[dba-Tech] Check out Distros
accessd at shaw.ca
Thu Aug 8 23:33:44 CDT 2019
Microsoft is on route to be fully included as a Linux supporter and writer. Was listening to a podcast this afternoon.
Both Azure and Kunbernetes are deemed as MS's contribution to the Linux world. (They are getting extra brownie points.)
Sounds like you should be having fun, right on the leading edge.
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From: "Francisco Tapia" <fhtapia at gmail.com>
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You boys are living the dream :). I’ve been playing with Azure VMs and kubernetes. Ideally building a template here allows you to spin up as many windows server/sql server instances while you test different scenarios.
Pretty slick but no on prem hardware :,(
On Jul 12, 2019, 2:05 PM -0700, John Colby <jwcolby at gmail.com>, wrote:
> I run VMs on my Unraid server. It runs on an AMD 2600 6c/12t with 32 gigs
> RAM. I can manually assign the core and the matching thread for that code.
> Pretty handy.
> With my current cpu I tend to pass in 2 cores and 4 threads. It really
> runs pretty well considering it is Windows 10 Pro. If I were to need more
> horse power I can just shut down the vm, assign more cores and bring it
> back up. Dito assign memory as needed. Also pretty handy. I can (and do)
> pass in my AMD RX580 video card to the VM as well which means native
> graphics. I can also pass in a mouse and keyboard so it is essentially a
> full blown hardware system in a VM. BTW the VM "drive" file is hosted on a
> 1 tb NVME SSD drive.
> ATM I only run Linux Mint latest version. Technically it looks very
> similar to the Windows VM. I don't know Linux well enough to do battle
> with various distros. Mint just works and so that is what I use.
> I have been waiting for the new Ryzen 3xxx CPUs which are with us now. I
> was dreaming of a 16c / 32t in this machine. The 12c / 24t is released,
> though not in stock. TBH now I am waiting for Intel to drop their prices
> to see if AMD drops theirs as well. $500 for a 12c / 24t is just too rich
> for my blood. My dream had the 16c / 32t at that price. OK... my fantasy
> had that price.
> But given I have been patiently waiting for the better part of a year, I
> suppose i can manage a few more months to see what black friday brings. 😁
> On Thu, Jul 11, 2019 at 8:02 PM Jim Lawrence <accessd at shaw.ca> wrote:
> > Hi All:
> > For those of who a familiar with a few desktop versions of Linux here is a
> > location that will allow you to pre-test a version before ever trying to
> > install it on your system:
> > https://distrotest.net/
> > Depending on the version you select to review it may take longer to
> > complete a OS clone and display on your browser screen. There will also be
> > a bit a delay between mouse movement and selection but of course the
> > version is an OS that is running remotely and is only as quick as your
> > internet bandwidth. Some distros are as little as 60K and others can be up
> > to 4GB (Considering the size of a fully install Windows 10 distro may be
> > 40GB in size.)
> > Aside: The server hosting the Linux clones are using the Debian core
> > distro and the incredible QEMU emulator and virtualizer (Xen and KVM
> > virtual machines.):
> > https://www.qemu.org/
> > For more information on emulators and virtualizers check out the following:
> > https://www.techradar.com/news/best-virtual-machine-software
> > Aside: It is fairly easy to run up a Windows 10 OS distro on my Ubuntu
> > desktop. (https://dennisnotes.com/note/20180614-ubuntu-18.04-qemu-setup/)
> > Good fun but as Windows is a pig and a slow one at that. Setting up remote
> > access works but only tried a couple of connections to the virtual Windows
> > 10 system. My test was running off a small 64bit Linux desktop with only
> > 8GB of RAM...should have 16GB. There is a few ways to completely strip out
> > all the bloatware and create a smaller image but I have not tried that yet.
> > VirtualBox and VMware could be used but this product is definitely faster.
> > Jim
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