links for 2008-12-12

  • VM/ETC usually has good stuff, but if the database size estimator is news to you as a VMware Virtual Infrastructure admin you should be fired. Update: I figured that most VI admins would have known this already. I’m a big fan of Rich’s VM/ETC, didn’t mean to insult him personally (which I’m sure I just did). I figured it was a slow news day over there (I get those, too).
  • “Sun has just temporary shut down its cloud computing facility at Network.com.” Sun is adrift. Solaris lacks direction and purpose, their hardware business is floundering, and their software strategy is spastic at best. Why you’d buy Solaris over Linux, with a side of VMware, is beyond me.
  • “President-elect Barack Obama has chosen Steven Chu, a Nobel Prize-winning physicist who heads the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, to be the next energy secretary, and he has picked veteran regulators from diverse backgrounds to fill three other key jobs on his environmental and climate-change team, Democratic sources said yesterday.” OMFG, a scientist running something?!? Maybe this means the next four years will have more thinking by the administration. Maybe.
  • “Coffee maker broken? It must be that virtualization we’re using. NIC doesn’t connect to the network? Gotta be that darn virtualization again. It’s always the virtualization layer’s fault.” I think Mike has worked where I work now. My virtualization is the new kid, so it takes all the blame for everything.
  • “Actor, Daniel Hoevels, almost dies on stage as he stabs himself with what turns out to be a real knife.” This is why we are paranoid about this sort of thing at the theater.
  • “At the kitchen table, he looked through the photographs again and confirmed what he had suspected. He was looking at something he had never seen before: the effects of the first use of the Atomic bomb. The man was looking at Hiroshima.” I wish they’d put these photos up on the web or something, or even in book form.

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  • Geez Bob,

    I’ve never made someone’s del.icio.us links for something I should be terminated over before! :)

  • I’ve had the same experience with my initial VMs. Actually, I sort of trapped a couple of my users. They needed a development server for a side project that wasn’t too important, so I put it on a VM but didn’t tell them. Of course they were very happy with the performance. Once I told them it was a VM, they started seeing oddities and blaming it on the VM.

  • Rich, I wasn’t really talking about you specifically! Didn’t mean it like that!

    I did mean it in the sense that I’d expect any VI admin who is worth anything to have discovered it already.

    Sorry man, I’m actually a big fan of yours. I’ll change the wording above so it’s a little more clear.

  • Bob,

    LOL! No worries. I found your post funny. I have to be honest and admit that I had no idea the db size estimator was rolled into the VC settings now. I guess I never mess with the standard performance data collection defaults. I have used the stand alone VC db size calculator in .xls form many times, however.

  • Whew, cool. I still owe you a beer or whatever you like to drink. :-)

  • I did get my pants sliced apart during an extraneous fight scene in Pirates of Penzance. Which would have been great on its own, except then I think the sword landed on a violin in the pit. Boo-urns.

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