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    Quick nVidia graphics card help/favour
    posted by  on Aug. 18, 2016, 10:05 a.m. (1 day ago)
    Hello,

    If anyone has access to a linux box with an nVidia Quadro M4000 would they please paste this into a shell and let me know the output?

    lspci | grep Quadro | cut -d"[" -f2 | cut -d "]" -f1 | cut -d " " -f2


    Cheers,

    Keith

    --
    Keith Barton
    Senior Systems Administrator

    5th floor, Threeways House,
    40-44 Clipstone Street London, W1W 5DW
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    Hello,

    If anyone has access to a linux box with an nVidia Quadro M4000 would they please paste this into a shell and let me know the output?

    lspci | grep Quadro | cut -d"[" -f2 | cut -d "]" -f1 | cut -d " " -f2


    Cheers,

    Keith

    --
    Keith Barton
    Senior Systems Administrator

    5th floor, Threeways House,
    40-44 Clipstone Street London, W1W 5DW

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    Quick nVidia graphics card help/favour
    posted by Dave Young on Aug. 18, 2016, 11:20 a.m. (1 day ago)

    [root@machine ~]#  lspci | grep Quadro | cut -d"[" -f2 | cut -d "]" -f1 | cut -d " " -f2
    [root@machine ~]# cat /proc/driver/nvidia/gpus/0000\:03\:00.0/information
    Model:           Quadro M4000
    IRQ:             99
    GPU UUID:        GPU-3e547df8-d442-6e03-c934-3d681454eb56
    Video BIOS:      84.04.6c.00.01
    Bus Type:        PCIe
    DMA Size:        40 bits
    DMA Mask:        0xffffffffff
    Bus Location:    0000:03:00.0
    Device Minor:    0
    [root@machine ~]#



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    Dave Young
    Senior Systems Engineer

    T  +1 212 337 3210




    The Mill451 Broadway, 6th Floor, New York,  NY 10013
    themill.com | @millchannel |  facebook.com/millchannel


    From: studiosysadmins-discuss-bounces@studiosysadmins.com [studiosysadmins-discuss-bounces@studiosysadmins.com] on behalf of Keith Barton [keith@milk-vfx.com]
    Sent: Thursday, August 18, 2016 9:59 AM
    To: studiosysadmins-discuss@studiosysadmins.com
    Subject: [SSA-Discuss] Quick nVidia graphics card help/favour

    Hello,

    If anyone has access to a linux box with an nVidia Quadro M4000 would they please paste this into a shell and let me know the output?

    lspci | grep Quadro | cut -d"[" -f2 | cut -d "]" -f1 | cut -d " " -f2


    Cheers,

    Keith

    --
    Keith Barton
    Senior Systems Administrator

    5th floor, Threeways House,
    40-44 Clipstone Street London, W1W 5DW

    Thread Tags:
      discuss-at-studiosysadmins 

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    [root@machine ~]#  lspci | grep Quadro | cut -d"[" -f2 | cut -d "]" -f1 | cut -d " " -f2
    [root@machine ~]# cat /proc/driver/nvidia/gpus/0000\:03\:00.0/information
    Model:           Quadro M4000
    IRQ:             99
    GPU UUID:        GPU-3e547df8-d442-6e03-c934-3d681454eb56
    Video BIOS:      84.04.6c.00.01
    Bus Type:        PCIe
    DMA Size:        40 bits
    DMA Mask:        0xffffffffff
    Bus Location:    0000:03:00.0
    Device Minor:    0
    [root@machine ~]#



    --
    Dave Young
    Senior Systems Engineer

    T  +1 212 337 3210




    The Mill451 Broadway, 6th Floor, New York,  NY 10013
    themill.com | @millchannel |  facebook.com/millchannel


    From: studiosysadmins-discuss-bounces@studiosysadmins.com [studiosysadmins-discuss-bounces@studiosysadmins.com] on behalf of Keith Barton [keith@milk-vfx.com]
    Sent: Thursday, August 18, 2016 9:59 AM
    To: studiosysadmins-discuss@studiosysadmins.com
    Subject: [SSA-Discuss] Quick nVidia graphics card help/favour

    Hello,

    If anyone has access to a linux box with an nVidia Quadro M4000 would they please paste this into a shell and let me know the output?

    lspci | grep Quadro | cut -d"[" -f2 | cut -d "]" -f1 | cut -d " " -f2


    Cheers,

    Keith

    --
    Keith Barton
    Senior Systems Administrator

    5th floor, Threeways House,
    40-44 Clipstone Street London, W1W 5DW


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    Internal Employee Portfolio Site
    posted by Zorion Terrell on Aug. 22, 2016, 6:35 p.m. (4 days ago)

    Hey All,

     

    Our HR came to me with a problem that I don’t have an easy solution to. They’re looking for a sort of internal Employee Portfolio web site where supervisors and leads could look at the work that artists have done. We’re still in transition to Shotgun which would be the obvious method, but the majority of our Productions are 2D shows which are not migrated yet.

