Tag: Linux

Immutable Repository OVA for Veeam Backup and Replication 11

Veeam Backup and Replication 11 is a true game-changer with its Immutable Backup feature. Moving forward, Veeam Immutable Backups will free organizations from the hassle of physical tape libraries as well as eliminating the need for expensive “virtual tape libraries,” all while providing easily manageable backup chains. Veeam Immutable Backups are the equivalent of “air
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Ubuntu Desktop 20.04 LTS

Ubuntu Desktop 20.04 LTS User: administrator Password: P@ssw0rd        (please note that’s a zero in P@ssw0rd) Open-vm-tools installed root is NOT configured, to configure root, open terminal and run sudo passwd root

Kali Linux Virtual Appliance OVA

This Kali Linux (Desktop) OVA was created in VMware Workstation using basic common sense. Kali is the default OS used for security and Penetration Testing. It contains many pre-configured packages specifically for security testing and network reconnaissance. Also, I have installed the open-vm-tools-desktop binary to make the screen run correctly in hypervisors like VMware Workstation.
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VMware Photon OS 3

Photon OS is VMware’s own version of Linux, optimized specifically to run as a VM. It is very RHEL-Like, so it will be a welcome improvement for VMware users who have been adapting to SUSE in recent years. I DO believe in working AS the root user (instead of all the ‘sudo’ garbage) but I DO NOT believe in allowing
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Upgrading to VCSA 6 fails

I began an upgrade of the VMware vCenter Server Appliance from 5.5 to 6 for a small (in VMware’s own terminology ‘Tiny’) vSphere environment of 3 hosts and about 30 VMs. I certainly didn’t anticipate any trouble beyond the usual hassles associated with upgrading an infrastructure-level service like vCenter. Unfortunately, carefully following VMware documented procedures
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Backing up and restoring the vCenter Server Appliance 6 database

One extremely important advantage of the VMware vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) is its native PostgreSQL (vPostgres) database. With the embedded database and VCSA, it is now possible to support installations which scale to the maximum capability of vCenter, without additional Operating System or Database licensing costs. Incumbent with the use of VCSA, however, comes a
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