Tag: linux

Duplicate IP issues with Linux and virtual machine cloning.
By: Date: July 10, 2019 Categories: Automation & Administration Tags: ,

TL;DR – Some modern Linux distributions use a newer method of identification which, when combined with DHCP can result in duplicate IP addresses when cloning VMs, even when the VMs have unique MAC addresses. To resolve, do the following ( remove file, run the systemd-machine-id-setup command, reboot): # rm /etc/machine-id # systemd-machine-id-setup # reboot When…

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The return of misaligned IO
By: Date: May 25, 2017 Categories: Debugging Tags: , ,

We have started seeing misaligned partitions on Linux guests runnning certain HDFS distributions.  How these partitions became mis-aligned is a bit of a mystery, because the only way I know how to do this on Linux is to create a partition using old DOS format like this (using -c=dos  and -u=cylinders) 

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