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  • 11/17/15--13:10: Asset Management System Poll
  • Asset Management System Poll
    posted by Enrique Tejero on Nov. 17, 2015, 4:10 p.m. (1 day ago)
    We're thinking about making some changes with the way we manage our assets behind Shotgun. Wanted to take a poll on what people are using, so I can help build a case here. If you don't mind answering the following short questions, ideally with one-word answers, I'd really appreciate it!

    1. How many employees in your studio?
    2. Are you currently using an asset management system?
    2.1. If you bought it, which one?
    2.2. If you wrote it, is it just a structured file-folder system, or DB-based?
    3. Top 2 reasons why you're using or not using an asset management system?

    Thanks!
    Enrique
    Thread Tags:
      discuss-at-studiosysadmins 

    0 Responses     0 Plus One's     1 Comments  
     
    We're thinking about making some changes with the way we manage our assets behind Shotgun. Wanted to take a poll on what people are using, so I can help build a case here. If you don't mind answering the following short questions, ideally with one-word answers, I'd really appreciate it!

    1. How many employees in your studio?
    2. Are you currently using an asset management system?
    2.1. If you bought it, which one?
    2.2. If you wrote it, is it just a structured file-folder system, or DB-based?
    3. Top 2 reasons why you're using or not using an asset management system?

    Thanks!
    Enrique

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    YAZQ - Yet Another ZFS Question
    posted by Steve Molin on Nov. 18, 2015, 10:53 a.m. (1 day ago)

    Hello all. Have really appreciated all the interesting conversations on this list! Thanks to everyone for your contributions to this forum.

    I'm setting up a fileserver for a new, small studio, Sprocketship VFX in Portland, Oregon (http://thesprocketship.com) and of course I chose to do this with ZFS - in particular, ZFS-on-Linux. I would appreciate any thoughts on my configuration so far.

    In particular, we're concerned about throughput (isn't everyone?). So far I've just measured with dbench locally (suggestions for other tests), and I'm getting about 240MB/s. Without changing to more than two stripes, anything dumb I'm doing that's limiting my throughput? Does 29TB usable space sound about right with 16 2TB drives after parity?

    Thanks in advance!

    Steve Molin

     


    motherboard: SuperMicro X7DCA-L
    cpus: 2 x 4 core Xeon L5420 at 2.5GHz
    ram: 6 x 8GB 667 MHz DDR2 part number HMP31GP7AFR4C-Y5
    drive controller: 3ware 9650SE SATA-II RAID PCIe (drives in pass-through mode)

    drives: 20 x Western Digital 2TB Black WD2003FYPS
    os: Linux version 3.2.0-4-amd64 (debian-kernel@lists.debian.org) (gcc version 4.6.3 (Debian 4.6.3-14) ) #1 SMP Debian 3.2.68-1+deb7u3

    zfs (zfs-on-linux): 2 stripes of 10 drives in raidz2

    l2arc: 2 x 512MB Lite-On SSD drives


    % zfs list
    NAME               USED  AVAIL  REFER  MOUNTPOINT
    spr                311G  28.1T  55.0K  /spr

    % zpool status
      pool: spr
     state: ONLINE
      scan: none requested
    config:

