One of my friends recently installed a new storage server in our shared lab environment and graciously gave me some storage space on it via iSCSI. I use Proxmox for my personal lab, and I intended to store some non-critical VM disks on this new storage so I could play around with properly using HA (High Availability) with Proxmox. Additionally, I wanted to gain some experience using iSCSI at the same time. While I trust my friend, the storage itself is outside of my control, so I figured it would be good practice to encrypt my data. The general go-to solution for this would seem to be LUKS. Read More
One of our customers had recently requested a Bare-Metal Restore (BMR) of one of their servers; which is a pretty routine task for us. However, upon bringing the restored server up I’d noticed some odd behaviour with some of its services, notably snmpd.
Our monitoring successfully polls most metrics that we look for, however fails on getting disk statistics and eventually snmpd just starts timing out. Using
snmpbulkwalk I could see that I was getting a response right up until midway through the HOST-RESOURCES MIB. It did look to be hanging on mount points and once snmpbulkwalk had timed out, I couldn’t get a successful response from snmpd again. This was also seemingly affecting MariaDB, preventing it from starting, amongst other things. Read More