     

    So I’m looking for advice and/or ideas from the community. What was described to me was a place for artists to post their work they would want reviewed as “their work” but I suspect it could be taken further to just being able to search and view what someone has done.

     

    Has any other studio out there done something similar to this?

     

    Any feedback is greatly appreciated!!

     

    Cheers,

     

    Zorion Terrell

    IT Manager | DHX Studios

    e:zorion.terrell@dhxmedia.com

    t: 604-684-2363| m: 604-562-5148

    600-190 Alexander Street

    Vancouver, BC Canada V6A 1B5

     

    Signature-10-Year-Logo_Final

     

     

    Thread Tags:
      discuss-at-studiosysadmins 

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    Hey All,

     

    Our HR came to me with a problem that I don’t have an easy solution to. They’re looking for a sort of internal Employee Portfolio web site where supervisors and leads could look at the work that artists have done. We’re still in transition to Shotgun which would be the obvious method, but the majority of our Productions are 2D shows which are not migrated yet.

     

    So I’m looking for advice and/or ideas from the community. What was described to me was a place for artists to post their work they would want reviewed as “their work” but I suspect it could be taken further to just being able to search and view what someone has done.

     

    Has any other studio out there done something similar to this?

     

    Any feedback is greatly appreciated!!

     

    Cheers,

     

    Zorion Terrell

    IT Manager | DHX Studios

    e:zorion.terrell@dhxmedia.com

    t: 604-684-2363| m: 604-562-5148

    600-190 Alexander Street

    Vancouver, BC Canada V6A 1B5

     

    Signature-10-Year-Logo_Final

     

     


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    pflic inside docker container
    posted by Johannes Amorosa on Aug. 24, 2016, 5:55 a.m. (2 days ago)
    Dear colleagues, we're trying to set up the pflic license server (4.0.2) inside a docker container. I am exposing the USB-Dongle into the container with this option: --device=/dev/ttyUSB0 We got this far. All outputs inside the container: ./pflic -f pflic[6844]: Starting server on port 8070 (hostid XXXXX) pflic[6844]: Server ready. Licenses available: pflic[6844]: None ps aux | grep usbdaemon root 16953 0.0 0.0 82368 808 ? Ss 09:49 0:00 /opt/safenet_sentinel/common_files/sentinel_usb_daemon/usbdaemon lsusb ... Bus 002 Device 006: ID 04b9:0300 Rainbow Technologies, Inc. SafeNet USB SuperPro/UltraPro ... If I forward the ./pflicensemanager via ssh/X11 to my workstation. I can see pflic works well, but the dongle is not recognized. I believe there are two possible problems: 1. My container image lacks a dependency for the usbdaemon (debugging nearly impossible). 2. The Sentinel system prohibits this use case, because of copy protection. Is anyone doing this and has some tips how to proceed?. Thank you for your time. JA -- Johannes Amorosa | Celluloid VFX Celluloid Visual Effects GmbH & Co. KG Paul-Lincke-Ufer 39/40, 10999 Berlin phone +49 (0)30 / 54 735 220 fax +49 (0)30 / 54 735 221 To unsubscribe from the list send a blank e-mail to mailto:studiosysadmins-discuss-request@studiosysadmins.com?subject=unsubscribe
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    Dear colleagues, we're trying to set up the pflic license server (4.0.2) inside a docker container. I am exposing the USB-Dongle into the container with this option: --device=/dev/ttyUSB0 We got this far. All outputs inside the container: ./pflic -f pflic[6844]: Starting server on port 8070 (hostid XXXXX) pflic[6844]: Server ready. Licenses available: pflic[6844]: None ps aux | grep usbdaemon root 16953 0.0 0.0 82368 808 ? Ss 09:49 0:00 /opt/safenet_sentinel/common_files/sentinel_usb_daemon/usbdaemon lsusb ... Bus 002 Device 006: ID 04b9:0300 Rainbow Technologies, Inc. SafeNet USB SuperPro/UltraPro ... If I forward the ./pflicensemanager via ssh/X11 to my workstation. I can see pflic works well, but the dongle is not recognized. I believe there are two possible problems: 1. My container image lacks a dependency for the usbdaemon (debugging nearly impossible). 2. The Sentinel system prohibits this use case, because of copy protection. Is anyone doing this and has some tips how to proceed?. Thank you for your time. JA -- Johannes Amorosa | Celluloid VFX Celluloid Visual Effects GmbH & Co. KG Paul-Lincke-Ufer 39/40, 10999 Berlin phone +49 (0)30 / 54 735 220 fax +49 (0)30 / 54 735 221 To unsubscribe from the list send a blank e-mail to mailto:studiosysadmins-discuss-request@studiosysadmins.com?subject=unsubscribe

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    Environment management with rez
    posted by Brendan Abel on Aug. 24, 2016, 4:43 p.m. (2 days ago)

    I'm looking to implement some form of runtime environment management to simultaneously support multiple software versions in production.

