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  • 10/23/14--09:10: Isilon emulator?
  • Isilon emulator?
    posted by Greg Whynott on Oct. 23, 2014, 12:10 p.m.
    NetApp has a VM you can download and use as if it was the real deal - sans the imposed limitations to prevent it from being used in a production environment.

    Does Isilon have something like this? Its been a few years since I administrated an Isilon and would like to keep my knowledge of it fresh(er).


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    NetApp has a VM you can download and use as if it was the real deal - sans the imposed limitations to prevent it from being used in a production environment.

    Does Isilon have something like this? Its been a few years since I administrated an Isilon and would like to keep my knowledge of it fresh(er).



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    do you have an old isilon in toronto?
    posted by Greg Whynott on Oct. 23, 2014, 12:15 p.m.

    I'd like to buy or have someone loan/give me an old isilon or two unit that I can practice on. it doesn't need many disks or anything, as its just to use as a lab box.

    if you have or know, please let me know. thanks!

    greg


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    I'd like to buy or have someone loan/give me an old isilon or two unit that I can practice on. it doesn't need many disks or anything, as its just to use as a lab box.

    if you have or know, please let me know. thanks!

    greg



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    Conference Room Projector Ideas?
    posted by William Sandler on Oct. 23, 2014, 2:10 p.m.
    Just curious if anyone has any recommendations for a Conference Room Projector. LED or anything without lamps that need to be replaced is definitely preferable.



    William Sandler
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    Just curious if anyone has any recommendations for a Conference Room Projector. LED or anything without lamps that need to be replaced is definitely preferable.



    William Sandler

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  • 10/23/14--15:20: Video chatting
  • Video chatting
    posted by  on Oct. 23, 2014, 6:20 p.m. (1 day ago)
    What is everyone doing for video chatting between different locations? Are you doing chatting at the desktop for artist to artist chats, or only in special rooms/ conf rooms?

    We are mainly using skype, and we have it routing internally for the most part, and the quality is ok, but audio is usually pretty crappy.

    We are looking at every service or appliance out there ( lifesize, cisco, bluejeans, skype etc), and I am curious what everyone is using.

    Thanks
    -Brent

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    What is everyone doing for video chatting between different locations? Are you doing chatting at the desktop for artist to artist chats, or only in special rooms/ conf rooms?

    We are mainly using skype, and we have it routing internally for the most part, and the quality is ok, but audio is usually pretty crappy.

    We are looking at every service or appliance out there ( lifesize, cisco, bluejeans, skype etc), and I am curious what everyone is using.

    Thanks
    -Brent


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    ProRes 4444 -- RGB or YCbCr? The L-O-L-A of ProRes?
    posted by Fabrice Altman on Oct. 24, 2014, 6:10 a.m.

    Have you tried running original on top of compressed footage with difference mode in a comp?

    Usually gives a fair representation of how the edges of colours are handled (where you actually see colour sampling issues the most).

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    Have you tried running original on top of compressed footage with difference mode in a comp?

    Usually gives a fair representation of how the edges of colours are handled (where you actually see colour sampling issues the most).


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    Quantum & Carbon Happy Hour Toronto - Nov 5th
    posted by Kris Kostiuk on Oct. 24, 2014, 12:50 p.m.

    Hi StudioSysAdmin Members,

    Click here to RSVP for the Quantum & Carbon Happy Hour in Toronto November 5th: http://bit.ly/1uQgib0

    Have Some Beer & Talk Shared Storage - Join us Nov. 5th in Toronto

    Quantum & Carbon invites the StudioSysAdmins Toronto chapter for a beer soaked Happy Hour @ Prohibition Gastro House - November 5th. We will be discussing Next Generation Shared Storage & Archive Workflows... but really, we will be getting our fill of FREE BEER!!! 

    Whatever your interest, come hang out with your colleagues for an evening of good discussion and fun.  Remember, nothing tastes better than Free Beer!

