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Storage Server: FreeNAS: use your SSD efficiently

Wed, 2017-07-05 12:13
FreeNAS: use your SSD efficiently ZIL and Cache Not open for discussion; I think it is a complete waste of resources to use a 120, or 250GB SSD for logs, let alone cache, as FreeNAS will (and should!) use RAM for that. So, I searched and found a way to create two partitions on a single SSD, and expose these as ZIL (ZFS Intended Log) and cache to the pool.Mind you - there are performance testsFrankhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/07830428804236732019noreply@blogger.com0

Storage Server: Software - FreeNAS

Wed, 2017-07-05 02:21
Software: FreeNAS All hardware has been implemented, all 13 harddisks and one SSD are connected, serial numbers, as well as physical, and logical locations noted. Cramming 4 2.5" disks in the CD bay Time to add some software. I will install the latest and the greatest(?) FreeNAS software, V11. Installation The installation, due to IPMI being capable of mounting remote images, is a Frankhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/07830428804236732019noreply@blogger.com0

Asrock E3C224DI-14S IPMI not reachable

Sun, 2017-06-25 05:48
Documentation missing There's definately some documentation missing on the IPMI settings. I managed to lock myself out of the IPMI (also know as 'Integrated Light Out', or ILO) management interface. Not sure how I managed to do that, but in the quest to find out how to restore devine powers, I noticed quite a lot of people suffered from this. And, the solution is quite simple, when you know Frankhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/07830428804236732019noreply@blogger.com0

Storage Server: Firmware

Wed, 2017-06-21 09:42
Firmware The first thing to do, in order to get any software RAID program to run, is to flash the controller out of RAID mode. Only then all of the disks will be seen as just a bunch of disks - nothing else. JBOD that is, for short. The board I have, comes with a LSI SAS2308 controller, to with I want to connect 12 SATA drives using three SAS-to-SATA breakout cables. Drivers There are Frankhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/07830428804236732019noreply@blogger.com0

Things to do after you cloned a Virtual Machine

Mon, 2017-06-19 02:43
Clean up a cloned VM After you made a clone of your (base) VM, you will need to do some stuff. MAC-address First of all, I suspect you have a different MAC-address than the original machine. VMWare does that, as long as you have your MAC address assigned automatically. VirtualBox will ask you whether to re-initialize the MAC-address while cloning. The problem is the udev process, responsable Frankhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/07830428804236732019noreply@blogger.com0

Now, here's an idea...

Sun, 2017-06-18 03:41
Gaining control Or rather - regaining control. Over my own data, and what's done with it. Currently, I use several services, of which I know they are monitored. Several of these services fall under US legislation, although I'm not a US citizen. This allows several agencies to go through my documents, email and other stuff, whether I like that or not (I do not). Of course, for some of this, I Frankhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/07830428804236732019noreply@blogger.com0

OAM PS3 State-of-the-art

Fri, 2015-08-14 07:25
An attempt to run OAM 11G Release 2 PS3 on Oracle Linux 6.7, WLS 12C, RDBMS 12C. Install Linux Pretty straightforward. Used Oracle 6.7, as 7 is not certified. Create a 200MB /boot, and an LVM for /, both ext4. Install just the server. Deselect *all* options, just X system and X legacy support (the OUI needs it). Some 566 packages will get installed. Make sure it boots, and the network starts. Frankhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/07830428804236732019noreply@blogger.com0

OAM PS3 - continued

Wed, 2015-07-08 07:12
Allow auto start (production mode) for your scripts: cd /oracle/user_projects/domains/oam_domain/servers mkdir -p oam_server1/security mkdir -p omsm_server1/security mkdir -p oam_policy_mgr1/security vi oam_server1/security/boot.properties cp oam_server1/security/boot.properties omsm_server1/security/ cp oam_server1/security/boot.properties oam_policy_mgr1/security/ You can now use command line Frankhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/07830428804236732019noreply@blogger.com0

refhost.xml kludge is fixed

Mon, 2015-06-15 06:50
No More missing packages I wrote several times about manually editing refhost.xml. There's not need for it, just apply Patch 18231786.Frankhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/07830428804236732019noreply@blogger.com0

Wrong Java version on Unified Directory Server

Mon, 2015-06-08 07:09
Wrong version Java After losing the battle with the OS guys for control over java, I keep stumbling upon environments that have wrong java versions due to the fact java is installed in /usr/java, or /usr/bin.In such cases, this is the result:which java /usr/bin/java As I do not have control over /usr/bin, I install java in /oracle/middleware/java, so I would like which java /oracle/middleware/Frankhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/07830428804236732019noreply@blogger.com0