    I previously used an in-house solution called "envi" that did pretty much what I want.  But that company is no longer around so I was looking to re-develop it myself.  Just recently, a colleague mentioned "rez" -- https://github.com/nerdvegas/rez.  It seems to do many of the same things, though the design is fairly different.  

    Has anyone used this before in production?  Have you used any other environment managers?

    Thread Tags:
      environment rez manager package 

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    I'm looking to implement some form of runtime environment management to simultaneously support multiple software versions in production.

    I previously used an in-house solution called "envi" that did pretty much what I want.  But that company is no longer around so I was looking to re-develop it myself.  Just recently, a colleague mentioned "rez" -- https://github.com/nerdvegas/rez.  It seems to do many of the same things, though the design is fairly different.  

    Has anyone used this before in production?  Have you used any other environment managers?


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    Switch/Router for multiple workstations to multiple sets of peripherals
    posted by David Kossin on Aug. 26, 2016, 12:19 p.m. (1 day ago)

    Hey,

     

    In our office we have assistant editors that move around based on which projects they are working on. We have 3 assistant workstations in our server room but have 6 different editing suites. I have a monitor/keyboard/mouse/tablet in each editing suite for the assistants. Currently, when an assistant is assigned to a different suite I have to physically connect the correct peripherals to the workstation in the server room. I am looking for a way to put all three workstations and all 6 sets of peripherals on some kind of switch/router which would allow me to switch the peripherals from any workstation to any suite with the push of a button. Does anyone have a similar setup? What do you use? I’ve searched for switches but all I find our KVM switches that do the opposite of what I want (1 peripheral set hooked into multiple workstations).

     

    Any ideas?

     

    Thanks! 


    0 Responses     0 Plus One's     0 Comments  
     

    Hey,

     

    In our office we have assistant editors that move around based on which projects they are working on. We have 3 assistant workstations in our server room but have 6 different editing suites. I have a monitor/keyboard/mouse/tablet in each editing suite for the assistants. Currently, when an assistant is assigned to a different suite I have to physically connect the correct peripherals to the workstation in the server room. I am looking for a way to put all three workstations and all 6 sets of peripherals on some kind of switch/router which would allow me to switch the peripherals from any workstation to any suite with the push of a button. Does anyone have a similar setup? What do you use? I’ve searched for switches but all I find our KVM switches that do the opposite of what I want (1 peripheral set hooked into multiple workstations).

     

    Any ideas?

     

    Thanks! 


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    Switch/Router for multiple workstations to multiple sets of peripherals
    posted by Jean-Francois Panisset on Aug. 26, 2016, 4:30 p.m. (1 day ago)
    There are lots of different KVM switching / routing solutions out there at various price points and capabilities. The "gold standard" has typically been the ThinkLogical stuff: a "TX" box goes behind every workstation, a "RX" box goes at every seating position, and you can connect "TX" to "RX" boxes either through a fiber patch panel or via a dedicated switch:

    http://www.thinklogical.com/
    http://www.thinklogical.com/sites/default/files/public/TLX%20Brochure.pdf

    That stuff is not cheap, but it is uncompressed, and supports 4K/60. There are lots of similar products, you can look at companies like Avocent, IHSE... Which product you pick and how much you are going to spend will depend on:

    - how many monitors, and what resolution: can you make do with single link DVI (1920x1200@60), or do you need higher resolution?
    - how many USB peripherals
    - do you need high speed USB, or just HID stuff
    - tablet support: Wacoms are weird, so you need to make sure you are using a solution that explicitly supports them

    An alternative is to use PCoIP technology from Teradici. A PCIe "host card" goes into each workstation, acts as a USB hub and sound device, and loopback cables capture the DVI/DisplayPort output of the GPU to encode everything into a TCP/IP stream on a dedicated Ethernet port. In your suite you have "Zero Clients", which are small terminals to which you connect monitors and peripherals and connect back to host cards over a standard network. You can control which host card a zero client connects to either from the zero client itself, or from a software management console. If you search the archives of SSA you will find lots of discussion of Teradici / PCoIP.

    JF


    On Fri, Aug 26, 2016 at 9:19 AM, David Kossin <content@studiosysadmins.com> wrote:

    Hey,

    In our office we have assistant editors that move around based on which projects they are working on. We have 3 assistant workstations in our server room but have 6 different editing suites. I have a monitor/keyboard/mouse/tablet in each editing suite for the assistants. Currently, when an assistant is assigned to a different suite I have to physically connect the correct peripherals to the workstation in the server room. I am looking for a way to put all three workstations and all 6 sets of peripherals on some kind of switch/router which would allow me to switch the peripherals from any workstation to any suite with the push of a button. Does anyone have a similar setup? What do you use? Ive searched for switches but all I find our KVM switches that do the opposite of what I want (1 peripheral set hooked into multiple workstations).

