How to crossflash PERC H310 to IT mode LSI 9211-8i firmware (HBA for FreeNAS, UnRAID)

Flash PERC H310 to IT mode for use with FreeNAS, UnRAID, etc. The PERC H310 is a pretty standard and widely available PCI express RAID controller. A few of my servers have come with them, and I never really ended up using them. It would appear as though this piece-of-crap RAID controller might actually be of some use after all! For those who stumbled upon this article by some mythical way with no knowledge of why you would want to do this to your PERC H310, well, the goal here…

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Monitor Synology NAS DSM 6.1 with SNMP polling

SNMP Monitoring your Synology device You can gain valuable information from your Synology device with SNMP and a system such as OpenNMS or LibreNMS. I use NMS to monitor my switches, servers, and other critical infrastucture to keep an eye on everything in one place.   Here is how I enabled SNMP polling of my Synology DS416play:   Go To Control Panel > Terminal & SNMP Click “SNMP” tab at the top of the window: Check “Enable SNMP Service” And populate your desired community string/device information. For example I am…

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Enable SSH login to vCenter 6.5 in WebUI

Enabling vCenter SSH access from Web User Interface 1. Log in to WebUI 2. On the vSphere Web Client Home page, click System Configuration. 3. Under System Configuration, click Nodes. 4. Under Nodes, select a node and click the Manage tab. 5. Under Common, select Access and click Edit. (I already had SSH enabled) 6. Check the box for SSH and click OK to save the settings.

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