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Wanted – HTC VIVE

HTC Vive

On the lookout for an Xmas present for my son of an HTC Vive.

Anyone out there with a good condition one?

Cheers

Location: Altrincham

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For Sale – HTPC – i5 2500s | 8GB Mem | Crucial SSD | XFX R7 240 | Streacom F7C Evo

Hi there,

I have my trusty HTPC for sale, it’s the following spec:

i5 2500s
Asus P8H67-I Deluxe B3
8GB Memory
R7 240
Crucial SSD (need to double check if it’s 128GB or 256GB)
Streacom F7C Evo + IR Module
Ultra quiet Noctua NH-L9i CPU Cooler Low Profile – 92mm & Noctua Case Fan

Everything is fully functional, however, the Streacom Case has seen better days. Issues to note with the case:

  • Marks on the front & top of the case
  • Side has been cut open for better cooling for the GPU
  • One of the screws on the bottom that holds the lid in place has been lost

If it were me i’d probably look to replace the case eventually.

When originally built there was absolutely no expense spared on components, everything is high quality.

I’d prefer for this to be collected so the buyer can have a good look at what they’re buying before any money is exchanged.

Album of pictures – Imgur: The most awesome images on the Internet

Whole lot:

[​IMG]

Side with GPU:

[​IMG]

Front of case (notice mark top left):

[​IMG]

Rear of case:

[​IMG]

Other side of case w/ noctua case fan:

[​IMG]

Case w/ top on (note the GPU intake / exhaust):

[​IMG]

Price and currency: £300
Delivery: Goods must be exchanged in person
Payment method: BACS or PPG
Location: Newbury
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I prefer the goods to be collected

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For Sale – HTPC – i5 2500s | 8GB Mem | Crucial SSD | XFX R7 240 | Streacom F7C Evo

Hi there,

I have my trusty HTPC for sale, it’s the following spec:

i5 2500s
Asus P8H67-I Deluxe B3
8GB Memory
R7 240
Crucial SSD (need to double check if it’s 128GB or 256GB)
Streacom F7C Evo + IR Module
Ultra quiet Noctua NH-L9i CPU Cooler Low Profile – 92mm & Noctua Case Fan

Everything is fully functional, however, the Streacom Case has seen better days. Issues to note with the case:

  • Marks on the front & top of the case
  • Side has been cut open for better cooling for the GPU
  • One of the screws on the bottom that holds the lid in place has been lost

If it were me i’d probably look to replace the case eventually.

When originally built there was absolutely no expense spared on components, everything is high quality.

I’d prefer for this to be collected so the buyer can have a good look at what they’re buying before any money is exchanged.

Album of pictures – Imgur: The most awesome images on the Internet

Whole lot:

[​IMG]

Side with GPU:

[​IMG]

Front of case (notice mark top left):

[​IMG]

Rear of case:

[​IMG]

Other side of case w/ noctua case fan:

[​IMG]

Case w/ top on (note the GPU intake / exhaust):

[​IMG]

Price and currency: £300
Delivery: Goods must be exchanged in person
Payment method: BACS or PPG
Location: Newbury
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I prefer the goods to be collected

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  • Name and address including postcode
  • Valid e-mail address

DO NOT proceed with a deal until you are completely satisfied with all details being correct. It’s in your best interest to check out these details yourself.

Never mind the DevOps maturity model, focus on principles

There are few names in DevOps as big as Gary Gruver. He’s an experienced software executive with a knack for implementing continuous release and deployment pipelines in large organizations. In fact, he literally wrote the book on the subject. His latest, Starting and Scaling DevOps in the Enterprise, is an insightful and easy-to-read guide that breaks down DevOps principles by putting them all in a context enterprises can use to gain alignment on their journey to continuous delivery.

Gruver, president of Gruver Consulting, sat down with DevOpsAgenda to discuss the DevOps maturity model, core DevOps maturity principles, and how small and large organizations must take different paths on their DevOps journey.

