ZFS Build Checklist

I’ve decided to replace the Windows Home Server Vail server with something capable of handling newer builds of ZFS and the inherent deduploication. Here’s a quick kit list and build diary I’ll try to keep up-to-date as I go along. Kit: Dell Perc6i – this is essentially a port multiplier. I scored it from eBay […]

Riverbed Interceptor 1.1.2 Released

Riverbed has just announced an important update to its Interceptor software. One of the nicest features is the added RAID alarm command, as well as a fix for unexpected reboots when fragmented packets are taken in by the Riverbed device. Based on the latter alone, I’d be updating ASAP. Oh, and also of note: “20042 […]

Learning VMware ESX 3.5 on the Cheap

Lately I’ve been scouring the web for used gear because there seems to be an influx of incredibly powerful stuff at amazing prices. This all came about with me wanting to learn ESX 3.5 and how to build profitable online business, and needing the hardware as well as the network to run a feasible set […]