My First FreeNAS: Part 1 – Build and Burn-In

Kscope16 is over, my parts have arrived, and its finally time to start my FreeNAS build.  Today I’m going to run through my actual build process and the start of my burn-in process.  Let’s start with the hardware…what did I order again? SuperChassis 846TQ-R900B (2) E5-2670 @ 2.6 GHz Supermicro X9DR7-LN4F-JBOD 256GB Registered ECC DDR3…

The EPM Week In Review: Week Ending July 16, 2016

This week, Oracle was kind enough to give us a few patches while the EPM community in general is still recovering from Kscope16.  We still have some great content this week, so let’s check it out. Patches and Updates: HFM 11.1.2.4.202 was released.  This appears to be general bug fixes. Speaking of bug fixes, Essbase 11.1.2.4.011…

Changing the Planning Repository without Restarting Planning

One of the long-running tenets of working with the Planning repository is that you must restart Planning to see your changes.  I’ve always heard that there were ways around this, but Oracle hasn’t ever been forthcoming with the specifics of how to make that happen.  Finally, at Kscope16 during my presentation on the Planning Repository,…

The EPM Week In Review: Week Ending July 9, 2016

Welcome to the week after Kscope.  This week brings us a lot of posts about Kscope16 (including mine!).  There were even a few posts not about Kscope.  This is also my first Week in Review that will be posted on Monday rather than over the weekend.  It has been suggested that posting on Monday will…

Kscope16 is over…Kscope17 is coming!

As has been the case for many of my Kscope experiences, Kscope16 was quick and yet still exhausting. The conference, as always, provided seemingly limitless information for Oracle EPM and BI professionals. Even in the small amount of time that I was able to attend, I managed to learn a great many things. I also…

The Oracle Has Landed!

If you read my blog, you know that I am really into having a home lab.  I’ve had a small Norco rack for a while to keep my servers in.  It’s worked pretty well for the most part, but as you can see, it is pretty full: You can probably also see that it is very…

The EPM Week In Review: Week Ending July 2, 2016

Welcome to the most delayed Week In Review ever!  Between recovering from Kscope16 and the holiday, I totally missed it this week.  This week was a lot slower than last week, for obvious reasons.  So let’s get to it: Patches and Updates: Nothing new this week. New Blog Posts: Cameron started off the week strong…

The EPM Week In Review: Week Ending June 25, 2016

It seems like everyone has finished their Kscope presentations but me…as this was the busiest week I’ve encountered since I started doing my week in review. Patches and Updates: On-Prem: The Planning 11.1.2.4.005 patch has been released.  This includes a laundry list bug fixes.  We’ve waited a while for this one… The FR 11.1.2.4.702 patch…

Brian @ Kscope16

It’s that time of year again…Kscope!  Unfortunately, Kscope always occurs during my busy season.  As a result, much like last year, this will be a very quick in and out trip.  I’ll be there Tuesday, June 28th only.  Luckily, both of my presentations happen to be on that day, so it worked out nicely for…

My First FreeNAS Build

As my lab has grown over the years, so have my storage needs.  Today I have an array dedicated to backing up files.  That array consists of twelve (12) 2TB drives configured in a RAID 6 array.  This gives me roughly 18.1 TB of storage.  That sounds like a ton of storage.  Unfortunately, I’ve run…