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    Useful Chrome setting for self-signed certs
    posted by Ian Haskin on June 11, 2015, 10:15 a.m.
    You can't turn the warnings off, but you can have your choice remembered for a certain period of time:



    Thread Tags:
      discuss-at-studiosysadmins 

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    You can't turn the warnings off, but you can have your choice remembered for a certain period of time:




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    Maya2015 Standalone License Troubleshooting
    posted by emely martinez on June 11, 2015, 6:33 p.m. (1 day ago)

    Currently holding three standalone license --- which are installed on three workstations as master. 

     

    However, my render slave machines continue to output errors in regards to the license such as 

     

    uninstalling/reinstall maya2015 

    update to lastest maya2015 service pack

     

    License file override:

    environment variable MAYA_ALT_EN is not set

     

    Maya: License was not obtained

     

    currently license set up under the license.env 

     

    maya_license=unlimited

     

    maya_license_method=standalone. 

     

     

     

    I've tried the many possible solutions to resolve this matter via autodesk's suggestion and no results

     

    I also looked for the Ray Server under services and no sight of it just a maya license manager. 

     

    I'm running maya2015 on windows 7. 

     

    I welcome any new way of resolving this matter. if anyone else has encounter this. 

    Thread Tags:
      standalone, maya2015, license 

    0 Responses     0 Plus One's     0 Comments  
     

    Currently holding three standalone license --- which are installed on three workstations as master. 

     

    However, my render slave machines continue to output errors in regards to the license such as 

     

    uninstalling/reinstall maya2015 

    update to lastest maya2015 service pack

     

    License file override:

    environment variable MAYA_ALT_EN is not set

     

    Maya: License was not obtained

     

    currently license set up under the license.env 

     

    maya_license=unlimited

     

    maya_license_method=standalone. 

     

     

     

    I've tried the many possible solutions to resolve this matter via autodesk's suggestion and no results

     

    I also looked for the Ray Server under services and no sight of it just a maya license manager. 

     

    I'm running maya2015 on windows 7. 

     

    I welcome any new way of resolving this matter. if anyone else has encounter this. 


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    Reliable alarm vendors in the LA area
    posted by Ryan Lynch on June 12, 2015, 2:55 p.m.
    Hello,

    Could anyone toss out a recommendation for a reliable alarm and access control providers in the Los Angeles area?

    Our current vendor is not living up to expectations and does not have the hardware to monitor six or more separate alarm partitions as well as provide access to monitor and manage via web. Solutions that I have seen right now can be managed at the keypad, via web for one partition only or via dedicated software on a server inside the organization. These options won't work for remote access.

    Any input is appreciated.

    Thanks in advance,

    Ryan
    Thread Tags:
      discuss-at-studiosysadmins 

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    Hello,

    Could anyone toss out a recommendation for a reliable alarm and access control providers in the Los Angeles area?

    Our current vendor is not living up to expectations and does not have the hardware to monitor six or more separate alarm partitions as well as provide access to monitor and manage via web. Solutions that I have seen right now can be managed at the keypad, via web for one partition only or via dedicated software on a server inside the organization. These options won't work for remote access.

    Any input is appreciated.

    Thanks in advance,

    Ryan

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  • 06/12/15--12:10: chromebooks and shotgun
  • chromebooks and shotgun
    posted by Michael Oliver on June 12, 2015, 3:10 p.m.
    Anyone using a chromebook with Shotgun? How is the performance? Looking to snag a few for remote deployed artists who need a second "internet" station.

    --
    Michael Oliver
    mcoliver@gmail.com
    858.336.1438
    Thread Tags:
      discuss-at-studiosysadmins 

    0 Responses     0 Plus One's     0 Comments  
     
    Anyone using a chromebook with Shotgun? How is the performance? Looking to snag a few for remote deployed artists who need a second "internet" station.

