I ordered an opinionated VM on OpenBSD Amsterdam. And as any “Cloud” instances, it deserves Full Disk Encryption.
Online by Scaleway provides dedicated servers in France. The start-2-L reference is a “small” server that ships with KVM over IP. It is based on SuperMicro X11SSE-F. So far, the hardware seems to be supported pretty well and it is possible to run OpenBSD with Full Disk Encryption.
Running OpenBSD on the laptop makes is safe by default. But encrypting the storage of the OpenBSD laptop makes it even safer. This is how my ThinkPad X230i gets encrypted and won’t boot without the proper USB thumb drive plugged in.Continue reading “OpenBSD laptop with Full Disk Encryption”
I took the time to switch from OpenBSD 6.2 to 6.3 on my Cloud instance with encrypted disk. As usual, it went smooth and troubleless. For the record, here are the directions.
Because OVH hosting as damm slow, I tested Vultr hosting (because they are *BSD friendly). I first tried OpenBSD 6.2-beta, then upgraded to 6.2. Of course, root is encrypted. Here’re my notes.