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... Continue reading
Creating a never booted OS X template in vSphere 5.1 - Part 7 - Making the template in vCenter 5.1 using the never booted VMDK
I will focus on using the new vSphere Web Client, instead of the classic Windows-based vSphere Client. The following actions is also fully possible to do in the classic Windows-based vSphere Client... Continue reading
Creating a never booted OS X template in vSphere 5.1 - Part 6 - Converting the Sparseimage to VMDK format
The next thing is to convert our Sparseimage to VMDK format. For during this I will be using to Command Line utilities that are installed as part of VMware Fusion.
Creating a never booted OS X template in vSphere 5.1 - Part 5 - Obtain VMware Tools from ESXi host and install into the Sparseimage
First we need to enable SSH on a ESXi.
Login to your vCenter through vSphere Web Client and navigate to ‘vCenter -> Host and Clusters’ and choose a ESXi host.
Under the ‘Manage’ tab, select the ‘Settings’ sub-tab.
In list on the left, select ‘Security Profile’, and scroll down to the section named ‘Services’ and click ‘Edit’... Continue reading
Creating a never booted OS X template in vSphere 5.1 - Part 4 - Clone the DMG to a Sparseimage file using Disk Utility.app and then install VMware Tools
The generated DMG image in the ‘Masters’ folder is not a copy of the original System DMG image from the ‘Library’ folder with a applied configuration.
To be precise it is a Read-Only DMG, with a ‘Apple Partition Map’ partition map scheme and it has been resized so that there is only around 100 MB of free space available in it... Continue reading
Creating a never booted OS X template in vSphere 5.1 - Part 3 - Applying a configuration and exporting a Master, using System Image Creator
After the image is created, go to the Main Menu of SIC, and select ‘5) System Setup’, and you will get a menu called ‘Configure System’ as shown below in the screenshot... Continue reading
Creating a never booted OS X template in vSphere 5.1 - Part 2 - Creating an never booted DMG using System Image Creator
Start by downloading the newest version of System Image Creator (SIC) from GitHub https://github.com/mondada/SIC/archive/master.zip.
Unzip the archive, and you should have one (or more) BASH scripts.
Open Terminal.app, located in /Applications/Utilities/, and type ‘sudo’ and then a space. Now drag in the downloaded BASH script, in my case called ‘SIC_1.5.sh’... Continue reading
Creating a never booted OS X template in vSphere 5.1 - Part 1 - Introduction and reason for doing this
The goal of this series of blog posts 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... Continue reading
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... Continue reading