Ever wondered how to boot a server with NFS as root? Or how to implement iSCSI as root with out having a iSCSI initiator card? This AppNote discusses and shows you how to implement a PXE Boot server to boot NFS and iSCSI on root installations.
April 1, 2009 7:14 am
November 7, 2008 12:12 pm
Interested in implementing MPIO over iSCSI and then building a cluster on it? Well, this feature article explores some of the concerns and some recommendations to build a solid, stable MPIO over iSCSI solution, especially if implementing OCFS2 and NCS.
September 12, 2008 1:40 pm
Under a variety of circumstances, it is desirable to encrypt data between multiple computers. One of the beauties of open source is that there is a multiplicity of answers. Unfortunately, with those answers comes some confusion. Often times, people overlook some solutions, and one of those solutions is the use of IPSEC transport mode for server to server communications.
September 5, 2008 4:32 pm
Just about every system administrator comes across a time when there is a need to encrypt some service. Perhaps your mail program just can’t handle it. Or maybe you need to take a non-SSL aware VNC server and make it SSL-aware. Maybe you’re just paranoid. For such moments in system administrating there is “stunnel.”
June 27, 2008 4:32 pm
Under SLES 10 SP2, the networking components changed. With those changes there are questions about best practices, methods and how it works. This AppNote seeks to provide a little clarity, including a simplified Xen bridge recommendation.
June 25, 2008 12:46 pm
In some cases, system administrators need to enable UID 0 login for LDAP and other authentication sources. However, SUSE Linux by default prohibits that behavior. With a little tweaking of the PAM stack, you can have UID 0 logins without giving away the local root password!
March 21, 2008 2:14 pm
Xen network bridges can be complex and overwhelm the newcomer to Xen. This article addresses the design of Xen network bridges from a troubleshooter’s approach. This guide seeks to explain the cause and fix of several common problems including implementing the network-multinet script.
January 25, 2008 5:08 pm
Implementing boot.crypter for USB token/password authentication of encrypted hard drives and swap space
In some cases, physical security cannot always be secured. Using LUKS for disk encryption and the tool, boot.crypter, you can safely and securely encrypt data using USB tokens or a password.