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  1. Little button on the bottom FTW! I'm in and damn that little thing is hard to see lol. Guess pushing it aside for a few and looking back works. Now time to figure out what the hell I did..
  2. Yup let her run for about 15 minutes attached to wireshark waiting on anything to come back. I've only gotten or show up on a packet capture that's "every time" it's booted then drop's to the IP I assigned. It sit's solid with Power and Internet on the lights now but if I attempt telnet/ssh/ping I get two different results. I get if it's the predefined telnet/ssh/ping it will flicker on Internet then drop back to rebooting every 5 times or so. It seems to of stopped doing it today... Let it sit over night and seems slightly more stable but still cant get in. If I attempt to connect on it's assigned IP it just sits with nothing happening anymore. Nice quick nmap scan across the range reveals nothing when it comes to packets being responded to. Only time I see it show up is when it first powers on and you see the MAC show up doing the broadcast asking about or if my laptop is assigned to Current setup.. FON"Ethernet" to Laptop "Ubuntu 11.04" to Wireless AP "Linksys with DD-WRT" to PFSense RC3 When it worked the FON I was able to on the device pull Ethernet traffic without a problem in the world issuing NC www.google.com GET/HTTP/1.0 pulled back information with google every so wonderful ability to see how you didn't get this page right... Seem I might of had a funky wifi driver on the FON when I got it. It was able to "view" traffic all the time but never able to send... Any ideas I don't have the hardware laying around to solder up a serial connection on the FON to attempt a repair and full reload at time time. And with DC19 and a nasty few tickets all in 2 months time I'm broke as hell lol. Thank you for any help and your niji skills that are far superior then mine.
  3. I know lol you and Diji are bad ass. I used your google doc as a reference point. But now I've run into another problem that trumps this one... It wont boot if I attempt SSH or Telnet it drops right back and reboots at least the lights say it that way.. Time for a little serial love guess starting fresh is the only way. At least I'll be able to get the full grasp of how it works. Never start with a pre loaded version makes trying to tie it all together harder then hell at least for me.
  4. Ok so I just got a nice little Jasager at DC19. I've been putting it off for well over 6 months now and have been playing with it quite a lot. I have a problem that is just so simple I have to be overlooking it. I have spent the last 2 days or about 10 hours with no luck forums, google, RTFM, and a little trial and error. I'm down to a point where I'm thinking of just flashing it and seeing if that helps but would rather try and fix it before just going the easy route. When I ssh into the fon and do a ping to www.google.com I get responses. When I do netcat (nc) www.google.com GET/HTTP/1.0 I get a response. When I'm looking at the Karma page "awesome app" I see everything I should minus IP address being it's not releasing them at all when you connect. Here's the basic config's... Anyone see what I missed? /etc/config/wireless config 'wifi-device' 'wifi0' option 'type' 'atheros' option 'country' '0' option 'channel' '0' option 'maxassoc' '' option 'distance' '' option 'disabled' '0' option 'antenna' '' option 'hwmode' '11bg' option 'txantenna' '0' option 'diversity' '0' option 'rxantenna' '0' config 'wifi-iface' option 'device' 'wifi0' option 'mode' 'ap' option 'network' 'none' option 'bssid' '' option 'server' '' option 'port' '' option 'isolate' '0' option 'bgscan' '0' option 'frag' '' option 'rts' '' option 'wds' '0' option 'key' '' option '80211h' '' option 'compression' '' option 'bursting' '' option 'ff' '' option 'wmm' '' option 'xr' '' option 'ar' '' option 'turbo' '' option 'macpolicy' 'none' option 'maclist' '' option 'ssid' 'Openwrt' option 'encryption' 'none' option 'hidden' '0' option 'key1' '' option 'key2' '' option 'key3' '' option 'key4' '' /etc/config/network "Was set by DHCP first from Ubuntu 11.04 config 'interface' 'loopback' option 'ifname' 'lo' option 'proto' 'static' option 'ipaddr' '' option 'netmask' '' config 'interface' 'lan' option 'ifname' 'eth0' option 'type' 'bridge' option 'netmask' '' option 'macaddr' '' option 'ip6addr' '' option 'ip6gw' '' option 'proto' 'static' option 'ipaddr' '' option 'gateway' '' option 'dns' '' config 'dnsmasq' option 'domainneeded' '1' option 'boguspriv' '0' option 'filterwin2k' '0' option 'localise_queries' '0' option 'expandhosts' '1' option 'nonegcache' '0' option 'readethers' '1' option 'leasefile' '/tmp/dhcp.leases' option 'resolvfile' '/tmp/resolv.conf.auto' option 'authoritative' '1' option 'domain' '' option 'local' '/lan/' config 'dhcp' 'lan' option 'interface' 'lan' option 'leasetime' '720m' option 'start' '100' option 'limit' '150' option 'ignore' '0' list 'dhcp_option' '3,' list 'dhcp_option' '6,' config 'dhcp' 'wan' option 'interface' 'wan' option 'leasetime' '' option 'start' '' option 'limit' '' option 'ignore' '1' I've smacked my head to many times to catch on and I'm really not wanting to flash it tonight..
