Recently, I've had a corrupted VHDX file that has not been able to mount or repair using regular tools ("The file or directory is corrupted and unreadable"). This guide describes the steps that fixed it.
On june's patchday it might happen that windows based VMs do not start correctly. Be sure to plan your patchdays ahead and be ready to fix any issues right away.
XDP (eXpress Data Path) is a high performance, programmable network data path and Microsoft is working on an implementation for Windows.
openvpn is working on offloading the data channel to kernel space. This is improving throughput by an order of magnitude according tests.
Writing terraform makes it easy to split code into modules. To avoid setting default values on each layer of the stack, use nullable to provide a way to fallback to the module's own default value.
Upgrading postgres can be a challenging task, because databases are mostly in use. Having extensions like timescaledb introduces even more complexity. This guide shows a fast way to upgrade a postgres database with timescaledb.
Upgrading pfsense running on hyper-v to version 2.6 might result in a massive performance regression when the VMSwitch has RSC enabled.
Having a storage space direct cluster stuck in storage maintenance mode feels quite unlucky. Luckily we've fond a way to fix this!