After migrating to a physical Windows 8 image to VMware Workstation, the keyboard was not working. I did have a mouse and the on screen keyboard to work through things. There were several posts that were available with suggestions, but these are the steps that worked for me.
I was working through a factory reset process on my Cisco 8945 phone and after the reset completed successfully, the phone attempted to download the latest firmware version from the device defaults page. The phone froze after powering on each time. Like usual, the fix was pretty straight forward.
While attempting to add an existing VMFS datastore to a newly built ESXi host, the host wanted to reformat the datastore instead of detecting the existing signature.
In the process of migrating to new storage due to stability issues with the ageing OpenFiler platform, I ran into two of the DeStephen domain controllers having the error listed below. This seemed to be created after the storage appliance crashed hard. Below is the steps taken to correct the systems.
Working with an Ubuntu system that needed a system rename was quite simple, but I wanted to share a quick note here for reference.
After rebooting an ESXi guest, sometimes my NFS storage will no longer be visible to the system. Upon trying to re-add the storage to the ESXi host, it will error. To easily fix this issue, we will need to access the ESXi hosts CLI.
Reclaiming disk space in VMware can be quite helpful when you are oversubscribing
lab data stores. I had a Cacti database that had grown quite large and after exporting the data, I wanted to reclaim the disk space.
While installing VMware View Composer 6, I received the error:
Error 1920. Service VMware Horizon View Composer (svid) failed to start. Verify that you have sufficient privileges to start system services.
This process will walk through the steps take to setup a Raspberry Pi Model B+ as a media server that is capable of providing media in your car. The main requirement is to be able to support multiple steaming videos simultaneously over a wireless network. As an added bonus, The Raspberry Pi can also provide internet access if an Ethernet cable is plugged in and allow direct HDMI connectivity to an TV.
Another quick tip takes us to a Linux (Ubuntu) based system that is not resolving hostnames even with DNS properly plugged in. You may even be able to successfully perform a NSLOOKUP against your domain controller. As usual, the right file update corrects the issue.