  5. No. BIOS wont let the single CPU take both banks. There's no way around it. It's rare to find a duel socket mobo that will allow you to do it.
  6. Agreed. A jailbroken apple device gives you far more control. But I'll have to agree with "Privacy is Dead".. Hate to freak you out but it's true the 911 services can find where you are by phone as well and there no way to turn it off. It's always on. I know Verizon dose the same thing as I have the HTC Thunderbolt "Amazing phone except Bluetooth sucks so dose the network" I was trying to get a replacement for my first one the Tier3 guy asked what I was doing at an cretin area in the city and if I was having problems. Turns out that area was bad and I had to toss the red flag in and ask why he knew the almost exact location I was at. "Mock locations only seem to work for on device not network based - someone please correct me if I'm wrong only guessing" Read the fine print on the contracts you sign it's amazing how many right's you forfeit and you pay each month for it..
  7. Update... VMware View 4.6 on a full 4.1 environment will do the job of CAD with a twist! Doing a Full VM install AKA Windows x.x.x with all applications install will be rather slow. To a point it's next to useless. On the other hand you can pull a rather nifty trick to save some IOP's on your SAN by getting your application as a ThinApp much like Citrix dose for there remote applications. While I can't give you a write up on how to do each application I can give a generic overview on some benefits. Currently in the process of getting a few medical driven apps moved over "NOT EASY". Lost of legacy code from years of horrible programming. The applications recommended to be run on a decent CPU any duel core will do just fine. 4GB or RAM per workstations "3.25GB". While it doesn't seem like much as it's the standard now on just about everything you buy. It can be rather difficult and cost adds up when you are forced to replace machines. I have moved to a VM WinXP or Win7. 1 CPU with 768MB RAM. With 7 AERO is able to run very smooth with those specs on the same hardware I've had before which is now 2 years old. Normally the app took about 40 seconds to load on a decent desktop which is now down to 15 and very little lag within the app. Start with a fresh VM. Patched to the lowest level you will be running the app on. Install thinapp packager. Clear all windows temp yours and machines. Take snapshot. Run the thinapp manager to get the prescan done. Install app. Postscan for the goods. Tinker with package that is created to your hearts content and learn how to use links! Build the app. Copy the bin folder to another location prefer a high quality storage. Point workstation and the exe and have fun. When it's done right you will see the application is your central update point for all VM's and Workstations. I haven't found anything yet that has stalled out on 4.6.x where 4.0 was a dog slow. Hope anyone enjoys as it was a blast getting a few different things running under this set up. If you happen to know of any free applications that do the same please share I would love to set up something along this line for home use. No more patching 20 machines at different locations.
