Part 3: Setup router to use the routing VM(s)

Sep 23, 2018
With the VM building out of the way, on to configuring the VMs.

Part 2: Build the router VM(s)

Sep 23, 2018
To bring us into part 2, the next thing is to create the routing VMs.

Part 1: ZeroTier and making a multi-site LAN (MAN?)

Sep 23, 2018
Recently I have come across an interesting little software tech that lets me do some fun things that normally one would only see in the data center or large companies. That software is called ZeroTier.

Series about ZeroTier

Sep 19, 2018
Currently, I am writing a little series involving a product I recently discovered, ZeroTier. Many people seem interested in how I am using it for personal use. So spending a few nights writing up my thoughts, the how to’s, and grabbing some screenshots along the way.

Xbox One Audio Issue

Aug 16, 2018
So the girlfriend and I just tried to watch an episode of Stargate SG-1 on DVD on the Xbox One. During playback we have an interesting audio issue. We heard more background sounds than speech. A short Google search later and the problem was resolved. To solve this we simply had to open settings, go to display and sound. From there edit the audio output from 7.1 surround to stereo. I think this is the simplest to date of problems that I have run into.

Fix for Java 8+ & iDRAC 6 Connection Failed

Jun 21, 2018
For work I recently had to stand up a temporary system that has the old iDRAC 6 in it. Many will know that Java 8+ (from my testing) seems to have a disliking for that version of iDRAC. I spent a day grumbling at the error while standing next to the offending system in the data center watching the OS hang on install. After doing some digging this morning I found the key that kills the connection. SSLv3.

Reset lost iDRAC pass from OMSA

Apr 4, 2018
I was recently playing around with EM7 and various Dynamic Apps around Dell hardware. I came to find that my remote server (hosting this site) had storage in a ‘nonCritical’ state. I promptly tried logging into my idrac for the system and was having issues getting in. I had forgot what I had set for the password on the root and personal accounts. (For those that leave it root/calvin, shame on you!) This set off a “fear” if you will of having to shut down several VMs and get the datacenter hosting it to attach a remote KVM so I could change the drac password. I hate this thought. I spent 30 seconds here and there trying every password I could think of but nothing worked. I finally started googling around to see if there was any other method. I struck a winner.