BSD

Virtualized Linux guest in FreeNAS 9.10 using iohyve

During the day I'm a manager of one of the greatest security teams on the planet (in my biased estimation), but at night (and random times throughout the day), I'm a sysadmin tinkerer. There's just something about goofing off with operating systems that appeals to me; this is likely what caused me to devote five years of my life to working on Annvix back in the day.

I've been running a local IPA install ...

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Linux

Getting started with firewalld

I'm mostly writing this for my own reference as I spent a bunch of time figuring this out while I was on holidays with some serious oVirt misadventures and didn't document any of what I did, so since I had to reinstall CentOS 7, I'm stuck doing this all over again.

Effectively I'm migrating from CentOS 6 to CentOS 7 and trying to take advantage of the new way of doing things. I could easily ...

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Linux

Install OpenVZ on CentOS to create a virtual container

This week's TechMail is Install OpenVZ on CentOS to create a virtual container which discusses using the OpenVZ virtualization software. I have to admit, I've become extremely fond of OpenVZ. I stumbled upon it as the open source version of Virtuozzo which is used by a lot of VPS providers and I completely understand why. All I really need or want (for the most part) is a glorified chroot or ...

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Linux

Upgrading Mandriva 2009.0 to CentOS 5.2

Well, technically speaking, I guess this is a bit of a downgrade. But, since I'm not longer using Mandriva and need to get used to Red Hat products (Fedora, RHEL, etc.), CentOS makes sense for upgrading my internal server to. It was also a long week, so I goofed a bit on it (I did backups of mysql and ldap, but didn't do dumps of the data which I only realized after the ...

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