25 SysAdmin & DevOps GIFs to Brighten Your Day (Part-1)

Sentral’s Marketing Dept have really enjoyed finding and sharing SysAdmin and DevOps related humorous GIFs on Twitter, gaining many RTs, comments and laughs along the way.

Here are some of our favorites thus far…

1. Accidentally destroying the wrong VM

Accidentally destroying the wrong VM


2. When you walk by a user’s desk and they say, Hey, you busy

When you walk by a user’s desk and they say, Hey, you busy


3. Watching the console whilst rebooting a server at 3am…

Watching the console whilst rebooting a server at 3am


4. When SecOps shows up to the meeting

When SecOps shows up to the meeting


5. Realizing the CTO is behind you while you’re browsing Reddit

Realizing the CTO is behind you while browsing devopsreactions


6. Salesperson coming after you late on a Friday afternoon.

Salesperson coming after you on Friday, end of month


7. The CEO testing a new feature

The CEO testing a new feature


8. Who is on call for the big release tomorrow?

Who is on call for the big release tomorrow 154


9. Coming home after work…

Coming home after work


10. Successful failover…

Successful failover...


11. Classic development cycle

Classic development cycle


12. When your Sunday oncall outage turns into their Monday oncall outage…

When your Sunday oncall outage turns into their Monday oncall outage


13. Using the right command on the wrong environment…

Using the right command on the wrong environment… as root 436


14. Before diving into the legacy code

Before diving into the legacy code devops 192


15. Entering the BIOS

Entering the BIOS 2164


16. One of those days…

One of those days…


17. When the New high end server has arrived

New high end server arrived


18. The very first time you are handed access to production

The very first time you are handed access to production 246


19. The development model

Our development model


20. Heading back to the office after getting an outage alert during your lunch break.

Heading back to the office after getting an outage alert during your lunch break.


21. When one of the sales guys starts questioning the SysAdmin

When one of the sales guys starts questioning the SysAdmin



22. CTO bragging about his programming skills

CTO bragging about his programming skills



23. When the design failings you’ve been warning Management about since forever finally bite hard.

When the design failings we’ve been warning of since forever finally bite hard


24. When you mount a server to open one HTML file

When I mount a server to open one HTML file


25. Realizing you ran the right command on the wrong server

Realizing I ran the command on the wrong server 184


Part 2 to follow…

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Supermicro Broadwell X10 Solutions

Supermicro Has Introduced the Industry’s Broadest Portfolio of Server and Storage Solutions supporting the new Broadwell Intel® Xeon® E5-2600 v4 processor.

Benefits include:

  • Accelerate Applications by up to 30% and Run Demanding Workloads with Record Breaking Performance
  • Keep IT Green and Maximize Energy Savings with up to 35% System Power Efficiency Increase
  • Delivers First to Market Innovation: 90 HotSwap Drive Bays in 4U, 48 Hot-Swap All-Flash NVMe in 2U, 1U TwinPro with Redundant Power

Supermicro Broadwell X10 Solutions

New Supermicro Product line supporting the Intel Xeon E5 2600 V4 (Broadwell) Product Family.

Featuring 1 and 2U All Flash NVMe , Simply Double Storage Architecture with patented Riser Bay, HyperScale Storage with 90 and 60 Bay Systems in 4U, 1U 4GPU, 1U TwinPro and 3U MicroBlade.

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Mellanox MSX1012 Switch – Bundle Promotion

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End-to-End Ethernet Connectivity Bundle – Promotion

Flexible configurations for 10/40/56Gb Ethernet

MSX1012LinkX Cables – SwitchX®-2 MSX1012 – ConnectX® 3 Pro Single Port Adapters.

Introducing a complete end-to-end Ethernet connectivity bundle for 10GbE, 40GbE, and even 56GbE.

