It’s simple to debrand an “OEM”ed variant of the Dell PowerEdge R740 or R640 based “appliance”. First you will need the default identity which can be found here: DELL PowerEdge OEMR XL Dell Branded ID Module with Windows Embedded OS Support You’re looking for the 4XHVW_14G_DBE_CustBSU_3_00.exe (local mirror) file which must be extracted first prior […]
Did you just update your SAS HBA controller to the latest P20 firmware, you plug it in, try to go into the SAS BIOS and you hit an “Unrecoverable System Error (NMI) has occurred.”? If so, here’s the fix! It comes down to the BIOS that is packaged in the P20 Broadcom firmware bundle. The […]
When I received a 2nd hand Dell VRTX Chassis and three PowerEdge M520 blades. One of the blades had an issue connecting to the remote iDRAC GUI after configuring it for local LAN settings. The iDRAC would get the new DHCP address but the iDRAC Web Server would not load. I was able to SSH […]
The community plugins for the mainstream release of FreeNAS 11.3 has a community plugin repository. It does feature the Unifi Controller version 5. If you’re looking for the Unifi 6.x code stream you’ll need to build a jail manually. Below you will find the quick guide to manually setup a Unifi6 jail in BSD.
The Plink IPC-3035S is the perfect budget, short in depth (15″) 3U case for a FreeNAS server. My criteria was cheap, short in depth and the ability to hold as many 3.5″ drives as possible. After much debate, I purchased the IPC-3035S and was thankful that I did! The online description at 3U (3 x […]
Below is the video tutorial on how to flash your LSI SAS Controller into IT mode for use by FreeNAS/ZFS! The video below assumes you’ve already made a bootable FreeDOS USB or ISO and have inserted the boot media into your server. If you’re not sure how to create the required ISO/USB bootable media skip […]
Below are the factory passwords before imaging a VxRail node. When you re-RASR the node these are the passwords that have been set apart of that factory image. Component IP Username Password Node BIOS N/A N/A emcbios ESXi DHCP root Passw0rd! vCenter / PSC Defined on build root vmware Log Insight DHCP root Passw0rd! VxRail […]
Luadch which is an Advance Direct Connect (ADC) server hub software is not friendly to daemonize but with the following luadch.service file, you’re able to atleast start/stop/restart luadch with systemd.
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 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 […]