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I am a system administrator, part of a team managing a set of very high traffic web sites. My primary interests are virtualization, Linux, databases, scripting, and windows.


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awarded  Autobiographer
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awarded  Nice Answer
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comment Get Access to root of Linux based virtual Appliance / Machine
shut down your appliance. from another vm (can be a new vm with lived) add an existing disk, browse to the datastore of the appliance and add that vmdk. then either to reboot your new vm or issue some command to detect the new disk dynamically. since i do not know details of the os, filesystem, whether lvm is used, etc. that you have, that is the best i can do. hope that is useful.
Sep
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comment Get information about inodes via snmp for linux
that version is supposed to have it, but you could be using a buggy version. you might want to try to update it in your distribution first if you can. in any event, even 5.4 is a bit old by now, as centos 6 already uses 5.5, and centos 7 has been out for a while.
Sep
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answered Get information about inodes via snmp for linux
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comment Get Access to root of Linux based virtual Appliance / Machine
yes, many times, though i would caution you to be very careful, as you could easily trash the fs or vmdk. you should only change what you need to change. also it is a good idea to back up the vmdk or the vm first, as always. backup is always a requirement when you modify anything as a sys admin.
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answered Get Access to root of Linux based virtual Appliance / Machine
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comment Referer is passed from HTTPS to HTTP in some cases… How?
yeah, i would think so, optional.
Sep
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comment How to make a dynamic motd-module in Puppet?
That means your hostname is not set.
Aug
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answered How to unmount when umount is not available?
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answered How to make a dynamic motd-module in Puppet?
Aug
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answered Re-mounting root partition on a live server
Aug
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comment Does an ip catch all exist?
agreed. thanks a lot for the clarification. sorry i may not have been clear. also i think i understand the spirit of that statement and the usage is for professional capacity but the equipment could still be personal. hope i do not confuse anyone even more :-)
Aug
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comment Does an ip catch all exist?
i am not sure if sf is only for work machines. i would say it is more likely people use personal machines to test and experiment even it is for work. i exclusively test things in my personal servers for this kind of activities.
Aug
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answered Does an ip catch all exist?
Aug
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answered How can a sh script determine if it was started as a cron job as opposed to interactive or background?
Aug
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comment Unable to configure Virtual Machine
ah sorry, i wonder if it is a controller issue then. i dealt with a similar issue but forgot exactly which windows, so you may still be able to find it either in vmware forums or kb, for example see communities.vmware.com/thread/426569?start=0&tstart=0
Aug
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answered Unable to configure Virtual Machine
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answered Can a high load cause a system to reboot?