Hyper-V Replication setup fails, can’t resolve hostname [Windows 2016 datacenter edition]

Ok, here i have something nasty.

  • 3 Windows datacenter 2016 servers, running since early 2018
  • Replication has been up and running since early 2018
  • in january 2019 the private certificates for replication expired and we didn’t notice it
  • yesterday we renewed all certificates on the 3 machines
  • We have have done this before and there were no problems

The 3 machines are called

  1. HV2016-1 (192.168.140.90)
  2. HV2016-2 (192.168.140.92)
  3. HV2016-3 (192.168.140.91)

To prevent things from going bad (the replicated data on the backup server was at least 3 months old) we removed the replication configuration from the running VM’s and removed the replicated VM from the backup server. (HV2016-3 is running on older hardware and has the lowest amount of running VM’s. But it is sufficient for replications.)

But now… Replicating data from HV2016-1 works great and without problems to both HV2016-2 and HV2016-3. Replicating data from HV2016-3 works great and without problems to both HV2016-2 and HV2016-1. Replicating data from HV2016-2 works great and without problems to ONLY HV2016-3. Replicating data from HV2016-2 to HV2016-1 results in a flickering pop-up when we enter the hostname and press next for setting up replication information. We can’t get past this screen and it flickers for ever.

[hostnames] The names HV2016-1,2 and 3 are all on all servers specified in the hosts file. All hosts-files are identical on all 3 servers.

What we tried:

  • Reboot the servers
  • ping on IP address 192.168.140.90 from HV2016-2: ping good
  • ping on hostname HV2016-1 from HV2016-2: ping good
  • tracert HV2016-1: resolves good
  • ipconfig /flushdns
  • nbtstat -R
  • added other hostnames for the same IP address in the hosts file on HV2016-2, but every name that resolves to 192.168.140.90 results in the flickering pop-up

So i am stuck at this and can’t explain why this happens.

L5R – 5th Edition – As a Mirumoto bushi, should I learn the Spinning Blades Kata?

I am planning on creating a bushi of the Mirumoto niten school, and I have been surprised to see that the rank 2 Kata that was available at rank 1 was the Iaijutsu Cut : Rising Blade and not the Spinning Blades Style.

After reading the text of the Spinning Blades Kata, I realized that in order to use the Kata, I must not use the Mirumoto school technique (which makes sense after all). But I also realized that it is the case for the Rank 6 Mirumoto Master Technique (which is pretty similar to the Spinning Blades).

Here are my questions :

  • Is the Spinning Blades worth it, since I can’t use it along with my school technique (except at round 1 if I have initiative) ?
  • Though the Spinning Blade is a bit harder to perform and does not have the very same effect, isn’t the Mastery Technique a bit useless if I have the Spinning Blades since Rank 2 ?
  • Can anyone share experience on playing a Mirumoto (5th ed) ?

Thank you all.

As a reminder :

Spinning Blades Technique : (p.180) When performing an Martial Art [Melee or Unarmed] action, you can spend as much opportunities as your target’s vigilance to inflict damage with another readied weapon (damage are increased if the target is Dazed).

Way of the Dragon (School Ability) : (p.68) Whenever you are attacked, you can use a readied weapon to either inflict a malus to your attacker or gain a bonus on your next attack against him. This weapon cannot be used for attack actions until the end of you next turn.

Heart of the Dragon (Mastery Ability) : (p.68) Once per round, when performing an attack action, you can use an opportunity to perform a Strike action with another readied weapon.

Shadowrun 5th Edition – Adding Gymnastic dice to Defence Test

In combat a character can always take a REA+INI test to avoid an incoming attack.

However, the ‘Dodge’ Interupt Action allows the character to add their Gymnastic Skill dice to the REA+INI defence pool, suffering a -5 penalty to their INI for this benefit.

My question is, can those GYM dice be added after the REA+INI dice have been rolled? Or must it be declared up front prior to any dice being rolled?

For example, a character is shot at, and the assailant gets four hits. PC opts for the standard REA+INI test, but only gets two hits. Can they then add GYM dice to try and gain more hits to negate the shot?

To my way of thinking, the dice pool should be generated prior to rolling. The PC has to make a cost/benefit analysis re using an interrupt action. Adding dice after a failed roll seems cheesy and seems to be counter-intuitive the game mechanics.

If you think you can generate enough hits of REA+INI (because you don’t want to take the INI penalty) and subsequently fail the defence test then that should be the cost.

