XenServer Boot errors from an ISO

Error: PM Error: Starting VM ‘Ubuntu 32’ – The bootloader for this VM returned an error — did the VM installation succeed? INVALID_SOURCE Unable to access a required file in the specified repository: file:///tmp/cdrom-repo-mRk5kz/install/vmlinuz. Open Xen server console. Run the following command #xe vm-list Note the uuid of your Virtual machine. Example: uuid ( RO) […]

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Captive Portal bypass for Fortigate IOS7 Apple update

As it continues…Apple doesn’t give a hoot about how their changes affect everything around them. This time, captive portals stop working on many vendors wifi solutions including Cisco and in my case, Fortinet. Just after IOS 7 for Apple devices, we received reports on the Captive Portal not working. For anyone who doesn’t know what […]

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Xenserver Love/Hate Part DUX

Yes, I purposely misspelled the topic! I left off with converting many ESXi VMware 4.1 Windows VM’s to Xenserver 62. All but one in particular would migrate and boot fine, however, upon a reboot or shutdown, the VM would BSOD with a winlogon.exe error specifically the file “VMUpgradeAtShutdownWXP.dll”. HUH? Doing some research *cough* Googling; found […]

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LinuxMint standing upgrade gone wrong

So impressed with LinuxMint 14 running Cinnamon on an older Sony VGN-NW240F Laptop; decided to upgrade to 15 “Olivia”. Ran through the necessary steps #apt-get update #apt-get dist-upgrade After several interruptions requesting Y/N questions, I answering Y to all and final reboot and DANG-IT! Many items missing, the login jacked; downloaded the 900MB ISO and […]

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Multiple ISP Failover Routing…do you really know what you think you know?

I’ve run across many “network” admins out there and to be fair, many know what they’re doing on a basic level; but when it comes to network routing – the understanding is not understood? Assumption: Network layers; physical ie link detection are understood. For instance, the topic of failover or load-balance always enters a conversation. […]

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LVM mounted USB Hard-drives

Mounting a Drive ie External Hard-drive via USB kit as LVM Plugging in a hard-drive may not automount. Come to find out, it has a couple LVM volumes. #pvs PV VG Fmt Attr PSize PFree /dev/sdb2 VolGroup2 lvm2 a- 230.1G 0 /dev/sdb3 VolGroup2 lvm2 a- 3.9G 0 The LV Name may not be active; so […]

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Test driving LinuxMint

So I decided to test drive LinuxMint because Fedora just wasn’t working for me on a refurbed Sony VAIO laptop. So far it’s great; everything installed just “works”. Did run into a problem but it appears to be symptomatic with all Linux distros where disabling Wireless on a laptop places it in Airplane Mode. Issue […]

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