With support of up to 48 x 10GbE ports,12 x 40/56GbE ports, or a combination of10GbE/40GbE/56GbE ports, the bundle from Mellanox includes a switch, two adapters, software licenses, cables and support – all from a single vendor ensuring fast deployment as well as quality and support at every point in your datacenter environment. Use this bundle to:

   Experience the speed of data, accelerate your applications

   Connect compute, database and storage with small, non-blocking switch footprint

   Evaluate OpenStack and more using Mellanox various plug-ins

   Take advantage of VXLAN / NVGRE hardware offloads for cloud setups Accelerate storage protocols like iSCSI, iSER and RDMA (RoCE)

Included in this bundle:

Mellanox MSX1012 Ethernet Connectivity Bundle 48x 10GbE Ports + 2x Port Adapters + Cables

  •    1 – SwitchX-2 MSX1012 Switch + Rail Kit
  •    2 – ConnectX-3 Pro Single Port Adapters
  •    1 – 56GbE software license for MSX1012
  •    1 – ETH/IB gateway license for MSX1012
  •    1 – One Year Silver Support for Entire Solution
  •    1 – Passive Copper Cable, 3m: 40Gb (QSFP)

‘Bundle’ Price: £4,200.00

Please contact us for more information and to order.

All prices shown are for single units unless stated and exclude delivery & VAT @ 20%. E&OE.

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Supermicro® Exhibits All-NVMe Server and Storage Solutions Optimized for Hyper-Converged Infrastructure at VMworld 2015

EVO:RAIL MAX TwinPro²™, All-Flash Ultra, VSAN FatTwin™, SuperBlade®, MicroBlade and 4U 90x Top-Load SuperStorage Solutions Target Large-Scale Distributed Workloads in Enterprise, Data Center, and Cloud Environments

supermicro logoSan Francisco, CA, September 31, 2015 – Super Micro Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMCI), a global leader in high-performance, high-efficiency server, storage technology and green computing exhibits its latest all-NVMe SuperServer®, SuperBlade®, MicroBlade and SuperStorage solutions optimized for VMware HCI this week at VMworld 2015. Solutions cover a wide range of workloads from VDI to virtualized and automated data centers. Supermicro’s 2U TwinPro²™ based EVO:RAIL MAX appliance provides maximum performance CPU, memory, HDD, NVMe SSD and 10GbE connectivity in a high-density, high-efficiency architecture to deliver maximum VMs (up to 400) for the best performance per watt, per dollar, per square foot. The 4U FatTwin™ is a high-performance all-flash storage based Virtual SAN solution delivering the highest density 8x 3.5” hot-swap drive bays per U. The 2U Ultra Hyper-Speed SuperServer® features virtualized GPU technology for graphics intensive workloads, and 1U 10x/2U 24x Ultra NVMe SuperServers offers 7x latency improvement over SAS 3.0 12Gb/s and up to 6x the bandwidth of SATA 3.0 (6Gb/s) SSDs delivering the highest transactions per second per VM for OLTP and lowest query times for OLAP workloads. In addition Supermicro SuperBlade® and MicroBlade offer a wide range of solutions providing customers flexibility to configure scalable and easily managed solutions optimized for density, power savings, and performance. For large-scale data demands, Supermicro also exhibits its 4U 90x 3.5” top-load HDD SuperStorage JBOD which provide massive high-throughput, high-availability with redundant hot-swap SAS 3.0 12Gb/s expander modules. Supermicro’s growing range of green computing solutions for the software-defined future offer the most flexibility to create solutions to fit any scale operation.

“Supermicro leads the industry with exactly the best green server, storage and networking solutions optimized for virtualized environments and hyper-converged infrastructure,” said Charles Liang, President and CEO of Supermicro. “Our development efforts on EVO:RAIL MAX and an expanding array of VMware based software-defined solutions will deliver greater efficiency and optimize resource utilization across Enterprise, Data Center and Cloud environments to help organizations scale up their business.”

