Thursday, March 10, 2016

How to Convert a CD/DVD to an ISO File

Do you need to convert a CD or DVD to an ISO file for a virtual environment, etc?

Windows:

1. Download InfraRecorder (Be aware of Junkware for FOSS Software on Windows). IR is on the GPL: http://infrarecorder.org/?page_id=5

2. Install the InfraRecorder Software (Next...Next...Done)



3. Launch the Application



4. Click on "Read Disc"



5. Select your location to save the .ISO file



6. Let it finish....it's baking! =)



7. Click Ok. Upload, Save or do whatever with the ISO! You can also create a bootable USB. (I use Rufus...it's reliable and fast: http://rufus.akeo.ie/ )

Ubuntu Linux or Mac: Refer to this Article on HowToGeek

http://www.howtogeek.com/228886/how-to-create-iso-files-from-discs-on-windows-mac-and-linux/
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Tuesday, December 22, 2015

How to enable VMware Update Manager in the vSphere Web Client

HP VIB Depot (New): http://vibsdepot.hpe.com/index.xml   
Dell VIM Depot: http://vmwaredepot.dell.com/index.xml

Thanks Jon Munday for the links! 

1. Make sure that you are using and have VMware vCenter Single Sign On enabled and active.



2. Verify that you have VMware Update Manager enabled as a plugin (verify that you are running the latest version of VUM. This release is after 6.0U1a. *Remember that you have to have the permissions to see the VMware Update Manager. If you don't see it under your account, check the permissions.



3. After you have verified that you have the latest version of VMware Update Manager* installed on your Update Manager Server (*This runs from a Windows Server. VMware Update Manager is NOT integrated into the VCSA appliance yet).

4. When you log in. You should see the VMware Update Manager under Monitoring.



5. Navigate and operate as normal.



6. VMware KB for issues with custom SSL certificates:

http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2054748

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Friday, November 6, 2015

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

How to Hide a Background in Visio 2013

1. Enable Developer Tools



2. Create Your Background and Customization File

3. Lock it down. (Enable Drawing Explorer)



4. Right click on the file name (C:\Users\etc...) and click "Protect Document" and then pick "Backgrounds". This is the Microsoft recommended method: http://goo.gl/PxS9EC 



5. Before you save the document as a template. Make sure that you open one page and select background.


6. Save and close. Your now good to go.




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Friday, September 25, 2015

How to Fix /storage/core filesystem Out of Disk Space Error on VCSA 6.0U1


How to fix the error of "The /storage/core filesystem is out of disk space or inodes"


Step 1: Login to the new VCSA 6.0U1 HTML5 web client. https://ip address:5480




Step 2: Enable SSH and Bash Shell

Step 3: Login as root and type "shell" at Command> shell

Step 4: df -h (Check if it's out of space)

/dev/mapper/core_vg-core               50G   50G     0 100% /storage/core

Step 5: Stop the services of VCSA: 

hostname: # service vmware-vpxd stop
hostname: # service vmware-vpxd status (make sure it is stopped)

Step 6:  cd /storage/core

Step 7: rm -rf *.tgz (be CAREFUL...do this in the wrong directory and you will be retrieving from a backup.)




Step 8: service vmware-vpxd restart


Step 9: history -c

Step 10: Refresh the browser (https://ip address:5480). Now it's all green





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Sunday, September 13, 2015

How To Add Google Back to Default Search After Accidental Deletion

If you have accidentally deleted my dear sweetheart Google from Google Chrome.

The way that you put it back is to go to the "Hamburger" --) Settings --) Manage Engines and then re-add Google back.

After you type "https://www.google.com/ add the following "search?q=%s" and then make it Default.


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Monday, June 29, 2015

How to Sysprep Windows Server 2012R2


1. Open CMD Prompt as an administrator (Run As Administrator)



2.  Open SysPrep and run it. Change into the directory and run the sysprep.exe file and reboot.


3. When you get done. Make sure you "Quit" so that it doesn't keep popping up after reboots.


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