FreeBSD Compatible USB 3.0 PCIe Cards

Monday, April 27, 2015

While looking to add USB 3.0 ports to two servers which had no motherboard ports we tested out two different cards: Syba USB 3.0 PCIe x1 2.0 Card – 2-Port with internal 19 Pin USB 3.0 Header (Model SD-PEX20139) Insignia USB 3.0 PCIe x1 2.0 Card – 2-Port (Model NS-PCCUP53) Performance was both good and… Read more »

Expanded High Availability Offerings

Monday, March 2, 2015

In an effort to expand the reach of our core high-availability stack, A-Team Systems formally announces three additional layout options for clients to choose from when picking which architecture is right for their sites and applications. This complete layout offering delivers a great range of balanced options for entry-level systems, while improving high-end clustering capabilities… Read more »

Review: Velocity Solo x2 PCIe 2.0 x2 SATA 6 Gbps

Monday, December 15, 2014

Add an SSD to your already full 1U rackmount server! Recently A-Team Systems deployed a number of 1U rackmount servers with four hot-swap SATA bays, all of which we populated to give us maximum ZFS performance (and  capacity) across as many spindles as possible. We also wanted to get the performance of SSDs for certain… Read more »

FreeBSD 10.1 Released!

Friday, November 14, 2014

The much-anticipated FreeBSD 10.1 has been released into the wild. FreeBSD 10.1 brings a host of new features and improvements, especially over our previous standard 9.1. These include: Improved BHyve: BHyve is FreeBSD’s type-2 native hypervisor which boots almost all FreeBSD and Linux versions (10.1). UEFI boot: Initial support for x64 architecture has been added… Read more »

A-Team Secure Off-Site Backup Storage

Monday, September 8, 2014

Secure, smart and easy: How off-site backups should be! Off-site backups are a critical part of properly managing colocated or locally hosted servers. Any kind of backup makes good business sense for many reasons — for example, they keep you running after accidentally deleting a file or a server compromise. However, off-site backups are key… Read more »

SOLVED: _openpam_check_error_code(): pam_sm_acct_mgmt(): unexpected return value 4

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

While diagnosing a server that I couldn’t SSH into using my LDAP account I ran into the below errors. I had seen it before but couldn’t remember what caused it: Jul 30 22:12:57 serverhost sshd[2195]: SSH: Server;Ltype: Version;Remote:;Protocol: 2.0;Client: OpenSSH_5.8p2 FreeBSD-20110503 Jul 30 22:12:57 serverhost sshd[2195]: SSH: Server;Ltype: Kex;Remote:;Enc: aes128-ctr;MAC: hmac-md5;Comp: none [preauth]… Read more »

The A-Team FreeBSD pkgng Repository Is Here!

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

The FreeBSD team has been hard at work for some time on pkgng, the successor to the soon-to-be deprecated pkg_* tools, and after extensive testing and internal use we can say it was definitely worth the wait. The pkgng system brings together the best of both worlds: binary distribution while retaining the ability to custom… Read more »

A-Team FreeBSD Cluster Release 3

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

A-Team Systems is proud to announce the availability of Release 3 of it’s FreeBSD Cluster system which is now ready on our imaging servers for client deployment. We have also upgraded all client Release 2 clusters to take advantage of the new features which include: ATPC / A-Team Physical Console After much testing we’ve deployed… Read more »

FreeBSD Exceeds 2013 Fundraising Goal

Monday, January 14, 2013

A-Team Systems is proud to help the FreeBSD Foundation in once again exceeding it’s fundraising goal for 2012! As long time supporters of FreeBSD it’s great to see FreeBSD gaining traction with large companies using FreeBSD both internally and as the basis of their high performance products. Chances are you have or are using FreeBSD… Read more »

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