    --
    Michael Oliver
    mcoliver@gmail.com
    858.336.1438

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  • 06/12/15--15:35: Rendering on MacPro.. hot
  • Rendering on MacPro.. hot
    posted by Grant Fraser on June 12, 2015, 6:35 p.m. (1 day ago)
    I've being running some tests with rendering (VRay) on the new MacPros. Everything works fine with the Macs performing equal to comparative PCs. We would like to use the Macs for night time rendering however the 3D guys are worried about the temperature the Mac are running at. After a few hours the amount of heat coming from the top of the machine is quite a lot and it takes a while to cool down after rendering. We are using Caffine to stop the machines sleeping (which they will do even if a render is happening). Anyone else tried this? Could the heat effect the life of the machine? Cheers -- -------------------------------------------- - Grant Fraser - Sydney Australia - - mailto:grantf@grunt.com.au - - http://www.grunt.com.au - - http://www.dlf.org.au - -------------------------------------------- This email may contain commercial-in-confidence or privileged information. It is intended for receipt by the addressee(s) only. Any disclosure, copying or distribution of the email or information contained in it is not authorised by the sender. Please telephone the sender immediately if you have received this email in error. To unsubscribe from the list send a blank e-mail to mailto:studiosysadmins-discuss-request@studiosysadmins.com?subject=unsubscribe
    Thread Tags:
      discuss-at-studiosysadmins 

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    I've being running some tests with rendering (VRay) on the new MacPros. Everything works fine with the Macs performing equal to comparative PCs. We would like to use the Macs for night time rendering however the 3D guys are worried about the temperature the Mac are running at. After a few hours the amount of heat coming from the top of the machine is quite a lot and it takes a while to cool down after rendering. We are using Caffine to stop the machines sleeping (which they will do even if a render is happening). Anyone else tried this? Could the heat effect the life of the machine? Cheers -- -------------------------------------------- - Grant Fraser - Sydney Australia - - mailto:grantf@grunt.com.au - - http://www.grunt.com.au - - http://www.dlf.org.au - -------------------------------------------- This email may contain commercial-in-confidence or privileged information. It is intended for receipt by the addressee(s) only. Any disclosure, copying or distribution of the email or information contained in it is not authorised by the sender. Please telephone the sender immediately if you have received this email in error. To unsubscribe from the list send a blank e-mail to mailto:studiosysadmins-discuss-request@studiosysadmins.com?subject=unsubscribe

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  • 06/16/15--00:15: LastPass hacked
  • LastPass hacked
    posted by Michael Oliver on June 16, 2015, 3:15 a.m.
    For those of you that use LastPass..might want to change your master password and double check your 2FA setup...
    Thread Tags:
      discuss-at-studiosysadmins 

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    For those of you that use LastPass..might want to change your master password and double check your 2FA setup...

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    Linux TRIM vs Samsung Pro SSDs
    posted by Jean-Francois Panisset on June 16, 2015, 8:15 p.m. (1 day ago)
    According to this:
    TRIM on Linux can end up zeroing out blocks that are currently in use on Samsung 840/850 Pro SSDs, which of course will make your filesystem rather sad.

    Can't wait to run into this myself...

    JF

    Thread Tags:
      discuss-at-studiosysadmins 

    0 Responses     0 Plus One's     0 Comments  
     
    According to this:
    TRIM on Linux can end up zeroing out blocks that are currently in use on Samsung 840/850 Pro SSDs, which of course will make your filesystem rather sad.

    Can't wait to run into this myself...

    JF


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    Workstation Configs and Models
    posted by John Hickson on June 16, 2015, 9:02 p.m. (1 day ago)

    All,

    Just sending a poll out to the masses to see what workstaion configurations people are using.

    1) What Brands

    2) What Graphics Cards

    3) What CPU's

    4) How much RAM

    5) Same specs for Assets, Animation, Lighting/Compositing?

     

    Would love to hear your feedback :)

     

    -John

    Thread Tags:
      workstation 

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    All,

    Just sending a poll out to the masses to see what workstaion configurations people are using.

