Mar 192017
 
Unable to mount FreeNAS Windows shares under FreeBSD

After FreeNAS upgrade to 9.10.2-U2 I lost all Windows shares mounted under FreeBSD (10.3-REL at the time). I’m using following configuration which seem to be working just fine as far as FreeNAS 9.10.2-U1

/etc/fstab

//ROOT@NAS/DISK1     /mnt/DISK1      smbfs   rw,-N   0       0
//ROOT@NAS/DISK2     /mnt/DISK2      smbfs   rw,-N   0       0
//ROOT@NAS/DISK3     /mnt/DISK3      smbfs   rw,-N   0       0
//ROOT@NAS/DISK4     /mnt/DISK4      smbfs   rw,-N   0       0

/etc/nsmb.conf

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Feb 162015
 
Mount partitions under FreeBSD 10 using diskid

In FreeBSD 10 you will notice that every partition/slice is listed under /dev/diskid/ referencing vendor and a serial number of the physical disk. On my system I can see something like below:

DISK-WD-WCASJ1263250
DISK-WD-WCASJ1263250s1

This shows that there is Western Digital hard disk, with serial number WCASJ1263250, which has 1 partition with 1 slice (s1) on it. … MORE

Feb 152015
 
Hide user accounts on Windows logon screen

To hide user accounts on Windows logon screen:

  1. run Registry Editor (at Run type regedit or regedt32 and press Enter)
  2. once in Registry Editor go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\WindowsNT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon
  3. in the left panel, right click on Winlogon, select New and click Key
  4. type SpecialAccounts and press Enter
  5. in the left panel right click on SpecialAccounts, select New and click Key
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Feb 092015
 
Observium - new monitoring software

Observium is an autodiscovering network monitoring platform supporting a wide range of hardware platforms and operating systems including Cisco, Windows, Linux, HP, Juniper, Dell, FreeBSD, Brocade, Netscaler, NetApp and many more. Observium seeks to provide a powerful yet simple and intuitive interface to the health and status of your network.

Observium Community is available free and open source. Observium Professional … MORE

Dec 142013
 
Orion Failover Engine (FoE)

SolarWinds’ Orion Failover Engine (FoE) is based on NeverFail‘s Heartbeat which allows installation of nodes (servers) in 2 ways:

  • High Availability (HA), commonly called LAN implementation, in which nodes have the same IP address and Packet Filter is responsible for isolating respective node from the network by blocking (filtering) traffic on Principal (public) interface
  • Disaster Recovery (DR), commonly called
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Oct 292013
 
Error upgrading Wordpress (SSL)

When I was upgrading my WordPress 3.6.1 to 3.7 I came across below warning when trying to Upgrade Network:

Warning! Problem updating https://SITENAME. Your server may not be able to connect to sites running on it. Error message: SSL certificate problem: self signed certificate in certificate chain.

Luckily came across post from o6asan which put me on right track on … MORE

Oct 292013
 
NeverFail Heartbeat DNSupdate for servers not in AD

NeverFail’s Heartbeat allows installation of servers (nodes) in 2 ways:

  • High Availability (HA), commonly called LAN implementation, in which nodes have the same IP address and Packet Filter is responsible for isolating respective node from the network by blocking (filtering) traffic on Principal (public) interface
  • Disaster Recovery (DR), commonly called WAN implementation, in which nodes have different IP addresses and
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Oct 152013
 
Orion Compatibility Check Suppression

Sometimes installer of the Orion packages (Additional Polling Engine, Additional Web Server) needs to check if the version of components (mainly Core) is correct on Primary server. On few occasions I have seen that installer complains that version of Core is incorrect, and in fact newer that one included in packages, so that shall be OK but installer will not … MORE