Virtual Conferences?

Virtualization, and Virtual are wonderful buzzwords now-a-day’s aren’t they? It seems with some format modification, webcasts have now become “Virtual Conferences” or “Virtual Seminars”. It’s a cool concept though, especially because I have an allergy for airplanes/travel. Here are some coming up this month. (From Brian Madden)

Those Root’s Run Deep – Create a Second Root Account on ESX

Found this in VMware’s KB 1005278 [root@esx root]# adduser -u 0 -o -g 0 -G 0,1,2,3,4,6,10 root2 [root@esx root]# passwd root2 Changing password for user root2. New UNIX password: Retype new UNIX password: passwd: all authentication tokens updated successfully. After spending some time in the adduser man page, I found that while long, that command[…]

VMware Administrator Resources

After spending twenty minutes writing an intro for this, I decided to give up. Suffice it to say that there are as many ways to write an intro as there are “Official” VMware Administrator Resources. In fact, Eric Siebert at summed up quite a few here. I also came across a communities page that[…]


Looking at the site stats in Google Analytics, I came across what I had figured for a real oddball search: “vmkpcidivy”, turns out that this is a depreciated command, a left over from an earlier version of the Matrix. [root@esx root]# vmkpcidivy vmkpcidivy is deprecated, it is only provided for compatibility with vmkpcidivy -q vmhba_devs[…]