Obviously nowadays when admining we mostly have laptops – laptops don’t tend to come with serial I/O ports anymore, so you buy a Serial -> USB adapter, say this one or any one with a legit (there are fakes) FDTI FT232RL chipset. Download and install the relevant drivers but where do we go from here? Specifically […]
This info is quite hard to come across and Fortigate don’t have it in their GUI from FortiOS v5.0+, SSH into your Fortigate’s CLI and enter the following (it can be done on both software aggregated and standard interfaces): config system interface edit [interfacename] set mtu-override enable set mtu 9208 end end Confirm your MTU […]
Fairly straight forward this time, you’ve configured your MTU/jumbo frames to be 9000 on your client and destination devices (say a laptop/desktop/server/san/nas) and on ALL your switching devices in between – you’ve done that right? ;) Why not follow @mylesagray on Twitter for more like this!
Some things should be simple, shrinking a thin provisioned virtual disk should be one of them, it’s not. N.B. This will just reduce the VMDK’s usage on the VMFS datastore NOT resize the “provisioned size” of a thin disk. To shrink a VMDK we can use an ESX command line tool “vmkfstools”, but first you […]
I have had the need recently to expand a LUN on a Dell MD3000i SAN to above 2TB that is presented to VMWare ESX 5.1 hosts. There are a few caveats here: Why not follow @mylesagray on Twitter for more like this!
Video I shambled together for my university climbing club’s recent trip to Scotland. Why not follow @mylesagray on Twitter for more like this!
For those of you that don’t know, emoncms is a small cms that will accept inputs via GET requests for things like power meters, temp probes for measuring household power usage, PV panel, windmill etc power production levels. Why not follow @mylesagray on Twitter for more like this!
Spent a good deal of my summer building the engine in my R53 Mini back up from scratch with the help from an American friend. Car now produces 293bhp and is good to rev up to 8.3-8.5K rpm, a full spec list can be found here. Nice little time-lapse of the build: Why not follow […]
You will need:
- Dead Motherboard
- Spare PSU
- Laptop/Desktop with LPT/Serial
- An old unused cable with a 2×5 header on one end (usually come free with motherboards)
- Universal Boot CD
- Cable Wiring Guide
- A BIOS ROM for your motherboard (go to your manufacturers website and download the latest)
- Basic DOS knowledge
For those of you wondering how weather detection works (had it on the old site), it works through using a geolocation API to look up your IP address and map it against a database of IP locations, which then queries the Yahoo! Weather API. This can be handy for changing your site’s background to match […]