May 24, 2017
by dhoytt
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Recovered from Catastrophic XenServer failure that made me Love Linux Even More

I now know why I really love Linux right now after totally losing my XenServer configuration due to some overheating in my home data center today. I reinstalled my XenServer server reattached storage to my XenServer server and then reattached … Continue reading Continue reading

October 18, 2014
by Darryl Hoytt
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Exciting Friday Night Updating NAS and Virtual Environment

It has been a while since I updated my NAS systems which run FreeNAS and my XenServer hosts which have my virtual hosts that I share to the world via my blogs and websites. My music server due to the… Continue reading

February 10, 2014
by Darryl Hoytt
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Replaced Backplane on Second NAS

Well I finally replaced the backplane on the second NAS system I had built. The backplane had come damaged and reseller had sent me a replacement a couple of weeks ago but today is the first time I had time… Continue reading

January 13, 2014
by Darryl Hoytt
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Second NAS Rebuild Compete

Well finished rebuilding my second NAS into a new chassis identical to the other with the same specifications as the other NAS today with a few issues. Everything went pretty much the same as the other NAS rebuild except that… Continue reading

January 2, 2014
by Darryl Hoytt
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Rebuild of One NAS System Initial Complete and Moved FreeNAS Configuration

Well in an effort to save space and go up to 6gbs enviornment totally eventually I rebuilt my physical NAS system. I went from having a: 4U rack mount case that I booted FreeNAS off an Adaptec 39160 SCSI… Continue reading

December 14, 2013
by Darryl Hoytt
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Rebuilt Nagios Server, Updated XenServer, Corrected HW Issue on FreeNAS Node, Reconfigured Router Tonight

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December 2, 2013
by Darryl Hoytt
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Virtualization of Old Systems Websites & New Media Server

Well this weekend I made great progress I built a test media server, virtualized a few old physical web servers, as well as my old but powerful XP desktop with 5 SCSI drives I just retired. I have been… Continue reading