  8. Unity aside 11.04 is rock solid! Well for Ubuntu. Very minor bugs that you can work around with ease. Video encoding smokes Win7 ;)
  9. Sully213 PFSense will take that load without a care in the world. With the pipe your saying move the state tables up some or you'll start dropping the clients. Of course if the bandwidth is there it will get used. My only concern is the upstream should be higher if you want a little kick in the pants. If Comcast offers a 70/30 line "fiber" that would be awesome :) Move your states up to 200000 if your around 4GB ram and a Quad core and that will be way overkill. As will all DNS related request have 1 Physical Box and a VM box. NEVER EVER EVER run DNS just in a virtual environment as if it crashes it's a nightmare to recover sometimes unless you have host files on each virtual server host "MANDATORY!!!" If your concerned about DNS look back in late season 7 or early 8 for DNS hacking and brute forcing. Can't recall episode but it will give you an idea. to be honest I wouldn't worry to much if your freaking out slip the load between 2 PFSense boxes in a WAN balancing config and your fine. Solorwinds might make a DNS stress test. I know they do auditing and it work's pretty good :)
  10. HDD's = Fast recovery Tapes = Long Life and easy to get off site. I do both I cant standing waiting on the tapes to mount. Currently using HP LTO4's 48 in one unit and 24 in another along with 8mm Sun for another system. They make for a good year end as moving an entire array of disk would be a pain and lets say your company has a requirement that you need to keep them for X number of years disk is hard. Having disk in the same physical location is bad btw fire/water/ dude tripping over the power cord and all servers in the same spot well backup's don't help much when your hardware is gone. "Maybe not not so much the power cable that just happened to me the other day" As a maybe run VSS on your servers with a small disk backup on another that runs at night and a small LTO3/4 unit to get the media off site? A tad expensive but will allow for quick recovery and also gives you a annual media to fall back on in case of disaster to the building. Having all disk unless OFF SITE would be a pointless solution IMHO. Its mandatory for me to keep stuff for 6 years at the least. :)
  11. Well it can give you a couple hundred bucks towards an android tablet when they start coming out... Keep for now sell in a few months still for good money if not scratched :)
  12. Entity any luck finding a little product. Just a lessons learned on my part RTFM do not use vSphere 4.1 and VMware composer they don't work together as of yet.
  13. Agreed the one's you never hear about are the best ones. But all the little guys that download a movie now and then because there to busy/lazy to go out and rent one get nailed now... What happened to the good old days where you downloaded a movie if you like it you went and picked a copy up. Hell all the movies I own are onces that I downloaded. And yes I'll admit it :-) of course if your on the scale of WikiLeaks then well thats something that I know I'm going to get nailed for saying this but if you fire a general and then that happens maybe something is being down wrong?
  14. Basics well if your not careful that will be another wonderful thing to hang on your wall. I disagree with that link lol mainly because I overclock so it was a low blow :P http://www.pcstats.com/articleview.cfm?articleID=1804 I have no idea if that is up to date but for 2 seconds on google it will work. Best thing keep it cool! If its on a stock cooler then your just a dumb cookie. I've have my q9550 in my desktop running overclocked and undervolted for as long as I've had it. I had an old K7 CPU that I had overclocked for 5+ years before I tossed it in the trash. Be careful use as LOW as voltage as you can to keep the heat done. Keep your system cool as well. I like to keep a general rule of thumb if the air is hot coming out case at idea shut it down and try again I dont care if it will last 5 hours on Prime95 its not worth the risk. If its causing you to open a window you dont have enough cooling to continue. All that of course is assuming your going for a stable overclock that will run without a problem. If your going balls out to see how high it will go well that's an expensive chip to start on even from ebay. Hope it works for you it might have already been pushed pretty hard.
  15. What would happen if you did plug a bunch of switches in and then maybe 5 or 6 on a team to your machine and let ion cannon go all out on broadcast? Syn flood from hell?
  16. Original Droid. Overclocked at 1GHz and Rooted all before its first text or phone call went out. Best phone I've had I had a 3G and a 3GS while both amazing phones I like the freedom and openness of the android platform. Very simple and clean to work with. Best thing to do on a android is find a better launcher in the market and the phone's speed up drastically :) I don't have the same battery issues that I did with the iPhones either my little Droid last me a true 24 hours which makes me happy but it's no ware near the week long standby of an old windows mobile phone I onces had before the iPhone.
