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Sun Mar 15, 2015 2:17 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Prototype GNS3 Datacenter simulation box.
Replies: 3
Views: 1891

Re: Prototype GNS3 Datacenter simulation box.

I'ts me again. I posted about the Datacenter test box ,and considering how I only devoted 8GB of RAM, 4 locical CPU cores, and a 50GB HDD to my Topology, along with using 2 VMware VMs (F5 BIG-IPLTM-VE, and Fortigate), it's became ingreadibly obvious that I rean out of RAM and CPU capacity, long be f...
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Sun Mar 15, 2015 1:56 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: Ubiquiti experiences?
Replies: 18
Views: 4346

Re: Ubiquiti experiences?

My experience with Ubiquiti radios ( I have NOT use their total solutions), but when my previous employer forced up to remove ALL our high-end Cisco radios and WLCS for Hautspot devices, The other other network managers and I bought Unbiquiti cards out of pocket, and yanked out all the Atheros radio...
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Sun Mar 15, 2015 1:34 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Consindering my options for doubling the RAM in my Tower
Replies: 11
Views: 1719

Consindering my options for doubling the RAM in my Tower

Long story short, I tend to run a VM in VMware workstation for most of what I'n trying to do with a certain project (I've resticted the VM to 8GB RAM. and only 50GM hDD space). Lately, I've be asked to run an stupid amount of VMs (concurrently in a simulator and VMware for proof of concept for a dat...
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Thu Feb 19, 2015 12:42 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: Networking VMs
Replies: 6
Views: 2264

Re: Networking VMs

Thanks guys! My basic setup is running GNS3 in a Mint 17.1 Cinnamon VM in workstation 10. I can bridge the VM to my NIC, to get the latest bview tables off ripe.net, and install the dependcies to get bgpdump, bgp_simple.pl, etc... , so I can then create a br0 group that I can access a c7200 router t...
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Sun Feb 15, 2015 7:33 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Networking VMs
Replies: 6
Views: 2264

Re: Networking VMs

Oh! Ok! Thanks, Aphasia! The VMware docs weren't the clearest in the world. :)
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Sun Feb 15, 2015 7:29 pm
Forum: Developer's Den
Topic: Best books/sites to learn Python and Perl?
Replies: 10
Views: 6191

Re: Best books/sites to learn Python and Perl?

Thanks! Every little bit is gonna help. Arista's EOS used Python for extensibility in the data center field (plus they're cool enough to create a vEOS Qemu image file to play with), I'm trying to wrap my brain around OpenvSwitch (which Pica8 H/W accelerates), and while I'm trying to finish my last C...
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Sun Feb 15, 2015 7:03 pm
Forum: Developer's Den
Topic: Best books/sites to learn Python and Perl?
Replies: 10
Views: 6191

Best books/sites to learn Python and Perl?

Something I've come to notice in the last few months, is that certain network devices and SDN implementations pretty much require programming abilities. TCL, Python, and Perl seem to be the big ones to learn, at the moment. Any recommended books or sites I should start reading? I suck at programming...
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Sun Feb 15, 2015 6:55 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Networking VMs
Replies: 6
Views: 2264

Networking VMs

I'm not sure if this is the correct sub-forum, but there's not a Virtualization section, and it's not really an OS issue, so here goes: I'm currently running a Mint 17.1 VM within VMware Workstation 10. I use it, since it's so much easier to run GNS3, and integrate other vendors devices in QEmu, wit...
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Fri Feb 13, 2015 6:59 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: Need advice for ISP
Replies: 14
Views: 2313

Re: Need advice for ISP

/what kind of SLA aggreement did your ISP offer you? If they violate that, you can raise unholy hell with their Customer Care Advocates. If that gets no where, Lawyer up.
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Fri Feb 13, 2015 6:50 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: I'm baaaack! For better or worse.
Replies: 14
Views: 1698

I'm baaaack! For better or worse.

As I'm sure, a more than a few of you might have noticed my dick-holeish behaviour int the month leading up to my self-selfimposted sabatical. I ended up seeing a shrink, and he diagnosed me as Bi-polar, among a few other issues. After being on new meds the last few months, I actually feel like a no...
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Tue Jan 20, 2015 1:13 am
Forum: Developer's Den
Topic: Any Python Gurus out there willing to test something for me?
Replies: 0
Views: 3405

Any Python Gurus out there willing to test something for me?