            NAME                                             STATE     READ WRITE CKSUM
            spr                                              ONLINE       0     0     0
              raidz2-0                                       ONLINE       0     0     0
                scsi-3600050e0c24e7d0053830000f8560000       ONLINE       0     0     0
                scsi-3600050e0d62e3300fcb50000f3fe0000       ONLINE       0     0     0
                scsi-3600050e0d62e2e007eff0000afd60000       ONLINE       0     0     0
                scsi-3600050e000011800d4c400009d400000       ONLINE       0     0     0
                scsi-3600050e0d62e3300f5090000d5de0000       ONLINE       0     0     0
                scsi-3600050e0d62e3300debd0000379c0000       ONLINE       0     0     0
                scsi-3600050e0d62e33008ad500007f140000       ONLINE       0     0     0
                scsi-3600050e000011d0023e30000316a0000       ONLINE       0     0     0
                scsi-3600050e0d62e3800dba100004f680000       ONLINE       0     0     0
                scsi-3600050e0d62e3800275100002db80000       ONLINE       0     0     0
              raidz2-1                                       ONLINE       0     0     0
                scsi-3600050e000011d00de8c000059060000       ONLINE       0     0     0
                scsi-3600050e000011d00b315000069ea0000       ONLINE       0     0     0
                scsi-3600050e01ff33b0062010000d4080000       ONLINE       0     0     0
                scsi-3600050e01ff33600f9cd00001b900000       ONLINE       0     0     0
                scsi-3600050e01ff3360059070000f8560000       ONLINE       0     0     0
                scsi-3600050e01ff33600f433000009040000       ONLINE       0     0     0
                scsi-3600050e0327ace002f4f0000c4600000       ONLINE       0     0     0
                scsi-3600050e0327ace005d53000059060000       ONLINE       0     0     0
                scsi-3600050e0327ad300d9810000da9e0000       ONLINE       0     0     0
                scsi-3600050e0327ad3003bcf000059060000       ONLINE       0     0     0
            cache
              scsi-SATA_LITEONIT_LCS-51TW02XFM1550854AF0199  ONLINE       0     0     0
              scsi-SATA_LITEONIT_LCS-51TW02XFM15508538F0023  ONLINE       0     0     0

    errors: No known data errors
     

    0 Responses     0 Plus One's     2 Comments  
     

    Hello all. Have really appreciated all the interesting conversations on this list! Thanks to everyone for your contributions to this forum.

    I'm setting up a fileserver for a new, small studio, Sprocketship VFX in Portland, Oregon (http://thesprocketship.com) and of course I chose to do this with ZFS - in particular, ZFS-on-Linux. I would appreciate any thoughts on my configuration so far.

    In particular, we're concerned about throughput (isn't everyone?). So far I've just measured with dbench locally (suggestions for other tests), and I'm getting about 240MB/s. Without changing to more than two stripes, anything dumb I'm doing that's limiting my throughput? Does 29TB usable space sound about right with 16 2TB drives after parity?

    Thanks in advance!

    Steve Molin

     


    motherboard: SuperMicro X7DCA-L
    cpus: 2 x 4 core Xeon L5420 at 2.5GHz
    ram: 6 x 8GB 667 MHz DDR2 part number HMP31GP7AFR4C-Y5
    drive controller: 3ware 9650SE SATA-II RAID PCIe (drives in pass-through mode)

    drives: 20 x Western Digital 2TB Black WD2003FYPS
    os: Linux version 3.2.0-4-amd64 (debian-kernel@lists.debian.org) (gcc version 4.6.3 (Debian 4.6.3-14) ) #1 SMP Debian 3.2.68-1+deb7u3

    zfs (zfs-on-linux): 2 stripes of 10 drives in raidz2

    l2arc: 2 x 512MB Lite-On SSD drives


    % zfs list
    NAME               USED  AVAIL  REFER  MOUNTPOINT
    spr                311G  28.1T  55.0K  /spr

    % zpool status
      pool: spr
     state: ONLINE
      scan: none requested
    config:

            NAME                                             STATE     READ WRITE CKSUM
            spr                                              ONLINE       0     0     0
              raidz2-0                                       ONLINE       0     0     0
                scsi-3600050e0c24e7d0053830000f8560000       ONLINE       0     0     0
                scsi-3600050e0d62e3300fcb50000f3fe0000       ONLINE       0     0     0
                scsi-3600050e0d62e2e007eff0000afd60000       ONLINE       0     0     0
                scsi-3600050e000011800d4c400009d400000       ONLINE       0     0     0
                scsi-3600050e0d62e3300f5090000d5de0000       ONLINE       0     0     0
                scsi-3600050e0d62e3300debd0000379c0000       ONLINE       0     0     0
                scsi-3600050e0d62e33008ad500007f140000       ONLINE       0     0     0
                scsi-3600050e000011d0023e30000316a0000       ONLINE       0     0     0
                scsi-3600050e0d62e3800dba100004f680000       ONLINE       0     0     0
                scsi-3600050e0d62e3800275100002db80000       ONLINE       0     0     0
              raidz2-1                                       ONLINE       0     0     0
                scsi-3600050e000011d00de8c000059060000       ONLINE       0     0     0
                scsi-3600050e000011d00b315000069ea0000       ONLINE       0     0     0
                scsi-3600050e01ff33b0062010000d4080000       ONLINE       0     0     0
                scsi-3600050e01ff33600f9cd00001b900000       ONLINE       0     0     0
                scsi-3600050e01ff3360059070000f8560000       ONLINE       0     0     0
                scsi-3600050e01ff33600f433000009040000       ONLINE       0     0     0
                scsi-3600050e0327ace002f4f0000c4600000       ONLINE       0     0     0
                scsi-3600050e0327ace005d53000059060000       ONLINE       0     0     0
                scsi-3600050e0327ad300d9810000da9e0000       ONLINE       0     0     0
                scsi-3600050e0327ad3003bcf000059060000       ONLINE       0     0     0
            cache
              scsi-SATA_LITEONIT_LCS-51TW02XFM1550854AF0199  ONLINE       0     0     0
              scsi-SATA_LITEONIT_LCS-51TW02XFM15508538F0023  ONLINE       0     0     0

    errors: No known data errors
     

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  • 11/19/15--15:35: ffmbc still a thing?
  • ffmbc still a thing?
    posted by Jean-Francois Panisset on Nov. 19, 2015, 6:35 p.m. (1 day ago)
    Is the ffmbc fork of ffmpeg still alive? It was hosted on google code but that's gone, and I can't seem to find if it has survived and transitioned to somewhere else, or if it just died.

    JF

    Thread Tags:
      discuss-at-studiosysadmins 

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    Is the ffmbc fork of ffmpeg still alive? It was hosted on google code but that's gone, and I can't seem to find if it has survived and transitioned to somewhere else, or if it just died.

    JF


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    TORONTO SCREENING: Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens
    posted by John Morch on Nov. 24, 2015, 10:10 a.m. (3 days ago)

    TORONTO SCREENING: Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens

    Unleash your inner Jedi with Scalar and Brocade and be one of the first to see Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens.

    You and a guest are cordially invited to a 45-minute executive briefing on Ethernet Fabrics followed by the premiere showing of the $6.5 million in advanced sales action film “Star Wars: The Force Awakens." So, join Scalar and Brocade, for this amazing meeting, movie premiere, and refreshments.

    Each attendee will receive a free gift and a voucher for free popcorn & soft drink. We will also hold a raffle for great prizes. During the executive briefing, you will get a sneak peek into the future of data center networking starring Ethernet Fabrics and Software Defined Networks (SDN):

    Harness the power of the Force and register today for your private premiere screening.


    0 Responses     0 Plus One's     0 Comments  
     

    TORONTO SCREENING: Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens

    Unleash your inner Jedi with Scalar and Brocade and be one of the first to see Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens.

    You and a guest are cordially invited to a 45-minute executive briefing on Ethernet Fabrics followed by the premiere showing of the $6.5 million in advanced sales action film “Star Wars: The Force Awakens." So, join Scalar and Brocade, for this amazing meeting, movie premiere, and refreshments.

    Each attendee will receive a free gift and a voucher for free popcorn & soft drink. We will also hold a raffle for great prizes. During the executive briefing, you will get a sneak peek into the future of data center networking starring Ethernet Fabrics and Software Defined Networks (SDN):

    Harness the power of the Force and register today for your private premiere screening.


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    TORONTO SCREENING: Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens
    posted by Rob LaRose on Nov. 24, 2015, 10:15 a.m. (3 days ago)

    So. Where does the bus pick me up in NYC?

    Obviously, Manhattan is fine.. I dont expect you to pick me up in central Brooklyn.

    Unless youre coming that way anyway.

    Rob



    rob larose | engineer | rock paper scissors | 212-255-6446 | www.rockpaperscissors.com

    On Nov 24, 2015, at 10:10 AM, John Morch <content@studiosysadmins.com> wrote:

    TORONTO SCREENING: Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens

    Unleash your inner Jedi with Scalar and Brocade and be one of the first to see Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens.

    You and a guest are cordially invited to a 45-minute executive briefing on Ethernet Fabrics followed by the premiere showing of the $6.5 million in advanced sales action film Star Wars: The Force Awakens." So, join Scalar and Brocade, for this amazing meeting, movie premiere, and refreshments.

    Each attendee will receive a free gift and a voucher for free popcorn & soft drink. We will also hold a raffle for great prizes. During the executive briefing, you will get a sneak peek into the future of data center networking starring Ethernet Fabrics and Software Defined Networks (SDN):

    Harness the power of the Force and register today for your private premiere screening.

    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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    So. Where does the bus pick me up in NYC?

    Obviously, Manhattan is fine.. I dont expect you to pick me up in central Brooklyn.

    Unless youre coming that way anyway.

    Rob



    rob larose | engineer | rock paper scissors | 212-255-6446 | www.rockpaperscissors.com

    On Nov 24, 2015, at 10:10 AM, John Morch <content@studiosysadmins.com> wrote:

    TORONTO SCREENING: Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens

    Unleash your inner Jedi with Scalar and Brocade and be one of the first to see Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens.

    You and a guest are cordially invited to a 45-minute executive briefing on Ethernet Fabrics followed by the premiere showing of the $6.5 million in advanced sales action film Star Wars: The Force Awakens." So, join Scalar and Brocade, for this amazing meeting, movie premiere, and refreshments.

    Each attendee will receive a free gift and a voucher for free popcorn & soft drink. We will also hold a raffle for great prizes. During the executive briefing, you will get a sneak peek into the future of data center networking starring Ethernet Fabrics and Software Defined Networks (SDN):

    Harness the power of the Force and register today for your private premiere screening.

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


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    Shotgun Playlists span multiple Projects
    posted by Doug MacMillan on Nov. 24, 2015, 1:55 p.m. (3 days ago)
    Thread Tags:
      shotgun 

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  • 11/25/15--02:05: Remote Color Grading
  • Remote Color Grading
    posted by Andreas Martin Aanerud on Nov. 25, 2015, 5:05 a.m. (2 days ago)
    Hey Folks.

    Im calibrating some monitors in Norway now, for remote grading for different companies,
    and well...

    why are all the screens so blue, one company also said, that they had their PVM at a London house, and it came back this way and that where the correct setup...

    Have I missed out on something ?

    Im having a LightIllusion, Klein K10A and running it almost automatically with a Resolve Connection.

    Best
    Andreas

    --
    _____________________________
    Andreas Martin Aanerud, ing.
    Cell: + 47 90978137
    email: a.m.aanerud@gmail.com
    Thread Tags:
      discuss-at-studiosysadmins 

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    Hey Folks.

    Im calibrating some monitors in Norway now, for remote grading for different companies,
    and well...

    why are all the screens so blue, one company also said, that they had their PVM at a London house, and it came back this way and that where the correct setup...

    Have I missed out on something ?

    Im having a LightIllusion, Klein K10A and running it almost automatically with a Resolve Connection.

    Best
    Andreas

    --
    _____________________________
    Andreas Martin Aanerud, ing.
    Cell: + 47 90978137
    email: a.m.aanerud@gmail.com

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  • 12/01/15--02:05: Isilon SMB3 and Prefetch
  • Isilon SMB3 and Prefetch
    posted by Julian Firminger on Dec. 1, 2015, 5:05 a.m. (4 days ago)
    Hi list,

    Hoping someone else out there (Pete Smith??) has been doing some perf tuning on Isilon for SMB3. I've hit a wall, or think I have, on our NL cluster. (Yes, NL, we have an X, dont ask...)

    /etc/mcp/override/sysctl.conf

    sysctl isi.access.custom1.fnprefetch.lookahead=9

    Is this defined in files?

    sysctl isi.access.custom1.prefetch.12_ssd_disable=0

    Should this be set to 1 on an NL as there is no SSD


    Which asks a further question. What's going on with prefetch in RAM. If I disable SSD use is the fs jamming files into RAM ahead of the nic? The EMC documentation on this is pretty sparse.


    Once I invoke isi set custom1/streaming on that node&path I'm not seeing much improvement. I'm not sure if I'm bumping up against the nodes limits or the sysctl.conf params are not suited to the NL cluster.


    Anyone been down this road?


    Julian Firminger

    Snr. Systems Administrator,
    United Broadcast Facilities
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Thread Tags:
      discuss-at-studiosysadmins 

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

    Hoping someone else out there (Pete Smith??) has been doing some perf tuning on Isilon for SMB3. I've hit a wall, or think I have, on our NL cluster. (Yes, NL, we have an X, dont ask...)

    /etc/mcp/override/sysctl.conf

    sysctl isi.access.custom1.fnprefetch.lookahead=9

    Is this defined in files?

    sysctl isi.access.custom1.prefetch.12_ssd_disable=0

    Should this be set to 1 on an NL as there is no SSD


    Which asks a further question. What's going on with prefetch in RAM. If I disable SSD use is the fs jamming files into RAM ahead of the nic? The EMC documentation on this is pretty sparse.


    Once I invoke isi set custom1/streaming on that node&path I'm not seeing much improvement. I'm not sure if I'm bumping up against the nodes limits or the sysctl.conf params are not suited to the NL cluster.


    Anyone been down this road?


    Julian Firminger

    Snr. Systems Administrator,
    United Broadcast Facilities
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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  • 12/04/15--13:15: gotta be gangsta
  • gotta be gangsta
    posted by Greg Whynott on Dec. 4, 2015, 4:15 p.m. (1 day ago)



    Found this on a firewall while helping out today. applied to a few hosts..

    -g


    Thread Tags:
      discuss-at-studiosysadmins 

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    Found this on a firewall while helping out today. applied to a few hosts..

    -g



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    Beverly Hills Internet and Tech Support
    posted by John Hickson on Dec. 8, 2015, 10:23 a.m. (4 days ago)

    Anyone suggest the best price/value for high speed internet connection for a small office in Beverly Hills?

    This is needed for about 3-6 sales/development people.

    Any local suppliers I should know about?

    And sometime early January I will need someone to set up this small office - printer, wireless, vpn.

    Anyone available or can point me somewhere local and cheap?

     

    Much appreciated :)

    John Hickson

    Thread Tags:
      internet 

    0 Responses     0 Plus One's     0 Comments  
     

    Anyone suggest the best price/value for high speed internet connection for a small office in Beverly Hills?

    This is needed for about 3-6 sales/development people.

    Any local suppliers I should know about?

    And sometime early January I will need someone to set up this small office - printer, wireless, vpn.

    Anyone available or can point me somewhere local and cheap?

     

    Much appreciated :)

    John Hickson


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    dft media spirit 2k sale/recycle?
    posted by Bryce Evans on Dec. 8, 2015, 5:55 p.m. (4 days ago)
    Anyone gotten rid of one of these(or similar) lately? We have one and aren't quite sure what to do with it....

    No one seems to be buying, so I assume everyone is recycling em?

    It's this one, with the bones system as well.


    Thread Tags:
      discuss-at-studiosysadmins 

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    Anyone gotten rid of one of these(or similar) lately? We have one and aren't quite sure what to do with it....

    No one seems to be buying, so I assume everyone is recycling em?

    It's this one, with the bones system as well.



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    Maya 2016 + OSX + Nvidea 680GTX
    posted by Brian Krusic on Dec. 9, 2015, 7:50 p.m. (3 days ago)
    Hi all,

    Curious if any one has issues running the above combo?

    Seems like Maya 2016 doest like the 680 when on a Mac.

     Brian

    A good day is when no one shows up...
    and you don't have to go anywhere."

    Thread Tags:
      discuss-at-studiosysadmins 

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

    Curious if any one has issues running the above combo?

    Seems like Maya 2016 doest like the 680 when on a Mac.

     Brian

    A good day is when no one shows up...
    and you don't have to go anywhere."


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    Project management solution for a small studio?
    posted by J Griffin on Dec. 10, 2015, 6:14 p.m. (2 days ago)

    I'm with a small animation/vfx studio and we're trying to find a project managment solution to succeed Google Sheets. We have about 15 artists at the moment and during heavy production we'll ramp up to around 30.  Main softwares are Maya, Nuke, After Effects, Flash, Photoshop and we only have Macintosh workstations in-house if that makes a difference.  

    We looked at Shotgun but the cost was prohbitive at the time, though that may have changed with the recent price drop.

    I'm currently evaluating ftrack, which seems to be the next most popular option after Shotgun and I'm curious about NIM but won't have a chance to test it out until after the holidays.

    Our primary needs are pretty basic...  Tracking and easy access to a shot through the production pipe and elegantly handling versions, notes and reviews (internal and with clients).  We already have tools and proceedures in place for budgeting and time tracking.  And while the integrations with Maya & Nuke are super cool and I'd love to play with 'em, those aren't a must-have at the moment.