    Any ideas?

    Thanks!


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

    Thread Tags:
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    There are lots of different KVM switching / routing solutions out there at various price points and capabilities. The "gold standard" has typically been the ThinkLogical stuff: a "TX" box goes behind every workstation, a "RX" box goes at every seating position, and you can connect "TX" to "RX" boxes either through a fiber patch panel or via a dedicated switch:

    http://www.thinklogical.com/
    http://www.thinklogical.com/sites/default/files/public/TLX%20Brochure.pdf

    That stuff is not cheap, but it is uncompressed, and supports 4K/60. There are lots of similar products, you can look at companies like Avocent, IHSE... Which product you pick and how much you are going to spend will depend on:

    - how many monitors, and what resolution: can you make do with single link DVI (1920x1200@60), or do you need higher resolution?
    - how many USB peripherals
    - do you need high speed USB, or just HID stuff
    - tablet support: Wacoms are weird, so you need to make sure you are using a solution that explicitly supports them

    An alternative is to use PCoIP technology from Teradici. A PCIe "host card" goes into each workstation, acts as a USB hub and sound device, and loopback cables capture the DVI/DisplayPort output of the GPU to encode everything into a TCP/IP stream on a dedicated Ethernet port. In your suite you have "Zero Clients", which are small terminals to which you connect monitors and peripherals and connect back to host cards over a standard network. You can control which host card a zero client connects to either from the zero client itself, or from a software management console. If you search the archives of SSA you will find lots of discussion of Teradici / PCoIP.

    JF


    On Fri, Aug 26, 2016 at 9:19 AM, David Kossin <content@studiosysadmins.com> wrote:

    Hey,

    In our office we have assistant editors that move around based on which projects they are working on. We have 3 assistant workstations in our server room but have 6 different editing suites. I have a monitor/keyboard/mouse/tablet in each editing suite for the assistants. Currently, when an assistant is assigned to a different suite I have to physically connect the correct peripherals to the workstation in the server room. I am looking for a way to put all three workstations and all 6 sets of peripherals on some kind of switch/router which would allow me to switch the peripherals from any workstation to any suite with the push of a button. Does anyone have a similar setup? What do you use? Ive searched for switches but all I find our KVM switches that do the opposite of what I want (1 peripheral set hooked into multiple workstations).

    Any ideas?

    Thanks!


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  • 08/26/16--16:00: De-commissioning an Isilon
  • De-commissioning an Isilon
    posted by Bryce Evans on Aug. 26, 2016, 7 p.m. (1 day ago)
    rsync trick in this thread is neathttp://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/37329/efficiently-delete-large-directory-containing-thousands-of-files

    after data is gone you could dd if=/dev/zero of=/ifs/hugefile then let it run till you fill the whole disk with zeroes.

    On Fri, Aug 26, 2016 at 3:35 PM, Bruce Dobrin <brucedobrin@hotmail.com> wrote:

    Ive got an old 12000X cluster that I need to de-commission. Any suggestions to securely (and quickly, if possible) delete all the data on all the nodes without destroying the OS?


    I saw a the tree-delete task, but I really want more than that.

    -Thanks

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    rsync trick in this thread is neathttp://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/37329/efficiently-delete-large-directory-containing-thousands-of-files

    after data is gone you could dd if=/dev/zero of=/ifs/hugefile then let it run till you fill the whole disk with zeroes.

    On Fri, Aug 26, 2016 at 3:35 PM, Bruce Dobrin <brucedobrin@hotmail.com> wrote:

    Ive got an old 12000X cluster that I need to de-commission. Any suggestions to securely (and quickly, if possible) delete all the data on all the nodes without destroying the OS?


    I saw a the tree-delete task, but I really want more than that.

    -Thanks

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    Switch/Router for multiple workstations to multiple sets of peripherals
    posted by Brandon Lindauer on Aug. 27, 2016, 12:05 a.m.
    I've used a good number of Avocent IP KVMs on a network and it was pretty slick. Any number of clients can be looking at any number of hosts. Although if a second station tried to grab control via keyboard/mouse there was a delay before it released. But that was the old version. I don't know about their new stuff other than the fact that's it's OEM'd from Adder. 

    I wasn't impressed with the thinkLogical setup, kinda clunky.  but again I used an older version. 

    If the computers themselves are fairly close together you could look into a KVM matrix switch. An 8 x 8 or 16 x 16 sounds like it would fit your needs. 



