Install Plex plugin in FreeNAS
· ☕ 2 min read · ✍️ Chris Titus

This is an in-depth installation and configuration of the Plex plugin in FreeNAS 11.2. I detail the installation of plex on FreeNAS Jail and configuration of using a share as a Plex mount point.


How to Install Linux for the First Time
· ☕ 2 min read · ✍️ Chris Titus

This article goes over installing Linux for the first time. I will break it down into 3 parts with a Video Walkthrough. Using this will make it very easy for you to install Linux for the first time.


How To Change Cortana Search
· ☕ 2 min read · ✍️ Chris Titus

This article goes over how to change Cortana search engine to display results in chrome instead of Microsoft Edge. Afterward, the second part requires you to install a chrome extension to search in Google instead of Bing.


Why should I switch to Linux from Windows?
· ☕ 2 min read · ✍️ Chris Titus

This will be the first article in a series of Linux articles, I am going over 6 reasons to switch to Linux and 1 big reason not to. Many people ask “Why should I switch to Linux from Windows?” and in this article below I break it down for you.


How to Setup FreeNAS 11
· ☕ 2 min read · ✍️ Chris Titus

This article goes over how to setup FreeNAS 11 and configure it. These are the basic steps so you can have a reliable network storage at your house.


How to Install Xen Orchestra
· ☕ 2 min read · ✍️ Chris Titus

This article shows you how to install Xen Orchestra and use the interface via the web. XOA is a very powerful addition to XenServer as it brings auto-updates and making it easier to manage entire farms.


Create iSCSI SR in XenServer
· ☕ 2 min read · ✍️ Chris Titus

This guide goes over how to Create iSCSI SR on Xen to connect to an iSCSI target. Here is the step-by-step and a video walkthrough, which includes setting up iSCSI in FreeNAS.


Disable Windows Firewall Properly
· ☕ 2 min read · ✍️ Chris Titus

This walkthrough goes over how to Disable Windows Firewall while not affecting other programs that rely on this service. It’s important that you **DO NOT **disable the service, due to the fact it can cause issues with Microsoft Office and other products.


SATA vs SAS vs NVMe Performance Breakdown
· ☕ 3 min read · ✍️ Chris Titus

This is a quick breakdown of the differences between SATA vs SAS vs NVMe. After looking at the performance below, you will be able to decide which one best suits your needs.


Installing and Configuring Exchange 2019
· ☕ 3 min read · ✍️ Chris Titus

This article goes over what it takes for installing and configuring exchange 2019. This step-by-step guide shows you the requirements, installation steps, and basic configuration.


XenServer cannot connect in XenCenter or XCP-ng Center
· ☕ 2 min read · ✍️ Chris Titus

Having problems and your XenServer cannot connect to XenCenter? Did you have high availability enabled? If you answered yes to both these questions here is how you get your XenServer back online and functioning properly.


Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2016 Core
· ☕ 2 min read · ✍️ Chris Titus

This guide walks you through how to installing and configuring windows server 2016 core, afterward you will easily be able to add one to your environment with very little resources. Start off by using the video guide over the installation process. Once done, check the bullets below to help walk you through doing it in your infrastructure.


Optimizing Apache Memory Usage using mpm prefork
· ☕ 3 min read · ✍️ Chris Titus

This guide goes over optimizing apache memory usage by configuring mpm prefork module to the best values for your server. Afterword, you should notice substantial increases in performance especially if you are using free micro instances from Google Cloud or AWS.