Author: az

VCDX workshop notes

Below are the notes I have taken during the NJ/NY VCDX workshop at @iamAntonZ  ‘s place. We had a great opportunity to have 2 VCDX panelists giving the VCDX workshop, Niran Even-Chen ( @NiranEC) and Agustin Malanco (@agmalanco).  You could find more info on this at http://nycvmug.blogspot.com/2016/06/re-cap-of-njnyv-vcdx-workshop.html   These notes are by no means to be used or…

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Some useful UNIX shell commands for VMware admins

These are the esxi host log files one needs to be quite familiar with. These logs should be checked depending on the issue you facing, and trying to troubleshoot. /var/log/auth.log: ESXi Shell authentication success and failure. /var/log/lacp.log: Link Aggregation Control Protocol logs. /var/log/hostd.log: Host management service logs, including virtual machine and host Task and Events,…

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Install Java JRE on CentOS7 and set JAVA_HOME

Lets find Java packages for CentOS 7

I am looking for a Java JRE , so I will install it via yum install command:

once its finished installing check the version:

Find if there is any java registered for our $JAVA_HOME:

Find where java is installed, if the above echo command…

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Enable networking on CentOS 7 minimal distro

Ifconfig is not included in the minimal install of the CentOS7, and needs to be installed manually. We need to add an IP address to our system via “ip” command, before we can install the net-tools or anything else from repos. Find network cards attached and their associated names:

Lets add an IP address,…

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Lab1:Server for nested ESXi Host

Currently using a Dell C1100 (cs24-TY) with 2x quad core L5520 CPUs and 72 GB of RAM. Ebay has them plenty for anywhere from $500-$699 with out HDDs, trays included. Unfortunately this server does not come with a RAID controller, and is quite loud when running under a load. This particular server does not come with…

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