    On Aug 26, 2016, at 9:19 AM, David Kossin <content@studiosysadmins.com> wrote:

    Hey,

     

    In our office we have assistant editors that move around based on which projects they are working on. We have 3 assistant workstations in our server room but have 6 different editing suites. I have a monitor/keyboard/mouse/tablet in each editing suite for the assistants. Currently, when an assistant is assigned to a different suite I have to physically connect the correct peripherals to the workstation in the server room. I am looking for a way to put all three workstations and all 6 sets of peripherals on some kind of switch/router which would allow me to switch the peripherals from any workstation to any suite with the push of a button. Does anyone have a similar setup? What do you use? Ive searched for switches but all I find our KVM switches that do the opposite of what I want (1 peripheral set hooked into multiple workstations).

     

    Any ideas?

     

    Thanks! 

    To unsubscribe from the list send a blank e-mail to mailto:studiosysadmins-discuss-request@studiosysadmins.com?subject=unsubscribe
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    I've used a good number of Avocent IP KVMs on a network and it was pretty slick. Any number of clients can be looking at any number of hosts. Although if a second station tried to grab control via keyboard/mouse there was a delay before it released. But that was the old version. I don't know about their new stuff other than the fact that's it's OEM'd from Adder. 

    I wasn't impressed with the thinkLogical setup, kinda clunky.  but again I used an older version. 

    If the computers themselves are fairly close together you could look into a KVM matrix switch. An 8 x 8 or 16 x 16 sounds like it would fit your needs. 



    On Aug 26, 2016, at 9:19 AM, David Kossin <content@studiosysadmins.com> wrote:

    Hey,

     

    In our office we have assistant editors that move around based on which projects they are working on. We have 3 assistant workstations in our server room but have 6 different editing suites. I have a monitor/keyboard/mouse/tablet in each editing suite for the assistants. Currently, when an assistant is assigned to a different suite I have to physically connect the correct peripherals to the workstation in the server room. I am looking for a way to put all three workstations and all 6 sets of peripherals on some kind of switch/router which would allow me to switch the peripherals from any workstation to any suite with the push of a button. Does anyone have a similar setup? What do you use? Ive searched for switches but all I find our KVM switches that do the opposite of what I want (1 peripheral set hooked into multiple workstations).

     

    Any ideas?

     

    Thanks! 

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

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  • 08/29/16--10:25: netboot windows
  • netboot windows
    posted by Greg Dickie on Aug. 29, 2016, 1:25 p.m. (1 day ago)
    Hi,

    I haven't looked at doing this for a while and I wish I didn't have to now but we are looking for a way to preferably netboot various versions of windows or at the very least do an automated install via PXE. We have an ipxe system set up now that works great for linuxes. From some quick googling I see references to wim and PE and everything looks very specific to the version of windows. We'll need to support 7,8.1 and 10 for now.

    Has anyone mastered this? Best practices?

    Thanks,
    Greg

    --


    Greg Dickie
    just a guy
    514-983-5400
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    Hi,

    I haven't looked at doing this for a while and I wish I didn't have to now but we are looking for a way to preferably netboot various versions of windows or at the very least do an automated install via PXE. We have an ipxe system set up now that works great for linuxes. From some quick googling I see references to wim and PE and everything looks very specific to the version of windows. We'll need to support 7,8.1 and 10 for now.

    Has anyone mastered this? Best practices?

    Thanks,
    Greg

    --


    Greg Dickie
    just a guy
    514-983-5400

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    Looking for XR 6500 - 300GB flame storage drives
    posted by Brian Smith on Aug. 30, 2016, 1:03 p.m. (1 day ago)

    Hi 

     

    Looking to purchase 1 or more XR Storage drives for our old Flame Raid, that has a disk down now that we have run out of replacements.

    Looking for some 300GB 15K.5 ST3300655SS firmware on disk removed XRS0, our XRaid firmware is AD29

     

     

    any help appreciated

     

    thanks

    Thread Tags:
      storage 

    0 Responses     0 Plus One's     0 Comments  
     

    Hi 

     

    Looking to purchase 1 or more XR Storage drives for our old Flame Raid, that has a disk down now that we have run out of replacements.

    Looking for some 300GB 15K.5 ST3300655SS firmware on disk removed XRS0, our XRaid firmware is AD29

     

     

    any help appreciated

     

    thanks


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    25GbE vs 40GbE for storage connection
    posted by Rob Giltrap on Aug. 30, 2016, 6:49 p.m. (1 day ago)

    Hi All,

    Just wanted to solicit some community feedback on using 25GbE vs 40GbE for connectivity to your NAS storage.

    Any strong opinion either way?

    Are you looking at RoCE or possibly IB?

    Strong opinions and religious view wlecome ;-)

    Cheers, Rob.

    Thread Tags:
      network 

    0 Responses     0 Plus One's     0 Comments  
     

    Hi All,

    Just wanted to solicit some community feedback on using 25GbE vs 40GbE for connectivity to your NAS storage.

    Any strong opinion either way?

    Are you looking at RoCE or possibly IB?

