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  1. mjs_mjs's Avatar
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    would be really interested to see your notes as i would like to play with running a cluster over the summer
  2. denzal2k4's Avatar
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    Ok, i'm gonna give it a test on a clean vm, any ideas when part 2 is out?

    Thanks
  3. TheScarfedOne's Avatar
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    Hmmmm... OK. Im going to post up screenies of mine. Can you DM me with yours and I will take a look - or we can arrange an RDP session...
  4. TheScarfedOne's Avatar
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    No, and no! I will cover what to do if you already have WDS already installed. It depends whether you are putting SCCM on the same server, or if you want to keep your current WDS running while you test and set up SCCM. I would go with option 2 if you can....
  5. TheScarfedOne's Avatar
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    It always appears for the first few seconds (the bar that is), and the connection dialog disappears so quickly that I had never thought about removing it. Im not sure that you can - but Ill ask the RDP team...
  6. TheScarfedOne's Avatar
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    A useful prompt for reminding me of something I do as a matter of course... and didnt think others would always use!
  7. SwedishChef's Avatar
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    Do I get points for making you remember this issue ? ;-)
  8. FN-GM's Avatar
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    Hi, Just found this might be handy for people who are doing this type of project: ThinWin | Free software downloads at SourceForge.net
  9. X-13's Avatar
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    See, that would be the smart option.
  10. mjs_mjs's Avatar
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    or - drop the number of nodes until they can find homes - if it's on a vlan, then the nodes can sit anywhere really.
  11. X-13's Avatar
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    I'm thinking of making a "twin towers" set up. The nodes will be stacked in 2 piles of 5, as they're meant to be horizontal it'll be stable. [No leaning tower of server.]

    There will be just over the width of one computer between the towers. With the switch and controller in between. The controller is a vertical desktop, with all fans at the back and no vents on either side.

    However... I still don't have the space for it. I'm thinking this project will fail before it even gets properly started.
  12. mjs_mjs's Avatar
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    oh and pics please
  13. mjs_mjs's Avatar
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    Heat can be an issue with clusters build in the DIY way - make sure that there is enough room capacity to dissipate the heat and enough airflow. Also make sure that one exhaust doesn't become the next's air supply as that's not good.
  14. X-13's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by sonofsanta
    Surely it'll be much cooler to build a set of shelves to have them all blinking away like some monstrous piece of wall art... then have the power strips mounted down one side and the network ports down the other like some crazed DIY server rack.

    Added points for building it out of aluminium and having a T-1000 skull mounted somewhere.

    That's stage... 6?
  15. sonofsanta's Avatar
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    Surely it'll be much cooler to build a set of shelves to have them all blinking away like some monstrous piece of wall art... then have the power strips mounted down one side and the network ports down the other like some crazed DIY server rack.

    Added points for building it out of aluminium and having a T-1000 skull mounted somewhere.
  16. X-13's Avatar
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    Some people have more money than sense.

    Even more so, if it isn't their money.
  17. FN-GM's Avatar
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    How do you prevent the connection bar appearing for those few seconds even if you have set it to not show? Also there is a box that shows saying connecting and the user has the option to cancel this. How did you deal with that?

    Thanks
  18. X-13's Avatar
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    The planning stage of PROJECT BORG starts on Monday.

    I've been looking into Beowolf clusters and it seems like that's where I'm heading.
  19. mjs_mjs's Avatar
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    hey there - do research on beowulf clusters - i used to be a member of their mailing list and discussed lots of things on there relating to what you're trying to do. I think there is an premade linux distro for making a beowulf cluster (computers connected by lan).

    Will be interested to hear alot about this!
  20. sonofsanta's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by X-13
    This reads more like an adventure log than a guide for work... It's awesome.

    I was waiting for "The goblins will swarm you. Stay calm, they'll be scared off by the swearing when things go wrong. And they WILL go wrong."
    Unfortunately I think the gremlins are included as part of the standard HP support package, and no amount of shouting can scare them off.

    It's like the famous episode of the Twilight Zone, except instead of watching it rip an engine off through an airplane window, I'm watching it tangle my cables up while I'm trapped the wrong side of the rack.

    Quote Originally Posted by garethedmondson
    Great blog post. Enjoyed reading that - please keep updated :-) (if you are not too busy and your fingers are not bleeding).

    Gareth
    I don't know about fingers, but my brain is certainly bleeding through my ears at the moment. I think it's getting a head start on the 40 mile journey home. I don't blame it