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Labview 2015 NI Instrument Driver Finder complains about not being connected to the Internet

Preamble

Whenever trying to use the “IDFinder” Labview 2015 facility on an old Windows XP computer, after a couple of seconds trying an error dialog message pops up saying: “NI Instrument Driver Finder has encountered problems connecting to the instrument driver network. Please verify that your computer is connected to the […]

RAVADA VDI 0.2.9: Issues and vulnerabilities

Preamble

The RAVADA VDI project is awesome. I already talked about it on a previous post (read it here), and I even wrote a 4-page tutorial for Linux User and Developer #181. It is still great, of course, but it has some important security issues and flaws I will like to […]

Send a newer PXE kernel version to a new computer node on Rocks Cluster 6.2 without altering the frontend

The issue

You have a Rocks Cluster deployed on your university. The latest official Rocks version is 6.2. It ships with kernel 2.6.32 out-of-the-box. This is the same kernel that is installed on every single computer node, and it’s the very same one that it’s sent via PXE to the computer […]