    Strong opinions and religious view wlecome ;-)

    Cheers, Rob.


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    Anyone used fibre to copper converters?
    posted by Peter Devlin on Aug. 31, 2016, 5:45 a.m. (1 day ago)
    Anyone have any experience (that they are willing to share) of using 10 Gbp copper to fibre baluns / converters?

    I'm grappling with the relative cost of (1) running 10 Gbps fibre to an edge screening rooms vs (2) 10 Gb copper (cat 6a already in place) with edge switch purchase vs (3) rip out existing Brocade backbone and replace with 10 Gbps copper capable hardware.

    Quick bout of Google Fu turned up these fellows - http://estoreuk.perle.com/smi-10gt-sfp---10-gigabit-ethernet-managed-media-converter--05071131-2600-p.asp - but at that price point I might just be better purchasing an inexpensive Netgear XS712T or similar and using that for conversion.

    --
    Thanks,

    Peter Devlin
    Head of IT
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    Anyone have any experience (that they are willing to share) of using 10 Gbp copper to fibre baluns / converters?

    I'm grappling with the relative cost of (1) running 10 Gbps fibre to an edge screening rooms vs (2) 10 Gb copper (cat 6a already in place) with edge switch purchase vs (3) rip out existing Brocade backbone and replace with 10 Gbps copper capable hardware.

    Quick bout of Google Fu turned up these fellows - http://estoreuk.perle.com/smi-10gt-sfp---10-gigabit-ethernet-managed-media-converter--05071131-2600-p.asp - but at that price point I might just be better purchasing an inexpensive Netgear XS712T or similar and using that for conversion.

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    Teradici host card DP cables?
    posted by Jean-Francois Panisset on Aug. 31, 2016, 1 p.m. (1 day ago)
    Does anyone have a source for 18" DisplayPort to Mini DisplayPort M/M cables of the type you would use to loop the outputs of a GPU into a Teradici host card? I've got a bunch that are bad / need to be replaced and somehow I can't seem to find anything.

    JF

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    Does anyone have a source for 18" DisplayPort to Mini DisplayPort M/M cables of the type you would use to loop the outputs of a GPU into a Teradici host card? I've got a bunch that are bad / need to be replaced and somehow I can't seem to find anything.

    JF


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    Fun with internet access in LA / SFV. Any good contacts at Level3 or AT&T?
    posted by Jeremy Lang on Aug. 31, 2016, 3:25 p.m. (1 day ago)
    Sooo... we had Level 3 at previous location on a contract that extended over a year out from our move. We told them months ahead of the move about the need to transfer and checked in regularly.

    Were told a week or so before the move they'd be able to deliver sometime a couple months later. $%*&@#$%#*%&##@*... #$@*%!

    It's now a couple months later and they've still utterly failed.

    They're trying to up the monthly price just to not lock us down to a maxed-out circuit (the need to burst or expand had been a part of every conversation...).

    Despite all this fail and the fact we were a great customer and planned to remain so the very height of their magnanimity, the nearest thing to any apology for this whole fiasco--after we demanded it--is that they're refunding the service for the months we've been unable to use it. Can we get a token increase in bandwidth...? Ha no.

    As far as I can tell AT&T and TW are the only fiber in the area (we're actually pretty happy with the service we're getting from TW & Soho Net but really desire a fully redundant connection/path) and fixed/wireless isn't an option because the Valley is too flat.

    Does anybody have any high-level contacts they could share? Has anybody had to terminate one of these contracts, tips/pointers?



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    Sooo... we had Level 3 at previous location on a contract that extended over a year out from our move. We told them months ahead of the move about the need to transfer and checked in regularly.

    Were told a week or so before the move they'd be able to deliver sometime a couple months later. $%*&@#$%#*%&##@*... #$@*%!

    It's now a couple months later and they've still utterly failed.

    They're trying to up the monthly price just to not lock us down to a maxed-out circuit (the need to burst or expand had been a part of every conversation...).

    Despite all this fail and the fact we were a great customer and planned to remain so the very height of their magnanimity, the nearest thing to any apology for this whole fiasco--after we demanded it--is that they're refunding the service for the months we've been unable to use it. Can we get a token increase in bandwidth...? Ha no.

    As far as I can tell AT&T and TW are the only fiber in the area (we're actually pretty happy with the service we're getting from TW & Soho Net but really desire a fully redundant connection/path) and fixed/wireless isn't an option because the Valley is too flat.

    Does anybody have any high-level contacts they could share? Has anybody had to terminate one of these contracts, tips/pointers?



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    Fun with internet access in LA / SFV. Any good contacts at Level3 or AT&T?
    posted by Zach Lenz on Aug. 31, 2016, 3:45 p.m. (1 day ago)
    I highly recommend taking a look at the guys over at Shamrock Consulting. They're based in socal but sell circuits all over the world. I've used them at past studios as almost a telco "broker" of sorts. They can go to bat for you against L3, take a look at your contract, help you in figuring out what your termination options are.

