Alek Patsouris

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  3. Migrating from Onapp to VMware — 2 comments
  4. Juniper SRX and FTTN VDSL — 2 comments
  5. HTTP and HTTPS with f5 GSLB — 1 comment

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VMware domain controller issues

Recently I setup a couple of VMware clusters, as you may have guessed, and joined them to our company AD servers. I followed this blog here:    (thanks Gabe!) as it did a really good job of simplifying what needed to be done. Upon going through it all, i was greeted with a error from …

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Migrating from Onapp to VMware

At work we have been using Onapp for almost a year now, and we have had a pretty bad run with it, possibly due to how we were using it. The good points A fantastic GUI A simple user panel Fantastic technical support at levels 1 and 2 But, we also had a few bad: …

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Click Frenzy Fail

It was supposed to be the shopping spree that stopped the nation – marketed as “The sale that stops the nation”   Instead, someone underspeced the hardware and caused epic fail across the internet as the site crashed 2 minutes after launch. We (as in the company i work for) weren’t involved at all, but …

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Serial Port

For those of you that are fans of Furturama, you may remember the scene from “Beast with a billion backs” where Bender is poured a glass of port when he is in the underground secret room of the League of Robots Massive nerds would have noticed that the bottle was named “Serial Port” with a …

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Life as an Oncall SA

Doing oncall SA work has its moments but can be dull. I have learnt the following so far: The night sky is always clearest at around 3am FSCK’s always need to be forced at around 2am Security at the datacenter will always make your life harder Clients will only notice outages (despite monitoring alerts) around …

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