    1) What Brands

    2) What Graphics Cards

    3) What CPU's

    4) How much RAM

    5) Same specs for Assets, Animation, Lighting/Compositing?

     

    Would love to hear your feedback :)

     

    -John


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    Free talk on Promise Theory by Mark Burgess in Sunnyvale on Saturday night
    posted by Aleksey Tsalolikhin on June 17, 2015, 10:15 a.m.
    Hello fellow sysadmins,

    The author of CFEngine will give a talk on Promise Theory called "Thinking in Promises in the Cyborg Age", June 20, 5 P.M. in Sunnyvale at LinkedIn


    Talk Description:

    The traditional way of talking about all aspects of human organization is through commands, requirements, and obligations. However, this tradition is not only presumptuous but actually inconsistent in a logical sense. As we embrace more of the realities of distributed systems for a global world, we need a new way of thinking about intent. In this talk, Mark Burgess explains the motivation for Promise Theory (the subject of his new book Thinking in Promises), and what this means for our technology and interactions in a world of humans and machines.

    Mark's a mind-blowing speaker. Highly recommended!

    Best,
    Aleksey Tsalolikhin
    Event organizer
    Thread Tags:
      discuss-at-studiosysadmins 

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    Hello fellow sysadmins,

    The author of CFEngine will give a talk on Promise Theory called "Thinking in Promises in the Cyborg Age", June 20, 5 P.M. in Sunnyvale at LinkedIn


    Talk Description:

    The traditional way of talking about all aspects of human organization is through commands, requirements, and obligations. However, this tradition is not only presumptuous but actually inconsistent in a logical sense. As we embrace more of the realities of distributed systems for a global world, we need a new way of thinking about intent. In this talk, Mark Burgess explains the motivation for Promise Theory (the subject of his new book Thinking in Promises), and what this means for our technology and interactions in a world of humans and machines.

    Mark's a mind-blowing speaker. Highly recommended!

    Best,
    Aleksey Tsalolikhin
    Event organizer

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    LTO6 -> do you need a plain SAS HBA?
    posted by Ian Haskin on June 17, 2015, 10:30 a.m.
    I have an LSI 9750-4i SAS-RAID. Wondering if it might work as a controller for an HP LTO6 drive (HP StoreEver LTO-6 Ultrium 6250 internal). My gut says "no", but as I'm in the planning stage, I thought I'd ask SSA.

    Thanks in advance.
    Thread Tags:
      discuss-at-studiosysadmins 

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    I have an LSI 9750-4i SAS-RAID. Wondering if it might work as a controller for an HP LTO6 drive (HP StoreEver LTO-6 Ultrium 6250 internal). My gut says "no", but as I'm in the planning stage, I thought I'd ask SSA.

    Thanks in advance.

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    OSX 10.10 - hang on reboot for AD-bound machines
    posted by Mathieu Arseneault on June 17, 2015, 10:47 a.m.

    Hi,

    Anyone using OSX 10.10 with Microsoft AD authentication ?

    Apple knows it has a "hang on reboot for AD bound machines" bug in 10.10.1 10.10.2 10.10.3, might fix it in 10.10.4.

    Anyone has had success with Centrify, or other work around ?

    Thanks

    Mathieu

    Thread Tags:
      OSX 10.10 hang on reboot for AD bound machines 

    0 Responses     0 Plus One's     0 Comments  
     

    Hi,

    Anyone using OSX 10.10 with Microsoft AD authentication ?

    Apple knows it has a "hang on reboot for AD bound machines" bug in 10.10.1 10.10.2 10.10.3, might fix it in 10.10.4.

    Anyone has had success with Centrify, or other work around ?

    Thanks

    Mathieu


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    NEC V651UHD Display - Anyone using?
    posted by Ryan Lynch on June 18, 2015, 11:40 a.m.
    Is anyone using the NEC V651UHD 65" display as a replacement for Panasonic plasmas? I have heard that this panel is a good option but have not found many reviews on it.

    http://www.necdisplay.com/p/large--screen-displays/x651uhd

    If you have had your hands on this panel, how well does it calibrate?

