VCDX BrownBag #6 – Rapid Provisioning Revision

On the 11th May, we had our VCDX brownbag on Rapid provisioning. now those of you who checked in will know we has some technical issues with the lab, and I had issues with my Microphone, my Skype is playing up, but ,my issues are not pertinent to this discussion so without further ado, lets run thought rapid provisioning 3.5 style.

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Setup Oracle 11gR2 on a centOS 5.4 VMware Virtual Machine

Well it was time for me to install a test and development virtual machine for Oracle 11gR2 and as it turned out to be a bit of a painful experience to get this installed on centOS 5.4, I’ve written the details down into a blog article.

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VCDX – Revision Burst Part1

As you may be aware , Cody Bunch and myself have joined forces to create a Brown Bag series for the VCDX exams, the first session concentrated on vNetworking via the Command line – now remember that the current Advanced Admin exam is based on VI3 so no vNDS. below are the commands that we investigated on the first Brown Bag session.

As you may be aware , Cody Bunch and myself have joined forces to create a Brown Bag series for the VCDX exams, the first session concentrated on vNetworking via the Command line – now remember that the current Advanced Admin exam is based on VI3 so no vNDS.  below are the commands that we investigated on the first Brown Bag session.

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VMware Server 2, Proxysvc SSL Handshake problems

Well this little issue had annoyed me for a while. After upgrading my VMware Server 2.x setup to the latest version and upgrading the host to the most current centOS 5.4 x64 OS, the local secure web interface stopped working. Now it seems that the reason for this problem is simple.

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How To: configure sudo on ESX

Well you have been playing with your console and finally got fedup of typing su – root to get to those esxcfg commands, well you can automate it to do so you need to configure sudo

What the sudo command allows is to let a standard user execute a command as root or another user, as specified in the /etc/sudoers (the config file that defines or list of who can run what) file.

Well you have been playing with your console and finally got fedup of typing su – root to get to those esxcfg commands,  well you can automate it to do so you need to configure sudo

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Remotely shutting down a Windows machine

How to remotely shutdown a Windows machine

I was having a conversation with a colleague today and the subject of remotely shutting down windows servers and desktops came up.  This is something that we as Virtualisation people tend not to have to do any more, well we do have direct access to the console in vCenter, and we can issue the remote command via the vCenter too.  But what about those physical servers that are left scattered about the place

Well this is an oldie but maybe something you have forgotten about.

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