Add physical NIC to XenServer

If you add new physical network interface to the hardware that runs XenServer it won’t appear in XenCenter by default. In order to attach it to VMs or change its settings you’ll need to type in a few commands to XenServer’s CLI. 1. Connect XenServer via SSH using root rights: ssh root@192.168.10.1 -v 2. Make sure that new NIC is attached to hardware and detected by Linux, in below command’s […]

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Attach ISO image stored in XenServer local storage

Citrix XenServer is powerful hypervisor that is based on Linux (Redhat/Centos/Fedora family) and competes with Vmware ESXi and offer wide range of virtualization features for data centers. In general you can do a bare-metal installation of XenServer to your hardware server and create multiple virtual machines (VMs) inside XenServer host. Obviously you’ll need to have the possibility to boot VM from DVD-Rom to start installation of, let’s say, Linux Mint. You […]

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Linux Mint Debian Update Pack 4 is out

The latest update of Linux Mint Debian has been rolled out today. Update pack 4 is applicable for all LMDE users and includes the following updates: Gnome 2 has been upgraded to Gnome Shell, kernel is now 3.2 version, Cinamon and Mate desktops are now available out of the box. In order to upgrade just use Update Manager that comes with Linux Mint Debian by default, you will see an […]

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Track Cisco BGP peers using Nagios

Few will deny that monitoring of Cisco devices is essential part of sysadmin’s job. I personally use Nagios to track states of BGP neighbors on Cisco routers so if one of peers goes down I’ll receive a phone call from Nagios. You may have redundant network topology but it still makes sense to know when peer goes offline, how often it happens and how fast failover router (if any) pick-ups […]

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Top Open Source IP Address Management Software

In this post you will find top open source software for IP address management (IPAM). If you are sysadmin at organization that holds pool of IP addresses and allocates its parts to clients then you must use IP address management tools to track used, reserved, allocated or free IP addresses. It usually prevents an overhead and allows to have clear picture of IP addresses resources usage within an organization on the […]

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