FreeBSD + HAST + CARP + NFS

FreeBSD recently introduced a disk replication setup: HAST. This is FreeBSD’s answer to DRDB for Linux. Some very good blog posts, with scripting, can be found here: FreeBSD + HAST + CARP + NFS HAST with ZFS My issues with HAST are its feeling of instability and the addition of numerous points of failure… sloppy ...

Dell Firmware Upgrade

If you have been searching around for the proper ISOs to use. These two ISOs are what you need to use. This is bootable: cdu_1.5_core_225_A00.iso After you have burned and booted with the above CD. Download these three files: http://ftp.us.dell.com/sysman/OM_6.2.0_SUU_A01.iso.001 http://ftp.us.dell.com/sysman/OM_6.2.0_SUU_A01.iso.002 http://ftp.us.dell.com/sysman/OM_6.2.0_SUU_A01.iso.003 The above files need to be joined: Windows: copy /b OM* OM_610_SUU_A01.iso Linux: ...

Reset Password Foundry EdgeIron – Asset Recovery

Foundry Models Covered: EIF24G, EIF4802CF, EIF48G, EIF24GS, EIF48GS, etc. 1) Establish a connection to the device on the console port 2) Power the switch on, while holding down ctrl-u to access the system file menu (technically you can just hit �ctrl-u� in the one second time between powering on and it actually loading, but its ...

VMWare convert thick to thin disk

If you have VMware vCenter – Click Migrate For those of us who do not have VMware vCenter: 1. Shutdown the VM 2. SSH to the ESXi machine and type: vmkfstools -i /vmfs/volumes/datastore1/NAME-OF-VM/NAME-OF-VM.vmdk /vmfs/volumes/datastore1/NAME-OF-VM/NAME-OF-VM-thin.vmdk -d ‘thin’ -a lsilogic Once the copy is done, go into the settings of your VM, delete the hard disk, and ...

unable to access file unspecified filename since it is locked

ESXi / ESX / VSphere / VMWare Something is locking your VM and preventing it from starting. Solution: Snapshot the VM Snapshot unlocks the VM. Now the VM will start normally.

Fantastico is not installed at the default location /usr/local/cpanel/3rdparty/fantastico. Either move the Fantastico directory from it’s current location to /usr/local/cpanel/3rdparty/fantastico OR enable ioncube loaders in WHM -> Tweak settings.

Fantastico is not installed at the default location /usr/local/cpanel/3rdparty/fantastico. Either move the Fantastico directory from it’s current location to /usr/local/cpanel/3rdparty/fantastico OR enable ioncube loaders in WHM -> Tweak settings. Run this command: /scripts/makecpphp

ssh: Illegal -o parameter “PermitLocalCommand no”

Your box has been hacked. Refer to my previous post: HERE You need to reinstall the SSH client: yum reinstall openssh-clients

Unknown HZ value! (##) Assume 100

You’ve been hacked. How to clean a Hacked CentOS / LINUX Machine yum install chkrootkit Run chkrootkit to find INFECTED files You will need to delete, manually, each of these files. The permissions will be modified to stump the average user. You will need to use: chattr This command will free most files: chattr -suSadAc ...

Tar specific file types / extensions

find . -name ‘*.abc’ | pax -wdx ustar | gzip > Files.tgz

spamass-milter + FreeBSD

exit 255 at /usr/local/bin/spamd line 2588. /usr/local/etc/rc.d/sa-spamd: WARNING: failed to start spamd The above error can be resolved by typing: sa-update