Or have I misinterpreted the application of the dodge rule?

Edition transitions in the Forgotten Realms

I know that the Spellplague was the Forgotten Realms transition from D&D 3.5e to D&D 4e, and the Second Sundering was the transition from D&D 4e to D&D 5e, so –

What major events in the Forgotten Realms marked transitions from one edition of D&D to another?

Specific events I imagine might have been transitions (but can’t find any evidence of) include Karsus’s Folly and the Time of Troubles.

Somehow having trouble pinning Firefox Developer Edition to the dock, but only on my desktop

On my laptop, I downloaded Firefox Developer Edition, extracted it to ~/.firefox, created a desktop entry in my ~/Documents, copied it to /usr/share/applications, and it works perfectly

On my desktop, I did the exact same thing, yet somehow I’m not able to pin it to the dock, from the dock. If I pin it from the applications menu, then I get the default icon and the custom icon, at the same time, in my dock

I use the same icon pack on my laptop

Despite the desktop entries being identical

How do I make monsters player-usable in AD&D 2nd edition?

For a long time I stopped playing AD&D (2nd edition), and my books were left to sit on a shelf. Recently, I have started to play again with friends and family, and we are going start a new campaign with new characters. I wanted to use more than just the basic races and wanted to use an illithid (More specifically an alhoon) but I can’t remember which rule book gives the information to play monsters and the like. All I need is the name of the rule book, but if you are willing to share the exact ruling of how to use this race of character, I wouldn’t mind.

Ubuntu Bionic Server edition + Netplan: Not getting static IP on a ethernet connection

Problem: I cannot get a static IP on the ethernet port.

Aim: Trying to setup a static IP on the Realtek built-in ethernet (enp3s0) port so I can connect the server to my desktop via a crossover cable. At the moment, there is no cable connected between the 2.

Setup: Ubuntu Bionic server edition with Intel WiFi card and a Reaktek ethernet port. During installation, I had to connect the ethernet port to my modem/router as the Ubuntu installer cannot recognize my WiFi card.


Things I’ve tried:

  1. I disabled my WiFi card and then I’ve tried using just “dchp4: true” and then connected a cable from the port to my modem/router. No issues getting an IP and pinging a site.

  2. I’ve tried with and without “renderer: networkd”, no difference.

  3. I’ve tried with and without “dhcp4″ false”, no difference.

  4. I’ve tried with and without gateway4, no difference.

  5. I’ve tried with and without nameservers, no difference.

  6. sudo netplan –debug apply doesn’t show any errors

  7. I looked at the generated config inside /run/systemd/network (included below) and looks ok.

  8. Debugged systemd-networkd as suggested by this page (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/DebuggingSystemd) and I can see this line: “enp3s0: Link is not managed by us”. That doesn’t seemed right as I don’t have anything else managing my interfaces and as I said in no.1, using DHCP worked.

Here’s my current config:


>cat /etc/netplan/01-wireless.yaml network:   version: 2   renderer: networkd   wifis:     wlp2s0:       dhcp4: true       access-points:         "insert-access-point-here":           password: "insert-password-here"  >cat /etc/netplan/02-ethernet.yaml network:   version: 2   renderer: networkd   ethernets:     enp3s0:       dhcp4: no       dhcp6: yes       addresses: [192.168.100.40/24]       gateway4: 192.168.100.1       nameservers:         addresses: [8.8.8.8,8.8.4.4]   >cat /run/systemd/network/10-netplan-wlp2s0.network  [Match] Name=wlp2s0 [Network] DHCP=ipv4 LinkLocalAddressing=ipv6 [DHCP] UseMTU=true RouteMetric=600  >cat /run/systemd/network/10-netplan-enp3s0.network  [Match] Name=enp3s0 [Network] LinkLocalAddressing=ipv6 Address=192.168.2.1/24 Gateway=192.168.2.254 