     

    I would love to hear about your experiences (good or bad) with the above solutions, or with any other project manager you've worked with.  I'm very new to the sysadmin/pipeline area of the business and am simply trying to understand what our options are so if you have a recommendation, please let me know.

    Thanks!

     -J

    Thread Tags:
      management 

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    I'm with a small animation/vfx studio and we're trying to find a project managment solution to succeed Google Sheets. We have about 15 artists at the moment and during heavy production we'll ramp up to around 30.  Main softwares are Maya, Nuke, After Effects, Flash, Photoshop and we only have Macintosh workstations in-house if that makes a difference.  

    We looked at Shotgun but the cost was prohbitive at the time, though that may have changed with the recent price drop.

    I'm currently evaluating ftrack, which seems to be the next most popular option after Shotgun and I'm curious about NIM but won't have a chance to test it out until after the holidays.

    Our primary needs are pretty basic...  Tracking and easy access to a shot through the production pipe and elegantly handling versions, notes and reviews (internal and with clients).  We already have tools and proceedures in place for budgeting and time tracking.  And while the integrations with Maya & Nuke are super cool and I'd love to play with 'em, those aren't a must-have at the moment.

     

    I would love to hear about your experiences (good or bad) with the above solutions, or with any other project manager you've worked with.  I'm very new to the sysadmin/pipeline area of the business and am simply trying to understand what our options are so if you have a recommendation, please let me know.

    Thanks!

     -J


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  • 12/10/15--16:35: Virtualization recipe?
  • Virtualization recipe?
    posted by J Bills on Dec. 10, 2015, 7:35 p.m. (2 days ago)
    Hi - tasked with expanding a computer lab for a school to accommodate an influx of new students into a program we're expanding, and we want to play around with virtualizing seats on a beastly server we have access to. My guess is it'd make adding 20-30 seats a breeze if we can get it working smoothly!

    I've not done much of this and am starting to wrap my head around how best to tackle it. But assuming that the students will be working on "reasonable" laptop level hardware on the user side, what would you all recommend or what have you had success with?

    I know there are lots of variables, but here's the highlights and I can provide more info as necessary -

    We're mostly going to be in a coding environment (visual studio, etc) but the kicker is we'll need Unity to also play nice in this virtualized setup.

    Will be virtualizing Windows 10's on a Linux server - it's early and exact flavor yet to be decided. Playing around with Virtualbox on Ubuntu now but up for suggestions.

    Server is a beast - it's one of the Boxiron 4 CPU 60 core jobs with 1.5TB of RAM (!!) One question I'll need to address soon is how the graphics card factors into this. Unsure of what all (if any) GPU requirements Unity has - website only mentions DX9, so that seems promising. I also bumped into the Nvidia Grid cards while doing some cursory google searches - that might be interesting.

    Target is supporting about 20 users over gigabit.


    Thanks in advance for any tips or roads to start going down. Seems to be no shortage of options to start playing with. RDP? VLC? Anydesk? What do you think, SSA'ers?


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    Hi - tasked with expanding a computer lab for a school to accommodate an influx of new students into a program we're expanding, and we want to play around with virtualizing seats on a beastly server we have access to. My guess is it'd make adding 20-30 seats a breeze if we can get it working smoothly!

    I've not done much of this and am starting to wrap my head around how best to tackle it. But assuming that the students will be working on "reasonable" laptop level hardware on the user side, what would you all recommend or what have you had success with?

    I know there are lots of variables, but here's the highlights and I can provide more info as necessary -

    We're mostly going to be in a coding environment (visual studio, etc) but the kicker is we'll need Unity to also play nice in this virtualized setup.

    Will be virtualizing Windows 10's on a Linux server - it's early and exact flavor yet to be decided. Playing around with Virtualbox on Ubuntu now but up for suggestions.

    Server is a beast - it's one of the Boxiron 4 CPU 60 core jobs with 1.5TB of RAM (!!) One question I'll need to address soon is how the graphics card factors into this. Unsure of what all (if any) GPU requirements Unity has - website only mentions DX9, so that seems promising. I also bumped into the Nvidia Grid cards while doing some cursory google searches - that might be interesting.