    Wednesday, November 5th from 6 - 9PM

    Prohibition Gastro House
    696 Queen Street East (at Broadview), Toronto ON
    M4M 1G9

    Click here to RSVP for the Quantum & Carbon Happy Hour in Toronto November 5th: http://bit.ly/1uQgib0

    For questions, please contact:

    Kris Kostiuk | Country Manager, Canada - Big Data & Cloud | Quantum Corporation | Mobile: +1 (604) 818-7207 | kris.kostiuk@quantum.com

    The Story Behind StorNext Content Workflow

    THE FOREVER DISK ARCHIVE - Lattus Object Storage - Durable, scalable disk storage for Big Data archives

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    Hi StudioSysAdmin Members,

    Click here to RSVP for the Quantum & Carbon Happy Hour in Toronto November 5th: http://bit.ly/1uQgib0

    Have Some Beer & Talk Shared Storage - Join us Nov. 5th in Toronto

    Quantum & Carbon invites the StudioSysAdmins Toronto chapter for a beer soaked Happy Hour @ Prohibition Gastro House - November 5th. We will be discussing Next Generation Shared Storage & Archive Workflows... but really, we will be getting our fill of FREE BEER!!! 

    Whatever your interest, come hang out with your colleagues for an evening of good discussion and fun.  Remember, nothing tastes better than Free Beer!

    Wednesday, November 5th from 6 - 9PM

    Prohibition Gastro House
    696 Queen Street East (at Broadview), Toronto ON
    M4M 1G9

    Click here to RSVP for the Quantum & Carbon Happy Hour in Toronto November 5th: http://bit.ly/1uQgib0

    For questions, please contact:

    Kris Kostiuk | Country Manager, Canada - Big Data & Cloud | Quantum Corporation | Mobile: +1 (604) 818-7207 | kris.kostiuk@quantum.com

    The Story Behind StorNext Content Workflow

    THE FOREVER DISK ARCHIVE - Lattus Object Storage - Durable, scalable disk storage for Big Data archives


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    Hosting applications in a non file locking ZFS environment
    posted by Fredrik Averpil on Oct. 27, 2014, 7:28 a.m.

    Hi,

    I'm setting up a ZFS file server for our Windows 7 (Ultimate) and our CentOS 6.x machines to access over NFS. I'm also planning on deploying Maya, Nuke etc as network installations on these NFS shares and disable any form of file locking I can find (so to speak).

    My question; Maya and Nuke should run fine from such an NFS share and with file locking disabled, right?

     

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    Hi,

    I'm setting up a ZFS file server for our Windows 7 (Ultimate) and our CentOS 6.x machines to access over NFS. I'm also planning on deploying Maya, Nuke etc as network installations on these NFS shares and disable any form of file locking I can find (so to speak).

    My question; Maya and Nuke should run fine from such an NFS share and with file locking disabled, right?

     


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    hiring for a studio sys admin at High 5 Games in NYC
    posted by  on Oct. 27, 2014, 1:25 p.m.
    Shoot me a resume here if you're interested: labuosba@h5g.com

    -louai
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    Shoot me a resume here if you're interested: labuosba@h5g.com

    -louai

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    Isilon A100 Network Interface Stability
    posted by  on Oct. 27, 2014, 1:25 p.m.
    Hi all

    Has anyone heard of and issue with Isilon A100 accelerators going deaf when under high load?  Node is still accessible through the IB network but not 10G.

    Cheers

    Dylan Penhale
    Head of IT - Sydney
    WWW.ILOURA.COM.AU 

    O: +61 2 9429 7399
    Units 2 & 3, Level 1 706 Mowbray Rd. Lane Cove, NSW 2066 

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    Hi all

    Has anyone heard of and issue with Isilon A100 accelerators going deaf when under high load?  Node is still accessible through the IB network but not 10G.

    Cheers

    Dylan Penhale
    Head of IT - Sydney
    WWW.ILOURA.COM.AU 

    O: +61 2 9429 7399
    Units 2 & 3, Level 1 706 Mowbray Rd. Lane Cove, NSW 2066 

    This e-mail and any attachments are intended only for use by the addressee(s) named herein and may contain confidential information. If you are not the intended recipient of this e-mail, you are hereby notified any dissemination, distribution or copying of this email and any attachments is strictly prohibited. If you receive this email in error, please immediately notify the sender by return email and permanently delete the original, any copy and any printout thereof. The integrity and security of e-mail cannot be guaranteed.

