FreeNAS 11 “Boot Failed. EFI Misc Device” Fix (Debian)

After a recent creation of a virtual machine using a Debian 9.5 netinstall image on the Bhyve type-2 hypervisor provided by FreeNAS 11, I kept on hitting a re-occurring error: “Boot Failed. EFI Misc Device”. After much troubleshooting, the resolution is straight forward. During the Debian install and the UEFI implementation of Bhyve causes an […]

Namecheap DDNS on Ubiquiti EdgeRouter

Namecheap provides a great domain service with an emphesis on security and privacy. I’ve recently decided to try their premium DNS service for a variety of reasons. It was nice to see a Dynamic DNS service. With my home network focused around the Ubiquiti product line and leveraging the EdgeRouter (ER-Lite) Dynamic DNS features. It’s […]

Quanta LB4M Quick Config Snippets

The eBay market is flooded with the Quanta LB4M network switches. They’re Chinese. They’re cheap. The CLI is not well documented or as Cisco like as you would want it to be. Here are a couple snippets of configuration to at least get you started. Configure a Management IP Address + Enable SSH: Upgrade LB4M […]

Custom SSL Certificate Installation for UniFi Video

This article assumes that you have already have a certificate, a corresponding private key and the certificate authority certificate. This guide will not guide you on making a CA, certificates or singing a certificate. I would recommend using a OpenSSL wrapper tool such as EasyRSA for certificate management. The following steps assumes the following: You’re […]

Deluge Client in a FreeNAS 11 iocage Jail Easy Tutorial

FreeNAS 11 introduces a new way to manage jails, iocage. As FreeNAS transitions there is a gap for users that leveraged precreated plugins in previous versions of FreeNAS. This guide will help you create a jail in, assign users, permissions and installing Deluge the BitTorrent client in an iocage managed jail. SSH into FreeNAS as […]

Silicone Image Sil680 Controller in Windows 7 x64

The Adaptec ASH-1233 is a dual port IDE RAID controller card that features a Silicone Image Sil680 Sil0680 chipset. Drivers for it were never officially released for Windows 7 but this guide and drivers will help you enable your Sil680 chipset in Windows 7 (x64 or Itanium). The driver was released by Silicone Image but […]

Oracle Database Queries in PowerShell, Script Examples

Below are some code examples to help get your data out of an Oracle database into a PowerShell object quickly! The logic to manipulate data is the same regardless of vendor: load any required libraries, define the connection string, setup the connection object, use that connection object for subsequent queries and finally close the connection. […]