FreeNAS Corral pulled from “RELEASE” to “TECH PREVIEW” status
Apr13

FreeNAS Corral pulled from “RELEASE” to “TECH PREVIEW” status

Wasn’t really expecting this! I checked my normal daily feeds and saw a post titled “Important announcement regarding FreeNAS Corral” on the FreeNAS forums.  Once I opened it, I realized it was Kris Moore (direct of engineering for FreeNAS) posting.  Uh oh. I half expected that this post was going to say that Corral is going the paid route or someone bought it.  Instead, with a heavy hand, Kris Moore typed out that...

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DIY SAN/NAS – fast, reliable, shared storage, with FreeNAS and switchless 10 Gbps! (Part 2)
Mar23

DIY SAN/NAS – fast, reliable, shared storage, with FreeNAS and switchless 10 Gbps! (Part 2)

It’s been a while, but here is my Part 2 of my DIY SAN/NAS build featuring the Dell R510 and FreeNAS!

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vRealize LogInsight 4 – Part 1: Security and Planning Considerations
Feb22

vRealize LogInsight 4 – Part 1: Security and Planning Considerations

Hello all and welcome to Part 1 of my LogInsight 4 series.  If you wish to visit past or future sections, use the links below: vRealize LogInsight 4: The best syslog solution you didn’t know you had In this section we’ll talk about and discuss the planning that goes behind a successful LogInsight 4 deployment.  Having a consolidated logging server is only beneficial if the asset cannot be exploited, right?  Because heck, if...

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vRealize LogInsight 4: The best syslog solution you didn’t know you had
Feb18

vRealize LogInsight 4: The best syslog solution you didn’t know you had

If you’re searching for a fast, reliable log retention and parsing system that also alerts and displays critical information, look no further than LogInsight 4!

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Rack, stack, and a little bit of a tour!
Jul10

Rack, stack, and a little bit of a tour!

Today was productive – Dell R510 and APC Smart-UPS 3000XL both racked, cabled, configured, and tested! Lab/rack tour included!

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DIY SAN/NAS – quest for fast, reliable, shared storage with a twist of ZFS! (Part 1)
Jun22

DIY SAN/NAS – quest for fast, reliable, shared storage with a twist of ZFS! (Part 1)

Choosing prebuilt SAN is cheating – let’s build something from nothing and learn ZFS on the way! Read more about my FreeNAS/ZFS adventure using a Dell R510.

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