While trying to add a disk image install feature to the PXE rescue system, I ran into a few minor problems that unexpectedly turned out to be quite a can of worms.
Setting up a diskless boot rescue system may appear complex, but it is a valuable tool in any Unix-centric environment as well as a prerequirement for network installation.
What if you need more than one Ethernet interface on a notebook? A IEEE 802.1Q tagged VLAN capable switch solves the problem.
If you think that running your Unix (/Linux, if you insist) system forever to get an uptime you can brag about, then think again: What will happen next time you actually have to reboot that machine?
In the previous episode I’ve claimed that there is a business case for IPv6. But since you are hopefully paranoid enough not to believe every claim someone makes on YouTube, here are the details and the rationale.
Of course you can sit and wait until IPv6 becomes critical to your business. But is it a good idea?