Results of netplan –debug apply

sudo netplan --debug apply                       ** (generate:13784): DEBUG: 03:16:37.754: Processing input file /etc/netplan/01-wireless.yaml.. ** (generate:13784): DEBUG: 03:16:37.755: starting new processing pass ** (generate:13784): DEBUG: 03:16:37.755: wlp2s0: adding wifi AP 'myhotspot' ** (generate:13784): DEBUG: 03:16:37.755: Processing input file /etc/netplan/02-ethernet.yaml.. ** (generate:13784): DEBUG: 03:16:37.755: starting new processing pass ** (generate:13784): DEBUG: 03:16:37.755: wlp2s0: setting default backend to 1 ** (generate:13784): DEBUG: 03:16:37.755: enp3s0: setting default backend to 1 ** (generate:13784): DEBUG: 03:16:37.755: Generating output files.. ** (generate:13784): DEBUG: 03:16:37.755: wlp2s0: Creating wpa_supplicant configuration file run/netplan/wpa-wlp2s0.conf ** (generate:13784): DEBUG: 03:16:37.755: Creating wpa_supplicant service enablement link /run/systemd/system/multi-user.target.wants/netplan-wpa@wlp2s0.service ** (generate:13784): DEBUG: 03:16:37.755: NetworkManager: definition wlp2s0 is not for us (backend 1) ** (generate:13784): DEBUG: 03:16:37.755: NetworkManager: definition enp3s0 is not for us (backend 1) DEBUG:netplan generated networkd configuration exists, restarting networkd DEBUG:no netplan generated NM configuration exists DEBUG:wlp2s0 not found in {} DEBUG:enp3s0 not found in {} DEBUG:Merged config: network:   bonds: {}   bridges: {}   ethernets:     enp3s0:       addresses:       - 192.168.100.40/24       dhcp4: false       dhcp6: true       gateway4: 192.168.100.1       nameservers:         addresses:         - 8.8.8.8         - 8.8.4.4   vlans: {}   wifis:     wlp2s0:       access-points:         insert-access-point-here:           password: insert-password-here       dhcp4: true  DEBUG:Skipping non-physical interface: lo DEBUG:device wlp2s0 operstate is up, not changing DEBUG:{} DEBUG:netplan triggering .link rules for lo DEBUG:netplan triggering .link rules for enp3s0 DEBUG:netplan triggering .link rules for wlp2s0 

Results of systemd networkd debugging:


