Archive for August, 2011

Remounting Linux read-only file systems read-write

I’ve been paged countless times to investigate systems that have gone off the air for one reason or another. Typically when look into these issues the server has crashed unexpectedly (bug, hardware, etc.) and rebooted in an attempt to get a fresh start on life. On occassion the box won’t boot due to a misconfiguration […]

Scanning for new LUNs on Linux servers

Storage management, the joys! Storage administration is one of those tasks that every admin does, and depending on your growth it may be something that consumes a lot of your time. If your servers are connected to a Fibre channel or iSCSI SAN, you probably need to periodically poke your systems to see new storage […]

KVM makes its way to Illumos

I’ve been a fan of KVM for quite some time, and gave a talk on it a while back. The KVM design always made sense to me, and I tossed Xen out the window the minute I started using it. Today I was pleasantly surprised to see that several folks from Joyent ported KVM to […]

Update on my quest to find the perfect NAS device for home use

A few months back I started looking into NAS solutions that would be ideal for home use. I jotted down my initial research in the post building your own nas and the post making sense of the various nas solutions. My original intent was to purchase an HP microserver from Amazon and test out all […]

Integrating Linux with LDAP presentation

I gave a talk tonight at the local UNIX uers group on integrating Linux servers with LDAP. The slide desk is now available, and I want to thank everyone for coming out! The talk was a bunch of fun, and I appreciate all of the questions I received. Hopefully I can come back out later […]