more NVMe storage

Dec 2, 2018 - 8 minutes
more NVMe storage Added this to my server: Supermicro 2-Port NVme HBA AOC-SLG3-2M2-O 1000GB Samsung 960 Evo M.2 2280 NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 32Gb/s 3D-NAND TLC Toggle My braindump follows. details of new hardware The Supermicro 2-Port NVme HBA AOC-SLG3-2M2 being a PCIe 3.0 x8 low-profile card, I swapped the low profile bracket for the (included) full size, added my 1000GB Samsung 960 Evo M.2 2280 NVMe PCIe 3. Read more ...

Windows 10 under KVM

Oct 20, 2018 - 4 minutes
Windows 10 Professional in a VM These are my notes on installing Windows 10 Professional (English International) in a VM on a KVM libvirt hypervisor running on CentOS 7. These notes also apply to Fedora and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (RHEL7) Obtain Windows license First of all you will need to legally obtain a Windows license. Speak to your procurement department or buy it yourself. I simply bought a Microsoft Windows 10 Pro EN and waited for the DVD and product key to arrive in the mail. Read more ...

EPYC server as hypervisor

Sep 8, 2018 - 9 minutes
EPYC server as hypervisor Since the new server is to be a hypervisor, there are configuration steps to be done. My braindump follows. firmware setup As always, it’s worth going through the firmware settings. I made the following adjustments change IPMI password for ADMIN user put the password in ~/.ipmi-supermicro-bmc, for use with IPMItool, on all machines I use ipmitool from. lower fan thresholds set motherboard to UEFI only (I have no use for decades old BIOS when this modern board does UEFI just fine) enable watchdog in the OS only enable serial over LAN (SOL) base OS The server was installed with CentOS 7 since this is for my own personal use. Read more ...

IPMI hardware watchdog with RHEL 7 / CentOS 7

Aug 23, 2018 - 11 minutes
IPMI hardware watchdog with RHEL 7 / CentOS 7 introduction My new server has IPMI which includes a watchdog timer. Since I regularly get told that hardware watchdogs are no fun to set up, I’ll record my setup steps for an IPMI watchdog here. This document is not about watchdogs in general, but rather specifically on how to use an IPMI watchdog on a recent Red Hat based distribution. Read more ...

set fan thresholds on my Super Micro H11DSi-NT

Aug 14, 2018 - 8 minutes
set fan thresholds on my Super Micro H11DSi-NT The Super Micro remote management webUI is nice and even offers KVM with HTML5. But I much prefer using vendor agnostic IPMI directly instead of a vendor specific tool like iDRAC, iLO, etc. These are my notes on setting fan thresholds via IPMI for my H11DSi-NT motherboard. why not control fans with software you may ask yourself. Well some people use this perl script on github. Read more ...

new server, EPYC 7351P based, hardware info

Aug 12, 2018 - 4 minutes
My significant other and I got ourselves a new home server. You’ll notice that the motherboard is far from maxed out in our current build. That is quite intentional as we want the possibility of future expansion. My installation notes, with regards to hardware, follow. CPU While the motherboard can accommodate Dual AMD EPYC™ 7000-Series Processors, we currently run it with one AMD EPYC 7351P 16-Core Processor only. Yes, expanding to Dual CPU will mean removing the 7351P, since P models can only operate in a 1P configuration. Read more ...

Hugo Now Live

Apr 8, 2018 - 1 minutes

After playing with it for a week, I’ve decided that Hugo will indeed be the blog software I use for now.

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