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    Hosting applications in a non file locking ZFS environment
    posted by Brian Krusic on Oct. 27, 2014, 2 p.m.
    Yo,

    You shouldnt have any issues with locking disabled.  However I have not run Windows apps over NFS, just Linux and some OSX.

    The only area in which Ive needed locking are serving out home directories to OSX clients.

    Im sure there are other envs were locking is required but for your VFX workflow, you should not need it.

    However my advice is tainted by my humble experiences so others may say different.

    - Brian

    Technologist...
    i.e., Purveyor of the ironic"

    On Oct 27, 2014, at 4:28 AM, content@studiosysadmins.com wrote:

    Hi,

    I'm setting up a ZFS file server for our Windows 7 (Ultimate) and our CentOS 6.x machines to access over NFS. I'm also planning on deploying Maya, Nuke etc as network installations on these NFS shares and disable any form of file locking I can find (so to speak).

    My question; Maya and Nuke should run fine from such an NFS share and with file locking disabled, right?

     
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    Yo,

    You shouldnt have any issues with locking disabled.  However I have not run Windows apps over NFS, just Linux and some OSX.

    The only area in which Ive needed locking are serving out home directories to OSX clients.

    Im sure there are other envs were locking is required but for your VFX workflow, you should not need it.

    However my advice is tainted by my humble experiences so others may say different.

    - Brian

    Technologist...
    i.e., Purveyor of the ironic"

    On Oct 27, 2014, at 4:28 AM, content@studiosysadmins.com wrote:

    Hi,

    I'm setting up a ZFS file server for our Windows 7 (Ultimate) and our CentOS 6.x machines to access over NFS. I'm also planning on deploying Maya, Nuke etc as network installations on these NFS shares and disable any form of file locking I can find (so to speak).

    My question; Maya and Nuke should run fine from such an NFS share and with file locking disabled, right?

     
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    Hosting applications in a non file locking ZFS environment
    posted by Todd Smith on Oct. 27, 2014, 2:10 p.m.
    NFS to Win7 is still pretty abysmal, hosting apps on that sounds like torture.

    Todd Smith
    Head of Information Technology

    soho vfx 
    99 Atlantic Ave. Suite 303, Toronto, Ontario M6K 3J8


    Yo,

    You shouldnt have any issues with locking disabled.  However I have not run Windows apps over NFS, just Linux and some OSX.

    The only area in which Ive needed locking are serving out home directories to OSX clients.

    Im sure there are other envs were locking is required but for your VFX workflow, you should not need it.

    However my advice is tainted by my humble experiences so others may say different.

    - Brian

    Technologist...
    i.e., Purveyor of the ironic"




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    NFS to Win7 is still pretty abysmal, hosting apps on that sounds like torture.

    Todd Smith
    Head of Information Technology

    soho vfx 
    99 Atlantic Ave. Suite 303, Toronto, Ontario M6K 3J8


    Yo,

    You shouldnt have any issues with locking disabled.  However I have not run Windows apps over NFS, just Linux and some OSX.

    The only area in which Ive needed locking are serving out home directories to OSX clients.

    Im sure there are other envs were locking is required but for your VFX workflow, you should not need it.

    However my advice is tainted by my humble experiences so others may say different.

    - Brian

    Technologist...
    i.e., Purveyor of the ironic"




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    OT - warez update/upgrade woes
    posted by Brian Krusic on Oct. 27, 2014, 3:10 p.m.
    Isnt it ironic that prices of various software renewals/etc go up and project profits go down.

    Kinda bummed that Chaos now charges extra for render nodes.  And Adobe is starting to increase there CC prices.

    So basically cost of doing biz is exponentially higher.  Kinda like a double squeeze.

    Im actually unsure if anything has gone down other then income but I digress.

    - Brian

    Technologist...
    i.e., Purveyor of the ironic"

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    Isnt it ironic that prices of various software renewals/etc go up and project profits go down.

