Today I was installing a new vCenter 5.5 server for a customer,
on a freshly installed Windows Server 2012 VM, which would also be hosting the Micrsoft SQL database locally.
I had already joined the server to the domain and setup Micrsoft SQL Server 2012 SP1, and created the vCenter Database,
and an accompanying System DSN, so I was ready to do the vCenter installation.
I chose to install using the Simple Install method, because… well this was a simple installation.
SSO, vSphere Web Client and Inventory Service all installed with any issues.
But during the vCenter Server installation, I got a error Continue reading
I arrived in Barcelona sunday night with my colleagues, Heino Skov and Brian Markussen, and couple of customers.
Sunday night, we had a few beers, which where payed by the nice people from Avnet.
Many of the danish VMworld attendees where there, and we had some good talks.
This morning we got registered at the conference center, and got our badges and bags.
During the day, I have talked with a lot of people in the VMware community.
Also been by the Hands-On-Labs, and took two labs, vSphere Distributed Switch from A to Z (HOL-SDC-1302) and Virtual Storage Solutions (HOL-SDC-1308).
Later I will attend the Parter General Session, and then go out to the Businessmann arranged dinner, with the colleagues and customers.
I am very much looking forward to the coming days and sessions.
I have used BackWPup in the past to do backup of this WordPress based website, but recently I encountered some problems.
In my original BackWPup setup there was a simple BackWPup-job that just created a ZIP-archive of everything WordPress related at my webhost, One.com, and then sent that ZIP-archive to my Dropbox.com account for offsite storing.
But recently I started receiving error-emails, that the backup did not finish correctly.
Page 1 – Introduction and reason for doing this
The goal of this blog post is to produce a never booted installation of OS X Mountain Lion, in a VMDK, which can be used as a template in VMware vSphere vCenter 5.1.
The reason for doing this, is that when a OS X installation is done the normal way, using the Installation GUI, then on the first boot of the newly installed machine there is created a bunch of machine specific files and items.
These machine specific files and items, e.g. the Local Kerberos Key Distribution Center (or LKDC), needs to be cleaned out, if the installation is going to be used as a template, either in VMware vSphere or using traditional image deployment techniques.
Instead of doing the installation using the normal GUI procedures, it is possible to install OS X into an empty DMG image file, and therefor the installed version of OS X is never booted, and thereby the machine specific files and items are never created. Leaving you with a pristine and untouched version of OS X, ready to be booted for the very first time, when deployed.
During this blog post I will walk you through how to do all this, with detailed instructions and screenshots.
First of all a big thanks and huge applause to the VMUG Leaders, for putting together a great summer event.
Below are some photos from the event, which where held yesterday at VMware Denmark’s Office, in Nærum.
By default Mac OS X comes with the Screen Saver enabled, and set to kick in after 20 min. This is good in the physical world, to avoid screen burn in and somebody watching. In the virtual world, it does not make much sense, because there is no screen, so no risk of screen burn in or for that matter somebody watching. But besides the above mention reasons, there is another reason to disable the Screen Saver in Mac OS X VMs. And that is the CPU utilization when the Screen Saver is running.
At my workplace, Artwork Systems Nordic A/S, we have previously used the Kerio Control Box 3110, as our firewall.
But do to that we have virtualized the main part of our servers, we decided to do the same with our firewall.
Kerio provides the Kerio Control product as both a Hardware Appliance, a Software Appliance and a Virtual Appliance.
The other day I came across a script written by Tony Lawrence (Link) to convert an exported winroute.cfg configuration from Kerio Control firewall, to HTML, so that it was easier to examine the rules from the firewall, instead of looking at them directly in the configuration file or by loading them into your our firewall.
The idea is very good, especially if your are a consultant for multiple businesses running Kerio Control firewalls. But the script was not perfect, seen with my own eyes.