At CodeProject we spend an awful lot of time playing with room heaters, or as others like to call them, "servers". Over the years we've seen it all, some of it smoking, most of it usually working just nicely until something happens.
What that something is can be hard to find so we've created a quiet place for those battle scarred and frustrated to get a little help.
It depends what you need or want from your server. And, btw, a third option "between" these two, is a Virtual Private Server (VPS) which, IMO, is as good a dedicated server (but much cheaper) unless your site is particularly large (or attracts lots of traffic) or resource heavy.
But the main advantage of a VPS or dedicated server is that you have full (virtual) control over the server, so can configure it as you want - obviously only an advantage if there is something particular you need to configure - and that you can also install and run your own programs (exe's) in the background to perform all sorts of related tasks.
I first thought of SNMP, but that's obviously wrong (you need to know the tcp/ip address before you can query a device about its abilities) ... SNMP does have a discovery process, but Im not sure how it works
(I used to have a discovery tool based on WNETEnum ... that fed the data to Visio to draw, but have log lost where I put it - it was a DDJ tool, and I cant recall if it did switches or just 'anything ip')
Check out SPLUNK while you're at it and see if it does discovery
Im not sure what your motivation is Richard - if you were being paid, and had to write a tool (that was cheaper than SolarWinds for example), Im sure you could gather a list of all the tcp/ip addresses on your network, and then reduce/filter the list perhaps (eg remove PC's, printers ...) , leaving a list of addresses you could then issue SNMP calls against (for instance) ... thats what I would do
a. I have a Sony Vaio Notebook with a nearly full 256GB SSD drive, 8GB Ram - its seems like its quick to overheat and shuts itself down frequently, especially if there's a lot of network traffic
b. I have a MacBook Pro, 15", 500GB SSD
c. I cant afford to purchase a new system (Windows or Mac) AND I'd like to migrate the 'content' off the Sony Vaio
My plan/thoughts goes something like this
Upgrade the SSD in the Macbook Pro to 2TB
Install Mac Parallels on the MacBook Pro
Import the Sony Vaio as a VM onto the MacBook Pro (yeah, its going to be a mutha of a VM)
If the 'Vaio VM' is usable, good, if not, continue
Create a new Windows 7 VM on the MacBook under Parallels (maybe on an external drive), Install VS 2015 Onto it (the Sony Vaio only has VS2010 on it)
If I can get past step (3), my big worry is if Parallels can actually handle a VM that size
Any thoughts ? or do I download the 14 day trial of Parallels and 'jfgowi' (just freaken get on with it)
I hope you feel better soon! One of my friends has a Hyper-V VM with a 64 TB drive and it works fine (he is using a RAID system to store it). I don't know what he has on it, but I do know it is about half full.
What do you get when you cross a joke with a rhetorical question?
The metaphorical solid rear-end expulsions have impacted the metaphorical motorized bladed rotating air movement mechanism.
Do questions with multiple question marks annoy you???
I have installed SQL server 2008 R2 and I have created databse engine instance. I am configuring mail setup. What should be in the field of server name? I am new to this and don't know what to put there. Please help me out.
On New Database Mail Account screen, for Server Name specify your SMTP Server name like
Hotmail: SMTP server name: smtp.live.com, Port number: 587
Gmail : SMTP server name: smtp.gmail.com, Port number: 587
Yahoo : SMTP server name: smtp.mail.yahoo.com,Port number : 25
AOL : SMTP server name: smtp.aol.com, Port number : 587
The server requires a secure connection (SSL) - check this box
At home I got Windows 10 Pro.
I also have Hyper V with a few virtual machines, including another (virtual) Windows 10 (pro) machine.
I am trying to share file between the two! Doesn't work!
My VM use an External (Virtual) Network switch
On my local (real) PC I have a file share available to everybody (read/write access).
On my VM, in the file explorer > network, I can see my (real) PC, but I can't open the file share!!
OK.. so I have an application built on the .NET 2.0 framework with a MySQL database which needs to run on a 64-bit Windows 2008 Server (with service Pack 1)
After installing it, in order to get it to run, I have to go to the application pools in IIS, find the relevant one, click on Advanced Settings, and set "Enable 32-bit applications" to True.
That works - otherwise I get a "Server Error in '/' Application. ... is not a valid Win32 application" page.
Trouble is though, as soon as I do set this, while simple pages display al;right, as soon as I get to one that requires database access I get this error:
ERROR [IM002] [Microsoft][ODBC Driver Manager] Data source name not found and no default driver specified
If I set "Enable 32-bit applications" to False, I can run a simple test page that access tha database (uncompiled, with inline server code) and this works fine - so the connector is working adn the connectionstring correct.