    Thanks for the feedback.

    Ryan
    Thread Tags:
      discuss-at-studiosysadmins 

    0 Responses     0 Plus One's     0 Comments  
     
    Is anyone using the NEC V651UHD 65" display as a replacement for Panasonic plasmas? I have heard that this panel is a good option but have not found many reviews on it.

    http://www.necdisplay.com/p/large--screen-displays/x651uhd

    If you have had your hands on this panel, how well does it calibrate?

    Thanks for the feedback.

    Ryan

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    Scripting Training Resources?
    posted by Viet Nguyen on June 18, 2015, 8 p.m. (1 day ago)
    Coming from a formal CS education, I have a hard time determining if an educational resource is good for the case of a someone "just learning how to script."

    I've got some sysadmins with no prior programming or scripting background that I would like to at least introduce scripting for basic systems automation?

    Do you guys have suggestions for things like videos, tutorials, books, online courses? I guessing with my crowd something with the more structure the better.

    -V
    Thread Tags:
      discuss-at-studiosysadmins 

    0 Responses     1 Plus One's     0 Comments  
     
    Coming from a formal CS education, I have a hard time determining if an educational resource is good for the case of a someone "just learning how to script."

    I've got some sysadmins with no prior programming or scripting background that I would like to at least introduce scripting for basic systems automation?

    Do you guys have suggestions for things like videos, tutorials, books, online courses? I guessing with my crowd something with the more structure the better.

    -V

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    Hard disks for ancient Autodesk branded Xyratex RAID array/Stone (Blue 5412)
    posted by Irvan on June 19, 2015, 5:46 a.m.

    Hi guys,

    So I was tasked to find SAS hard disks for a RAID array which we are using as a storage for Flame in this post-production studio.

    The tricky thing is the array we have is an ancient Xyratex, RS-1220-F4-5412E, and it came from Autodesk -  so the contollers could only accept Seagate ST3300655SS disks with Autodesk firmwares (the ones we have have AD02 and AD03 firmware on them), which I could not find for sale anywhere.

    Before knowing all this, I went ahead and acquired a dozen of ST3300657SS disks with generic firmware, thinking that they would work but in the Stone Storage Manager it said the drives were 'available' but 'unsupported' :(

     

    I have searched and read around and I think the options available to me are:

    1. Look for ST3300655SS disks with Autodesk firmware - the easiest option but I can't find them anywhere so far

    2. Flash the ST3300657SS disks we have with Autodesk firmware - I've read ppl advise this but I'm not sure how it works

    3. Get new controllers for the RAID array which could read generic hard disks. Or get a new RAID storage - I'm not sure my boss likes this idea

     

    So what do you think guys? Appreciate any help I could get!

    Thanks in advance

     

    Irvan

     

     

    Specs -

    Machine: HP xw9400 running RHEL 4.3 + Flame 2011 (StoneFS file system)

    RAID Array: Xyratex RS-1220-F4-5412E (blue) - Autodesk Stone Model XR300 (XR 5412)

    RAID Controllers: 2x F5412E - Xyratex RS-LRC-E3-5412E-1024 - Firmware: 3.5 Build AD29

    Hard disks: Seagate Cheetah 15K.5 300GB SAS ST3300655SS - Firmware: AD02 or AD03

    Thread Tags:
      stone autodesk xyratex hp seagate flame 

    0 Responses     0 Plus One's     1 Comments  
     

    Hi guys,

    So I was tasked to find SAS hard disks for a RAID array which we are using as a storage for Flame in this post-production studio.

    The tricky thing is the array we have is an ancient Xyratex, RS-1220-F4-5412E, and it came from Autodesk -  so the contollers could only accept Seagate ST3300655SS disks with Autodesk firmwares (the ones we have have AD02 and AD03 firmware on them), which I could not find for sale anywhere.

