Sure, there are many ways to make a copy of an OS or VM and spin it up in another instance. But here is the proper way… with vSphere at least. I’m assuming you already have basic knowledge of templating and wiping the system’s unique identifiers (sysprep for windows, Read more…
I kept getting this error when I was installing the VMWare Remote Console: Failed to install the hcmon driver and then the installer would exit. To get around this, I launched an elevated command prompt and executed the installer through the shell. — Search for cmd in your start menu and Read more…
When I spin up a VM in the cloud like Vultr or Digital Ocean, I get root access. On the other hand, in AWS and Azure, I am stuck in a user account. Security and best practices aside, this is an inconsistency from a developer standpoint. I find that I Read more…
I use git for version control. One of the biggest conveniences for me is running “git pull” to download the latest commits. But sometimes, the git pull fails because of a file that changed on the server. That’s usually my fault.
$ git pull
* [new branch] master -> origin/master
error: Your local changes to the following files would be overwritten by merge:
Please, commit your changes or stash them before you can merge.
So here’s how to go about pulling from Read more…
If you’re like me and don’t really read much when you think you know what you’re doing, you might hit a few road blocks occasionally. Like when I installed BitNami LAMP stack for the first time; I thought for sure I would put my data in
but to Read more…
I manage a large number of ESXi hosts. These are at remote locations and it’s sometimes extremely difficult for me to gain access to the vSphere console unless we have a site-to-site VPN connection with the client. One of my recent challenges (hah) was remotely accessing and managing an ESXi Read more…
The package selection Synology offers is pretty extensive. You can add-on anything from Plex Media Server to Apache Web Server or McAfee Anti-Virus for your NAS. But there are some apps we all know and love and Synology simply does not offer. Some of these are not offered because they Read more…
A lot of people have the Amazon Cloud Drive software running on a home computer. The upload speeds can be pretty mediocre, and by default you’re only uploading one file at a time. But what about servers with higher-throughput internet connections? I installed the software on a cloud server and Read more…
In the process of optimizing a Synology DS1815+ for iSCSI, I opted to defragment the volume containing the LUN. This Synology had 2x Samsung 850 Pro SSDs in RAID-0 serving a cache, but the cache will be skipped for sequential I/O. In this scenario, with the sequential I/O turned off, the Read more…
Not that I use eSATA for any of my peripherals, but I noticed that some Synology models have eSATA ports where other models don’t. Get this: During a tear down of my DS416play, I discovered there’s an eSATA port on the USB 3 module. I haven’t tested it and don’t Read more…