OAM PS3

Wed, 2015-06-03 09:42
Identity and Access Management Patch Set 3 It has been launched last week. I have seen it in March, during a partner event in Paris, and there are quite a few changes and improvements to get exited about. Install over previous (not upgrade) I cloned my PS2 OAM machine, and the plan is to get PS3 running asap. So, I fire up the V11.1.1.9 RCU, and drop the existing schemas. Next, rerun the Frankhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/07830428804236732019noreply@blogger.com0

Access Denied - Access to administration console is restricted

Thu, 2015-05-07 06:56
Access Denied - Access to administration console is restricted. Ran into it, today. Again. This time, I'll make a proper blog entry, not like this one... This time, I actually did follow my own advice, but for the fact, I now am working in a multi-homed WebLogic environment - I simply pasted the wrong WLS home... Frankhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/07830428804236732019noreply@blogger.com0

Retrieving OAM keystore password

Mon, 2015-03-30 04:12
How to retrieve the password of OAM keystore If you ever need it; the password of the default OAM keystore password (which is generated) can be retrieved using: cd /oracle/middleware/oracle_common/common/bin ./wlst.sh connect(); domainRuntime() listCred(map="OAM_STORE",key="jks") Would you like to change it, use resetKeystorePassword() Frankhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/07830428804236732019noreply@blogger.com0

BEA-090898 during PlugIn activation in clusters

Wed, 2015-03-18 09:42
Be Secure I did not mention it in my not so "OAM-in-a-day" entry, but when you run a clustered environment, make sure to set the "Secure" flag on the AdminServer and Managed Server configuration screens. It does have more impact that setting the "Use JSSE" flag on the SSL/Advanced section of the Weblogic console, but when you failed to do so, that's one place to correct it. Why? No particular Frankhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/07830428804236732019noreply@blogger.com0

OAM 11GR2PS2 in a day

Wed, 2015-03-04 10:40
Get Access Manager 11gRel2 PS2 installed in a day Goal is to get OAM installed and configured in a day - with full control; that is without using the Installation Wizard. Virtual Box Start with Virtual Box. Allow plenty of memory (10GB), and disk (120GB). Attach V33411-01.iso (Oracle Server V6.3) to the CD, and boot. Minimal (not Basic server!) install, configure network with static IP Frankhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/07830428804236732019noreply@blogger.com0

Je suis Charlie

Fri, 2015-01-09 03:34
Je suis Charlie Bien sûr, moi aussi, je suis Charlie, moi.Frankhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/07830428804236732019noreply@blogger.com0

Dumb... no module named dom during startWeblogic.sh

Fri, 2014-11-21 02:24
ImportError: no module named dom This error suddenly appeared in two OAM 11.1.2.2.2 environments, during startup of the stack, more specifically, weblogic startup (startWeblogic.sh). The complete stack is: $DOMAIN_HOME/startWebLogic.sh CLASSPATH=/oracle/middleware/patch_wls1036/profiles/default/sys_manifest_classpath/weblogic_patch.jar:/oracle/middleware/jdk1.7.0_45/lib/tools.jar:/oracle/Frankhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/07830428804236732019noreply@blogger.com0

Latest OAM certified against EBS

Fri, 2014-09-26 04:22
OAM 11.1.2.2 certified EBS This blog entry shows OAM 11G Rel 2 PS2 (a.k.a. 11.1.2.2.0) is certified against the Oracle e-Business suite 11 and 12 as of February 2014. Just in case you missed it, like me. Oracle e-business and SSO using OAMThe blog entry also references a series of articles on how to do e-Business Suite SSO using OAM.Frankhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/07830428804236732019noreply@blogger.com0

Access Management Alternatives (Part II): OpenDJ for LDAP, EUS and TNSNames

Wed, 2014-09-24 05:43
Directory Service: OpenDJ Installation has been described in a previous part. The question now is to make OpenDJ Oracle compatible, so that it can be used with EUS and TNS names resolution. In fact, I want to be able to install and use TNS Name resolution and Enterprise User Security (EUS) as done before. Clues One clue was already mentioned, the appearance of $ORACLE_HOME/config/EUS/Frankhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/07830428804236732019noreply@blogger.com0

Private Storage

Wed, 2014-09-24 05:20
Just a little project I just happened to be upgrading my workstation, and was left with some spare parts. I had some memory modules, an old P5 motherboard, and several AT-style enclosures. Also, I noticed my trusty Synology Diskstation began needing some larger disks. Or maybe it was time to replace it all together? Keeping up indexing my music and photos seems to become quite a daunting task, Frankhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/07830428804236732019noreply@blogger.com0

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