Long story short, I'm writing a pretty large guide for the GNS3 documentation section. I've been testing out as lot of VMs from different vendors, and one feature I have no way of testing (I suck at programming), is the ability to drop to a bash prompt in EOS, and run your own python scripts. Gettin...
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Mon Jan 19, 2015 10:45 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Pentium Anniversary temperatures
Replies: 24
Views: 3587

Re: Pentium Anniversary temperatures

I love my noctua. 26C degrees. Though bringing up pentium temps, way back in the day, the startup I was working for were gunning for the cheapest CPU that could withstand the widest temp range. My bosses wife was so pissed when she discovered that we were cooking SBCs in her oven, hooked up to a bun...
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Mon Jan 19, 2015 6:39 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: If I won the lottery:
Replies: 18
Views: 2960

Re: If I won the lottery:

You know, I'm proud that a number of you would donate to charites. Good on you!


I, on the other hand, will enjoy this on your behalves:

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Mon Jan 19, 2015 6:35 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: If I won the lottery:
Replies: 18
Views: 2960

Re: If I won the lottery:

Everybody and his brother thinks I have to fix their laptop/desktop, even if it's their fault (and they try to blame me for it. even when it's their fubar). Your project sounds fun, but I don't think it will fix your problem. :D Or problem s ; because you have more than one, but all with the same r...
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Mon Jan 19, 2015 6:25 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: AMD Special Edition Driver: Catalyst Omega Out Now
Replies: 28
Views: 4056

Re: AMD Special Edition Driver: Catalyst Omega Out Now

Off-topic, but is there a plan to update the linux drivers? Specifically in Mint 17.1/Ubuntu14.04. I love using it in VMware Workstation, but I can only accelerate 3D, not 2D.

Same goes for Virtualbox.
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Mon Jan 19, 2015 5:52 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Windows won't install on SSD
Replies: 23
Views: 6358

Re: Windows won't install on SSD

I'm probably way off base here, but my Samsung SSD came with driver disk. It's been 4 years since I built this machine so I don't recall if I had to tinker with the BIOS (It's an ASUS Mobo, btw)
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Mon Jan 19, 2015 12:54 pm
Forum: SFF Station
Topic: Looking for a smallish box that I can give to my godsons
Replies: 31
Views: 11138

Re: Looking for a smallish box that I can give to my godsons

I'm way late to this thread, but if you want a smallish box to tinker with check out the Cooler Master Elite 110 or others in the Elite series, like the 120 and 130. Nah, your not too late. I'm busy price checking, and I need to save up the cash first. Any and all suggestions welcome. I might end u...
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Mon Jan 19, 2015 12:46 pm
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: Off topic, but it's Pixel Art related books/guide?
Replies: 2
Views: 1458

Re: Off topic, but it's Pixel Art related books/guide?

I installed:
aseprite
Pixel
grafx2
MyPaint
GIMP
Pencil
Alchemy
Cinepaint

and I'm hoping to buy ProMotion, someday.
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Sun Jan 18, 2015 7:16 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: i7 Gaming - Still No Benefits?
Replies: 61
Views: 9196

Re: i7 Gaming - Still No Benefits?

Just to add my two cents, I've overclocked my i7-2600K to 4.5GHz with a Nactua Cooler. Stays a nice chily 26C. Without bringing my other hardware into it, I can run the latest Windows games with the graphics turned up, and when I want to be productive, I can run two VMware VMs. One with a largish GN...
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Sun Jan 18, 2015 6:22 pm
Forum: SFF Station
Topic: Looking for a smallish box that I can give to my godsons
Replies: 31
Views: 11138

Re: Looking for a smallish box that I can give to my godsons

Intel's linux support is great, Chrispy_ - I've actually been doing some gaming on HD 4600 in Ubuntu recently and I've been quite impressed by how well it handles things at 720p. Couldn't speak to AMD's open source or binary support right now, haven't used one in a while. It was improving pretty qu...
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Sun Jan 18, 2015 6:13 pm
Forum: SFF Station
Topic: Looking for a smallish box that I can give to my godsons
Replies: 31
Views: 11138

Re: Looking for a smallish box that I can give to my godsons

AMD is the distant second to the other two in both categories. The binary drivers aren't as good as Nvidia, and their open source drivers aren't as good as Intel. Yup, and this is why my next Linux build will have an nVidia GPU in it. I got tired of dealing with AMD's binary drivers' weirdnesses, a...
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Sun Jan 18, 2015 6:10 pm
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: Off topic, but it's Pixel Art related books/guide?
Replies: 2
Views: 1458

Off topic, but it's Pixel Art related books/guide?

