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ZFS iSCSI Configuration

Intro: It has been a while since I made a blog post. I have been busy playing with some new toys 😀 and haven’t had a chance to update the content on this site. In this article I will build upon my previous ZFS post and will configure iSCSI using Napp-it so that we can connect an ESXi Host. iSCSI Configuration: We will use Comstar to configure iSCSI on our server. There is a couple of components that have to be created before we can...

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ZFS Storage Server Build and Configuration

In this article we will go through the process of building a storage platform for your data needs. I have been contemplating updating my storage server for a while now since it is becoming outdated and is not capable of keeping up with my demands. My current setup is running on an old Intel P35 based motherboard using a dual core Intel E8400 processor. I am doing RAID 5 using 4*1TB hard drives via a Dell PERC 5I raid adapter. This setup...

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Configuring OpenVPN on pfSense

In this article I will go through the configuration of OpenVPN on the pfSense platform. I have talked about the initial configuration of pfSense in this previous article and if you are not familiar with the platform then you can check that out to get you up and running. Let’s go ahead and start by talking about VPNs first and then we will move to the configuration. A VPN(virtual private network) allows us to connect directly to our...

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OSPF Configuration Overview Part 5

This is the fifth section of the OSPF series of articles. As before, we will be working with the following diagram: We will pick up from where we left off and that is OSPF area types. We covered both the stub and totally stubby area so far which leaves us with the following two area types: Not-So-Stubby Area Totally Not-So-Stubby Area In order for us to understand these two area types let’s suppose that area 45 which is in a...

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OSPF Configuration Overview Part 4

Welcome back to section 4 of the OSPF Configuration overview series of articles. We will continue working on the following network and pick up from where we left off. Note that I augmented the diagram by adding a couple of networks that R6 will be advertising to R1. The first thing that we will do is configure the link between R1 and R6 which will be running EIGRP. On R1 and R6 we will configure the IP addressing information on those two...

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