Category Archives: General

[SOLVED] svn user commits _svn folder !?!?!?

Names and paths changed to protect the innocent ūüôā Here’s a quick one that wreaked a moment of havoc. A user had comitted _svn folders to the repository. The build server uses _svn instead of .svn by way of an … Continue reading

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smbsrv: [ID 421734 kern.notice] NOTICE: [domain\user]: shared share not found

I was doing some performance testing of my migrated Solaris 11 share from windows and it would never finish, always terminating at some point with windows popping up a dialog that said¬†specified network share is no longer available. ¬†On the … Continue reading

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Home Lab Server and Storage Consolidation using ESXi 4.1 and Solaris 11

It’s been too long since my last post, so without further ado… Recently I was doing some performance testing of my storage server. ¬†Last I wrote about it, I was using OpenSolaris, but I’ve since moved on to Solaris 11 … Continue reading

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VMWare vSphere Client does not like 90 degree portrait mode

I discovered today that VMWare vSphere Client Version 4.0.0 Build 162856 running on Windows 2003 32bit does not like the screen to be in portrait mode. ¬†I witnessed some very strange behavior where regardless of what IP I plugged in … Continue reading

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Virtual Dedupe Requires Workaround: OpenSolaris build 128a Kernel Panics on Boot in VMWare

I am super excited you can now download a compiled version of OpenSolaris that includes the new ZFS Dedupe support! ¬†However when I went to try installing build 128a from GENUNIX, I found it kernel panic’d on both VMWare Workstation … Continue reading

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Easily secure your iPhone’s connection

When you’re out and about using your phone’s wifi connection to get net access, you should be concerned about your security. Just because the sites you visit are SSL doesn’t mean you’re safe. Just have a look at the tool¬†SSLStrip. … Continue reading

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New Super Quiet Supermicro X8SIL VMWare ESXi Server

Update: VMWare ESXi 4.1 detects the SATA controller just find. ¬†The separate SAS card is no longer necessary. The novelty of having a 1U server in my small apartment has worn off. Even on the workstation setting, the tiny fans … Continue reading

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Visual Studio Deployment Projects do not like dashes in your path.

I was attempting to build one of our projects under a new path and was experiencing this incredibly frustrating problem of having my output msi files being significantly smaller than the official build. We build a number of solutions and … Continue reading

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Quad core AMD 8354 Barcelona 10h B2 and ESXi does not work thanks to a bug in the processor

I discovered VMWare has a white paper on running nested vms. This is really cool and something I want to try. ¬†If you read the document you’ll notice you are limited on what CPU you can use to accomplish this. … Continue reading

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VMWare Lab Manager trial and ESXi 4.0 free

Update: The problem I describe below is because I’ve had my ESXi installed longer than 60 days it is licensed as an ESXi Single Server (free).¬†¬† If you install ESXi initially you can run it for 60 days in Evaluation … Continue reading

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