Upgrade ESXi from 5.0 to 5.1 without vCenter or Update Manager

Following the idea that ESXi can be updated without vCenter or Update Manager, I upgraded my ESXi from 5.0 to 5.1. As I don’t own a vCenter, I did it using the console and esxcli.
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Upgrade Xymon to 4.3.10

I’ve just upgraded my OpenBSD’s Xymon server from 4.3.9 to 4.3.10. It was so simple that it deserved a simple note to:

  • confirm you don’t need the “--rrdlib” parameter to configure xymon-server with RRDtool support on OpenBSD (5.1) anymore;
  • applause for “gmake install” to be keeping the initial (modified) configuration files untouched.

Congratz Henrik!

Upgrade from OpenBSD 4.9 to 5.0

Today is the day when OpenBSD 5.0 is officially launched. Learn about the news from here. The main reason for me to upgrade is “(…)big-memory support has been enabled on all possible architectures (…)”. My instance running on a Dell XPS M1330 will now benefit from it’s 8GB of RAM!
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