For anyone who doesn’t subscribe to Duncan Epping’s great blog, he reminded me of this great command line snippet: Enter maintenance mode from the ESX command line: vimsh -n -e /hostsvc/maintenance_mode_enter I have used this command several times in anger. It is particularly useful if you can’t get to your VirtualCenter server for whatever reason. […]
I’ve just uploaded version 1.2 There over a dozen corrections, updates, and a few small additions. Many thanks to everyone who has emailed me since the last release, particularly Simon Price and Peter Vroomen.
Here’s an old trick which works great on ESX servers (thanks to this article on Linux Journal for reminding me). It turns your prompt different colours to highlight when you are logged in as root. To make the prompt red when you’re running as root add this to /root/.bashrc: PS1='[e[31m][email protected]:w#[e[m] ‘ To make the prompt […]
Here is version 1.1 in all its shining glory. I’ve made several corrections (thanks everyone), added a few extra snippets and dusted it with a sprinkling of handy tips and tricks. The biggest change is a small 3i section. I have been wanting to do this for a while, but I haven’t had a chance […]