    Before knowing all this, I went ahead and acquired a dozen of ST3300657SS disks with generic firmware, thinking that they would work but in the Stone Storage Manager it said the drives were 'available' but 'unsupported' :(

     

    I have searched and read around and I think the options available to me are:

    1. Look for ST3300655SS disks with Autodesk firmware - the easiest option but I can't find them anywhere so far

    2. Flash the ST3300657SS disks we have with Autodesk firmware - I've read ppl advise this but I'm not sure how it works

    3. Get new controllers for the RAID array which could read generic hard disks. Or get a new RAID storage - I'm not sure my boss likes this idea

     

    So what do you think guys? Appreciate any help I could get!

    Thanks in advance

     

    Irvan

     

     

    Specs -

    Machine: HP xw9400 running RHEL 4.3 + Flame 2011 (StoneFS file system)

    RAID Array: Xyratex RS-1220-F4-5412E (blue) - Autodesk Stone Model XR300 (XR 5412)

    RAID Controllers: 2x F5412E - Xyratex RS-LRC-E3-5412E-1024 - Firmware: 3.5 Build AD29

    Hard disks: Seagate Cheetah 15K.5 300GB SAS ST3300655SS - Firmware: AD02 or AD03


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    Hard disks for ancient Autodesk branded Xyratex RAID array/Stone (Blue 5412)
    posted by Todd Smith on June 19, 2015, 10:50 a.m.
    Hey John,

    Any chance we can mute this constant Oracle sales pitch?

    This guys isn't adding any value here.

    Thanks,

    Todd Smith
    Head of Information Technology

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


    Ivan,

    After a short search, I came up with nothing, just as you have. I would suggest thinking about the time and effort it would take, even if you could find the exact drives you were looking for, and then try to integrate, test, troubleshoot and then put them into production. My suggestion would be taking a look at a refresh of h/w and then spending your time migrating your data to the new architecture. There are a lot of great choices out there but we have found that the Oracle ZFS products have the highest perfomance and lowest TCO of any of the NAS offerigs and as a plus the product can also have a co-existing SAN personality along with the NAS simplicity, performance and lower cost.

    LMK if you woud like some additional information or one of our vendors that have this solution and they can telll you whathe they think about going that direction.

    Mark


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

    Thread Tags:
      discuss-at-studiosysadmins 

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    Hey John,

    Any chance we can mute this constant Oracle sales pitch?

    This guys isn't adding any value here.

    Thanks,

    Todd Smith
    Head of Information Technology

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


    Ivan,

    After a short search, I came up with nothing, just as you have. I would suggest thinking about the time and effort it would take, even if you could find the exact drives you were looking for, and then try to integrate, test, troubleshoot and then put them into production. My suggestion would be taking a look at a refresh of h/w and then spending your time migrating your data to the new architecture. There are a lot of great choices out there but we have found that the Oracle ZFS products have the highest perfomance and lowest TCO of any of the NAS offerigs and as a plus the product can also have a co-existing SAN personality along with the NAS simplicity, performance and lower cost.

    LMK if you woud like some additional information or one of our vendors that have this solution and they can telll you whathe they think about going that direction.

    Mark


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


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    Hard disks for ancient Autodesk branded Xyratex RAID array/Stone (Blue 5412)
    posted by Chris Hyman on June 19, 2015, 12:05 p.m.
    Hi Irvan,

    As you have found Autodesk lock the controllers to look for drives with "Autodesk" answerback.
    They did this with the "IR" arrays before also.

    I believe it would be illegal for anyone outside of autodesk to have the firmware as its proprietary code, let alone change the answerback to read Autodesk even if the arrays are getting on a bit in years.

    Thats the bad stuff out of the way, options?

    1) Find RS1220 non autodesk raid controllers. The arrays were sold by other vendors and I have picked some up in the past from Australia via FleaBay - example : LaCie Big 12 - https://www.lacie.com/support/documents/
    What I cannot remember is if you still needed the autodesk/Stone+Wir answerback from the controller to make a stonefs filesystem for 2011 Stone+Wire.

