Category Archives: Linux

Cockpit in RHEL 8 beta

RedHat 8 beta, offers a new feature that is sort of interesting.  I decided to install RHEL 8 beta to see what all this thing can do.  After installing, you are directed to go to your servers ip or hostname on port 9090:  https://192.168.2.80:9090 in my case.  There you are presented with a screen that… Read More »

My HP C7000 Saga: Racking the servers

So after I moved the server rack downstairs, not to big of a deal, it was time to get it loaded up… That however is a MUCH bigger deal, since even empty the C7000 chassis weighs in at somewhere around 200 lbs. I recruited Jerry Buckley to help me with this, thankfully, he was available.… Read More »

My HP C7000 Saga: The 24U rack

Today with Corey’s help (thanks again btw), went and picked up a used Dell 24U server rack. Complete with Front and Back locking doors and both locking side panels. Very heavy duty, going to be a very nice addition for the C7000’s. As you can see in the photo below, it had a few servers… Read More »

My HP C7000 Saga: 2 chassis aren’t enough, 3 is better.

Ok, so I’m sure my wife thinks I’ve gone crazy by now, but she smiles and doesn’t judge, what a woman. I of course bought 2 C7000 chassis fully loaded with 32 blades in March, but one of the chassis was an older one. Now this doesn’t REALLY matter as you can upgrade the firmware… Read More »

The SUN SUNFIRE X4600 M2 Server

Every once in awhile I get to go crazy and build something fun at home. This time it’s a new virtual machine setup, as my older one only has 32 GB ram and is getting pretty close to it’s limits. So, time to build something bigger, and cheaper, than I currently have. Plus, it’s a… Read More »

Why ZFS is so cool…

So, I attempted an upgrade while not at the servers…but remotely. So I didn’t take a snapshot with vmware, thinking it would be a minor deal. Needless to say, the upgrade failed horribly, and I was really wishing about then that I had tried this while in front of the server AFTER taking a snapshot….… Read More »

Scrivener – Your complete writing studio

“Scrivener is a powerful content-generation tool for writers that allows you to concentrate on composing and structuring long and difficult documents. While it gives you complete control of the formatting, its focus is on helping you get to the end of that awkward first draft.” They now have a Linux (beta… but actually runs REALLY… Read More »