  • 2U TwinPro²™ EVO:RAIL MAX (SYS-2028TP-VRLX Series) – Supermicro’s EVO:RAIL MAX appliance is a complete Hyper-converged Infrastructure Appliance. It maximizes compute, memory, storage and networking resources into a single 2U, 4-node form factor to create a simple, easy-to-deploy building block for the Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC). TwinPro² architecture supporting maximized CPU, memory, SSD, NVMe and 10GbE NIC ports offers the industry’s most optimized solution for VMware’s hyper-converged infrastructure appliance. Configurations support 200-400 VMs.
  • 4U FatTwin™ (SYS-F628R3-RC0BPT+) NVMe enabled Virtual SAN (VSAN) Solution – 4x hot-plug nodes each supporting dual Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 v3, up to 1TB ECC DDR4 2133MHz in 16x DIMMs, 8x 3.5″ hot-swap HDDs per U, 8x SAS3 12Gb/s or 6x SAS3 + 2x NVMe HDDs, 1x PCI-E 3.0 x16 (LP), 1x PCI-E 3.0 x8 (Micro Low Profile) 2x 10GBase-T ports, IPMI 2.0 remote server management with dedicated LAN port, 1280W Redundant Platinum Level High-Efficiency (95%) Power Supplies
  • 2U Ultra Hyper-Speed SuperServer® (SYS-6028UX-TR4) All-Flash VDI Solution – Supports dual Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 v3, up to 1TB ECC, up to DDR4 2133MHz in 16x DIMMs, 3x PCI-E 3.0 x16 slot (FH, 10.5″ L), 3x PCI-E 3.0 x8 slots (1 in x16 FH 10.5″ L, 1 LP, 1 Internal LP), 4x GbE ports, 12x hot-swap 3.5″ HDD bays, SATA3 default, 12x SAS3 12Gb/s option or 4x NVMe via AOC 1000W Redundant Titanium Level High efficiency (96%) power supplies
  • 1U Ultra 10x NVMe SuperServer® (SYS-1028U-TN10RT+) – Supports dual Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 v3, up to 1.5TB ECC, up to DDR4 2133MHz in 24x DIMMs, 3x PCI-E 3.0 x8 slots (2x FH 10.5″ L, 1x LP) 2x 10GBase-T ports,10x 2.5″ hot-swap drive bays, 6x NVMe ports (NVMe from CPU 1), 4x NVMe/SAS3 hybrid ports for optional SAS3/SATA3 (NVMe from CPU 2), 1000W Redundant Titanium Level High-Efficiency (96%) Power Supplies
  • 2U Ultra 24x NVMe SuperServer® (SYS-2028U-TN24RT+) – Supports dual Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 v3, up to 1.5TB ECC, up to DDR4 2133MHz in 24x DIMMs, 2x PCI-E 3.0 x16 slots (FH 10.5″ L), 1x PCI-E 3.0 x8 slot (LP), 2x 10GBase-T ports, 24+2 x 2.5″ hot-swap drive bays, 24x NVMe ports (12x NVMe from CPU 1, 12x NVMe from CPU 2 – 4x hybrid ports for optional SAS3/SATA3), 2x SATA3 (rear IO), 1600W Redundant Power Supplies Titanium Level (96%)
  • 7U SuperBlade® – advantages include maximum density, maximum performance, lowest management costs, lower power consumption, optimal ROI, higher availability, and better scalability. SuperBlade servers support latest Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2600 v3. 7U enclosure features latest Mellanox® EDR 100Gb/s InfiniBand and FDR 56Gb/s InfiniBand switches, FCoE and 10Gb/s Ethernet switches, redundant chassis management module (CMM) and Titanium Level 3200W and Platinum Level 3000W/2500W (N+N or N+1 redundant) power supplies.
    • NVMe DataCenter Blade® 42x NVMe in 7U (SBI-7428R-C3N) 3x hot-plug NVMe or SAS3, HW RAID 0, 1, 5; 30x NVMe in 7U (SBI-7428R-T3N) 3x hot-plug NVMe or SATA3, RAID 0, 1, 5; (SBI-7128R-C6N) 6x hot-plug 2.5″ hot-swap drive bays – 3x NVMe/SAS3 + 3x SAS3, HW RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50 with optional SuperCap
