December 13, 2020
by dhoytt
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Back Up and Streaming After Relay System OS Updates Gone Astray

Well I’m back up and running with my Centos 8 relay server after some OS updates. Seems that during the updates for Linux Centos 8 included a new kernel for my system as well that didn’t support my C7000 Bl460c 10gb Emulex card. This was also an issue during my initial Centos 8 install and almost made me stay at Centos 7. I was able to get the “be2net” driver from “El Repo” Linux repository and it worked before.

I can see everything with “lspci” but for some reason now the new Centos 8 kernel doesn’t recognize this driver even though I loaded the kernel with “modprobe” several times. I created a file in /etc/modules-load.d/ with the module then created a file in “/etc/sysconfig/modules/” saw that the module was loaded with lsmod and just couldn’t get the network to see it. I uninstalled and re-installed from the El Repo repository “kmod-be2net” still no luck.

I the suddenly started not being able to use my “ilo” or my kvm\keyboard which started printing out strange signals every time I typed. After correcting those issues I could get back to why the network couldn’t see my 10gb Emulex network cards on my Flex10 interface but could see my 10gb Broacom 10gb interfaces coming from my Procurve switch in my C7000 chassis.

Tried a few more things then decided to switch my primary network over to my Procurve. I had to go through my Virtual Connect Manager to make sure I wasn’t going to disconnect any of my other systems and remind myself what my setup was. I switched my main network over to one of my Procurve switches.

I then got my ShoutCast relay up and then IceCast relay and then discovered neither could make it out to the rest of the world due to the routing table on my Centos 8 system getting borked up due to all of the changes I made. I started correcting the routing issues on the systems CLI and then just made sure my network files were correct and rebooted and voila my music streams are going out to the world again.

This system also hosts my Zoneminder CCTV camera systems and that network didn’t have a problem with my cameras on it but I route that to my user interface on the network that was having issues so that was an issue. I also have an instance of Plex on this system and its okay since I have other virtual servers with Plex Server but still it was a nuisance!

Anyway I’ll probably build one of my other bl460’s gen 7 systems back up with Centos 7 and put everything back on that system. Read about the road map of Centos 8 while looking through forums and earlier this week at Tweets and I don’t like how it looks. Centos 7 will be updated until 2024 so that’s good for me. I can’t waste time with OS updates that depreciates or doesn’t take into account widely used hardware with everything else I’m trying to accomplish to get my systems to certain state. This keeps up they may push me to the Debian side of Linux but they are using those “Snaps” way too much on that side of the Linux universe for things like databases!

Anyhow I’m up and operating with things Frankensteined for now music is flowing cameras are recording an movies and TV shows are streaming in the house as well.

December 12, 2020
by dhoytt
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Update Centos8 Relay Server

Doing and update for my Centos8 Linux server’s OS and will be rebooting and temporarily not streaming music. This server hosts my IceCast and ShoutCast streams. Since my relay server would be down I decided to install the Security updates on my W2019 Data center music server as well that hosts my Spacial Audio Broadcaster software that runs my music catalogs with the help of the MariaDB database.

Be back shortly!

November 25, 2020
by dhoytt
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Night Before Thanksgiving Covid-19 Stay Home Music

Playing a Snakeice House of Beats mixed up genre type of set. Thanksgiving prepping just a little bit for a few. And some good music to listen to while tooling around in the house then later of course going to have some nice mellow music to stare at the stars with.

Just a feel for the artists who may show up to give you an idea:

  • LSD
  • Imagine Dragons
  • Bootsy Collins
  • Prince
  • Marilyn Manson
  • Vapors
  • Turf Talk
  • Too Short
  • Beyonce
  • John Legend

Kick back with me and have some fun.

November 18, 2020
by dhoytt
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Updated Web Server OS Patches and WordPress Plugins\Themes

Since I’m here monitoring some work migration processes in my computer room for the outside job that seem to be going well I decided to update my music streaming server running W2019 Datacenter version on one of my Bl460c blade servers @ https://dhoytt.com/snake-ice-radio-blog/ then updated some plugins and themes on my WordPress CMS blog and then my web virtual server OS which is running Centos 7 Linux all which I host here in my computer room on XCP-Ng that rides on my HPE C7000 Bl460c blade server.

I have already had the fun of updating my Linux laptop over the weekend to Fedora 33 and updating the OS earlier today. I also installed a new SSD drive in that laptop. I started to update my Linux workstation but I decided I want to wait and update to a different case with hot swap drives and a motherboard with IPMI\remote management plus an Enterprise SAS SSD boot drive and a normal SAS higher capacity drive for storage most likely 8TB SAS but may bet greedy and go 16TB SAS enterprise .

I have just done a ton of updates in my computer room completely turning over servers and network switches (10gbe now)

I digress, any how the web server is updated and the WordPress CMS blog as well along with my music streaming server!

October 31, 2020
by dhoytt
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Maintenance to XCP-Ng Hypervisors Updated Zoneminder Plus Installed Patches Updated WordPress

My BL460c gen8 blade servers have been really noisy with the fans kicking up a lot more lately as I have put more of a load on them so tried a setting that required a reboot in the bios setting the ensuring RBSU Thermal Configuration setting to “Optimal Cooling” (https://techlibrary.hpe.com/docs/iss/proliant_uefi/UEFI_TM_030617/s_select_thermal_config.html)

After updating my 2 hypervisors I also decided to update my BL460c gen8 blade server I run Centos 8 Linux on with the latest security, kernel and a few other patches. I also ended up updating to Zoneminder 1.34.21-2 as part of the updates. After running zmupdate.pl Zoneminder came up just fine. As a maintenance step from the GUI I also set Zoneminder to trim some of my events.

After all of that I also went to my WordPress server and updated WordPress after backing up my database.

October 31, 2020
by dhoytt
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Performed Updates That Took Music Stream Offline

I updated some patches that required a reboot of my Centos 8 Linux system I use to relay my music streams for ShoutCast and IceCast taking down Snakeice’s House of Beats music stream. I’m back up now as you can tell streaming the Gumbo Genre’s of music to you.

October 19, 2020
by dhoytt
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Systems Back In Place

I have moved everything around placing the large UPS’ in the rack and moving my FreeNAS systems and older R710 systems in the above them. I still have quite a bit to do like more cable management in incremental stages. DNS is still propagating away from the quick WordPress maintenance website I put up on a hosted website I had never used before.