I switch to linux mint, and I've downloaded a good many pixel art programs (it's a nostalgia thing).

Are there any books/online guides I can read up on, to improve my skills?

Thanks!
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Sun Jan 18, 2015 6:05 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: If I won the lottery:
Replies: 18
Views: 2960

Re: If I won the lottery:

Depends on how many people we're talking about and any unique hardware demands. You sound set on VMware but most of my experience is with HyperV and RDS. What you want to do is exceedingly simple and very inexpensive. The profile conundrum has been solved for a very long time so that would be the l...
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Sun Jan 18, 2015 6:00 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Dear US Cell Carriers... You Suck.
Replies: 18
Views: 3191

Re: Dear US Cell Carriers... You Suck.

I boils down to maximizing shareholder profit, ensuring the executives get their bonuses, and considering just how expensive it is to upgrade and deploy net works. No thanks to the "franchise" aggrements they have with many cities, they have no need/desire to upgrade, since they're bsaical...
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Sat Jan 17, 2015 3:01 pm
Forum: SFF Station
Topic: Looking for a smallish box that I can give to my godsons
Replies: 31
Views: 11138

Re: Looking for a smallish box that I can give to my godsons

Yes but, if you just want them to learn Linux, what good is a video card that you can use GPU sharing in a VM environment? You could take, for instance, a Kabini chip, motherboard, 4GB of RAM, an SSD, HDD, optical drive (go external, and don't bother with blu ray, there's no proper movie playback s...
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Sat Jan 17, 2015 1:35 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: If I won the lottery:
Replies: 18
Views: 2960

Re: If I won the lottery:

Unless you're able to go the LTSP route, it would probably be cheaper to just get everyone their own laptop. :wink: See, that's the issues I have. Everybody and his brother thinks I have to fix their laptop/desktop, even if it's their fault (and they try to blame me for it. even when it's their fub...
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Sat Jan 17, 2015 1:18 pm
Forum: SFF Station
Topic: Looking for a smallish box that I can give to my godsons
Replies: 31
Views: 11138

Re: Looking for a smallish box that I can give to my godsons

2GB of RAM and a quad-core is seriously unbalanced. You're going to run out of RAM long before you do CPU cycles. How Much RAM do you recommend? In my Mint 17 VM, I devote 4 cores, and 8GB RAM, and it's snappy as hell. I just want them to learn linux, the way I had MS-DOS tossed in my lap, and had ...
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Sat Jan 17, 2015 1:15 pm
Forum: SFF Station
Topic: Looking for a smallish box that I can give to my godsons
Replies: 31
Views: 11138

Re: Posted this in the wrong section

deruberhanyok wrote:
Well, if you're looking to put something together... what's your budget? Why the need for an NVIDIA card?


Because Vmware supports Nvidia GPU sharing. my Radeon HD doesn't do that.
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Sat Jan 17, 2015 1:12 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: If I won the lottery:
Replies: 18
Views: 2960

Re: If I won the lottery:

It's not to such about playing twitch gamea, it's more about having thin clients that anyone can use in my house, while all their desktops running on a VMware ESXi 5 server. That way, no matter what client they are in sitting at, they get their own desktop.
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Sat Jan 17, 2015 1:30 am
Forum: SFF Station
Topic: Looking for a smallish box that I can give to my godsons
Replies: 31
Views: 11138

Posted this in the wrong section

Basically, I'm look for a SFF box that I can install Ubuntu or Mint onto, along with DOSbox, ScummVM, and MAME, if the godsons are good. I primarily want them to use for educational purposes, and when I was their age, my parents dumped a PC and a bunch of manuals and said "here, figure it out&q...
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