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    WTB: pci-e vid for $40

    I've got a MSI 9800GT 512 OC http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127379
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    Windows Server 2012 Deduplication Ratio

    I just started playing with this feature today. here is a good article about it: http://blogs.technet.com/b/filecab/archive/2012/05/21/introduction-to-data-deduplication-in-windows-server-2012.aspx I used the DDPEval.exe tool to run against a few of our 500GB disks in production. The...
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    Confirmed: Windows 8 to include Hyper-V

    The way I see it is the replacement for Virtual PC which has serious limitiations. With VMware jacking up theur licensing costs and the features offered in Hyper-V 3 I think it should be given serious consideration by a lot of people due to its cost advantages.
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    What's the worst disk latency you've ever seen?

    http://communities.vmware.com/docs/DOC-5490
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    What's the worst disk latency you've ever seen?

    I have seen those numbers unfortnatuly...... to the point the guest VMs would BSOD. There can be a lot of causes. ESX Top i syour freinds. Our ended up being a combination of front end SAN port saturation and misconfigured array groups. What kind of storage subsystem are you working with? are...
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    lopoetve: need your help sir!

    I also think it BS that documentation like this is so hard to find. I mean after the amount of $$ spent to get one of their top array's....... I can tell you we are using RR on our USP-V(not-VM). The one issue we seem to run into with the HDS arrays is the maximum number of commands per LUN...
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    VMware Converter error

    What OS ? make sure the HDD controlelr is the correct type for the server os.
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    OS doesn't matter, VMware says ..., not so fast!

    What's funny is what is the percent of the OSes being virtualized on VMware's hypervisors ? Microsoft's server licensing model for virtual servers makes their OS and managment products very cheap for medium to large organizations.
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    VMware Converter error

    check your physical servers for a speed/duplex mismatch.
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    TB data archiving

    last year we deployed EMC Centera for the back end storage for e-mail archiving (symantec enterprise vault) We currently have 30TB of storage available and are replicating it to a 2nd data center on the east coast.
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    P2v...Domain controller to hyper V

    I wouldn't P2V a DC anyways. Its much easier and cleaner to build a new one and promote.
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    VCP 410 is no joke.

    I contected them because I passed it in OCT and still haven't received any confirmation or my cert. This is pretty lame. How long does it take to print some certs up.
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    VMware View 4 and vSphere 4 Update 1 availability?

    I hear it's now the 23rd..... Holding my breath at this point.
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    P2V: vCenter standalone converter fails

    I beleive withj 2003 is uses VSS to snapshot the volumes. Do you see any VSS error in the event logs ?
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    More than 1vCPU? For what application, and why not keep it physical?

    If anyone has any question why 1 vCPU VM's should be your default here it is. Users were reporting slow printing at one of our smaller sites. The print srever has about 80 print queues and was configured with 2 vCPU's and 2GB ram. The server admin decided since task manager shows 100% cpu just...
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