>sudo SYSTEMD_LOG_LEVEL=debug /lib/systemd/systemd-networkd  Failed to read $  container of PID 1, ignoring: Permission denied Found container virtualization none. Bus n/a: changing state UNSET → OPENING Bus n/a: changing state OPENING → AUTHENTICATING Failed to open configuration file '/etc/systemd/networkd.conf': No such file or directory timestamp of '/etc/systemd/network' changed timestamp of '/run/systemd/network' changed Ignoring /run/systemd/network/10-netplan-enp3s0.network, because it's not a regular file with suffix .netdev. Ignoring /run/systemd/network/10-netplan-wlp2s0.network, because it's not a regular file with suffix .netdev. Ignoring /lib/systemd/network/99-default.link, because it's not a regular file with suffix .netdev. Ignoring /lib/systemd/network/80-container-ve.network, because it's not a regular file with suffix .netdev. Ignoring /lib/systemd/network/80-container-vz.network, because it's not a regular file with suffix .netdev. Ignoring /lib/systemd/network/80-container-host0.network, because it's not a regular file with suffix .netdev. Ignoring /lib/systemd/network/99-default.link, because it's not a regular file with suffix .network. wlp2s0: Flags change: +UP +LOWER_UP +RUNNING +MULTICAST +BROADCAST wlp2s0: Link 3 added wlp2s0: udev initialized link wlp2s0: Saved original MTU: 1500 enp3s0: Flags change: +UP +MULTICAST +BROADCAST enp3s0: Link 2 added enp3s0: udev initialized link enp3s0: Saved original MTU: 1500 lo: Flags change: +LOOPBACK +UP +LOWER_UP +RUNNING lo: Link 1 added lo: udev initialized link lo: Saved original MTU: 0 wlp2s0: Adding address: fe80::3613:e8ff:fe41:a078/64 (valid forever) wlp2s0: Gained IPv6LL lo: Adding address: ::1/128 (valid forever) wlp2s0: Adding address: 192.168.1.2/24 (valid forever) lo: Adding address: 127.0.0.1/8 (valid forever) rtnl: received address with invalid family 129, ignoring Enumeration completed Bus n/a: changing state AUTHENTICATING → HELLO Sent message type=method_call sender=n/a destination=org.freedesktop.DBus path=/org/freedesktop/DBus interface=org.freedesktop.DBus member=Hello cookie=1 reply_cookie=0 signature=n/a error-name=n/a error-message=n/a Sent message type=method_call sender=n/a destination=org.freedesktop.DBus path=/org/freedesktop/DBus interface=org.freedesktop.DBus member=RequestName cookie=2 reply_cookie=0 signature=su error-name=n/a error-message=n/a Sent message type=method_call sender=n/a destination=org.freedesktop.DBus path=/org/freedesktop/DBus interface=org.freedesktop.DBus member=AddMatch cookie=3 reply_cookie=0 signature=s error-name=n/a error-message=n/a Sent message type=signal sender=n/a destination=n/a path=/org/freedesktop/network1/link/_33 interface=org.freedesktop.DBus.Properties member=PropertiesChanged cookie=4 reply_cookie=0 signature=sa{sv}as error-name=n/a error-message=n/a Sent message type=signal sender=n/a destination=n/a path=/org/freedesktop/network1/link/_32 interface=org.freedesktop.DBus.Properties member=PropertiesChanged cookie=5 reply_cookie=0 signature=sa{sv}as error-name=n/a error-message=n/a Sent message type=signal sender=n/a destination=n/a path=/org/freedesktop/network1/link/_31 interface=org.freedesktop.DBus.Properties member=PropertiesChanged cookie=6 reply_cookie=0 signature=sa{sv}as error-name=n/a error-message=n/a Sent message type=signal sender=n/a destination=n/a path=/org/freedesktop/network1/link/_33 interface=org.freedesktop.DBus.Properties member=PropertiesChanged cookie=7 reply_cookie=0 signature=sa{sv}as error-name=n/a error-message=n/a Sent message type=signal sender=n/a destination=n/a path=/org/freedesktop/network1/link/_33 interface=org.freedesktop.DBus.Properties member=PropertiesChanged cookie=8 reply_cookie=0 signature=sa{sv}as error-name=n/a error-message=n/a Sent message type=signal sender=n/a destination=n/a path=/org/freedesktop/network1 interface=org.freedesktop.DBus.Properties member=PropertiesChanged cookie=9 reply_cookie=0 signature=sa{sv}as error-name=n/a error-message=n/a wlp2s0: Link state is up-to-date wlp2s0: found matching network '/run/systemd/network/10-netplan-wlp2s0.network' enp3s0: Link is not managed by us lo: Link is not managed by us LLDP: Started LLDP client wlp2s0: Started LLDP. wlp2s0: Acquiring DHCPv4 lease DHCP CLIENT (0x8f3ad0c0): STARTED on ifindex 3 wlp2s0: Discovering IPv6 routers NDISC: Started IPv6 Router Solicitation client Sent message type=signal sender=n/a destination=n/a path=/org/freedesktop/network1/link/_33 interface=org.freedesktop.DBus.Properties member=PropertiesChanged cookie=10 reply_cookie=0 signature=sa{sv}as error-name=n/a error-message=n/a Sent message type=signal sender=n/a destination=n/a path=/org/freedesktop/network1/link/_33 interface=org.freedesktop.DBus.Properties member=PropertiesChanged cookie=11 reply_cookie=0 signature=sa{sv}as error-name=n/a error-message=n/a Sent message type=signal sender=n/a destination=n/a path=/org/freedesktop/network1/link/_33 interface=org.freedesktop.DBus.Properties member=PropertiesChanged cookie=12 reply_cookie=0 signature=sa{sv}as error-name=n/a