  17. Super Quick Guide Assuming you know the simple stuff like installs that are just that with no options... First things first you'll need at least a minimum of 3 machines and these components. 1. VMware view connection server 2. VMware vCenter Lab Manager-4.x.x.x 3. VMware Composer 4. vCenter 5. VMware view Agent\Client First part is finding a machine that will host Connection and Lab Manager. This machine can be a VM as it's just a broker box. Prerequisite must be meet before install. Enable ISS support with ASP. SQL doesn't not need to be installed on this box. ASP 2.0 is the one that tripped me up the most http://quickstarts.asp.net/QuickStartv20/a...ment/tools.aspx scroll to the bottom and follow the enable in security console. "Done in command line". Have the machine fully patched and .NET 4 works just fine so don't worry about that one messing anything up. Install VMware view connection server on the one that you are going to use as the brokerage server "Connect To". This is a very straight forward one and is a lot of next. Onces this one is complete install VMware vCenter Lab Manager on the same box again this is a lot of next. Onces both are completed reboot and while that one is rebooting log into the vCenter server for the next part. This part is what is killing me. I'm not a SQL guy and I always ask for help... On the vCenter box install VMware Composer. Composer is the best part of this setup as it allows for your master copy of the image to remain read only and all changes are only saved in delta's "Snapshots". Click next until you get to the part where you need to specify the DSN that you wish to use. Considering I'm not sure on anyone else setup I have a smaller setup that is used for testing at the time. SQL is installed local so it made it very easy for me. Create a DB and put whatever name you like in it. For example I created one that was VMwareComposer nothing original :) Make the DSN connection under ODBC it can be 64 or 32. I made mine as a 64 and it worked out pretty well so far. Onces you enter the DSN info in the setup along with a user name and password you wont be asked anything more just next and finish. It will close out without anything else and that is the only time you will have any configuration chances. If you mess up uninstall and reinstall its only 46MB or so and takes 2 seconds. Back to the brokerage server for now... Let's do this part on your desktop it's easier. Open IE and go to server name/admin this will pull up the View Manager login. Log in with admin rights on that box which will have to be a domain account. Click on Configuration on the top the 3rd icon box over from the left and move right. The windows always show up in 3 panes so I'll call that one top the other is left and then right. Right is where most of the configuration takes please. In the left there is 5 options Product Licensing and Usage that is your first stop. Click it and then move over to Edit License and enter the trial license from VMware. It will be a 100 machine with View and Offline desktops set to expire in 60 days from initial request. Next click servers on the left. Click on add on the right in the vCenter Servers section. Add the vCenter server name which is also the server with composer installed. Leave SSL check and then click the big box that says Check For View Composer Compatility then wait and select the Enable View Composer box. Say ok and that part is good. If the link between fails its the database connection. Creating an ODBC connection on broker as well can help. Create a windows XP/Vista/7 VM in vCenter. I'm not going to go thru details on that lol. Onces completed install the VMware Agent before you install the VMware tools. Either way it works I've just found it's quicker with the agent first as it doesn't lock files. Onces completed watch the magic happen. "You don't see jack" Now lets create a connection to a VM. Click Desktops and Pools in the top section. The main window on the Right will be selected as Desktops and Pools. There is an option to Add. Select it and start reading each type. This is were you can go nuts and do whatever you want. I did Manual because it was the quickest way to get it running without a headache and it's tired to a single user. Select Next and then you get persistent or none persistent. Again your choice. Next is safe to leave at Virtual machine manages by vCenter, keep going until done. At that point you will have an entry below the add button select it and then click Entitlements and a group that is allowed to use it. I used tie these down to only IT staff as its a first time run and shouldn't be viewed by everyone. Click ok when done. Now this is the fun part you can use the client on your local workstation or with a thin client. The workstation is a little easier to use for testing. Its another click thru install. Open the agent and type in the name of the VMware connection server/view and then hit connect. You should see the name of the VM that you entered when you were in the Desktop and Pools section when you hit Add. And from here its all on you. I spent hours tinkering with settings to get 3D to work. While it works kind of its defiantly better at 2D because it doesn't chock up on large images like some of my workstations. Play around and have fun I'm back at getting a few VMware appliance ready :) I know this is very simple and that there is more then likely hundreds of guides on blogs and such all over the web but this was a quick one anything else fell free to ask unless it's database or exchange that's that two things I fall on my face and admit failure..
