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Convert RedHat to CentOS And Save Money Today!

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Discussing how to convert RedHat to CentOS has been an increasingly common topic with IBM’s acquisition of RedHat. Many organizations are reviewing their RedHat agreements and asking themselves what they get from their RedHat licensing and support dollars. RHEL resellers are also concerned that their biggest competitor and RedHat reseller (IBM) is now in complete… Read more »

Disaster Planning & Overnight FedEx Added To Our Off-Site Backup Service

Thursday, February 9, 2017

A-Team Systems is excited to announce two excellent improvements to our off-site backup service! Not only does our service outperform Amazon S3 by over 4x, we now offer more than just backup storage and operations. These additions advance our off-site backup service into a full fledged disaster recovery system. Disaster Planning We now include full… Read more »

FreeBSD 11.0 Deployment Soon!

Thursday, November 17, 2016

FreeBSD 11 was formally released last month and we’re very excited to start rolling it out to our clients in the coming weeks. FreeBSD 11.0 brings a host of new features and improvements including: Improved BHyve: BHyve is FreeBSD’s type-2 native hypervisor which boots virtually any FreeBSD and Linux version and now includes a native… Read more »

Continuous Port Scanning and Mail Real-time Blackhole List Monitoring

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

A-Team Systems proudly announces another addition to its maintenance and monitoring plans: continuously scanning all of our client’s public-facing infrastructure for open network ports as well as being listed on mail RBLs (real-time blackhole lists). Server Scanning One off port scanning when a system is put into place is normal practice for systems and network… Read more »

Systems Administration Retainers

Thursday, March 10, 2016

A-Team Systems has formally rolled out monthly retainer plans which represent a significant discount over our standard hourly pricing for clients who are regularly expanding and adding new projects to their infrastructure. These plans compliment our existing monthly maintenance and monitoring plans giving you complete predictability and cost management. Retainer hours can be allocated to… Read more »

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Tuesday, June 15, 2021


SOLVED: linker_load_file: /boot/modules/openzfs.ko – unsupported file type

While trying to recover and upgrade a FreeBSD install we ran into an issue where the kernel loader would hang when loading openzfs.ko: linker_load_file: /boot/modules/openzfs.ko – unsupported file type In this case /boot/loader.conf had auto-importing enabled via this: vfs.zfs.autoimport_disable=0 The default is 1, or disable auto import, since at least 2014 according to this commit.… Read more »

Saturday, May 15, 2021


SOLVED: Magento / PHP datefmt_create: no such time zone: ‘UTC’: U_ILLEGAL_ARGUMENT_ERROR

After upgrading a host’s operating system we ran into this error on a Magento site: There has been an error processing your request datefmt_create: no such time zone: ‘UTC’: U_ILLEGAL_ARGUMENT_ERROR After much debugging it turned out that the version of ICU inside the PHP-FPM chroot had not been updated. Updating the chroot copies of the… Read more »

Wednesday, April 21, 2021


SOLVED: FreeBSD nfsv4 client/server protocol prob err=10026

While working with high-load and high-lock contention NFSv4 with FreeBSD as the NFS client you may see this error and have the NFS mount hang: nfsv4 client/server protocol prob err=10026 Make sure your mount parameters do *not* include the intr keyword, per this PR: https://bugs.freebsd.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=178231. We found this was especially true when using NFS appliances… Read more »

Tuesday, February 16, 2021


SOLVED: FreeBSD 12.2 ZFS: can only boot from disk, mirror, raidz1, raidz2, and raidz3 vdevs

After upgrading a file server to FreeBSD 12.2 this last week we ran into an interesting issue where the boot loader immediately errored with the following message: ZFS: can only boot from disk, mirror, raidz1, raidz2, and raidz3 vdevs vdev_init_from-nvlist: 5 It seemed to be a similar issue to this: https://reviews.freebsd.org/D20319 but not quite the… Read more »

Sunday, September 6, 2020


Dedicated and Cloud Hosting Comparison: AWS, Azure, Google Cloud, Vultr, LiquidWeb

A-Team Systems works with dozens of different hosting providers in almost every environment conceivable. In a unique way this broad experience has given our engineers an inherent “gut feeling” on the performance of these providers and how they compare to each other. The primary goal of this benchmark and hosting review is to replace that… Read more »

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