR: 7
Reply 23, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1315 times:

Thanks for the pointer to the HP ML350 solution. Looking at HP site, I also found the HP ML110 G2. Both the ML110 and the (equivalent) Dell PowerVault 745N use Microsoft Storage Server 2003.

I've never had any experience with Microsoft Storage Server ... have you ? If so any comments ?

Thanks for the help



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User currently offlineUTA_flyinghigh From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 50
Reply 24, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1312 times:

Quoting Swatpamike (Reply 16):
Hello

Interested in a Apex 4pt KVM with 3 sets of 7" cables???

Cheers

If you also supply the computers to connect it to  Wink

UTA



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25 Post contains images UTA_flyinghigh : None yet...which is a good sign as I get Rhaaing customers, not happy ones (generally). UTA
26 Post contains images Kay : N228UA, don't be upset by reading the following, this is peaceful ranting.. if you want to call it that. In IT you have to be very accurate in what yo
27 Post contains images UTA_flyinghigh : Was she wearing leather and yielding a whip UTA
28 Post contains images N228UA : Hey, it's cool. My English abilities have turned to shit since I moved to Japan.
29 COIAHLGW : UTA - What do you know about tape backups? I have a 2000 server that has had a DLT tape drive swapped out, new tapes purchased, heads cleaned, and the
30 Post contains images UTA_flyinghigh : Part of my job is trouble shooting DAT / DLT / SDLT / autoloaders,etc... tape drives. What make/model is it and what cartridges/backup software do yo
31 Post contains links Dan2002 : How do you feel about 1000-Base-FX networks, and have you ever had the pleasure of putting an ST end on a fiber optic cable? Also, how do you feel abo
32 Post contains images UTA_flyinghigh : As I said previously, my responsabilities stop at the RJ-45 port on the server . We indeed have SAN libraries that use fiber channel but all these qu
33 TedTAce : I think UTA is the BOFH!!!
34 Seb146 : Here is a good question: Are these "Ask a..... a question" threads ever going to end? GO CANUCKS!!
35 TedTAce : I think $379 is a bit pricy just to get 4 boxes/network connections on the network. I like the following from the above URL: Wafer said: "Interesting
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