This is a quickie! I come across this a lot, you try to install specialized software like Mikrotik routeros, ClearOS, Endian Firewall, any job specific operating system (nas, iSCSI targets.) the list is pretty much endless. Many times it ends in frustration as the virtual machine hangs or freezes on boot. Next time this happens… Read More


Citrix made its Distributed virtual switch controller (DVSC) publicly available about a year or so ago,  at the same time they announced it was being deprecated.   This was bitter sweet.   Home labs now had access to this technology previously only available to corporations with deep pockets.  However,  it came with a promise that pretty… Read More


Citrix Xenserver is a very under valued and under used production quality tool, in my opinion.  Maybe because there is not nearly as much “stuff” about it on the web as there is for other more popular hypervisors.. or shall i say hypervisor. Whatever the reason, you can greatly increase vm performance of both paravirtual… Read More


There are scenarios where you only have one public ip address but want to host many domains, each on their own dedicated virtual or physical server.  For instance you may want to host several different WordPress sites from your home using several old computers from circa 1998 you found in a closet sitting ontop of… Read More


So after a complete infrastructure overhaul, that took way to long and went stupidly over budget, my blog is back online! Yipee to me! Not that many people missed it, but Im glad my little haven that lets me vent is back online. As for my infrastructure between the bells and the whistle are more… Read More