All of which kind of leaves me between a rock and hard place. Any ideas gratefully received!
You've created an ODBC data source using the 64-bit version of the ODBC Administrator tool. You need to create it in the 32-bit version of the tool, which is located at: %SystemRoot%\SysWOW64\odbcad32.exe
You have to check with the hosting services in what way MySQL configured...You have two main options...
1. MySQL accessible only from applications running on the hosted server...
2. MySQL made public and you can use it from the outside world...
In my experience it is always the first option you get...
But! also in this case you can access your data from outside, by adding a layer - of some API - of software to it...
Skipper: We'll fix it. Alex: Fix it? How you gonna fix this? Skipper: Grit, spit and a whole lotta duct tape.
"As i understand your MySQL Database is Hosted somewhere using a Professional hosting company. These companies wont just allow outside connections even you knew your DB login credentials"
Yes, you are right ... and yes, I already added my IP in the server white list .. not working ! And the solution given by the server administrators was to buy a VPS hosting on their server, or a dedicated server ... for me, in this stage, is not worth it ... I wonder if there exist another workaround ... ?
I have developed a windows service and deployed the same in the server. This service is running in local machine without any issues. The service in the server, stops abruptly and below are some errors that I could capture in the EventViewer
Faulting application name : MyAppService.WindowsService.exe, version: 184.108.40.206, time stamp: 0x5537a89d
Faulting module name : clr.dll, version:4.0.30319.18063
Exception Code : 0xc00000fd
Faulting application path : D:\App\MyAppService.WindowsService.exe
Faulting module path : C:\windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v4.0.30319\clr.dll
We have a production environment with three nodes under a load balancer. The nodes are windows 2008 R2 servers with IIS 7.5. The web application is installed in all three servers. Recently, we see that many users have issues working with the web application like;
They get logged out (I think session is lost)
The application takes the user to a different page from the page they are working on automatically
Sometimes the css and styles does not gets loaded completely
This is turning out to be critical in our case since we have more than 200 live users working with the system and they all are experiencing problems. At first we thought the issue is with load balancer and so we asked them to use the server directly without hitting the load balancer but there again we found the above issues.
Symantec 11 was installed in these servers and everything was working fine. Recently we upgraded to 12.1.3001.165.
Is this related to Symantec 12.1.3001.165.
I enabled failed request tracing and found few errors like.. Event: MODULE_SET_RESPONSE_ERROR_STATUS (Module Name: IIS Web Core) Event: MODULE_SET_RESPONSE_ERROR_STATUS (Module Name: DynamicCompression)
Could anyone help us fix the above issues. Any help will be appreciated.
Lost sessions are usually caused by combining in-process session state with multiple processes or servers. If it's still happening without the load balancer, check the "Maximum Worker Processes" setting for your AppPool (Advanced Settings -> Process Model). Anything other than "1" means you have a "web garden", with multiple processes serving requests for the same application.
Maximum Worker Processes = 1
The same machine key is specified in all the servers.
CSS works fine but when the user does a ctrl+F5 to reload, some times (very rarely) the css does not load and the site will look odd without the styles.
I am not sure if the session is getting lost or the IIS crashes or if Symantec endpoint is blocking something...its a bit weird..
Management wants people to use remote desktop applications to access testers (multi-million dollar units located in various factories throughout the world) for debug, people in the US can use the ones in Asia during not production hours, etc. to save costs (maximize tester use and minimize travel).
Management reports that people have complained they do not want to because the remote desktop connection is slow. I have asked many many people who do this if there is an issue and they generally do not report any issues, but management insists there is.
Management has therefore asked me to review the remote application software used (currently VNC and Microsoft Remote desktop) and quantify, with data, the performance of these or other options.
My initial thought was to capture screen frame rates using something like Fraps, but Fraps does not seen to catch many non game applications, and installing games on the testers is probably not going to fly.
so given the background, anyone have any thoughts as to how I might measure this in some way?
We have remote desktop servers installed at the office for remote programers to use.
I did a lot of research on this, and they have special hardware that optimizes the remote workstation experience.
Plus you can setup a hyper visor, and run several virtual machines that serve as remote workstations, so you can load up 2 or 3 or them in the same box. With graphics, you need one hell of a GPU like the NVidia Quatro Card for fast processing.
Most slow remote sessions are from the host not being able to run fast enough, to send the remote screen data across the wire and back.
I know of a lot of companies in the middle east, in which the employees remote in from the UAE into Saudi Arabia, so they don't have to live there and work.
I just bought a Dell Solution and let my friend set it up for me, and it works fine. No complaints so far from my remote contractors.
As far as speed testing goes, I did planning first, so it wasn't really an issue.