How to install CoreOS on an OVH Kimsufi low-end dedicated server

Wouldn’t it be cool to build a bare-metal high availability cluster using CoreOS and a handful of DDoS-protected, €5/month Kimsufi servers from OVH? Here’s how to install CoreOS on a Kimsufi server. At the time of this writing, OVH is not providing a CoreOS installation template for the Kimsufi servers. Since there is no virtual KVM console available for …

Native Gigabit PCI-e Network Adapter / NIC for OS X

Here’s an overview of natively supported PCI-e (64-bit) network interface controllers (NIC) for OS X. I’ve had the chance to test some of them in my current Hackintosh build. HP NC360T PCI-Express PRO/1000 The HP NC360T dual port PCI-e network adapter works out of the box in OS X. However, since OS X 10.8.2 Apple changed something in the driver …

New Hackintosh build based on GIGABYTE GA-Z97X-UD5H

Updated 2015-10-21: This rig still works and performs awesomely on OS X El Capitan 10.11! I’m able to run it without any unsigned drivers and full system protection. csrutil says “System Integrity Protection status: enabled.” My ASUS P6T Hackintosh died because of a busted capacitor on the motherboard. I had to decide wether to buy …

strongSwan 5 based IPSec VPN, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and PSK/XAUTH

I prefer strongSwan over Openswan because it’s still in active development, easier to setup and doesn’t require a L2TP daemon. I prefer a simple IKEv1 setup using PSK and XAUTH over certificates. If you plan to share your VPN server with your friends it’s also a lot easier to setup for them without certificates. I …

LXC 1.0 Web Panel for Ubuntu 14.04

LXC is awesome! You can create and start your own virtual container with just 3 commands in Ubuntu 14.04. apt-get install lxc debootstrap lxc-templates lxc-create -t ubuntu -n demo lxc-start -n demo -d It doesn’t get any easier than this. There’s even a Boostrap-based fronted available: LXC Web Panel. Unfortunately, LXC Web Panel doesn’t work …