Setting NTP time server on Dell FS7500 through command line

datePosted on 10:40, January 23rd, 2013 by Many Ayromlou
  • SSH to the Group Interface IP (10.100 in our case)
  • Login as “fse”
  • Password “”
  • At the CLI prompt check the current cluster time using
    system time-configuration view
  • If the time is wrong reset it (This will turn off NTP sync) using
    system time-configuration -updatetime "DD/MM/YYYY HH:MM:SS"
  • Use the view command to check it again.
  • If you need to set the NTP time use your DC’s NTP functionality on the client network and set it using
    system time-configuration set-ntpserver

That’s it for now…….

Renew a DHCP lease

datePosted on 12:46, January 3rd, 2013 by Many Ayromlou

Renew a DHCP lease:

Renewing a DHCP lease via the Network System Preference Pane has the advantage of not dropping the connection, unlike switching the interface to BOOTP and back to DHCP. This command mimics that behavior. 


Google60 is Norbert Landsteiner’s art piece that tries to convey what search would have looked like back in the 60’s — when IBM System 360 monsters ruled the machine rooms. An absolute gem for all the 360 nerds left out there.

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Turn Your FreeNAS Box Into the Ultimate Anonymous Downloading Machine

datePosted on 15:56, December 10th, 2012 by Many Ayromlou

Turn Your FreeNAS Box Into the Ultimate Anonymous Downloading Machine:

Here’s how to turn your FreeNAS box into the ultimate downloading machine so you can download safely and monitor its activity from anywhere.


Steve Jobs’ Speech From 1983 About Things That Didn’t Exist Until Now | iPhone in Canada Blog – Canada’s #1 iPhone Resource:

Back in 1983, Steve Jobs spoke at International Design Conference (IDCA) in Aspen. Now, the full 1-hour audio recording of Steve’s amazing speech discussing things like wireless networking, App Store and the iPad has surfaced, thanks to folks at who got their hands on one of the cassette recordings from the conference which were handed out to all attendees.


Glove Based Sign-to-Speech System

datePosted on 20:23, September 22nd, 2012 by Many Ayromlou

Glove Based Sign-to-Speech System:

The EnableTalk system uses a glove-mounted microcontroller to collate information from a passel of onboard sensors—11 flex sensors, 8 touch sensors, 2 accelerometers, a compass, and a gyroscope—and transmit it wirelessly to a nearby computer or smartphone for translation into machine generated speech.

(Via MAKE Magazine)

IOS6 Passbook “Can’t connect to iTunes Store” error fix…..

datePosted on 16:36, September 20th, 2012 by Many Ayromlou

Yeah, brand new app in IOS6 and it does not work without fiddling…..Here is how you get it working:

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Open General.
  3. Open Date & Time.
  4. Switch the Set Automatically setting to Off.
  5. Open Set Date & Time.
  6. Set the date to a year ahead.
  7. Go back to the Home screen and open Passbook.
  8. Tap the App Store button. The App Store should load.
  9. Go back to Date & Time and turn on Set Automatically.

That’s it…….life goes on :-)

Insane Lego machine…..

datePosted on 16:04, September 19th, 2012 by Many Ayromlou

Gotta watch this……The best 7 minutes of the week :-)

The Birth and Rise of Ethernet: A History – Input Output

datePosted on 11:27, August 29th, 2012 by Many Ayromlou

The Birth and Rise of Ethernet: A History – Input Output:

Nowadays, we take Ethernet for granted. We plug a cable jack in the wall or into a switch and we get the network. What’s to think about?

But it didn’t start that way. In the 60s and 70s, networks were ad hoc hodgepodges of technologies with little rhyme and less reason. But, then Robert “Bob” Metcalfe was asked to create a local area network (LAN) for Xerox’s Palo Alto Research Center (PARC). His creation, Ethernet, changed everything.

Back in 1972, Metcalfe, David Boggs, and other members of the PARC team assigned to the networking problem weren’t thinking of changing the world. They only wanted to enable PARC’s Xerox Altos (the first personal workstations with a graphical user interface and the Mac’s spiritual ancestor), to connect and use the world’s first laser printer, theScanned Laser Output Terminal.


Searching the Internet B.G. (Before Google) – Input Output

datePosted on 11:26, August 29th, 2012 by Many Ayromlou

Searching the Internet B.G. (Before Google) – Input Output:

The first major search advance was Archie, which beginning in 1990 made it possible to search through a site’s file directories. Archie was painful to use, but compared to what we had been dealing with, it was wonderful. Archie was quickly followed by the University of Nevada System Computing Services’ Veronica, which tried to provide Archie-style searches for plain text files.


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