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ESX Clusterbomed – Part 2

Looks like the storage array is dead. After a bunch of messing around a couple of days ago, it really is apparent that we have lost the FFD2 enclosure. With it, we lose a few server, but we can also gain a load of storage disks. Until we manage come up with a new storage […]


ESX Clusterbombed – Part 1

BIG problem – our ESX cluster has fallen over. Kind of. Not entirely – but enough to be a complete pain. The symptom – our student webserver called ‘studentnet’ (which also hosts lots of student storage) stopped working. Actually, for a while I suspected something may happen, because we were observing very high memory usage […]

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