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Time to Register for Xen Project User Summit on Sept 15, 2014

Great Session Lineup Awaits Attendees in New York City!

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It’s time to make your travel plans to New York City for the September 15 arrival of the Xen Project User Summit!

Assigning ownership to disks for NetApp OnTap 8.2p2 Cluster mode

After replacing broken disks for NetApp Storage and if you want to manually assigned ownership back to the newly replaced but assigned disks, you can use the following command
1. Show Storage Ownership Information

Identify broken disk for NetApp OnTap 8.2p2 Cluster mode

1. Identify the Cluster Nodes
My-NetApp-Cluster::> cluster show

Node                  Health  Eligibility
--------------------- ------- ------------
cluster1-01      true    true
cluster1-02      true    true
cluster1-03      true    true
cluster1-04      true    true
4 entries were displayed.
2. Check for Broken Disk

SLOB full table scans

A short post in follow-up to the previous one on ZFS vs ASM:
I wrote that I had to create a procedure to get full table scans on SLOB data. SLOB is designed to do random I/O (and lots of it ;-) but my test required FTS as well.

Oracle ASM vs ZFS on XtremIO

Background
In my previous post on ZFS I showed how ZFS causes fragmentation for Oracle database files. At the end I promised (sort of) to also come back on topic around how this affects database performance.

10 awesome Google features you should be using

http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2014/08/09/10-awesome-google-features-should-be-using/

Tips on GNOME Classic workspaces

In the world of affordable, dual 27-inch monitors, the GNOME virtual screen feature (aka workspaces) may not hold the same prominent position as before. But, to people like myself who still operate machines equipped with only a single 19-inch monitor, using workspaces effectively is still a big productivity booster. Below are some tips for using GNOME Classic workspaces. Tip 1: Change # of default workspaces By default, the GNOME desktop has 4 workspaces available. The default number can be changed. I, for one, would like to decrease the number of workspaces to 2.

EBOLA

Dear All,There is currently an Ebola outbreak putting all of us at risk.

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