Thursday 26 January 2012

And now for something completely different: A Geek CPU moment.

Mmmm … Dual Intel Hex Core Goodness:


This is a Dell R510 2U with dual Intel Xeon E5645 hex core CPUs and 96GB of RAM to run a new American client’s virtualized SBS 2011, RDS, SQL, and other server systems.

With this setup we can run a full 4 vCPUs in our VMs with no worries about performance issues. And so far the setup has been humming along.

We had a major choke with the iDRAC 6 Enterprise that locked us out of the IP KVM Console _and_ the local console. We hit the power button and the server eventually gracefully powered down, pulled the plug, and everything came back good. So, we changed the “Don’t show console activity” setting back to BOTH to allow the local console and the iDRAC IP KVM console to show the same thing . . . just in case.

And now, back to your regularly scheduled programming! ;)

Philip Elder
Microsoft Small Business Specialists
Co-Author: SBS 2008 Blueprint Book

*Our original iMac was stolen (previous blog post). We now have a new MacBook Pro courtesy of Vlad Mazek, owner of OWN.

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