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Almost certainly Yes. Unless you're trying to do something hack-ish, unsupportable, or completely weird. For example, Ikea Table "Racks" would be off-topic. But assembly of 0U PDUs would be on-topic...


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You've answered the question yourself: serverfault community is just for professionals That is it. If you don't ask questions useful to a professional systems administrator, this is not the place for your question. The kind of questions you've asked so far are mostly the kind that a professional sysadmin is expected to be able to handle. You've asked ...


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As an exercise to the reader, have a look at the questions asked by some of the most prolific question askers on the site (all of who are > 40k users mind you): Kyle Brandt (A Stack Exchange employee and systems administrator) ewwhite (One of the highest repped users on the site) Mark Henderson (me!) Have a look at how these questions differ from your own. ...


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There's a major difference between configuring a pass through NIC (which makes it transparent to the host) and just configuring a pNIC and vNIC with the same MAC. This is apparent to anyone that's worked with vSphere. You also say VMWARE instead of VMWare vSphere or ESXi. VMWare is a company not a product. This is the sign of a user that's inexperienced with ...


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I don't see any problems with the edits (with the exception of yours about the question being "hijacked" -- please confine meta discussion like that to this site). If you can articulate a specific reason the edits are invalid I'll take another look, but the question seems to have been substantially improved by the edits. Re: people "picking on you for doing ...


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Ever since the SO/SU/SF triumvirate came about, people have been missing what SF is about. The other two are for anyone dealing with the topical area, SF changed it up in aiming for professionals. We've expended a lot of meta posts over the years about just what professional means in the context of our topic, but the state of the consensus right now is ...


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Yes, for the majority of users on SF, this distinction is important for several reasons. Browse through meta.sf to get the picture, this is a regular topic here. It boils down to "We are not the helpdesk for the internet". Our target audience are professional system administrators exclusively and we have certain expectation of users participating here that ...


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What is server fault for? IT Professionals asking practical and answerable questions about production systems that they manage in a professional capacity. I am a student and I need help?No thanks, serverfault community is just for professionals It sounds like you've answered your own question.


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Please note that you're only banned from asking new questions, you are still allowed to post answers, and highly encouraged to do so. Please pay it forward. Please see What can I do when getting “We are no longer accepting questions/answers from this account”? Typically limits take deleted questions into account as well. By design the user interface ...


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I don't worry about reading every question that might interest me. I have favorite tags, but don't ignore anything. If something catches my eye, I read it. Life's too short to worry about the rest. That said, this seems to be a topic that has come up over and over. Site Proposals like Networking.SE are 100% overlap with SF, and on historical basis shouldn'...


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1- I could post asking for what server would be good in order to solve my problem As you seem to understand, questions asking "what should I buy to fit these requirements" are off-topic on most/all SE sites. 2- I could post asking about configuration problems, why my newly installed server gives me boot errors. --->question gets downvoted and ...


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There are 40 questions tagged with both [remote-desktop] and [linux]. Mark is right that rdp is a protocol, while remote-desktop could (as seen in some of the 40 questions) simply refer to any method of obtaining remote-desktop connections (vnc, NX, Teamviewer, etc.) My vote is to leave as is, while very similar there is enough discrepancy in my mind to ...


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OK, I don't have that much reputation compared to many users here, but I'm getting there! I tend to reply the stuff I already know from my past experience. After spending way too many hours with servers over the 10+ years, I've learnt quite a lot. My method for learning new stuff: read the docs, try it out, most importantly, try to break and then fix it. :...


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I think you already asked the question! OS X Server is topical enough here, but it isn't considered as much of a serious server operating system as it was back in the days when Apple manufactured actual servers. So you might have to wait a while (or a very long while) before someone answers. I have no idea what sort of reception this question would get on ...


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