error-message=n/a NDISC: Sent Router Solicitation, next solicitation in 3s Got message type=method_return sender=org.freedesktop.DBus destination=:1.12 path=n/a interface=n/a member=n/a cookie=1 reply_cookie=1 signature=s error-name=n/a error-message=n/a Bus n/a: changing state HELLO → RUNNING DHCP CLIENT (0x8f3ad0c0): DISCOVER Got message type=signal sender=org.freedesktop.DBus.Local destination=n/a path=/org/freedesktop/DBus/Local interface=org.freedesktop.DBus.Local member=Connected cookie=4294967295 reply_cookie=0 signature=n/a error-name=n/a error-message=n/a Got message type=signal sender=org.freedesktop.DBus destination=:1.12 path=/org/freedesktop/DBus interface=org.freedesktop.DBus member=NameAcquired cookie=2 reply_cookie=0 signature=s error-name=n/a error-message=n/a Got message type=signal sender=org.freedesktop.DBus destination=:1.12 path=/org/freedesktop/DBus interface=org.freedesktop.DBus member=NameAcquired cookie=3 reply_cookie=0 signature=s error-name=n/a error-message=n/a Got message type=method_return sender=org.freedesktop.DBus destination=:1.12 path=n/a interface=n/a member=n/a cookie=4 reply_cookie=2 signature=u error-name=n/a error-message=n/a Successfully acquired requested service name. Got message type=method_return sender=org.freedesktop.DBus destination=:1.12 path=n/a interface=n/a member=n/a cookie=5 reply_cookie=3 signature=n/a error-name=n/a error-message=n/a Match type='signal',sender='org.freedesktop.login1',path='/org/freedesktop/login1',interface='org.freedesktop.login1.Manager',member='PrepareForSleep' successfully installed. enp3s0: Link state is up-to-date enp3s0: found matching network '/run/systemd/network/10-netplan-enp3s0.network' lo: Link is not managed by us wlp2s0: Link does not request DHCPv6 prefix delegation LLDP: Started LLDP client enp3s0: Started LLDP. Sent message type=signal sender=n/a destination=n/a path=/org/freedesktop/network1/link/_32 interface=org.freedesktop.DBus.Properties member=PropertiesChanged cookie=13 reply_cookie=0 signature=sa{sv}as error-name=n/a error-message=n/a lo: Link state is up-to-date No virtualization found in DMI No virtualization found in CPUID Virtualization XEN not found, /proc/xen does not exist This platform does not support /proc/device-tree No virtualization found in /proc/cpuinfo. This platform does not support /proc/sysinfo Found VM virtualization none lo: Unmanaged Sent message type=signal sender=n/a destination=n/a path=/org/freedesktop/network1/link/_31 interface=org.freedesktop.DBus.Properties member=PropertiesChanged cookie=14 reply_cookie=0 signature=sa{sv}as error-name=n/a error-message=n/a wlp2s0: Removing address: 192.168.1.2/24 (valid forever) Sent message type=signal sender=n/a destination=n/a path=/org/freedesktop/network1/link/_33 interface=org.freedesktop.DBus.Properties member=PropertiesChanged cookie=15 reply_cookie=0 signature=sa{sv}as error-name=n/a error-message=n/a Sent message type=signal sender=n/a destination=n/a path=/org/freedesktop/network1 interface=org.freedesktop.DBus.Properties member=PropertiesChanged cookie=16 reply_cookie=0 signature=sa{sv}as error-name=n/a error-message=n/a DHCP CLIENT (0x8f3ad0c0): OFFER DHCP CLIENT (0x8f3ad0c0): REQUEST (requesting) DHCP CLIENT (0x8f3ad0c0): ACK wlp2s0: DHCPv4 address 192.168.1.2/24 via 192.168.1.1 wlp2s0: Updating address: 192.168.1.2/24 (valid forever) Sent message type=signal sender=n/a destination=n/a path=/org/freedesktop/network1/link/_33 interface=org.freedesktop.DBus.Properties member=PropertiesChanged cookie=17 reply_cookie=0 signature=sa{sv}as error-name=n/a error-message=n/a Sent message type=signal sender=n/a destination=n/a path=/org/freedesktop/network1 interface=org.freedesktop.DBus.Properties member=PropertiesChanged cookie=18 reply_cookie=0 signature=sa{sv}as error-name=n/a error-message=n/a wlp2s0: DHCP error: could not get routes: No data available wlp2s0: Configured Sent message type=signal sender=n/a destination=n/a path=/org/freedesktop/network1/link/_33 interface=org.freedesktop.DBus.Properties member=PropertiesChanged cookie=19 reply_cookie=0 signature=sa{sv}as error-name=n/a error-message=n/a NDISC: Sent Router Solicitation, next solicitation in 7s NDISC: Sent Router Solicitation, next solicitation in 14s NDISC: No RA received before link confirmation timeout NDISC: Invoking callback for 't'. 

Do the D&D 5e source books specify which edition they are?

In my copies of the 5e Player’s Handbook and 5e Monster Manual, I cannot find it stated anywhere that they are source books for 5th edition. In the PHB, both the preface and the introduction only mention “Dungeons and Dragons”, without specifying the edition. I imagine this would make the books hard to identify if I didn’t already know what they looked like.

In contrast, the D&D 4e PHB mentions the edition in the credits and on page 7 (and possibly elsewhere, I didn’t check further.)

Is the edition specified anywhere in the D&D 5e source books? In particular, I care about whether it’s specified in the PHB, DMG, and MM, since these are the core source books.