VirtualCenter reinstall FTL...

Discussion in 'Virtual Computing' started by zebulebu, Jul 28, 2009.

  1. zebulebu

    zebulebu Terabyte Poster

    I. Hate. Western. Digital.

    Been sick as a dog all day and just come downstairs in the last 20 minutes... to find my poxy VC Server has **** the bed - HD is screwed. Less than ten months old as well. Western Bastard Digital - that's the last you'll see of me - after having no problems with them for years, I've now had three fail on me in the past eight months.
    Certifications: A few
    WIP: None - f*** 'em
  2. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

    I understand how you feel, I will never buy another fujitsu HDD. A few years back we had a whole batch of them die on us, one after another...

    Certifications: CITP, PGCert, BSc, HNC, LCGI, PTLLS, MCT, MCITP, MCTS, MCSE, MCSA:M, MCSA, MCDST, MCP, MTA, MCAS, MOS (Master), A+, N+, S+, ACA, VCA, etc... & 2nd Degree Black Belt
    WIP: PGDip
  3. jk2447

    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

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    Does anyone know how reliable the solid state drives are? Surely VERY reliable. . .?
    Certifications: BSc (Hons), HND IT, HND Computing, ITIL-F, MBCS CITP, MCP (270,290,291,293,294,298,299,410,411,412) MCTS (401,620,624,652) MCSA:Security, MCSE: Security, Security+, CPTS, VCP4, CCA (XenApp6.5), MCSA 2012, VCP5
    WIP: 70-246
  4. zebulebu

    zebulebu Terabyte Poster

    Yay! Recovery console to the rescue!

    (after replacing five files that is...)

    Even better, I have my original receipt for the disk too, so I'll by RMAing that to Western Soditall tomorrow.

    Now... time to migrate everything onto another disk methinks...
    Certifications: A few
    WIP: None - f*** 'em
  5. JohnBradbury

    JohnBradbury Kilobyte Poster

    Installing VCenter takes an absolute age. I'm running the 60 days evaluation so I've installed two VCenter servers a couple of days apart. In theory I can take the primary back to the base build snapshot and reinstall whilst the secondary server looks after things. A few days later do the same with the secondary and in 60 days the whole process starts again.

    Same situation with my ESX installs.

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