    Target is supporting about 20 users over gigabit.


    Thanks in advance for any tips or roads to start going down. Seems to be no shortage of options to start playing with. RDP? VLC? Anydesk? What do you think, SSA'ers?



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  • 12/14/15--00:56: USB Voltmeter
  • USB Voltmeter
    posted by Bill Heiden on Dec. 14, 2015, 3:56 a.m. (1 day ago)

     

     Was wondering if anyone knows of usb based volt meter?  It needs to be able have both a USB input and output.  The idea is to be able to read the voltage from an USB type-C input and pass that info back to an OS X machine via USB.  A Windows solution would be fine, but OS X is preferred.  Thanks in advance.

     

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     Was wondering if anyone knows of usb based volt meter?  It needs to be able have both a USB input and output.  The idea is to be able to read the voltage from an USB type-C input and pass that info back to an OS X machine via USB.  A Windows solution would be fine, but OS X is preferred.  Thanks in advance.

     


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    Best edit/color/etc. room switchable KVM/extender option?
    posted by Jeremy Lang on Dec. 16, 2015, 5:25 p.m. (2 days ago)
    Don't feel that IP based systems (especially PCoIP) are good enough because of lag, compression, artifacts, or other issues. Am I wrong in this assumption, is there a great solution for that?

    Have about 12-15 workstations and 12+ end points, some screening/color rooms, some regular desks, want people to be able to move and switch easily so their work follows them. Great if there's also linked video switching (HDMI 2.0 would be fine).

    Don't want to run into limitations if I needed bigger than 1920X1200 dual monitors. Nor with the control panels, nor with the Wacoms, and maybe even want Cintiq supported.

    IHSE has some really interesting looking options, anybody have experience? Is there anything similar for a third the price out there? ;o)


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    Don't feel that IP based systems (especially PCoIP) are good enough because of lag, compression, artifacts, or other issues. Am I wrong in this assumption, is there a great solution for that?

    Have about 12-15 workstations and 12+ end points, some screening/color rooms, some regular desks, want people to be able to move and switch easily so their work follows them. Great if there's also linked video switching (HDMI 2.0 would be fine).

    Don't want to run into limitations if I needed bigger than 1920X1200 dual monitors. Nor with the control panels, nor with the Wacoms, and maybe even want Cintiq supported.

    IHSE has some really interesting looking options, anybody have experience? Is there anything similar for a third the price out there? ;o)


    ______________
    Jeremy M. Lang
    it4vfx

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    Juniper Networks finds backdoor code in its firewalls
    posted by Tommy Asbee on Dec. 17, 2015, 6:55 p.m. (1 day ago)
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    Juniper Networks finds backdoor code in its firewalls
    posted by Brian Krusic on Dec. 17, 2015, 7:15 p.m. (1 day ago)
    That sorta blowz.

    Since 12?


    - Brian

    A good day is when no one shows up...
    and you don't have to go anywhere."


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    That sorta blowz.

    Since 12?


    - Brian

    A good day is when no one shows up...
    and you don't have to go anywhere."



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    Instagram breached through externally facing sensu server and poor key management
    posted by Michael Oliver on Dec. 18, 2015, 1:55 p.m. (1 day ago)
    Instagram breached through externally facing sensu server and poor key management. Pretty good read and a reminder to schedule regular internal audits of security practices, key rotation, and externally facing systems:

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    Instagram breached through externally facing sensu server and poor key management. Pretty good read and a reminder to schedule regular internal audits of security practices, key rotation, and externally facing systems:


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    Instagram breached through externally facing sensu server and poor key management
    posted by Ryan Lynch on Dec. 18, 2015, 5:40 p.m. (1 day ago)

    On Fri, Dec 18, 2015 at 10:51 AM, Michael Oliver <mcoliver@gmail.com> wrote:
    Instagram breached through externally facing sensu server and poor key management. Pretty good read and a reminder to schedule regular internal audits of security practices, key rotation, and externally facing systems:


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    On Fri, Dec 18, 2015 at 10:51 AM, Michael Oliver <mcoliver@gmail.com> wrote:
    Instagram breached through externally facing sensu server and poor key management. Pretty good read and a reminder to schedule regular internal audits of security practices, key rotation, and externally facing systems:


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