Unix related items
For a r4xx version Dell server with an iDrac6 Express controller installed.
o configure the ip interface
o configure the admin user
o test a serial console connection
I have no idea why, but postfix + ubuntu + sasl (cyrus-type) are stupidly unhappy… and honestly I’m tired it it.
There are two parts to the serial-console-game:
1) vm base config (guest hardware config)
2) vm software config
Build a basic KVM guest on:
o 192.168.122.1 - default-gw
o 4GB RAM
o 100GB disk partition
o ubuntu Lucid
This uses these simple tools:
o a camera (for the jpeg)
o a computer (for the conversion)
o netpbm utils for jpeg->postscript conversion
o ghostscript for postscript -> pdf conversion
o pdfjam (to stitch the PDF files into a single file)
Quick steps to make a raid disk on some number (4) drives, on Ubuntu 10.04.02.
Using DMCrypt to create, create an encrypted filesystem, mappable and mountable filesystem and mount same.
StartSSL offers free 1 yr SSL certs with 256-bit encryption capable for web/email/other servers. These are convenient (free!) useful and FREE! (and they work in all current browsers I use save Opera).