Every time I install a new Ubuntu VM, I find myself searching for that simplest method to install VMWare tools in Ubuntu Server 12.04. I always end up here for my answer. I just decided to keep it here for my own reference.
So, after choosing “Install VMWare Tools” for the particular VM in your list…
mount /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom
tar zxvf /mnt/cdrom/VMwareTools-x.x.x-xxxx.tar.gz -C /tmp/
I’ve been using Opsview Core to keep an eye on various network resources for a while now. I never really bothered to setup the notification system because, honestly, my phone acts as the notification system. Recently, however, the boss has asked to get email notifications about certain things after hours. Okay, so I needed to get Postfix set up.
My limited experience setting up an MTA has required a bunch of google mojo every time. There are a number of really good resources, but no one source ever included everything I needed. So, I’ll try to put it all in one place here… partly for my own reference, but perhaps it may help someone down the road. Continue reading
We’ve got an old 2003 server at a remote location. It’s been running fine. I happened to be there the other day, and figured I ought to log in and check it out. There’s no built-in VGA, but it had an old PCI card for a VGA connection. It seemed to have gone bad. No video. The VNC port was not open, and Remote Desktop was also not enabled. Continue reading
So, we had this old server at work doing nothing. I mean really… it was on, and had an Ubuntu OS installed on it, but it was just running, doing nothing. I’d always wanted to try my hand at building a bare metal ESX server, but I could never get past ditching the high performance to play around with it on my PC at home. Continue reading
Network Working Group V. Cerf
Request for Comments: 968 MCI
'Twas the Night Before Start-up'
STATUS OF THIS MEMO
This memo discusses problems that arise and debugging techniques used in bring ing a new network into operation. Distribution of this memo is unlimited.
Twas the night before start-up and all through the net,
not a packet was moving; no bit nor octet. Continue reading