Upgrade VMware ESXi 6.5 to 6.7 using the esxcli console tool

I decided to run VMware ESXi on my Online/Scaleway Start-2-L server. Using the online.net installer, you can “only” get ESXi 6.5.0d (64BITS). So here’s how to upgrade to 6.7.

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OpenBSD 6.5 with FDE on Online/Scaleway start-2-L/SuperMicro X11SSE-F

Online by Scaleway provides dedicated servers in France. The start-2-L reference is a “small” server that ships with KVM over IP. It is based on SuperMicro X11SSE-F. So far, the hardware seems to be supported pretty well and it is possible to run OpenBSD with Full Disk Encryption.

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Running OpenBSD 6.5 on Kimsufi KS-10

The french company OVH provides Kimsufi dedicated servers. The KS-10 ships with Intel® Core™ i5-2300 and 16GB DDR3 of RAM. The main drawback is that there is no KVM-IP or HTML console. This means you can’t run FDE configuration. AFAIK. But in case you don’t care, there’s a way to install the “unsupported” OpenBSD release on those machines.

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LDAP replication between Synology DSM and OpenBSD

I want my OpenBSD 6.4 services to authenticate users from a remote LDAP server ; namely a Synology Directory Server (DSM 6.2.x). It turns out that this a standard OpenLDAP 2.4.x configured to accept replication refreshAndPersist mode. So let’s configure a Master / Slave Replication system between Synology and OpenBSD.

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SMS alerts to Free Mobile using Synology

Synology DSM can be configured to send notifications on various events. It can use Email, SMS and Push Service. I usually use email notifications to check for status. But here’s how I configured SMS notification for critical events using the French mobile operator “Free Mobile”.

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