    Kinda bummed that Chaos now charges extra for render nodes.  And Adobe is starting to increase there CC prices.

    So basically cost of doing biz is exponentially higher.  Kinda like a double squeeze.

    Im actually unsure if anything has gone down other then income but I digress.

    - Brian

    Technologist...
    i.e., Purveyor of the ironic"


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  • 10/27/14--12:25: NYC
  • NYC
    posted by  on Oct. 27, 2014, 3:25 p.m.
    Hey all, As this technically isn't about tech, please feel free to ignore/delete/move on! Also sorry if I'm breaking list rules. I'm heading to NYC for a week in a couple of days and just wanted to see where's good to eat/drink/see/do that's not on the usual tourist trail? Those hidden gems that only locals/those in the know, know about. Thanks for the bandwidth and sorry for the spam! Dave. Sent from my not-so-new shiny iPhone To unsubscribe from the list send a blank e-mail to mailto:studiosysadmins-discuss-request@studiosysadmins.com?subject=unsubscribe
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    Hey all, As this technically isn't about tech, please feel free to ignore/delete/move on! Also sorry if I'm breaking list rules. I'm heading to NYC for a week in a couple of days and just wanted to see where's good to eat/drink/see/do that's not on the usual tourist trail? Those hidden gems that only locals/those in the know, know about. Thanks for the bandwidth and sorry for the spam! Dave. Sent from my not-so-new shiny iPhone To unsubscribe from the list send a blank e-mail to mailto:studiosysadmins-discuss-request@studiosysadmins.com?subject=unsubscribe

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    Mixing Seagate Constellation ES.2-64M cache and ES.3-128M cache drives in large arrays
    posted by Brian Krusic on Oct. 27, 2014, 3:45 p.m.
    Hi,

    As the topic suggests, has any one had issues mixing the drives in large arrays?

    - Brian

    Technologist...
    i.e., Purveyor of the ironic"

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    Hi,

    As the topic suggests, has any one had issues mixing the drives in large arrays?

    - Brian

    Technologist...
    i.e., Purveyor of the ironic"


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    Mixing Seagate Constellation ES.2-64M cache and ES.3-128M cache drives in large arrays
    posted by Saker Klippsten on Oct. 27, 2014, 4 p.m.
    My rule of thumb. Don't mix drives of different types hooked up to the same controller. Not saying its not possible. Just less head-ache.
    We always buy extra 1/3 of the total drive count for the controller for sapres. After that if we cannot get the same drives we swap all of them.
    To many times we have run into drive compatibility issues when we went that route.

    Maybe different if you are running ZFS and not using a hardware raid controller...


    -S





    On Mon, Oct 27, 2014 at 12:43 PM, Brian Krusic <brian@krusic.com> wrote:
    Hi,

    As the topic suggests, has any one had issues mixing the drives in large arrays?

    - Brian

    Technologist...
    i.e., Purveyor of the ironic"


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    My rule of thumb. Don't mix drives of different types hooked up to the same controller. Not saying its not possible. Just less head-ache.
    We always buy extra 1/3 of the total drive count for the controller for sapres. After that if we cannot get the same drives we swap all of them.
    To many times we have run into drive compatibility issues when we went that route.

    Maybe different if you are running ZFS and not using a hardware raid controller...


    -S





    On Mon, Oct 27, 2014 at 12:43 PM, Brian Krusic <brian@krusic.com> wrote:
    Hi,

    As the topic suggests, has any one had issues mixing the drives in large arrays?

