Kevin OBrien

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Kevin OBrien last won the day on October 24 2018

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  1. Zerto made several announcements at its annual conference, ZertoCON, regarding further updates, enhancements, and details of its roadmap. Among these announcements include the availability of a term-based licensing option via a subscription model for the Zerto IT Resilience Platform, integration with the VMware VAIO framework, enhancements to long-term repositories, as well as its latest development efforts for Zerto and Microsoft Azure. ZertoCON 2019 Announcements
  2. It sounds like you are dealing with an enclosure with a chipset not designed with the intention of dealing with a very large storage device inside of it. What hardware specifically is sitting between the host connection and the drive itself?
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    EMC Unity Dedup ratio

    With DR solutions, I don't think you will see a huge difference between different technologies in terms of ratios. Most DR solutions come pretty close to one another in the grand scheme of things. Some that offer background as well as inline can help, but the big difference come into play with the performance overhead.
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    super slow copy from ssd to other ssd

    What you are seeing is 100% expected. Its a QLC SSD, so once writes move outside of the write buffer, it will float at 40-50MB/s. Nothing is wrong, so nothing to really fix.
  5. Today at Dell Technologies World 2019 in Las Vegas, Dell Technologies announced its new cloud infrastructure solutions to make hybrid cloud environments simpler to deploy and manage, Dell Technologies Cloud. VMware, Inc. announced that its cloud service, VMware Cloud, is now on Dell EMC. The companies state that this will provide Dell EMC customers simple, secure and scalable infrastructure delivered as a service on-premises data center and edge locations. VMware Cloud on Dell EMC combines vSphere, vSAN and NSX with Dell EMC’s sever platforms. VMware Cloud on Dell EMC is part of Dell Technologies Cloud Data Center as a Service offering. New Cloud Solutions From Dell & VMware Announced At Dell Tech World 2019
  6. Today at Dell Technologies World 2019, in Las Vegas, Dell announced Unified Workspace which integrates Dell devices and services with VMware and Secureworks to help businesses deal with end-user computing (EUC) pain points thereby allowing companies to focus on adapting their business to meet the needs of their workforce. The modern worker expects that their devices will allow them to collaborate and work the way they want, where they want, when they want. Unfortunately, these demands are a struggle for overworked IT departments that spend the majority of their time on the initial deployment of PC and other devices, answering help desk requests, and monitoring and troubleshooting these devices once they have been deployed. Unified Workspace promises to ease the burden on IT staff and improve the end users workplace experience. Dell Announces Unified Workspace At Dell Tech World 2019
  7. Both will be workable for a NAS setup and the Skyhawk is rated for constant use.
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    Intel SSD DC P4500 Review

    We were using this guy.
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    is my ssd about to die

    Holy cow, I remember that SSD. How is that thing even still working? Yes its failing, save your data.
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    What settings for a 9271-8i without BBU

    Without knowing the type of drives or workload this is really tough to answer.
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    Intel SSD 660p Series Review Discussion

    So from the QLC drives having such a massive hit, we ended up having to test them with a dataset smaller than the SLC cache part of the drive: Here you can see how the drives handled faster speeds, but on a much smaller footprint.
  12. We frequently used those RD240s with a ton of different RAID cards (including SAS3 models) without issue. I believe I even ran some drives at 12Gb/s speeds, but it was more for the hell of it, not actual testing. On the PSU connector, that was one area we never went into on these systems. For powering certain PCIe cards, what my solution did was use a male SATA power adapter to molex, chop some of the pin shroud off on the adapter and insert it into the drive backplane. That was the easiest way that was also removable if needed. Something like those, with the side pieces chopped off to allow it to slide into the backplane. This has to be carefully inserted with the utmost patience since you aren't guided into position with the DATA side. You need to make sure you are sliding it in fully seated to the power side, and not bridging any pins. Have it misplaced a mm or two and you fry the backplane.
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    Eaton 5P1500RC 5P UPS Review Discussion

    Its pretty similar to other models in the 5P line that keep the small fans running at a low speed continuously, and ramp up when on battery. If its under your desk and your feet you are going to hear it. If its in the datacenter, there will be other things louder.
  14. When most of this started happening, we had our host kill port 25 at the firewall level, then we started flushing the email queue. We just started opening it up slightly yesterday to monitor outgoing email traffic. But that is why many site-generated emails are slow or not moving out at all. Lots of them probably got caught up in the queue purge as well.
  15. From what I can tell someone most likely breached an old account with an unchanged password, logged into the admin console here and sent out a bulk email. We've since pruned all the old admin accounts and reset passwords. It was sent through the bulk mail feature built into the forums itself, selecting all the users as recipients. So individual account as far as we can tell were not breached, just someone getting into an admin account. Right now the email engine on the server is disabled and the port is blocked at the firewall to prevent anything more from coming through while we check through all the layers.