    2) Find some drives - ping me off list as I have all XR 146/300/450's spares available (apart from batteries for the 6500 arrays!) as I "collect" arrays as they become available in exchange for "beer tokens" but dont openly advertise the fact that I have spares as this is a technical forum not a sales forum!

    3) Talk to Oceana in NYC - when Dan Y was there they did have some spares. No idea now. and I am not based in NYC either!

    4) Go 1TB samsung SSD's in 8 port Icydock "arrays" with an external Megaraid controller giving you 5.5TB usable (raid 6 config) - see also 1 regarding the stone+wire answer back as that could still be a showstopper. 
    Thats also the same for any new array unless you go standardFS. 

    Hope that helps.



    Chris

    On 19 Jun 2015, at 10:46, Irvan <content@studiosysadmins.com> wrote:

    Hi guys,

    So I was tasked to find SAS hard disks for a RAID array which we are using as a storage for Flame in this post-production studio.

    The tricky thing is the array we have is an ancient Xyratex, RS-1220-F4-5412E, and it came from Autodesk -  so the contollers could only accept Seagate ST3300655SS disks with Autodesk firmwares (the ones we have have AD02 and AD03 firmware on them), which I could not find for sale anywhere.

    Before knowing all this, I went ahead and acquired a dozen of ST3300657SS disks with generic firmware, thinking that they would work but in the Stone Storage Manager it said the drives were 'available' but 'unsupported' :(

     

    I have searched and read around and I think the options available to me are:

    1. Look for ST3300655SS disks with Autodesk firmware - the easiest option but I can't find them anywhere so far

    2. Flash the ST3300657SS disks we have with Autodesk firmware - I've read ppl advise this but I'm not sure how it works

    3. Get new controllers for the RAID array which could read generic hard disks. Or get a new RAID storage - I'm not sure my boss likes this idea

     

    So what do you think guys? Appreciate any help I could get!

    Thanks in advance

     

    Irvan

     
     

    Specs -

    Machine: HP xw9400 running RHEL 4.3 + Flame 2011 (StoneFS file system)

    RAID Array: Xyratex RS-1220-F4-5412E (blue) - Autodesk Stone Model XR300 (XR 5412)

    RAID Controllers: 2x F5412E - Xyratex RS-LRC-E3-5412E-1024 - Firmware: 3.5 Build AD29

    Hard disks: Seagate Cheetah 15K.5 300GB SAS ST3300655SS - Firmware: AD02 or AD03

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

    Thread Tags:
      discuss-at-studiosysadmins 

    0 Responses     0 Plus One's     0 Comments  
     
    Hi Irvan,

    As you have found Autodesk lock the controllers to look for drives with "Autodesk" answerback.
    They did this with the "IR" arrays before also.

    I believe it would be illegal for anyone outside of autodesk to have the firmware as its proprietary code, let alone change the answerback to read Autodesk even if the arrays are getting on a bit in years.

    Thats the bad stuff out of the way, options?

    1) Find RS1220 non autodesk raid controllers. The arrays were sold by other vendors and I have picked some up in the past from Australia via FleaBay - example : LaCie Big 12 - https://www.lacie.com/support/documents/
    What I cannot remember is if you still needed the autodesk/Stone+Wir answerback from the controller to make a stonefs filesystem for 2011 Stone+Wire.

    2) Find some drives - ping me off list as I have all XR 146/300/450's spares available (apart from batteries for the 6500 arrays!) as I "collect" arrays as they become available in exchange for "beer tokens" but dont openly advertise the fact that I have spares as this is a technical forum not a sales forum!

    3) Talk to Oceana in NYC - when Dan Y was there they did have some spares. No idea now. and I am not based in NYC either!

    4) Go 1TB samsung SSD's in 8 port Icydock "arrays" with an external Megaraid controller giving you 5.5TB usable (raid 6 config) - see also 1 regarding the stone+wire answer back as that could still be a showstopper. 
    Thats also the same for any new array unless you go standardFS. 

