sslip.io enables developers to equip their servers with valid SSL certificates for free (albeit with an awkward hostname); this blog post discusses how the sslip.io framework was created using BOSH
Debugging a BOSH Release and it subsequent deployment can be challenging, but there are a few tricks which can ease the burden (e.g. preventing the tear-down of the compilation VM in order to troubleshoot the failure in vivo).
This post describes how to deploy a BIND 9 DNS server to Amazon AWS using bosh-init, a command-line BOSH tool that enables the deployment of VMs without requiring a Director VM. This blog post is the second of a series; it picks up where the previous one, How to Create a BOSH Release of a DNS Server, left off. Previously we described how to create a BOSH release (i.e. a BOSH software package) of the BIND 9 DNS server and deploy the server to VirtualBox via BOSH Lite.
BOSH is a tool that (among other things) deploys VMs. In this blog post we cover the procedure to create a BOSH release for a DNS server, customizing our release with a manifest, and then deploying the customized release to … Read more
BOSH is a tool that (among other things) deploys VMs. BOSH Lite is a user-friendly means of installing BOSH using Vagrant.
A shortcoming of BOSH Lite is that the resulting BOSH VM can only be accessed from the host which … Read more
In this blog post we describe the procedure to increase the size of the root filesystem of a VCSA (VMware vCenter Server Appliance). This is not normally needed and is only necessary when there is uncommon storage pressure on the … Read more
This blog post describes how we tuned and benchmarked our FreeNAS fileserver for optimal iSCSI performance.
For most workloads (except ones that are extremely sequential-read intensive) we recommend using L2ARC, SLOG, and the experimental iSCSI kernel target.
Of particular interest … Read more
Part 1: Initial Set-up and Testing
This blog post describes how we built a high-performing NAS server using off-the-shelf components and open source software (FreeNAS). The NAS has the following characteristics:total cost (before tax & shipping): $2,631 total usable…
In this blog post we describe a process to replace a VMware vCenter Server Appliance’s (VCSA’s) self-signed certificate with Certificate Authority-signed (CA-signed) certificate.
VMware has already described such a process in Knowledge Base Article 2057223; however, the process they describe … Read more
The Cloud Foundry Development Teams use a heavily-customized VMware vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) 5.5. We needed to architect an offsite backup solution of the VCSA’s databases to avoid days of lost developer time in the event of a catastrophic failure.… Read more