Archlinux Install (Updated for 2017)

Back in 2012, a colleague Justin Caningon wrote an Archlinux installation guide. I thought it would be a good time to update this guide for 2017. I’ve been playing around with PCIx passthrough with KVM and OVMF lately and decided it was time to write another guide.   1. Download the distro. Hop over to more »


Adding Passthrough Physical Disk in KVM Guests

I found myself needing to add a physical disk thats installed on a KVM host on to one of its guests. Although this is not always advised, it can be helpful in data recovery scenarios. Find which disk you want to add by using ‘fdisk -l’, looking at the listed partitions. Second, you can make more »


SuperMicro Server + CentOS 6.6 Kernel / PCIe Power

I recently had a bare metal SuperMicro server which was running an installation of CentOS 6.6. There was an issue with it where the NIC would randomly stop working. There seems to be an issue with PCIe Active State Power Management in some Linux Kernels (see¬†http://bugs.centos.org/view.php?id=6814 as example). The workaround for this is pretty easy.. more »