Earlier this week my good friend Matt Crape sent out a Tweet lamenting the fact that he was having issues uploading media to WordPress…shortly after that tweet went out Matt wasn’t short of Twitter and Slack vCommunity advice (follow the Twitter conversation below) and there where a number of options presented to Matt on how best to […] Read More
Recently v2.0 of VMware Log Insight became GA, and I’ve been playing around with it since it’s release. Having been on the BETA of the 1.5 Version the 2.0 Version is streets ahead in terms of usability and completeness. Living day in and day out within vCloud Director I decided to look at hooking up […] Read More
Here is a quick post on generating support logs for DELL cases if you are running VMware ESX(i) on any of the DELL server hardware. I had a CPU alert appear in my vSphere Hardware status and raised a support ticket with DELL. PreviouslyÂ I’veÂ had to wrestle with the config/setup of the DSET tool on ESX(i) […] Read More
I had a request from a Hosting Client this week to look at options around blocking malicious users from causing trouble on a local Auction site. As the site was only for Australian and New Zealand users we needed to come up with a solution to block the whole world except AU and NZ visitors. […] Read More
Unless my Google skills are seriously on the decline I wasn’t able to find aÂ definitiveÂ post on correctly setting up a nagios user toÂ facilitateÂ esx_checks for monitoring systems such as OpsView and similar Nagios based systems. For our ESXi monitoring we have chosen to use the OS – vSphere Service Checks. Post here on how to get […] Read More
The SSO Component of vCenter 5.1 throws a couple of spanners in the works with regards to a straight forward upgrade of an existing vCenter install. While not overly complicated in terms of understanding what and how the SSO Service fits into the 5.1 puzzle, I found that it did add a couple of additional […] Read More
If you are NAT’ing public to private addresses with a load balancer in between your web server and your Gateway/FireWall device you might come across the situation where the IIS/Apache logs report the IP of the Load Balancer, when what you really want, is the client IP.
<span style="color: #339966;">220.127.116.11</span> - - [29/Jun/2012:00:12:43 +0800] "GET /test.html HTTP/1.1" 404 261 "-" "Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; MSIE 9.0; Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; Trident/5.0)"
<span style="color: #ff0000;">172.20.0.16</span> - - [29/Jun/2012:00:12:45 +0800] "GET /test.html HTTP/1.1" 404 261 "-" "Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; MSIE 9.0; Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; Trident/5.0)"
It’s obvious that the biggest issue with […] Read More
A little after vCenter Operations Manager 5.0 went GA I posted this forum thread in regards to the default time-out value of the Web UI…Thanks to ILIO and VEIgel for follow-up posts with the initial solution, which at this time wasn’t documented. This is now covered in the release notes for 5.0.1 under known issues. But […] Read More