What’s your take on the DevOps maturity model? Can that stymie DevOps adoption in large organizations?

Gary Gruver: A lot of people come out with these maturity models and say, ‘We had some success in DevOps, and now everybody has to do what we did.’

If you don’t start with the changes that are going to benefit people the most, you’re going to lose the momentum in your transformation.
Gary Gruverpresident at Gruver Consulting

And what I find when I go into different organizations, or even looking at different deployment pipelines within organizations, [is] that the things impacting productivity are fundamentally different. You look at a DevOps maturity model and it might claim, ‘You need to have Infrastructure as code, automated deployment, test automation, and this and that.’ I think that overlooks the actual problem each different deployment pipeline might have.

This is about organizational change management, and it’s about getting people to work in different ways. If you don’t start with the changes that are going to benefit people the most, you’re going to lose the momentum in your transformation.

Therefore, I think it’s important to start with DevOps principles so people can pick the changes that’ll make the biggest difference to them, so they will take ownership for implementing the changes into their organization.

How does scale affect success in DevOps?

Gruver: If you’re a small team and you have four or five developers, then DevOps is about just getting people to embrace and take ownership of code all the way out to the customer. It’s making sure the code is meeting the needs of customers and stable in production. Then, it’s responding to that feedback and taking ownership. It’s a lot about helping these developers become generalists and understanding the operations piece of this puzzle.

But if you have a tightly coupled system that requires thousands of people working together, then there aren’t that many people who are going to know the whole system and be able to support it in production. In these situations, someone needs to be responsible for designing how these complex systems come together and continually improve the process. It is going to require more specialists, because it is hard for everyone to understand the complexities of these large systems. The ways you coordinate five people are a lot different than coordinating a thousand.

Simon Wardley's Pioneer, Settlers and Town Planners model
Maturity models aren’t the only models of use. Organizations can turn to the Pioneers, Settlers and Town Planners model to reach DevOps efficiency in the best, most organic way for them.

What are some of these difficulties applying DevOps practices from small- to large-scale organizations?

Gruver: What I hear a lot of people in large organizations do with DevOps is they look at what the small teams are doing, and they try to replicate that. They try to reproduce and figure out how to make the small-team strategy work in a tightly coupled system, instead of really looking at the issues blocking them from releasing on a more frequent basis.

They’re not asking, ‘What are the ways we can address this waste and inefficiency and take it out of the system so we can release more frequently?’ They figure if they just do what the small teams are doing and try to replicate that and create a DevOps maturity model, by some magic, they’re going to be successful. Instead of doing that, they should focus on principles to figure out what’s going on in their system.

Large organizations should break it down as small as you possibly can, because smaller things are much easier to solve, maintain and manage. So, if you can break your system down into microservices and make that work, those teams are always going to be more efficient. That said, rearchitecting a large, tightly coupled system can be extremely complex and time-consuming, so it is typically not my first choice.

Additionally, there are a lot of DevOps practices that can be successfully implemented in large, tightly coupled systems. In fact, I would argue that applying DevOps principles in these complex systems will provide much greater benefits to the organization just because the inefficiencies associated with coordinating the work across large groups is so much more pronounced than it is with small teams.

For Sale – HTPC – i5 2500s | 8GB Mem | Crucial SSD | XFX R7 240 | Streacom F7C Evo

Hi there,

I have my trusty HTPC for sale, it’s the following spec:

i5 2500s
Asus P8H67-I Deluxe B3
8GB Memory
R7 240
Crucial SSD (need to double check if it’s 128GB or 256GB)
Streacom F7C Evo + IR Module
Ultra quiet Noctua NH-L9i CPU Cooler Low Profile – 92mm & Noctua Case Fan

Everything is fully functional, however, the Streacom Case has seen better days. Issues to note with the case:

  • Marks on the front & top of the case
  • Side has been cut open for better cooling for the GPU
  • One of the screws on the bottom that holds the lid in place has been lost

If it were me i’d probably look to replace the case eventually.