    Hope that helps.



    Chris

    On 19 Jun 2015, at 10:46, Irvan <content@studiosysadmins.com> wrote:

    Hi guys,

    So I was tasked to find SAS hard disks for a RAID array which we are using as a storage for Flame in this post-production studio.

    The tricky thing is the array we have is an ancient Xyratex, RS-1220-F4-5412E, and it came from Autodesk -  so the contollers could only accept Seagate ST3300655SS disks with Autodesk firmwares (the ones we have have AD02 and AD03 firmware on them), which I could not find for sale anywhere.

    Before knowing all this, I went ahead and acquired a dozen of ST3300657SS disks with generic firmware, thinking that they would work but in the Stone Storage Manager it said the drives were 'available' but 'unsupported' :(

     

    I have searched and read around and I think the options available to me are:

    1. Look for ST3300655SS disks with Autodesk firmware - the easiest option but I can't find them anywhere so far

    2. Flash the ST3300657SS disks we have with Autodesk firmware - I've read ppl advise this but I'm not sure how it works

    3. Get new controllers for the RAID array which could read generic hard disks. Or get a new RAID storage - I'm not sure my boss likes this idea

     

    So what do you think guys? Appreciate any help I could get!

    Thanks in advance

     

    Irvan

     
     

    Specs -

    Machine: HP xw9400 running RHEL 4.3 + Flame 2011 (StoneFS file system)

    RAID Array: Xyratex RS-1220-F4-5412E (blue) - Autodesk Stone Model XR300 (XR 5412)

    RAID Controllers: 2x F5412E - Xyratex RS-LRC-E3-5412E-1024 - Firmware: 3.5 Build AD29

    Hard disks: Seagate Cheetah 15K.5 300GB SAS ST3300655SS - Firmware: AD02 or AD03

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    Hard disks for ancient Autodesk branded Xyratex RAID array/Stone (Blue 5412)
    posted by Saker Klippsten on June 19, 2015, 12:55 p.m.
    >>4) Go 1TB samsung SSD's in 8 port Icydock "arrays" with an external Megaraid controller giving you 5.5TB usable (raid 6 config) - see also 1 regarding the stone+wire answer back as that could still be a showstopper.
    >>Thats also the same for any new array unless you go standardFS.

    We did the same-thing
    I have this similar config setup in our Z800's and Z820's

    We use two of these 8 x2.5 drive bays -ICY DOCK ToughArmor MB998SP-B 8 x 2.5 SATA 6Gbps 7mm HDD / SSD Mobile Rack / Cage in 1 x 5.25 bay

    Molex to Dual Sata Power

    LSI 16 Port

    Grab 5 or ( 5th for a spare) of these cables to fan out from miniSAS to 4 port SATA

    I have had no issues with the EVO version thus far. Been working Great in 4 systems ( thats 64 Drives ) we also have deployed 200 plus in various workstations.


    We do raid 5's and then format XFS


    -S





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    >>4) Go 1TB samsung SSD's in 8 port Icydock "arrays" with an external Megaraid controller giving you 5.5TB usable (raid 6 config) - see also 1 regarding the stone+wire answer back as that could still be a showstopper.
    >>Thats also the same for any new array unless you go standardFS.

    We did the same-thing
    I have this similar config setup in our Z800's and Z820's

    We use two of these 8 x2.5 drive bays -ICY DOCK ToughArmor MB998SP-B 8 x 2.5 SATA 6Gbps 7mm HDD / SSD Mobile Rack / Cage in 1 x 5.25 bay

    Molex to Dual Sata Power

    LSI 16 Port

    Grab 5 or ( 5th for a spare) of these cables to fan out from miniSAS to 4 port SATA

    I have had no issues with the EVO version thus far. Been working Great in 4 systems ( thats 64 Drives ) we also have deployed 200 plus in various workstations.


