Upgrading/patching vCenter Server 6.5 to version 6.5.0b

With the release of vCenter 6.5.0b ┬ácomes a nest of improvements and fixes to the platform: HTML5 Client Updates vCenter SSO Issues Security Issues Bacukup Issues HA statistics bugfix To get your vCenter server updated to the latest, download the patch here: https://my.vmware.com/group/vmware/patch#search Select VC from the dropdown and look for VC-6.5.0b-Appliance Product:VC Version:6.5.0   Now, simply upload the ISO to your datastore and proceed with VMWare’s recommended steps. I performed the below over SSH: Attach VMware-vCenter-Server-Appliance-6.5.0.5300-5178943-patch-FP.iso file to vCenter Server Appliance. Go to command prompt and run the commands…

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FreeNAS Corral: Control Fan Speed for your Lenovo SA120 JBOD Enclosure

Earlier this year, I wrote an article on how to control the fan speed of your Lenovo SA120 JBOD from within FreeNAS. It turns out this doesn’t work on the newest FreeNAS 10 ( FreeNAS Corral ), but the reason is simple. When I went to run the Fan Speed control script, I got an error returned:  

  I pondered this a bit, but the first thing I thought of was to execute python2 and see if I got a shell…  

OK! So, I thought that…

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This Virtual Private Server for $2.50 per month is too good to ignore.

Earlier this year I wrote an article comparing three major cloud hosting providers. I ended up concluding that one of the three had the best offering and that was Vultr. You’ll probably see banners for Vultr around my site; that’s my referral link. I still highly recommend them. On a side note, Vultr just increased the amount of RAM you get with the $5/mo package to 1024MB (1GB) …much better! Anyways! Now i’m seeing this $2.50/mo package. You get 1 CPU and 512MB of RAM. 500GB of transfer.   They…

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How to provide Guest WiFi network access securely with Cisco Meraki Appliances

If you have an office, facility, or residence with a lot of guest traffic and are needing to provide the guests with their own network using your existing Meraki equipment, this is the best way to do it. For this example the environment is using the following devices: Cisco Meraki MX100 Router Cisco Meraki MS350-48p Switches Cisco Meraki MR42 APs Brief: The Guest clients should: be denied access to the Secure network (LAN, Secure WLAN, etc) be unable┬áto communicate with each other (client isolation). have bandwidth restrictions. have unique content…

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Send message to all users logged into Windows Server 2012 R2 Terminal Server

Hi. It’s me. You are trying to upgrade a server but there are people logged in. You want to tell them all that you’ll be doing work, so you need to send a message… It’s easy, but you’ll write it down anyways.     Open CMD..   Type msg * “your message here” For example:   This will output a message like this:     Cheers to being courteous.

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