Two steps forward and one step back

I’m happy to report that oxcrag.net has been upgraded from a crappy ADSL line to a fibre based connection, which has improved uplink speed for the server tremendously. Unfortunately, it looks as though newer technology doesn’t always imply that everything gets better: Unlike what the representative for the fibre project stated, there’s no sign of… Continue reading Two steps forward and one step back

IPv6 guests in KVM

I’ve been experimenting with IPv6 at home, and spent some time trying to get it working in my virtual machines. The first symptom I got was that VMs got a “Network unreachable” error when trying to ping6 anything but their own address. The cause was a complete brainfart on my side: We need a loopback interface… Continue reading IPv6 guests in KVM

When the French attack…

A consultant working with our Alcatel phone system encountered a weird issue that caused us some problems the other day. When attempting to install an Open Touch Media Server (used for receiving fax, for example), the entire vCenter client environment froze, and a reload of the page resulted in the following error message: 503 Service… Continue reading When the French attack…

Manually removing ghost vVols from IBM SVC-based storage

As part of my evaluation of presenting vVols to vCenter from an IBM FlashSystem V9000, I decided to start from scratch after learning a bit about the benefits and limitations of the system. That is: I like vVols a lot, but I learned some things in my tests that I wanted to do differently in… Continue reading Manually removing ghost vVols from IBM SVC-based storage

FTP server on IIS

I recently had cause to set up an FTP server for internal use on a Windows server, and I bumped into an issue that took me a little while to figure out, since I had never done it before: I wanted to give a domain user account an isolated directory, and started out by creating… Continue reading FTP server on IIS