Entries from November 2010

PXEBoot 2, the revenge

Date November 30, 2010

Thanks very much for all of the advice. I've made a significant step forward in figuring out what the heck is going on, but I still don't know why. Despite the fact that I'm using identical versions of ISC dhcpd (down to the md5 checksum of the binary) and identical configurations, the difference is that […]

Issues with PXEBoot using dhcpd

Date November 29, 2010

I've only been working on this literally all day, so I thought I'd open it up for discussion. I posted it to the LOPSA tech list, but I thought I'd try here, too. I'm building a machine that can be reinstalled automagically using a combination of PXEboot, kickstart, and magic. I've already done this once, […]

Powershell? In my toolkit? It's more likely than you think...

Date November 29, 2010

I'm primarily a Linux admin, but I'm a pragmatic admin, so I use what's best, and it just so happens that Windows is better than Linux for me in some cases (mostly centralized authentication, but there are also some softwares out there that only run on Windows). The point is that I have a heterogeneous […]

Sticky: PICC - Professional IT Community Conference

Date November 26, 2010

The League of Professional System Administrators has two chapters that are currently planning and executing community conferences on opposite ends of the United States. The first, the Cascadia IT Conference, in Seattle, Washington, on Friday, March 11th and 12th. The second, the Professional IT Community Conference (PICC), is being held in New Brunswick, NJ on […]

Tech Field Day: Overview

Date November 17, 2010

I'm still recovering from last week, which not only included the week long LISA10 conference where I was blogging for USENIX (and still will be), but I also got to tag along for the second day of Tech Field Day. For those of you who don't know, Tech Field Day is an event organized by […]

Starting a NYC LOPSA Chapter

Date November 14, 2010

I'm a big fan of getting together with other sysadmins in "real" life (yes, yes, the internet is real...). That's one of the reasons I started the SysAdmin Appreciation Day meetup in NYC, and one of the reasons that I infrequently attend the LOPSA-NJ meetings. I would go a lot more often, but it's really […]