The Synology DiskStation Manager (DSM) in VMware ESXi

Looking for a option to replace my DS409slim, I discovered that it is possible to run the Synology system, aka DSM, on a simple VMware virtual machine. You’ll need a special boot loader from XPEnology and the stock Synology firmware.
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Switch vSphere Client language on Windows 7

I installed the VMware vSphere 5 Client in French on my Windows 7 virtual machine. Since I wanted to take screenshots, I had to start it in English. Even when not installed in English, you can still run the English version. Just run:

"C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\Infrastructure\Virtual Infrastructure Client\Launcher\VpxClient.exe" -locale en_US

Worth a post?

Source: VMware KB: Changing the language used by vSphere Client

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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Monitor VMware vSphere from OpenBSD using the Perl SDK

Last time, I had a look at how to monitor VMware vSphere from FreeBSD using the Perl SDK. Quite simple using the ports!

Believe it or not, installing and running the VMware vSphere Perl SDK on OpenBSD is as simple as breathing. Here’s the POC.

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