    - Brian

    Technologist...
    i.e., Purveyor of the ironic"


    To unsubscribe from the list send a blank e-mail to mailto:studiosysadmins-discuss-request@studiosysadmins.com?subject=unsubscribe


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    Linux boot visibility using DisplayPort?
    posted by  on Oct. 28, 2014, 6:45 a.m.
    Hi We have some DisplayPort KVM switches which allow certain artists to have access to both a Mac Pro (2014) and a CentOS 6.x box (on zX00/z420-series HP with nVidia Q/K4000 graphics). The Mac Pro forces use of DisplayPort across the board (there are no mixed DP/DVI switches), so i can't cable up DVI from the nVidia card, which is the only gfx port active during Linux boot. CentOS doesn't know what to do with DisplayPort until it's fully into graphics runlevel so POST and boot sequence are invisible - you just have to cross your fingers everything's going to complete. Neither OSX or Windows (iirc) have any problems driving DP during boot. Any idea where the deficiency lies? Linux kernel driver (or lack thereof is my guess)? HP BIOS? Both? thanks! - cal@bluebolt To unsubscribe from the list send a blank e-mail to mailto:studiosysadmins-discuss-request@studiosysadmins.com?subject=unsubscribe
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    Hi We have some DisplayPort KVM switches which allow certain artists to have access to both a Mac Pro (2014) and a CentOS 6.x box (on zX00/z420-series HP with nVidia Q/K4000 graphics). The Mac Pro forces use of DisplayPort across the board (there are no mixed DP/DVI switches), so i can't cable up DVI from the nVidia card, which is the only gfx port active during Linux boot. CentOS doesn't know what to do with DisplayPort until it's fully into graphics runlevel so POST and boot sequence are invisible - you just have to cross your fingers everything's going to complete. Neither OSX or Windows (iirc) have any problems driving DP during boot. Any idea where the deficiency lies? Linux kernel driver (or lack thereof is my guess)? HP BIOS? Both? thanks! - cal@bluebolt To unsubscribe from the list send a blank e-mail to mailto:studiosysadmins-discuss-request@studiosysadmins.com?subject=unsubscribe

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    Cold aisle containment on the cheap
    posted by Ken Spickler on Oct. 28, 2014, 8:50 p.m.
    We recently went through an exercise where we needed to contain the cold aises in our data center. Getting the vinyl sheets installed above the racks and at the ends of the aisles was the easy part. Having several empty racks acting as massive escape paths for the cold air looked like it would be an expensive undertaking if we wanted it to look good. APC and TrippLite both sell 1U plastic blanks, but these still cost a few $$$ each. Metal blanks are even more expensive.

    The solution I came up with was a fraction of the price and still looks better than spray painted cardboard: corrugated plastic sheets. Uline sells them for $3 per sheet (24"x18") and they could attach to metal using adhesive magnet strips. For less than $50/rack, including the cost of a few metal blanks, I was able to block 99.9% of the airflow through the empty racks.

    I wanted to share this with you all in case anyone ever runs into a similar situation.

    Here's some pics of the install: http://imgur.com/a/g563N

    ---Ken
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    We recently went through an exercise where we needed to contain the cold aises in our data center. Getting the vinyl sheets installed above the racks and at the ends of the aisles was the easy part. Having several empty racks acting as massive escape paths for the cold air looked like it would be an expensive undertaking if we wanted it to look good. APC and TrippLite both sell 1U plastic blanks, but these still cost a few $$$ each. Metal blanks are even more expensive.

    The solution I came up with was a fraction of the price and still looks better than spray painted cardboard: corrugated plastic sheets. Uline sells them for $3 per sheet (24"x18") and they could attach to metal using adhesive magnet strips. For less than $50/rack, including the cost of a few metal blanks, I was able to block 99.9% of the airflow through the empty racks.

    I wanted to share this with you all in case anyone ever runs into a similar situation.

    Here's some pics of the install: http://imgur.com/a/g563N

    ---Ken

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    hiring for a studio sys admin at High 5 Games in NYC
    posted by Louai Abu-Osba on Oct. 30, 2014, 9:55 a.m. (2 days ago)
    Hi All,

    I have a job description for this but it's still pending approval. However, if any of you are interested in getting a early look email me atlabuosba@h5g.comand I'll send you the description.

    -louai

    On Thu, Oct 23, 2014 at 2:57 PM, Louai Abu-Osba <louai.abuosba@gmail.com> wrote:
    Shoot me a resume here if you're interested: labuosba@h5g.com

    -louai

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    Hi All,

    I have a job description for this but it's still pending approval. However, if any of you are interested in getting a early look email me atlabuosba@h5g.comand I'll send you the description.

