Showing posts from 2014

PC Engines APU plan

I recently decided to upgrade my home firewall ( pfSense on a PC Engines WRAP) by something more recent.  The new APU system from PC Engines looked quite good so I ordered one unit of the 4-gig model.  When I received it, I tried a few things with it but lacked time.  The next time I worked on it, it was dead.  I create an RMA, returned the unit, and got a working one about 3 weeks later.  My original plan was just to upgrade pfSense and run it on more recent hardware.  My WRAP was kind of slow in the WebGUI (not that bad, I don't edit the configuration every day) and I don't think it could do a good job for an OpenVPN setup.  I looked around and also found other options for small factor computers but I decided to go with the APU when I saw that its processor had virtualization extensions.  I thought that I could try running another system, side-by-side with the firewall, allowing me to have a server that would always be on (I currently run cacti, nagios and other daemons di

Expect ugly output

Trying to install Talend using the installer and got this error: (main.tcl:32009): Pango-WARNING **: failed to choose a font, expect ugly output. engine-type='PangoRenderFc', script='latin' Funny...

HP releases latest Service Pack for Proliant (SPP) 2014.09

HP has released its latest Service Pack for Proliant,  the integrated firmware and software bundle which it will support for the next year. New stuff: Support for (at least some) Gen9 servers Support for new Proliant options Includes VMware driver support Support for RHEL7

New puppet book that I recently reviewed

Hi, If you're looking for a book about puppet reporting and monitoring, you should have a look at this one: