VMware – Linux CentOS VMware Tools Installation

The article in this link provides step by step instructions for installing VMware Tools on Linux virtual machines. Additionally, upon executing the command ./vmware-install.pl, as the root user, I was met with an access denied error. The solution was to run the command perl ./vmware-install.pl.


Amazon Web Services – Certification

I am officially an Amazon Web Services Certified Solutions Architect.


Ubuntu – Eth0 Missing after Virtual Machine Migration

I recently performed the migration of a Microsoft Hyper-V virtual machine (VM) running Ubuntu 16.04.5 LTS to VMware using the VMware vCenter Converter. After the migration the VM would not connect to the network. Upon research I found that the eth0 network interface was renamed to ens160. This was determined by running the following command:…


VMware ESXi 6.7 – View the ARP Table

Recently, I needed to select the Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for various VMkernel adapters. In selecting IP addresses you must be certain that the IP address is not already in use to avoid an IP address conflict. One way to determine this is to ping the IP address in question. However, what do you do…


Microsoft Windows Command Prompt – Configure Network Settings

You may use the following commands from the Windows command prompt to configure the IP address and DNS server of a server running Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Standard. You will need to modify the name of the network interface card, IP address, subnet mask, default gateway, and DNS server. netshinterface ip set address name=”ethernet” static…


Integrated Dell Remote Access Controller 8 – Get IP Address

Have you ever connected to a remote server but didn’t know what it’s Integrated Dell Remote Access Controller 8 (iDRAC8) Internet Protocol (IP) address was? Well, you may use the following command to get the IP address of an iDRAC8. racadm getniccfg Additionally, more information may be found here.


Microsoft Hyper-V – View All Virtual Machines in a Failover Cluster

You may use the following Microsoft Windows PowerShell cmdlet to view all of the virtual machines in a Microsoft Windows Hyper-V Failover Cluster. In order for this cmdlet to provide the list of virtual machines it will need to be run from a Hyper-V host in the cluster. Get-ClusterGroup | ? {$_.GroupType -eq ‘VirtualMachine’ }…


Microsoft Office 365 – Export Group Members

You may use the following commands to connect to Microsoft Office 365 from Windows PowerShell then export the members of a group to a file of your choice. Set-ExecutionPolicy RemoteSigned $UserCredential = Get-Credential $Session = New-PSSession -ConfigurationName Microsoft.Exchange -ConnectionUri https://outlook.office365.com/powershell-liveid/ -Credential $UserCredential -Authentication Basic -AllowRedirection Import-PSSession $Session -DisableNameChecking Get-UnifiedGroup -Identity “<<<INSERT_GROUP_NAME>>>” | Get-UnifiedGroupLinks -LinkType Member…


VMware ESXi 6.7 – View CDP Information

Have you ever connected a VMware ESXi 6.7 host to a switch port that wasn’t tagged with the correct VLAN for the management network and you weren’t able to physically trace the network cable back to the switch? If so, you know the result is that you are unable to connect to the host. However,…


Internet Information Services – Configure Multiple Websites on One IP Address

You may configure Internet Information Services (IIS) to host multiple websites using the same internet protocol (IP) address. This may be done by utilizing separate ports on the same IP address or through the use of host headers. In this example, we will configure host headers as it is a simpler solution than using a…