    We do raid 5's and then format XFS


    -S






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    Hard disks for ancient Autodesk branded Xyratex RAID array/Stone (Blue 5412)
    posted by Dan Young on June 19, 2015, 1:05 p.m.
    Can I enquire as to what the total price is for this setup?

    DY

    On 06/19/2015 09:50 AM, Saker Klippsten wrote:
    >>4) Go 1TB samsung SSD's in 8 port Icydock "arrays" with an external Megaraid controller giving you 5.5TB usable (raid 6 config) - see also 1 regarding the stone+wire answer back as that could still be a showstopper.
    >>Thats also the same for any new array unless you go standardFS.

    We did the same-thing
    I have this similar config setup in our Z800's and Z820's

    We use two of these 8 x2.5 drive bays -ICY DOCK ToughArmor MB998SP-B 8 x 2.5 SATA 6Gbps 7mm HDD / SSD Mobile Rack / Cage in 1 x 5.25 bay

    Molex to Dual Sata Power

    LSI 16 Port

    Grab 5 or ( 5th for a spare) of these cables to fan out from miniSAS to 4 port SATA

    I have had no issues with the EVO version thus far. Been working Great in 4 systems ( thats 64 Drives ) we also have deployed 200 plus in various workstations.


    We do raid 5's and then format XFS


    -S







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    Can I enquire as to what the total price is for this setup?

    DY

    On 06/19/2015 09:50 AM, Saker Klippsten wrote:
    >>4) Go 1TB samsung SSD's in 8 port Icydock "arrays" with an external Megaraid controller giving you 5.5TB usable (raid 6 config) - see also 1 regarding the stone+wire answer back as that could still be a showstopper.
    >>Thats also the same for any new array unless you go standardFS.

    We did the same-thing
    I have this similar config setup in our Z800's and Z820's

    We use two of these 8 x2.5 drive bays -ICY DOCK ToughArmor MB998SP-B 8 x 2.5 SATA 6Gbps 7mm HDD / SSD Mobile Rack / Cage in 1 x 5.25 bay

    Molex to Dual Sata Power

    LSI 16 Port

    Grab 5 or ( 5th for a spare) of these cables to fan out from miniSAS to 4 port SATA

    I have had no issues with the EVO version thus far. Been working Great in 4 systems ( thats 64 Drives ) we also have deployed 200 plus in various workstations.


    We do raid 5's and then format XFS


    -S







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    GPU-centric rendering workstation configs
    posted by Dean Warren on June 19, 2015, 2:59 p.m.

    Hello all,

    Inspied by John's Worksation Config thread, I was wondering if anyone is doing GPU-centric rendering, and if so what is your GPU-rendering workstation configuration? This is a new area for me, so any information you could provide would be appreciated.

    Cheers,

    -DW

     


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    Hello all,

    Inspied by John's Worksation Config thread, I was wondering if anyone is doing GPU-centric rendering, and if so what is your GPU-rendering workstation configuration? This is a new area for me, so any information you could provide would be appreciated.

    Cheers,

    -DW

     


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    Shotgun + External email services
    posted by Dan Young on June 19, 2015, 3 p.m.
    Hey everyone, I'm wondering if there's anybody out there that uses external email for their shop (Gmail, Office365, whatever) and has it integrated with Shotgun? I'm guessing this is possible I just don't know enough about it. Trails, tribulations, successes, hatred - all welcomed. Thanks! DY To unsubscribe from the list send a blank e-mail to mailto:studiosysadmins-discuss-request@studiosysadmins.com?subject=unsubscribe
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    Hey everyone, I'm wondering if there's anybody out there that uses external email for their shop (Gmail, Office365, whatever) and has it integrated with Shotgun? I'm guessing this is possible I just don't know enough about it. Trails, tribulations, successes, hatred - all welcomed. Thanks! DY To unsubscribe from the list send a blank e-mail to mailto:studiosysadmins-discuss-request@studiosysadmins.com?subject=unsubscribe

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