Archive for March, 2012

Debootstrap gives us a simple and consistent way to cleanly setup machines by installing packages directly into a file system directly from the repos.  These have the flexibility of being used across many different kind of machines. Create Directory Structure Here we are just creating the directories into which we will be installing the operating […]

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012 at 06:00 | 2 comments
Categories: How To, Linux

UPDATE: October 29, 2012 This article doesn’t work on Ubuntu 12.10, to use Ubuntu 12.10 please refer to my new article here. Openvswitch is a better way of managing your virtual networking stacks for KVM and Xen.  This can be used instead of the bridge-utils package, and has the ability to use VLANs, LACP, QoS, […]

Monday, March 26th, 2012 at 06:00 | 35 comments

So recently I dealt with a rather aggravating problem.  Basically I had a couple of Poweredge R515′s to be built with NexentaStor Enterprise, which would not get a valid network configuration. The Problem During the initial setup via the console…  I selected bnx0 as the primary and set it to use DHCP, after a bit […]

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012 at 06:00 | Comments Off
Categories: How To, Solaris, ZFS

So today we had the need to call Microsoft Online Support, we were definitely suprised, to experience what I have coined as the “Verbal Blue Screen of Death”.  So apparently, if you are in need of Microsoft Online Support then tough cookies.  This was as of 2PM on March 20, 2012.  Below find the link […]

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012 at 14:20 | Comments Off

OK so you have been kicking around an old NT machine for years, neigh, a decade.  So what do you do with it?  Realistically the machine has already sustained numerous failures, and it won’t make it through another one.  We have all fought this battle.  I personally fought this battle many years ago and frankly […]

Wednesday, March 14th, 2012 at 06:00 | Comments Off
Categories: How To, Linux-KVM, Windows
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