When adding a new disk to a Linux VM, you usually have to reboot for the system to recognize the disk. Now you don't have to.
Several posts are out there talking about how to do this, but I figured I'd put my post together of what I did to get this new functionality in OSX.
Setting up DuckDNS as a Dynamic DNS provider is easier and harder than expected.
The installer doesn't work well in Sierra. Let's solve that issue.
When you forget the root password, sometimes that spells trouble. Other times, you are given a chance to reset it.
Some vCenter partitions are painfully small. Let's grow them!
Occasionally, vCenter will show you that all vSAN storage profiles are Not Applicable. Here's how to fix that.
Occasionally you might encounter an issue with the vSphere Web Client incapable of connecting to the vSphere SSO.
Some easy changes to your .tmux.conf file can produce great results.
Trying to give a little reasoning behind every virtual infrastructure administrators request.
When you need to quickly make some modifications to vCenter alarms, check out some of these little snippets.
Quick video of CloudCred.
Vladan Seget put together a great study guide for the VCP6-DCV certification
Snapshots are NOT backups. If you think they are, you're doing it wrong.
Quite a few folks are in this arena. You need to update to vCSA 6.0 U1 and here's how to do just that.
Here are some PowerCLI Useful Scripts And Commands from GetShifting.com
VMware put together a great playlist of the keynotes and some breakout sessions of VMworld 2015.
Sometimes, you just don't want to keep typing the same one or two-liners. Sometimes it's just easier to whip up a quick script.
Microsoft made it harder than ever to find this. We used to just right-click a folder...
The vCSA 6.0 doesnt allow you to view All Users' Tasks by default. Let's fix that.
When using Windows session authentication you get an error that says 'Cannot get user info'. That's not cool, so here's how to fix that.
No connection, not pingable, ICMP traffic drops...bad TCP stack on a VM.
Microsoft is doing away with Patch Tuesday opting for a better security update schedule.
QuickPrep vs Sysprep. Good info to keep in your pocket
There are always some hiccups along the way.
It's been a long time coming, but Rob finally released version 3.7 of the incredible RVTools.
Go download your 6.0 Releases
Frank Denneman blows me away with his knowledge. This time, he does it again regarding server memory.
We've all seen it, VM Sprawl. Sometimes you can't help it, but you should.
Quickly check what version of ESXi your hosts are running.
Get rid of those CD-ROMs that seem to stick around.
Clean up the mess left behind by your Mac browing SMB/NFS shares
Sometimes you need some quick keyboard shortcuts to navigate around.
Small script to set the VMTools policy to manual instead of automatic on power cycle.
The default color schemes in PuTTY suck! Here is one approach at making them prettier and easier on the eyes.
When deploying, you have to change the root and admin passwords. What happens if you can't remember what you set it as? Here I explain how you can reset.
I always forget the syntax for how to rescan a host for new storage.
How to fix the nuance of Failed to create journal file...
No vCenter with Update Manager? No Problem.
Pre-Install the VMware Converter Agent to avoid problems during P to V conversions.
Where there's a will, there's a way.
Checking for Free Space is easy
Don't let that /boot fill up, Yo!
If you've ever needed or tried to move the C:\Users directory or other default Windows directories to another place other than the default one, you know ...