Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Remove vmkdump foder in VMware esxi 6.x

Run the command esxcli system coredump file list until get a true value for both parameters Active and Configured.

[root@esx:~] esxcli system coredump file list
Path                                                                                                     Active  Configured        Size
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------  ------  ----------  ----------
/vmfs/volumes/xxxxxxxx-xxxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxx/vmkdump/xxxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxx.dumpfile    true        true  3740270592

Then run the following two commands to remove de the dump file:

[root@esx:~] esxcli system coredump file set -u
[root@esx:~] esxcli system coredump file remove -f /vmfs/volumes/xxxxxxxx-xxxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxx/vmkdump/xxxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxx.dumpfile

Now you can remove the vmkdump folder.

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Set hardware time on VMware esxi 6.x from console

If you need to change the system time for a VMware esxi 6.x server fron CLI you must use the following command:

esxcli system time set

Friday, September 27, 2019

Update VMware ESXi v5.5

Since the updates for ESXi v5.5 are no more accesible at VMware Updates page, here you’ll find a procedure for install then from esxi console.

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Change the nic order on JovianDSS

In JovianDSS it is possible to change the NIC order to suite your needs.

Change vmnic order on vSphere 6.x

This is an article by Marco van Baggun at www.vmbaggum.nl that explains how to change vmnic order on vSphere 6.x

Here you can check how to do it for previous versions.

Monday, July 1, 2019

Enable traffic logs in Fortigate firewalls

Local traffic logs are disabled by default in fortigate firewalls. This logs can be enabled from console.

Check the following:
config  log  memory filter
get                               <<—lists all options

Make sure local-traffic logs are enabled. If not then:
set local-traffic enable

Enable "Log Allowed Traffic" and select "All Sessions" on the firewall policy.
Make sure you display logs from the correct location(GUI):
"Log & Report >> Log Settings >> GUI Preferences >> Memory/FortiCloud"

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Install ppp package in Raspberry Pi

This is an extract from StackExchange that shows how to install ppp package in Raspberry Pi.

This package is missing dependencies. You need to make sure you update your packages and preferably use a package manager that handles dependencies better. Try this:

pi@raspberrypi:~$ sudo su -
root@raspberrypi:~# apt-get update && apt-get install aptitude
root@raspberrypi:~# aptitude upgrade && dpkg --configure -a && aptitude install ppp