Reset or Configure HPE iLO directly from ESXi Host

Have you ever upgraded the ESXi software on HPE Servers and after reboot iLO did not come up anymore? Well, this is what happened to me after installation of ESXi software patches on a couple of HPE servers. Even the ESXi patches were installed successfully and the ESXi hypervisor started correctly, the iLO interface couldn’t be reached anymore. All the installation was done remotely, so there was no physical access

pfSense – re0 Watchdog Timeout Error

A few weeks ago my Internet started to have problems. The connection was dropping every 2-3 days and it couldn’t recover itself . The simpler solution found was to reset the pfSense Firewall. At the beginning I thought that is only an isolated case but the problem seemed to become something permanent. So I decided to spend some time to check and try to fix this issue. Step one –

Convert an old laptop single NIC into an OPNsense Firewall/Router

In today’s post, I would like to show you the process of transforming a single NIC old laptop into an OPNsense firewall/router. I wanted for some time to install pfSense in my home network, but I didn’t want to buy an expensive already made firewall device. After spending a few days looking for a solution, I found at some point that Dell PowerEdge R210 II is quite used as hardware