Monthly Archives: June 2012

Easy way to copy / clone a virtual machine in ESXi Free edition

Clone an ESXi VM in 10 easy steps 1. Access VmWare vSphere Client. 2. Make sure the machine to be copied is powered off. 3. Go to the Configuration tab and click on Storage in the Hardware menu. 4. Right … Continue reading

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Problem adding storage to ESXi with a used HD

Call “HostDatastoreSystem.QueryVmfsDatastoreCreateOptions” for object “ha-datastoresystem” on ESXi failed. the drive has an invalid partition table. Fixed by following the instructions under “Clearing partitioning information in ESXi using the DD utility” here

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enable SSH on ESXi 5

in Vsphere Client, go to the configuration tab, click Security Profile, Click Properties in the upper right corner, in the popup choose SSH, click options and start it from there. Thank you Thomas Maurer!

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Fatal error: Call to undefined function self_admin_url()

while updating a wordpress site, saw the subject error…. Seems like this happened because the recovered password wasn’t changed. That generated a warning which I suppose led to the fatal error during the upgrade process. So everything was fine, but … Continue reading

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Death of Meebo Messenger

I started using Meebo sometime maybe 6 months after it launched. Loved it and told everyone I know to use it too. Sometimes there were bugs, but the team actually responded and fixed them! What an awesome company. But over … Continue reading

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PFSense error: kernel: arpresolve: can’t allocate llinfo for

Still trying to figure this one out. I preconfigured a bunch of rules on a pfsense installation on a VMWare guest. When I attach LAN & WAN, I can ping both sides but can’t get out from LAN to the … Continue reading

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Solved: Python.h: No such file or directory

While installing pre-reqs for reddit, saw the subject error. Fixed with: apt-get install python2.6-dev found here

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Version mismatch error. This is libtool 2.2.6b

While installing pre-reqs for reddit, saw the subject error. Fixed by doing this: autoreconf found here

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Solved Unmount when device is busy

On ubuntu servers trying to unmount a frozen nfs mount, I see “device is busy”. When I try ‘df’ I see an Input / Output error for this partition. ¬†When I try ‘ls -la’ I see question marks ? where … Continue reading

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Resolved: My Tortoise CVS icons disappeared!

After installing DropBox, my CVS icons disappeared. Here is where I found a good summary and potential solutions to the problem. In my case the solution was simply to remove the DropBox program, and voila.

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