2012

Monitoring VMware vCenter Appliance with SNMP

    

VMware provides a vCenter (Linux) Appliance since vSphere 5. Unfortunately, the one shipping with 5.0 was a bit low on features. I am giving a try on v5.1 and it is far better. Except that SNMP in not enabled… I’ll keep the quick&dirty directions here. The source link is already quite complete.

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Windows Server 2012 licensing cheat sheet

    

Windows Server 2012 is the best Windows Server system ever released… Yada yada yeepee teepee hey! Nevertheless, things have changed ; quite a few. And here’s a summary of what I keep in mind regarding Edition and Licensing.

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Another disk for the Windows 7 user’s documents

    

I had to install an HP HDX18 laptop for a friend. It ships with Vista and two internal disks. The challenge was to get rid of Vista, install Windows 7 on it, keep system and programs on the first disk and user’s documents on the other disk. I found a really nice tutorial on some Win7 forum that explains how to do it. This will just sums up the directions to achieve it but one really should read the whole document.

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Install Windows 7 from a USB stick

    

On my netbooks, I have to install (too often) Windows 7 from the USB port. I usually use the “Windows 7 USB DVD Download Tool” but today it just didn’t want to build the USB stick properly. Here’s the manual way to prepare a USB stick that allows installing Windows 7. The directions worked from a Windows 7 virtual machine running on my Mac.

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YAQR, iRedMail 0.8.1 on OpenBSD 5.1

    

There was a “The ultimate OpenBSD email server” thread on misc@ those days. After “Mailserv”, another response was “iRedMail”. Still interested in the subject, here’s Yet Another Quick Review of the iRedMail 0.8.1 on OpenBSD 5.1. Quoting its website : iRedMail is a ZERO COST, full-featured, Open Source Email Server Solution released under GPLv2. Woaw… You saw that great fireworks and garland lights… Just kidding. Now, let’s see what you get.

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