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Forum: Data Center Design, Development, Building Systems and Operations 04-22-2009, 12:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,671
Posted By whitey
Think of power by Watts as Amps is a variable...

Think of power by Watts as Amps is a variable dependent on the Voltage. If you are looking to see what the draw in Amps will be just use this formula: Watts/Volts = Amps
Forum: Server Discussion 03-30-2009, 02:47 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 4,988
Posted By whitey
Dell 11G Info and pics

Dell - Dell Unveils Efficient Enterprise Computing Portfolio, Freeing Customers from Costly and Proprietary Technology...
Forum: Data Center Design, Development, Building Systems and Operations 02-18-2009, 09:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 9,124
Posted By whitey
Most devices have power utilizations specs...

Most devices have power utilizations specs published by the manufacturer. If I am ball parking I use the following formula's:

(PSU Watts) * .80 = Peak Power Utilization in Watts
(PSU Watts) * .40...
Forum: Back-up Systems and Data Recovery 02-17-2009, 06:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 14,349
Posted By whitey
tapes are cheap, effective, and reliable.. they...

tapes are cheap, effective, and reliable.. they give us a lower dollar/GB then disk will in the forseeable future.
Forum: Cluster and Cloud Computing Discussion Forum 02-10-2009, 03:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 7,662
Posted By whitey
What application are you looking to deploy in a...

What application are you looking to deploy in a cluster? Are you planning for the cluster to be local or geographically diverse?
Forum: Discuss about Datacenter Software/Hardware Related Issues. 02-10-2009, 03:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,286
Posted By whitey
We manage a few different types of hardware load...

We manage a few different types of hardware load balancers inside the DC. Our primary choice for a vendor is F5. We have a few sets of the Big IP 1500 and a pair of LTM6400. The LTM's are used both...
Forum: The lounge and introduce yourself/company 01-20-2009, 07:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,869
Posted By whitey
I enjoy skiing in the winter and golf in the...

I enjoy skiing in the winter and golf in the summer. Year round I race and build cars. Both are excellent releases from the day to day stresses.
Forum: Back-up Systems and Data Recovery 01-09-2009, 07:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 14,349
Posted By whitey
both, we are backing up roughly 60TB a week on...

both, we are backing up roughly 60TB a week on tape and then have capacity for 30TB on disk
Forum: Storage: Disk, RAID and NAS/SAN 12-11-2008, 07:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 8,196
Posted By whitey
We are getting ready to deploy our first...

We are getting ready to deploy our first Equallogic SAN next quarter. These will be used primarily as a backend for our VMware farm. The cost per GB is a little better on the MD3000i which we are...
Forum: Network and Telecom Forum 12-04-2008, 06:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,822
Posted By whitey
What kind of switches are you using today? Why do...

What kind of switches are you using today? Why do you want to change? What pain points are you currently having with your vendor? What needs do you have? Believe it or not Cisco makes a great deal...
Forum: Cluster and Cloud Computing Discussion Forum 12-01-2008, 04:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 6,175
Posted By whitey
You don't cluster DNS servers in a traditional...

You don't cluster DNS servers in a traditional active/passive sense using MSCS. You replicate the DNS Zone files. Check out this article explaining some replication methods: DNS zone replication in...
Forum: Data Center Prodcuts Reviews, Tools, Tips and Check List 12-01-2008, 04:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 7,074
Posted By whitey
What equipment? Generators, UPS, CRAC Units,...

What equipment? Generators, UPS, CRAC Units, Racks, Servers?
Forum: Storage: Disk, RAID and NAS/SAN 11-24-2008, 07:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,867
Posted By whitey
If your SAN is EMC, use the EMC certified cards. ...

If your SAN is EMC, use the EMC certified cards. We use the PCI-E EMUlex Cards
Forum: Server Discussion 09-26-2008, 05:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 18,105
Posted By whitey
I am curious in you resentment of Dell Servers,...

I am curious in you resentment of Dell Servers, any big reasons?
Forum: Back-up Systems and Data Recovery 09-26-2008, 05:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,874
Posted By whitey
That is a decent amount of data. Here is my...

That is a decent amount of data. Here is my recommended formula for success.

Quantum Scalar i2000 (http://www.quantum.com/Products/TapeLibraries/Scalari2000/Index.aspx) + EMC Networker = Profit
...
Forum: Server Discussion 09-25-2008, 08:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 8,146
Posted By whitey
My 2 cents. NetIQ sucks, I used it for a few...

My 2 cents. NetIQ sucks, I used it for a few years and hated it. The discovery process is ########, and the mgmt interface is just horrible.

MOM now SCOM is very pricey but it provides very...
Forum: Server Discussion 09-24-2008, 06:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,683
Posted By whitey
By simply upgrading the OS to 64 bit you might...

By simply upgrading the OS to 64 bit you might not see a performance increase. First understand a 64 bit OS simply allows a 64 bit application to address more then 4GB previously 32bit's limit. So...
Forum: Storage: Disk, RAID and NAS/SAN 09-24-2008, 06:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,925
Posted By whitey
Deploying hundreds of servers you get great real...

Deploying hundreds of servers you get great real world experiences. Overall we have seen a higher percentage of SATA drives compared to SAS. For a few more dolllars I would go with SAS over SATA any...
Forum: Server Discussion 09-23-2008, 07:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,587
Posted By whitey
When are you seeing high load? During analytics?...

When are you seeing high load? During analytics? What is the configuration of the disk and how large is the database? Can you display more info like a top, mem, or swap.
Forum: Server Discussion 09-18-2008, 09:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,407
Posted By whitey
I have been using DRAC cards for remote...

I have been using DRAC cards for remote managements for 3 or so years now. They work great and the majority of the engineers never even work on the raise floor anymore. I have not used ILO cards in...
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