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pfsense 2.2 enters beta – We found the top motherboard for it

After many months of development, pfsense 2.2-BETA is finally here. pfsense is an excellent router/ firewall distribution based off of FreeBSD. Personally, I use pfsense on a daily basis and have been using pfsense 2.2-ALPHA for many months now. The move from pfsense 2.1 to 2.2 may sound trivial, but it has absolutely huge implications for the distribution. Probably the biggest of which is that pfsense 2.2 is based off of FreeBSD 10 while 2.1 was based off of FreeBSD 8.3. The bottom line here is that there is an absolutely massive upgrade in driver support as well as other key features (e.g. mutli-threaded pf support.) One feature that has made me try pfsense 2.2-ALPHA for the past few months is that it supports Microsoft’s integration components for Hyper…

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pfsense 2.2 enters beta – We found the top motherboard for it

Hyper-V Replica to the Rescue!

Power outages are not infrequent where I live (something I find quite confounding – to be honest) and earlier this week we had an extended power outage and my Hyper-V servers were powered off uncleanly. When the power returned I had to sit down and make sure that everything came back correctly. At first glance, everything looked good. My Hyper-V servers powered up happily and started up all the virtual machines. Hyper-V Replica reported that it was in a critical state, but it automatically scheduled resynchronization for all of my virtual machines. But as I was going through the virtual machines, I found a problem. Something had gone wrong with my firewall. I could not figure out what exactly was wrong …

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Hyper-V Replica to the Rescue!

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