Patching insecure software is usually the right answer, right? So why do we argue against it so much? Tom Hollingsworth discusses lessons learned from VMware’s recent Security Field Day presentation and how we could all be a bit better about patching if we just act like pirates.
Bob Plankers just went on one of the most important sojourns any IT pro can attempt: Finding the right mechanical keyboard.
In a recent post, Bob Plankers asserts that software is always broken. While the process of releasing software is often a chaotic one, is it accurate to say it is broken? If that is the case, what are the conditions by which it can be made whole?
Bob Plankers of The Lone Sysadmin comments: We use the Dell Internal Dual SD module (IDSDM) for our VMware ESXi hosts. It works great, and saves us a bunch of money per server in that we don’t need RAID controllers, spinning disks, etc. Ours are populated with two 2 GB SD cards from the factory, […]
Bob Plankers writing for The Virtualization Practice comments: When it comes right down to it, most converged infrastructures we’ve seen so far can be summarized with three words: gilding the jalopy. “That’s a bold statement,” you might be saying. And you’d be right. But I’ve spent years looking at what’s being shipped by VCE, Cisco, […]
Bob Plankers writing for The Virtualization Practice comments: Dell and Nutanix have jointly announced the Dell XC Series of Web-scale Converged Appliances, a Dell hardware solution running Nutanix hyperconverged software, as an open-ended partnership. Available in October, the XC Series will function similarly to Nutanix’s current proprietary hardware, except that it will be based on […]
Bob Plankers of The Lone Sysadmin comments: There’s been a fair amount of commentary & impatience from IT staff as we wait for vendors to patch their products for the OpenSSL Heartbleed vulnerability. Why don’t they hurry up? They’ve had 10 days now, what’s taking so long? How big of a deal is it to […]
Bob Plankers at The Lone Sysadmin comments: This is post #14 in my December 2013 series about Linux Virtual Machine Performance Tuning. For more, please see the tag “Linux VM Performance Tuning.” At times we can refer to certain network concepts with a “pipe” analogy, where bandwidth is the diameter of the pipe and latency […]
Bob Plankers The Lone Sysadmin comments: For both personal and technical reasons I’ve always liked the Isilon products, and they’ve done some great work contributing back to the FreeBSD codebase & community as well as creating a product that scales both performance and capacity. People often seem to forget that storage is measured in two […]
Bob Plankers writing for The Virtualization Practice comments: Nutanix, one of the fastest growing IT infrastructure startups around, shows no signs of slowing down with their release of Nutanix OS 3.5. For those not familiar with Nutanix, they offer a truly converged virtualized infrastructure. This generally consists of four nodes in two rack units of […]