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[17 Jun 2007 | No Comment | ]

I got a bit tired of recompiling vmware each time Ubuntu upgraded the kernel, so I decided to move to Ubuntu’s Vmware packe.. so I uninstalled my copy and installed from the repos..
The only problem is it asked me for the serial number which were stored in my email and I use imap, and the mail server is in the vmware machine but I needed the serial numbers to start the virtual machine… Catch 22.
So, I had to register for some new serials – now I will receive the vmware …

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[1 Jun 2007 | No Comment | ]

Mostly for my own reference – a collection of links for Software / Hardware setups for multiheaded (as opposed to headless) servers.

Omni TS
Linux Console
Kood Terminal Server Patch for Windows XP

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[15 Feb 2007 | 2 Comments | ]

Anyone who knows me, knows I am very keen on Network / Server Based Computing. As a part of my daytime lila I run a small Windows Terminal Server ‘farm’ that supports 300 remote desktop sessions across 40 branches in a 2500km radius. It’s not completely without it’s faults but it’s pretty damn good.
The more I used Linux, the more I wanted a similar solution to RDP. Anyone who ever advocated VNC as a replacement for RDP really just, well they didn’t quite have a clue. Winvnc, tightvnc etc, …

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[23 Jan 2007 | 2 Comments | ]

**This is a setup for my PERSONAL use and works well as such. I would suggest something different in a team environment.
In my afterlife as a try-hard Joomla web developer who only ever dreams of having my sites getting a full validation at www.wc3.org, I have tried a number of different setups to get an effective development environment happening. Here’s a setup I have been using for about a year that works well for me, scales well for multiple websites and is quite simple to create more hosts.
My development machine …

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[1 Dec 2006 | One Comment | ]

Yesterday, I attended the Virtualization Forum here in Sydney and thanks to Raghu Raghuram, VMware’s vice president of datacenter and desktop platform, my eyes were opened about not only the current but additionally the future possibilities of Virtualization. One of my biggest areas of interest in this regard is High Availability and Data Recovery. These two areas can be easily overcome if you throw enough money at it as nearly anything involving the words – “Cluster” or “High Availability” = SAN = $$$.
With VMware’s ESX 3.0 Enterprise Edition x 2 …