Category Archives: Server/LAN

Sticky 911! Making it easy to quickly and reliably boot your linux OS from USB or CD/DVD

I have been isolinux in the past to boot my server. In fact, it used to be the only way to boot it because somehow my BIOS did not recognize the RAID card. That problem was solved later by a … Continue reading

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Kernel Virtual Machine (KVM) Benchmark Results

General Approach Over the past week, I have been doing benchmarking on KVM performance. The reason for this is that I want to use KVM on my new server and need to know what the impact of KVM is on … Continue reading

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Benchmarking KVM continues…

After running quite a few tests with different configurations and doing also some manual testing, I am finding out that more or less the main factor in performance of KVM versus native is the disk IO. In particular, the schedulilng … Continue reading

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Oh no, I’ve created a monster!

I have started to do benchmarking with virtual machines under opensuse 11.3 with KVM and had setup a number of different domains to run the same OS under different settings. Just one minor issue occurred which was that some domains … Continue reading

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Completed server upgrade

As preparation for the new server I am getting, I am preparing for that by at least getting the software to a more recent baseline. The idea is to first upgrade the software to the more recent versions while still … Continue reading

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Experimenting with KVM…

For the new server I want to use a virtualized setup and would like to split up the server into several independent parts. At least one VM dedicated to mythtv and I stil have to think about the rest. Anyway, … Continue reading

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Server ordered

So with one last changes of the heatsink to a Supermicro SNK-P0038P (bigger than the Intel) and of the chassis to the more silent SC743 TQ-865B-SQ, the server is now complete and I have placed the order. Now the waiting … Continue reading

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Server specs/what a journey….

Incredible how much you learn while looking for the correct parts for a server. Initially I started out with an Intel S5500HCVR motherboard  based on the 5500 chipset and an Antec Take 4 650 case and a Noctua NH-U12DX 1366 … Continue reading

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Oh no, the server virus strikes again…

It is flue season again, but this time it is not a regular flue but more like a server virus. I have had this virus before and it usually ends up in me spending a lot of money on very … Continue reading

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Should I get a new server?

In 2006 I got myself a new server. The old one was already 7 years old and was at its limit. Memory was tight and the setup was not ideal. For instance, I had 2 internal hard disks with a … Continue reading

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