    • TwinBlade® (SBI-7228R-T2F/-T2F2/-T2X) Dual nodes, dual processors per node, per Blade
    • GPU Blade (SBI-7128RG-X/-F/-F2) Dual GPU and dual CPU per Blade. 120x GPUs/CPUs per 42U Rack
  • 3U/6U MicroBlade – a powerful, flexible, all-in-one total system features industry-leading energy efficiency and density – 0.05U (Atom C2000), 0.1U (Xeon-D), 0.2U (Xeon E5-2600 v3, Xeon E3-1200 v4/v3). The MicroBlade enclosure can incorporate 1 Chassis Management Module, and up to 2x 25/10/2.5/1GbE SDN switches in 3U or up to 2 Chassis Management Modules, and up to 4 SDN Switches in 6U for efficient, high-bandwidth communications. It can incorporate up to 4 or 8 redundant (N+1 or N+N) 2000W/1600W Titanium/Platinum Level high-efficiency (96%/95%) power supplies with cooling fans. This innovative new generation architecture includes servers, networking, storage, and unified remote management for cloud computing, dedicated hosting, web front end, content delivery, social networking, enterprises, and high performance computing applications.
    • MBI-6128R-T2/-T2X – performance oriented solution with highest density up to 196 Intel® Xeon® DP nodes (5488) cores) per 42U rack with 95% cable reduction – supports dual Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2600 v3 (up to 120W, 14 cores) with 1GbE and 10GbE options. It is perfect for enterprise as well as cloud computing applications.
    • MBI-6218G-T41X, MBI-6118G-T41X – high density, low power solution featuring 56/28 Intel® Xeon® Processor D-1500 (Broadwell-DE) based servers in 6U (up to 392 computing nodes per 42U rack) or 28/14 servers in 3U with 10GbE. It is a cost effective solution for scale-out cloud workloads.
    • MBI-6118D-T2H/-T4H – supporting Intel® Xeon® processor E3-1200 v4 and 4th Gen. Core™ i3 (up to 84W TDP), this UP MicroBlade stands second to none in its class. Features include Power Efficiency with 14nm technology, improved performance, coherency and balance of CPU and GPU Graphics via package interconnect shared L3 Cache and 128MB Graphic embedded cache. A simpler CPU subset and Intel® Iris™ Pro graphics P6300 in an interconnect package enable key technologies for the best server performance per watt per flop with great graphics emphasis.
    • MBI-6118D-T2/-T4 – high-density, single-socket server solution supporting Intel® Xeon® E3-1200 v3 and 4th Gen. Core™ i3 (up to 84W TDP). Up to 196 Denlow UP nodes per 42U rack and 99% cable reduction. Optimized for Cloud based Web hosting, VDI, gaming and virtualized workstations.
    • MBI-6418A-T7H/-T5H – ultra low power & cost-effective solution using 8-Core Intel® Atom™ Processor C2000, with up to 112 nodes in 6U (up to 784 computing nodes per 42U rack) enclosure. It is a perfect solution for such cloud applications as dedicated hosting, Web serving, memory caching, content delivery, etc.
  • 4U 720TB SuperStorage (CSE-946ED-R2KJBOD) – 90x 3.5” Top-Load, Hot-Swap SAS 3.0 12Gb/s HDD JBOD –  Tool-less design features dual hot-swappable expander modules for high-availability, 4x Mini SAS HD ports per module, and redundant 1000W (2+2) Titanium Level high-efficiency (96%) digital power supplies

For more information on Supermicro’s complete range of high performance, high-efficiency Server, Storage and Networking solutions, visit Sentral, Supermicro UK Reseller.

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