  18. Agreed. I did a few test over the weekend before I decided to write up a how too. 3D did work after many hours of tweaking but to be honest at 9+ hours of tweaks to get 5fps or so was a total waste of time. It was unreliable at best and I don't expect to see support anytime soon but it would be cool. It works amazing for my stuff but anything past was a little funny to watch lol. To be honest VMware might not be the best if you are going to run it on top of another server. I would aim for Sun VirtualBox as it dose have 3D support and is very nice. I'm totally unsure if you would be able to strap a few of cards in server and have it use all of them for 3D rendering. That I would have to ask someone else to try. At this point I would say it might be easier to go the HP route as that dose work out very nice just expensive or stick with high end desktops as always. If you still have the urge to use view I'll toss a quick guide together but for CAD it dose work it's just no ware near as good as a desktop or many other solutions out there. Tried and true GPU = Best Choose Still!!! Sun Virtual = Not to bad as a 2nd place for virtual HP Thin with Blade = Pretty Good third option expensive VMware = After testing 3d will work kind of you must be despite to use
  19. I'll get a quick one written up on Saturday. Nice busy day today. There are no support 3d acceleration devices that are supported with in ESX or ESXi. This would be where you have to dedicate additional memory and allocate it as video. Not to sure how it will do... If this doesn't work out then you'll have to aim for the HP thin client with blades as a back end running the stuff "Or try DigIP's idea". Which doing that is AMAZING just hard and out right expensive to setup and get running it would be cost effective if you have over I would guess 2000 work stations all high-end. Glad to toss in a few tips I wonder what it will turn out in the 3d side as well, its kick butt for what I use it for some people hate going back to desktops lol. As a quick start you will need 3 computers minimum to get it running. 1 is vCenter. 2nd is the View Manager "connection server". 3 Is the test machine that you are trying from. vCenter must will be needed for various things it will also help in coordination of clones. View can be a VM and works just fine. Third machine will have the PCoIP client installed. Last is the VM with the CAD stuff installed I assume you already have this setup.. Install the view agent on this machine doing it before vm tools makes life a lot easier. Blah back to work
  20. A general walk threw on a quick setup? First things first you need a few nic's that are supported under vmware changes are if you have hardware like that sitting around you have them. Even if its an old nForce board the nics work. I just did it the other day so a quick guide I can do lol.
  21. Entity- "Also CrYpTiC when u said "Max 6 to 1 on CPU" so if i have a dual socket motherboard with 2 Intel Xeons that gives me 12 workable machines ?" With the x5680 you might be able to pull off a better ratio. Being that those are nice chips and the HT works awesome in a virtual environment think more along the lines of 24 machines per physical CPU 6physical cores 6HT cores "MAX 72 Degradation in performance noticeable I would guess". I miss typed on that I meant Core not CPU may bad. It was a little late and beer was getting warm rushed a few words... As far as motherboards nope cant help on that one I haven't built high end ESX boxes from the ground up. I like HP at the moment for there servers. Get a good solid Intel e1000 Nics would aim for 2 4 head ones "$1200 each". How large are the assemblies that you plan on pushing thru these? I did a little cad work some odd 3 years back and I'm not certain nor do I have the budget to try this out with objects that are 1000+ parts in size. Memory is key on this if you plan on pushing these I would set each VM with at least 3GB RAM. I've only had to set each of mine at 2GB as some of the xrays are in the 70mb range each one. Going thru them and a few medicial apps fells just like your on a real machine and I've never noticed any bad effects in the graphics department. If you do it let us know how it turns out I would love to see what its like and how hard you can push it with CAD you should be fine. Maybe a little youtube video lol. 20 questions are always good thats how we learn :) Some of us just have to ask a few more times...
  22. This weeks backgound. No idea who or why but I couldn't help myself.
  23. It works. But the setup that you are tossing out there isn't all that supporting of what your asking. How many CPU and clock rate and RAM and I can help you a bit more. I've played with it a bit and I like it. I use it for more medical based apps that are used with high res x-rays when I have a change. I haven't tossed it into the production field yet but it shows good signs. I wouldn't call it a 100% replacement as I would still leave the heavy hitters to the GPU based machines. This isn't listed in the documentation from what I've noticed "haven't looked" but I would keep at least a 2 to 1 ratio Max 6 to 1 on CPU to thin client setup even thou VMware puts it as a 20 VM to 1 core rule. Also set them as a High Priority on that host and you should be ok... It might be cheaper to get some Wyse clients instead of building out machines with Atom based CPU's at least that way you might be able to get a 30 day loan on a few of them and try it for yourself.
  24. Might have been talking about in conjunction with another cipher which would be easy to mistake "addition" if you didn't know that wiki has a nice write up on AES. But that might be me over thinking a typo of his part as the night is getting late and the beer is getting warm as I type.
  25. In response to you can try VMware while I stand by it 100%... About to get my VCP... Sun on a lower end machine is killer and there ability to use 3d graphics "kind of" makes Sun virtual box a very nice choice to start out on. I've used both a lot. Only reason I have VMware on a laptop is I use it for work. Setting a Ubuntu box at 512mb ram is plenty in a vm :-)
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