Month: April 2014

Focaccia Style Flax Bread

Ingredients: 2 cups flax seed meal 1 Tablespoon baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 5 beaten eggs 1/2 cup water 1/4 cup oil Preparation: Preheat oven to 350 F. Prepare pan (a 10×15 pan with sides works best) with oiled parchment

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FreeBSD / FreeNAS Clone Jail

I recently had the need to update my shiny new FreeBSD jailed server because I wanted to migrate to WordPress. I didn’t want to bring down the existing server while I did the install and converted my content so I

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Solaris 11.1 Install with metadb slice

If you need to a Solaris 11.x install which will use Solaris Volume Manger and want the metadbs on the boot disk, here’s a procedure to get the job done. It’s nice to share…

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Solaris 11 Tips

Static IP Solaris 11 network stack is using crossbow so network administration is completely different now. In order to switch from DHCP to a static IP, we need to do the following: # netadm enable -p ncp DefaultFixed # ipadm

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Solaris Cluster in a Box

A VirtualBox Solaris Cluster complete with shared storage and quorum disk! Host System The host system is a Mac running 10.8: Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz 16Gb RAM GeForce GTX 470 1280M At the time of this article, I’m

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VirtualBox Serial Port Console on Solaris 10

If you’re like me and prefer the command line to the GUI, here’s a trick and script to help you manage your Solaris VMs. Enable a serial port for the VM. Enable Port 1 Port Number COM1 Port Mode: Host Pipe

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Clone a VirtualBox Disk

Get a list of drives first VBoxManage list hdds Clone the desired drive using the UUID: VBoxManage clonehd 3ce7cfe9-845d-4358-9120-7a46390bcf8c ~/.VirtualBox/HardDisks/newname   It’s nice to share…

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pm_tick Panics

If your virtualized cluster panics with the following: Sep 8 09:18:10 node1 genunix: [ID 898738 kern.notice] Aborting node because pm_tick delay of 5492 ms exceeds 5050 ms This is common when using Solaris Cluster in a virtual machine. The following

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scinstall Reboot Fails

If the first node fails a reboot after scinstall completes with the following errors, read on for the fix: Jan 27 11:52:50 node1 genunix: WARNING: CCR: Invalid CCR table : rgm_rt_SUNW.LogicalHostname:4 cluster global. Jan 27 11:52:50 node1 genunix: WARNING: CCR:

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Using ZFS in OS X

I recently decided to try out the OpenZFS implementation of ZFS on my mac desktop and so far, I’m impressed. In this post, I’ll cover some of the issues encountered along the way. Let me start by describing my configuration. My desktop

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