    They also can look at your address and tell you in 2 minutes what your options are for new service and in what timeframes. They're agnostic who you chose, they sell everyone, so they don't care if it's ATT or L3 or Wolfe or TWC.

    Dealing with data and telco providers always sucks but the guys at shamrock (Paul and Ben) make it feasible and i'm yet to spend more money going through them vs direct.

    http://shamrockconsulting.com/

    Ben Ferguson 323-854-4551. (hopefully he's ok me putting his number out there) :)

    i think he's on this group so he should see this.



    On Wed, Aug 31, 2016 at 12:22 PM, Jeremy Lang <jeremy.lang@it4vfx.com> wrote:
    Sooo... we had Level 3 at previous location on a contract that extended over a year out from our move. We told them months ahead of the move about the need to transfer and checked in regularly.

    Were told a week or so before the move they'd be able to deliver sometime a couple months later. $%*&@#$%#*%&##@*... #$@*%!

    It's now a couple months later and they've still utterly failed.

    They're trying to up the monthly price just to not lock us down to a maxed-out circuit (the need to burst or expand had been a part of every conversation...).

    Despite all this fail and the fact we were a great customer and planned to remain so the very height of their magnanimity, the nearest thing to any apology for this whole fiasco--after we demanded it--is that they're refunding the service for the months we've been unable to use it. Can we get a token increase in bandwidth...? Ha no.

    As far as I can tell AT&T and TW are the only fiber in the area (we're actually pretty happy with the service we're getting from TW & Soho Net but really desire a fully redundant connection/path) and fixed/wireless isn't an option because the Valley is too flat.

    Does anybody have any high-level contacts they could share? Has anybody had to terminate one of these contracts, tips/pointers?



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    I highly recommend taking a look at the guys over at Shamrock Consulting. They're based in socal but sell circuits all over the world. I've used them at past studios as almost a telco "broker" of sorts. They can go to bat for you against L3, take a look at your contract, help you in figuring out what your termination options are.

    They also can look at your address and tell you in 2 minutes what your options are for new service and in what timeframes. They're agnostic who you chose, they sell everyone, so they don't care if it's ATT or L3 or Wolfe or TWC.

    Dealing with data and telco providers always sucks but the guys at shamrock (Paul and Ben) make it feasible and i'm yet to spend more money going through them vs direct.

    http://shamrockconsulting.com/

    Ben Ferguson 323-854-4551. (hopefully he's ok me putting his number out there) :)

    i think he's on this group so he should see this.



    On Wed, Aug 31, 2016 at 12:22 PM, Jeremy Lang <jeremy.lang@it4vfx.com> wrote:
    Sooo... we had Level 3 at previous location on a contract that extended over a year out from our move. We told them months ahead of the move about the need to transfer and checked in regularly.

    Were told a week or so before the move they'd be able to deliver sometime a couple months later. $%*&@#$%#*%&##@*... #$@*%!

    It's now a couple months later and they've still utterly failed.

    They're trying to up the monthly price just to not lock us down to a maxed-out circuit (the need to burst or expand had been a part of every conversation...).

    Despite all this fail and the fact we were a great customer and planned to remain so the very height of their magnanimity, the nearest thing to any apology for this whole fiasco--after we demanded it--is that they're refunding the service for the months we've been unable to use it. Can we get a token increase in bandwidth...? Ha no.

    As far as I can tell AT&T and TW are the only fiber in the area (we're actually pretty happy with the service we're getting from TW & Soho Net but really desire a fully redundant connection/path) and fixed/wireless isn't an option because the Valley is too flat.

    Does anybody have any high-level contacts they could share? Has anybody had to terminate one of these contracts, tips/pointers?



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    Friday fun, now with added rant - wild vendor claims at all time high...
    posted by Julian Firminger on Sept. 2, 2016, 4:55 a.m. (2 days ago)
    I'm not one to usually air this kind of thing in public but this one totally got my goat. I recently got a pre-IBC marketing email about DDN's MEDIAScaler, within it they claim:

    MEDIAScaler can modernizeyour entire workflow in one easy step and deliver much more value andprofitability to yourorganization with:

    o Support for 4K,8K, IMF, UHD, and HDR
    o 800% fastertranscode speeds than competitive alternatives
    o Cost effectiveSSD storage starting below $1/GB to optimize and accelerate


    800%?!?!?!?

    It what now? Did I miss the memo about block storage providing compute cycles? Does it somehow transmogrify the frames as it stores them? Maybe it stores video as holograms! Lets be clear here, it doesn't say 800% increase in workflow efficiency, it specifically says transcode speeds.

    Anyway, the question for the list is, how rude can you be / should you be back to these things? Of course we all just ignore most of them but 800%? WTH. That's just blatant lies.

