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Teamspeak 3 Recovering privilege key after first startup (MySQL/MariaDB Only)

When deploying a Teamspeak3 server one thing that is vital for the first time startup is to make a note of the privilege key, but what do you do if for some reason you didn’t write it down? In thi...

vCloud Director 8.0 for Service Providers

As most of you will now be aware VMware decided to end availability for vCloud Director and shift to only allow service providers to utilise the product. Originally the idea was that organisation...

Failed to connect to VMware Lookup Service, SSL certificate verification failed

Recently I have been playing in my lab with VCSA and vCNS, I found that when I tried to connect to the vCenter I received this error: Failed to connect to VMware Lookup Service. SSL certificate ve...

How to check if a VM disk is Thick or Thin provisioned

There are multiple ways to tell if a virtual machine has thick or thin provisioned VM Disk. Below are some of the ways I am able to see this information: VI Client (thick client) Select the V...

Bulk configure vCenter Alarms with PowerCLI

I was recently asked if it was possible to update vCenter alarms in bulk with email details. So i set about writing the below script, basically this script will go through looking for any alarms th...

VMware ESXi Embedded Host Client Installation – Updated

In this article I will be showing you guys the new ESXi Embedded Host Client, this has been long awaited by many users of the Free ESXi host and allows much better management of the host. Check o...

Mikrotik OpenVPN Server with Linux Client

I spent quite some time trying to get the OpenVPN Server working on the Mikrotik Router with a Linux client, It caused some pain and I didn’t want others to go through that. I have therefore writte...

VMware Transparent Page Sharing TPS

What is TPS? Transparent Page Sharing (TPS) is a host process that leverage’s Virtual Machine Monitor (VMM) component of the VMkernel to scan physical host memory to identify duplicate VM memory p...

VMware Large Snapshot Safe Removal

One of the great virtualization and VMware features is the ability to take snapshots of a virtual machine. The snapshot feature allows an IT administrator to make a restore point of a virtual machi...

Dell VMware 5.5 FCoE Errors

Recently I have seen an issue after upgrading some of our Dell R6xx hosts to 5.5 U2, they started showing FCoE in the storage adapters and booting took a really long time. I looked into this and f...