Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Tech Tip - IPMI Security

In this week's tech tip, Mitch walks us through the process of patching your IPMI and offers a few tips and tricks to secure your motherboard for any future issues that may occur.

Check it out below and let us know what you think!


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Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Tech Tip - ZFS 80 Percent Rule


In this week's tech tip, we're debunking the ZFS 80% rule!

Today lead engineer Brett Kelly is talking about ZFS writes and the "mystical" 80 percent rule.  Check it out below.

 

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Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Tech Tip - Expanding a Ceph Cluster


Curious how you expand a Ceph Cluster? We can help!


In today's' tech tip, lead engineer brett kelly is explains everything you need to know when planning to expand your cluster.

 

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Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Tech Tip - CentOS and FreeNAS

In today's weekly tech tip, Mitch discusses the advantages and disadvantages of CentOS and FreeNAS! Check it out below and be sure to watch the ending and help us with our office debate.

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Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Your Guide to IPMI Hardening and BMC Security

Some of you may have seen the recent stories about security flaws found within the Baseboard Management controllers (BMC) within SuperMicro Motherboards. While this is indeed very serious, many of the articles were somewhat misleading by taking something that is by its very design, a very powerful feature - and giving the impression that the feature itself is the flaw. This is not the case, and the BMC is something many System Admins rely on in the enterprise daily.




Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Tech Tip - Clustered Storage and Windows Active Directory (User Request)

We're back with another Tech Tip and this week we're answering a question from one of our users. 

In this tech tip video, our Lead Engineer Brett Kelly goes more in-depth to answer a question from one of our users about joining a clustered storage solution. If you have ever wondered how to join a clustered storage solution into a Windows active directory or just want to learn something new today - check out the video below! 


If you have a question you'd like to ask, let us know!


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Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Tech Tip: ZFS Snapshots

This week Mitch is telling us all about ZFS Snapshots in under 5 minutes!
Did you know ZFS Snapshots can be mounted read-only to allow for the recovery of files or to roll-back an entire file system to the last time a snapshot was created? If you want to know more about ZFS Snapshots such as what they are, why they are useful and even some of their limitations - check out these weeks 45Drives tech tip below!
Each Tuesday, we release a quick tech tip video on various data storage topics and questions from our users, followers, and fans! Tune in next Tuesday at 3pm!