When originally built there was absolutely no expense spared on components, everything is high quality.

I’d prefer for this to be collected so the buyer can have a good look at what they’re buying before any money is exchanged.

Album of pictures – Imgur: The most awesome images on the Internet

Whole lot:

[​IMG]

Side with GPU:

[​IMG]

Front of case (notice mark top left):

[​IMG]

Rear of case:

[​IMG]

Other side of case w/ noctua case fan:

[​IMG]

Case w/ top on (note the GPU intake / exhaust):

[​IMG]

Price and currency: £300
Delivery: Goods must be exchanged in person
Payment method: BACS or PPG
Location: Newbury
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I prefer the goods to be collected

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  • Landline telephone number. Make a call to check out the area code and number are correct, too
  • Name and address including postcode
  • Valid e-mail address

DO NOT proceed with a deal until you are completely satisfied with all details being correct. It’s in your best interest to check out these details yourself.

Wanted – Microsoft Surface Pro 2 (or good 1)

It has been a while since I last used it but I’ll dig it out and check, there wasn’t any real damage the last time I had it out. I’m afraid I don’t know about the battery since it has been a number of months since it was last used (although fully charged before it was put away), it didn’t get a lot of use over the years since I purchased it.

Yes, will include the stylus.

Edit – Will try to take some photos tomorrow evening after work

Understand Azure VM boot diagnostics

There are several tools you can use to troubleshoot and get to the root cause of VM issues in on-premises Hyper-V…

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hosts. When it comes to troubleshooting issues for VMs deployed in a cloud environment, such as Microsoft Azure public cloud, you need to rely on the troubleshooting mechanisms provided by the cloud vendor. For example, you might not be able to see the boot output of an Azure VM, as the VM is operating in a cloud. If any of the Azure VMs fail to boot, you might want to see what’s going on during the boot process that’s causing the failure. Similarly, you might want to capture screenshots to see the current state of the Azure VM.

Microsoft added support for the VM boot diagnostics extension, which enables debugging to troubleshoot VM boot-related issues and also help in capturing screenshots of the current state of the VM. There are two features provided as part of the VM boot diagnostics extension: console output and screenshots. Both features are available for Windows, as well as Linux Azure VMs.

By default, Azure VM boot diagnostics isn’t enabled for VMs. There are two ways to enable the VM boot diagnostics extension: Azure Portal and PowerShell. You might want to use the PowerShell method if you need to enable the diagnostics extension for multiple VMs.

Enable boot diagnostics for Azure VMs using Azure Portal

To enable diagnostics extension using Azure Portal and when creating a new Azure VM, follow the steps outlined below:

  1. When creating a new Azure VM, select Azure Resource Manager from the deployment model. Note that the Azure classic model won’t have the VM boot diagnostics option. VM boot diagnostics can only be enabled for an existing VM deployed using the Resource Manager model.
  2. After entering the VM’s basic settings, enable Diagnostics in the Monitoring section as shown below:
    Enable Azure VM boot diagnostics
    Enable VM boot diagnostics for a new Azure VM.


  3. Once Diagnostics is enabled, Azure will capture boot logging data and provide screenshots.

Enable boot diagnostics for Azure VMs using PowerShell

Microsoft also provides necessary PowerShell support to manage Azure resources, including enabling VM boot diagnostics for Azure VMs. To enable or disable VM boot diagnostics using PowerShell, use the Set-AzureRMVMBootDiagnostics PowerShell cmdlet. Execute the PowerShell commands below to enable VM boot diagnostics for a VM:

$ThisVM = Get-AzureRMVM –ResourceGroupName “ResourceGroup1” –Name “SQLVM”

Set-AzureRMVMBootDiagnostics –VM $ThisVM –Enable –ResourceGroupName “ResourceGroup1” –StorageAccountName “StorageAccountName”

If you need to enable diagnostics for all Azure VMs, here is the PowerShell script that can help:

$TheseVMs = Get-AzureRMVM *

ForEach ($ThisVMNow in $TheseVMs)

{

Set-AzureRMVMBootDiagnostics –VM $ThisVMNow –Enable

}

Check and download boot diagnostics data for Azure VMs

Once the Diagnostics extension is enabled, Azure will capture boot logs and provide screenshots. From Azure Portal, navigate to the VM for which you want to see the console output, click on All Settings, and then click on Boot Diagnostics. Clicking on Boot Diagnostics will show the current console output of the VM. From here, you can download the log file to the local machine.

