During some rclone thoughts and tries, I had to build a FreeBSD VM in the Cloud. Because I got a trial coupon from Vultr, I tried building a VM there. And because I come from OpenBSD, I looked a encrypting the FreeBSD root file-system. Here’s how I did it.
It’s been a couple of weeks since I received my QNAP TS-453mini, aimed to replace Synology DS403slim. After looking at QTS, I went to check various OSes to run it. Mostly because QTS looks too fat to me. Mainly because I want ZFS storage. Probably because I’m a BSD guy. At last, I decided to run FreeNAS on it.
VMware provides a CLI and a Perl SDK that allows managing and monitoring vSphere and ESXi environment from Windows and Linux. The Perl SDK is also available in the FreeBSD ports tree.
Here’s how to install and, basically, use the VMware Perl SDK on FreeBSD.
Because it takes only a few minutes to do and because I didn’t find any tutorial on the Net, here’s my notes to get Xymon server running on FreeBSD.
I already managed to boot FreeBSD from ZFS ; a single disk ZFS pool. Now, let’s see how to boot FreeBSD-9-RELEASE from a ZFS pool made of 3 disks using RAIDZ configuration.
I used the
FreeBSD-9.0-RELEASE-amd64-dvd1.iso CD-ROM image.