This Server Deployment was HORRIBLE

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  1. Is this also prevalent on, *ehem*, USB(3.0) SATA based portable drive controllers? I once popped an SSD to an external enclosure and transferred about 200GB of data. At times the transfer would stop as if the enclosure lost connectivity and then would resume as if it just had gotten reattached. Same IRQ behaviour?

  2. Even if you were to #yah do, I'd say only half of those drives 'would' remain usable with you still being happy with it. Though the 'speed_rotational' ado(lol), would be anywhere from 3,500mb's at the fastest_speed, to 12 hundred on an off-day(?) And that's with dust blowing into it, not that it would happen. But the idea is a risk-free operation(1), maybe you need to replace something (rotating_question mark).

  3. Linus or anyone at LTT if you read this, totally unrelated to the video but you got a security gate installed at your server room… the walls around the server room are 10x weaker then that gate, thieves will just breakdown the wall if they really wanted your equipment. (or have the walls been re-enforced ?)

  4. Speed up the slowest component to yield highest performance they said. I guess they didn't expect the kind of increases possible with NVMe. I've also had timeout experience with networked employee workstations staying online. Their packets took longer to be received than the time to live setting. The engineers dealt with this issue for a couple of years. One day they asked me what I thought the issue might be. I suggested they scroll down the column of hardware in their software so I could better understand how all the components talked to each other. After scrolling for a while all of a sudden there appeared yellow triangles with an apostrophe in them. I yelled stop! Those triangles told us what the problem was and poof all of a sudden everything began to work. Long story but similar to your issue. Wendall is super smart but if the cpu infrastructure isn't yet developed, it isn't gonna work except for this workaround and a word from our sponsor. Oh, then the engineers dropped their laptop and broke it. The entire program was scrapped as a result.

  5. Hey Linus, I really love these kind of deep dive Server stuff content. Unfortionatly there is another Windows Project down the drain because of a non windows related issue 🙁 I would really like to see more indeath Windows Server Stuff on your channel. Nowadays it's all Hardware, Linux and Windows 10. I'm not exactly complaining since i'm learning a lot of new linux stuff but how about a real storage spaces video with actually working drivers?

  6. I think the real issue is that hardware is advancing faster than software when it comes to innovation. So you can't expect current solutions to handle max hardware setup.

  7. It seems that you could use a dual CPU mainboard and dedicate an entire multi core CPU to the RAID array to avoid the interrupt latency issues… Maybe?

  8. Haven't worked on a real server yet but the concepts that you talked about in this video reminded me of my engineering classes. They were fun, so was the video.

  9. 12Gbps SAS drives would be less of a hassle and still be bottlenecked by your network. So would 6Gbps SATA drives, for that matter.

  10. You should do this more often. I do IT work, but I don't get to play around with big solutions. This video had some great info.

  11. I wonder when Linus is going to break down and buy some proper enterprise grade switches instead of cheaping out and using plebian consumer grade stuff. At the very least he should consider picking up something like a Dell z9100, even if it is woefully inferior in terms of max switching throughput compared to a Dell s5232. I'd suggest a Cisco 25Gb switch, but they're much more expensive, mostly because they're a more established brand in the enterprise switching market and their products are more mature.

  12. Its good your making videos like this to get the IT industry talking. Albeit im a networker, but hey, some day we'll get consumer-level LAN gear to saturate storage speeds! (Or at least attempt) 😉

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