To download diagnostics log files to your local machine using PowerShell, execute the Get-AzureRMVMBootDiagnosticsData PowerShell cmdlet as shown below:

Get-AzureRMVMBootDiagnosticsData –ResourceGroupName “RSGroup1” –Name “SQLVM” –Windows –LocalPath “C:VMBootDataSQLVM”

Note that when using the PowerShell cmdlet to download diagnostics log files, you need to specify the type of VM you’re running the command against. If the target Azure VM is running Linux, you need to specify -Linux, and if it’s a Windows VM, you need to specify -Windows.

There are a few other things you need to know about the VM boot diagnostics feature. For example, VM boot diagnostics is only available to Azure VMs deployed in Resource Manager. In other words, the Azure classic model doesn’t support the VM boot diagnostics extension. Also, it might take up to 10 minutes before screenshots are available for viewing.

Next Steps

Use Azure to set up performance load tests

Better manage your Azure costs

Take advantage of Azure Container Service

For Sale – HTPC – i5 2500s | 8GB Mem | Crucial SSD | XFX R7 240 | Streacom F7C Evo

Hi there,

I have my trusty HTPC for sale, it’s the following spec:

i5 2500s
Asus P8H67-I Deluxe B3
8GB Memory
R7 240
Crucial SSD (need to double check if it’s 128GB or 256GB)
Streacom F7C Evo + IR Module
Ultra quiet Noctua NH-L9i CPU Cooler Low Profile – 92mm & Noctua Case Fan

Everything is fully functional, however, the Streacom Case has seen better days. Issues to note with the case:

  • Marks on the front & top of the case
  • Side has been cut open for better cooling for the GPU
  • One of the screws on the bottom that holds the lid in place has been lost

If it were me i’d probably look to replace the case eventually.

When originally built there was absolutely no expense spared on components, everything is high quality.

I’d prefer for this to be collected so the buyer can have a good look at what they’re buying before any money is exchanged.

Album of pictures – Imgur: The most awesome images on the Internet

Whole lot:

[​IMG]

Side with GPU:

[​IMG]

Front of case (notice mark top left):

[​IMG]

Rear of case:

[​IMG]

Other side of case w/ noctua case fan:

[​IMG]

Case w/ top on (note the GPU intake / exhaust):

[​IMG]

Price and currency: £300
Delivery: Goods must be exchanged in person
Payment method: BACS or PPG
Location: Newbury
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I prefer the goods to be collected

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  • Landline telephone number. Make a call to check out the area code and number are correct, too
  • Name and address including postcode
  • Valid e-mail address

DO NOT proceed with a deal until you are completely satisfied with all details being correct. It’s in your best interest to check out these details yourself.

Wanted – Microsoft Surface Pro 2 (or good 1)

It has been a while since I last used it but I’ll dig it out and check, there wasn’t any real damage the last time I had it out. I’m afraid I don’t know about the battery since it has been a number of months since it was last used (although fully charged before it was put away), it didn’t get a lot of use over the years since I purchased it.

Yes, will include the stylus.

Edit – Will try to take some photos tomorrow evening after work

Wanted – Microsoft Surface Pro 2 (or good 1)

It has been a while since I last used it but I’ll dig it out and check, there wasn’t any real damage the last time I had it out. I’m afraid I don’t know about the battery since it has been a number of months since it was last used (although fully charged before it was put away), it didn’t get a lot of use over the years since I purchased it.

Yes, will include the stylus.

Edit – Will try to take some photos tomorrow evening after work