Technical Articles

Various technical articles. Some are FireDaemon related, others are not.

Manually Patching VMware ESXi 5.X with vCLI esxcli
If you have purchased vSphere you can use Update Manager to Scan, Stage and Remediate patches to the machines running ESXi in your cluster. If you don'...
Sun, 22 Apr, 2018 at 4:31 AM
When Your Content Delivery Network Is Bad For Your Website's Health
Here at FireDaemon we use CloudFlare to not only protect our web infrastructure from DDoS attacks but also to accelerate content delivery by virtue of Cloud...
Sun, 22 Apr, 2018 at 4:27 AM
WordPress Hardening Guide
WordPress is a great blog platform but like anything popular, it’s often targeted by hackers; hence hardening your WordPress deployment is mandatory. Gettin...
Fri, 11 May, 2018 at 4:39 AM
Setting up DHCP on an Enslaved VLAN Bridge on CentOS Linux
I had to set up a single interface on a server with dual DHCP IP addresses that were obtained on the native untagged interface, along with a tagged interfac...
Sun, 22 Apr, 2018 at 5:50 AM
Configuring iSCSI on CentOS 5.6
I recently had to load CentOS 5.6 on several HP BL2x220C blade servers to run Enomaly SpotCloud. One of the requirements was to provision disk for KVM virtu...
Sun, 22 Apr, 2018 at 6:13 AM
How Do I Increase My Game Performance?
Games often require you to have a fast computer, especially newer games. If you encounter 25 FPS or lower in your games, then something is slowing it down a...
Mon, 7 May, 2018 at 10:06 AM
Installing Perl and the VMXNET3 Driver Retrospectively On a Minimalist vSphere CentOS 6 Virtual Machine
When installing a minimal CentOS 6.4 VM on vSphere 5.1 or later, Perl is not automatically installed. This means you can't install VMware tools and thu...
Thu, 31 May, 2018 at 8:25 AM
GoldSRC and SRCDS RCON Security
Every GoldSRC and SRCDS server needs an RCON password. RCON passwords allow you to remotely control your server from the console or a 3rd party tool like HL...
Tue, 1 May, 2018 at 4:27 PM
Troubleshooting SRCDS Crashes
The majority of Source Engine crashes are due to plugin errors and exceeding engine limits on maps. When you're faced with a constant crash on your ser...
Wed, 2 May, 2018 at 8:07 AM
Configuring a Clustered NetApp Filer as an NFS Datastore for VMware ESXi Implementing Multiple VLANs, MTUs and IPs
On your NetApp filer you can easily configure multiple VLANs with differing MTU on the same LACP trunked 1GbE or 10GbE ports with stacked IPs on the storage...
Mon, 30 Apr, 2018 at 8:33 AM