Dec 302015

This is tape01, the server to which the DELL TL4000 will be attached. At one time, it was my gateway/firewall/router. Of interest is the SAS card. You can see photos here. $ grep mfi /var/log/messages Dec 30 14:48:02 tape01 kernel: mfi0: <Dell PERC 6> port 0xd000-0xd0ff mem 0xfbec0000-0xfbefffff,0xfbe80000-0xfbebffff irq 19 at device 0.0 on pci3 […]

Aug 162015

I’m using FreeBSD 10.2-RC2 here, with a bunch of HDD. Here are the current pools: The degraded music pool contains a drive I will be replacing later in this post. But first, I want to replace a mis-matched drive in the benchmarking pool. I noticed that when I saw this output: The serial number on […]

Aug 152015

I wasted a few hours today trying to figure out why special characters in passwords were causing problems. I was chasing the wrong problem. Conclusion: smart quotes are dumb. Full disclosure: I should have seen the problem. The problem is not with LibreNMS. Here is my procedure for creating an snmp read-only user, as provided […]

Aug 012015

I took delivery of another 10 x Toshiba PH3500U-1I72 5TB drives yesterday. They are installed into the latest server (varm). This sever also contains 10x Toshiba DT01ACA300 3TB drives. Last night I wrote a wee script to start long tests on each of them. I was able to extract a list of the hard drives […]