    -louai

    On Thu, Oct 23, 2014 at 2:57 PM, Louai Abu-Osba <louai.abuosba@gmail.com> wrote:
    Shoot me a resume here if you're interested: labuosba@h5g.com

    -louai


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    Recs wanted for MacPro for Premiere usage
    posted by Michael Stein on Oct. 30, 2014, 10:05 a.m. (2 days ago)
    I need to buy a new MacPro for Editorial to use for Premiere, mostly, along with some RV playback.

    Any recs in terms of which cpu/mem config is best for that set of workflows? Thanks.
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    I need to buy a new MacPro for Editorial to use for Premiere, mostly, along with some RV playback.

    Any recs in terms of which cpu/mem config is best for that set of workflows? Thanks.

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    Anecdotes on performance of Isilon and Windows?
    posted by Peter Devlin on Oct. 30, 2014, 12:15 p.m. (2 days ago)
    Afternoon,

    For some weeks/months now we have had an ongoing issue with an Isilon X series cluster in our Windows (primarily) environment. We've had numerous EMC support calls, a backroom engineer on site, multiple SRs and we still seem to be going round in circles. Issue involves intermittent stalls when browsing Isilon SMB shares in Windows Explorer. Obvious Microsloth jokes aside, this is has proven frustrating for certain of our power users.

    Latest perceived wisdom is that all prior EMC diagnoses on the nodes (insufficient metadata cache, insufficient RAM, netlogon daemon dying, "Double Free" bug in OneFS) were wrong and we actually have an issue under Windows. We've been advised to experiment with disabling of TCP Chimney Offload on workstation NICs.

    Being cluster newbies (sort of) we went into our Isilon "marriage of convenience" with full knowledge of the eye-watering costs but with an expectation of better support than we've had to date.Our diagnosis is ongoing and, I feel, will probably be ongoing until our support contract comes up for renewal and the $$$ provide increased motiovation.In the meantime I'm curious if anyone on the list has anecdotes (good or bad) to share on Isilon in a Windows workflow?

    --
    Thanks,

    Peter Devlin.

    AXIS Animation IT Manager : Suite 7-1, The Skypark : 8 Elliot Place : Glasgow G3 8EP

    TEL +44 (0)141 572 2802 :www.axisanimation.com
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    Registered in Scotland: SC306712

    Registered Office: Suite 7-1, The Skypark, 8 Elliot Place, Glasgow G3 8EP

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    Afternoon,

    For some weeks/months now we have had an ongoing issue with an Isilon X series cluster in our Windows (primarily) environment. We've had numerous EMC support calls, a backroom engineer on site, multiple SRs and we still seem to be going round in circles. Issue involves intermittent stalls when browsing Isilon SMB shares in Windows Explorer. Obvious Microsloth jokes aside, this is has proven frustrating for certain of our power users.

    Latest perceived wisdom is that all prior EMC diagnoses on the nodes (insufficient metadata cache, insufficient RAM, netlogon daemon dying, "Double Free" bug in OneFS) were wrong and we actually have an issue under Windows. We've been advised to experiment with disabling of TCP Chimney Offload on workstation NICs.

    Being cluster newbies (sort of) we went into our Isilon "marriage of convenience" with full knowledge of the eye-watering costs but with an expectation of better support than we've had to date.Our diagnosis is ongoing and, I feel, will probably be ongoing until our support contract comes up for renewal and the $$$ provide increased motiovation.In the meantime I'm curious if anyone on the list has anecdotes (good or bad) to share on Isilon in a Windows workflow?

    --
    Thanks,

    Peter Devlin.

    AXIS Animation IT Manager : Suite 7-1, The Skypark : 8 Elliot Place : Glasgow G3 8EP

    TEL +44 (0)141 572 2802 :www.axisanimation.com
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    Axis Animation (Axis Productions Ltd)
    Registered in Scotland: SC306712

    Registered Office: Suite 7-1, The Skypark, 8 Elliot Place, Glasgow G3 8EP


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