link CentOS 7 Basic NIC Teaming

I wanted to enable basic roundrobin NIC teaming on my HP MicroServer Gen8. This configuration allows load balancing and fault tolerance. When transferring data to the server it will only be received via 1 NIC meaning a 1Gbps limit, but when sending data it will load balance over both NICs meaning you can achieve up to 2Gbps. A future article will describe how to enable 802.3ad LACP aggregation which will provide 2Gbps data transfers both ways. This post will also work on RHEL 7.


link HP MicroServer Gen8 Hot-Swap Disk Limitation

I bought a HP MicroServer Gen8 G1610T and installed an Adaptec RAID card and hard drives which all supported hot-swap. I wanted to know what the limitation was with this server as I've hot-swapped Seagate SATA desktop drives in numerous QNAP NAS' and it always worked as expected. Turns out it's the disk caddies.


link Telstra Cable Cisco Router Base Config

This is a basic guide and Cisco config to allow you to use a Cisco router with Telstra Cable Internet with the supplied Netgear modem set to bridge mode.


link CentOS 5 Hyper-V VM Won't Boot After Integration Services Removal

I had a CentOS 5 Hyper-V VM running on Windows 2012 / Hyper-V 3.0 on which I mistakenly installed the Linux Integration Services 3.4 using the RHEL57 packages. The installation completed with some warnings and the initial reboot was OK, but after removing the "microsoft-hyper-v" and "kmod-microsoft-hyper-v" the VM would no longer boot due to a kernel panic.


link Track Webmail Logins On cPanel

If a user suspects unauthorised logins to their email on cPanel or you wish to perform an audit on a user, you can pull the IP, username and date/time from cPanel's access_log.


link Windows 2008 R2 No Network Connectivity

After importing a Windows 2008 R2 OVF into VMWare ESXi 5.1 it had no network connectivity even though it reported an active connection. It had been assigned an IP from DHCP but could not contact LAN hosts nor could LAN hosts contact it.