    I challenged them thus:

    Tell you what, I'll bring, say, one of our Elemental transcoders to IBC and plug it into a MEDIAScaler and we can benchmark that. I will bet my house on it getting about 10% faster and no more next to running off an Isilon. If you dont like Elemental, you can choose from Snell xFile, CarbonCoder, Vantage, FlipFactory, AirSpeed or a bunch of others. Alternatively you can try and qualify that statement. Really, I'm all ears and could do with a laugh.


    Sadly I did not get a decent reply.


    (Disclaimer: I actually like DDN's products and approach but I'm always compelled to call a spade a spade)


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    United Broadcast Facilities
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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    I'm not one to usually air this kind of thing in public but this one totally got my goat. I recently got a pre-IBC marketing email about DDN's MEDIAScaler, within it they claim:

    MEDIAScaler can modernizeyour entire workflow in one easy step and deliver much more value andprofitability to yourorganization with:

    o Support for 4K,8K, IMF, UHD, and HDR
    o 800% fastertranscode speeds than competitive alternatives
    o Cost effectiveSSD storage starting below $1/GB to optimize and accelerate


    800%?!?!?!?

    It what now? Did I miss the memo about block storage providing compute cycles? Does it somehow transmogrify the frames as it stores them? Maybe it stores video as holograms! Lets be clear here, it doesn't say 800% increase in workflow efficiency, it specifically says transcode speeds.

    Anyway, the question for the list is, how rude can you be / should you be back to these things? Of course we all just ignore most of them but 800%? WTH. That's just blatant lies.

    I challenged them thus:

    Tell you what, I'll bring, say, one of our Elemental transcoders to IBC and plug it into a MEDIAScaler and we can benchmark that. I will bet my house on it getting about 10% faster and no more next to running off an Isilon. If you dont like Elemental, you can choose from Snell xFile, CarbonCoder, Vantage, FlipFactory, AirSpeed or a bunch of others. Alternatively you can try and qualify that statement. Really, I'm all ears and could do with a laugh.


    Sadly I did not get a decent reply.


    (Disclaimer: I actually like DDN's products and approach but I'm always compelled to call a spade a spade)


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

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  • 09/02/16--06:44: Chapter 7
  • Chapter 7
    posted by Jorg-Ulrich Mohnen on Sept. 2, 2016, 9:44 a.m. (2 days ago)

    Jorg Here

    I am not familiar with the whole process BUT WYF >>>>> what is wrong with the VFX and Podt industry when all the major companies can go bankrupt, ripp off share holders and the state of Florida and California, and announce all their Debt as rescinded, and pay no wages and back paid salaries, and announce 500 lay-offs in Port Saint Lucie, to then fire everyone 3 months later, and rip off 12 Million USD, and the list goes ON and ON and ON. Digital Domain, Rythme & Hues, etc ---> http://www.studiosysadmins.com/jobs/view/871/

     

    Who in their right mind would seek employment w/such companies when they all publically announce bankruptcy????

     

    WTF!

    Jorg

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    Jorg Here

    I am not familiar with the whole process BUT WYF >>>>> what is wrong with the VFX and Podt industry when all the major companies can go bankrupt, ripp off share holders and the state of Florida and California, and announce all their Debt as rescinded, and pay no wages and back paid salaries, and announce 500 lay-offs in Port Saint Lucie, to then fire everyone 3 months later, and rip off 12 Million USD, and the list goes ON and ON and ON. Digital Domain, Rythme & Hues, etc ---> http://www.studiosysadmins.com/jobs/view/871/

     

    Who in their right mind would seek employment w/such companies when they all publically announce bankruptcy????

     

    WTF!

    Jorg


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    Using Y Power Cables on Render Farm
    posted by William Sandler on Sept. 6, 2016, 11:05 a.m. (1 day ago)
    I'm in the process of having some of our racks re-arranged re-wired. I hate excessive cabling as much as the next man and would like to reduce where I can.

    Are there any downsides to have two servers share a Y power cable? Other than the obvious creation of a SPOF for the two servers.

    Also open to hearing any other cable saving suggestions.



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    I'm in the process of having some of our racks re-arranged re-wired. I hate excessive cabling as much as the next man and would like to reduce where I can.

    Are there any downsides to have two servers share a Y power cable? Other than the obvious creation of a SPOF for the two servers.

    Also open to hearing any other cable saving suggestions.



    William Sandler

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    Anyone try IsilonSD Edge yet?
    posted by Viet Nguyen on Sept. 6, 2016, 7:55 p.m. (1 day ago)
    https://www.emc.com/en-us/storage/isilon/isilonsd/edge.htm

    I'm considering trying to use it instead of VSAN.

    Any thoughts?
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    https://www.emc.com/en-us/storage/isilon/isilonsd/edge.htm

    I'm considering trying to use it instead of VSAN.

    Any thoughts?

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