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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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Wednesday, September 15, 2021


What is Linux? Open Source 101 with A-Team Systems

What is Linux? Open Source 101 with A-Team Systems If you’re new to open source software, you’ve probably wondered “What is Linux?” There’s quite a bit to know and it takes years to fully understand. So we decided it would be a good idea for us to take some time to create an intro to… Read more »

Wednesday, September 1, 2021


FreeBSD vs Linux: Which Open Source OS is Superior?

FreeBSD vs Linux: Which Open Source OS is Superior? FreeBSD vs Linux, which is superior? The answer isn’t so simple. Both have their strengths and weaknesses and the solution isn’t one-size-fits-all. Our experts at A-Team Systems have decades of experience working with both. So, we’re going to lay out the advantages and disadvantages to help… Read more »

Tuesday, August 17, 2021


Intro to FreeBSD: Learn What it is and How it Works

If you’re new to FreeBSD, you probably have a lot of questions. It’s a sophisticated system that takes time and practice to get familiar with. Fortunately, the experts at A-Team Systems have decades of experience with open-source systems, including FreeBSD! We put together this all-encompassing guide to help you learn the fundamentals of this dynamic… Read more »

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 »

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