I have encountered on several occasions where I have lost the root password for an esxi host. While there is not an obvious way to change the local root password on the websphere gui, the following is a method I have learned on how to reset the root password of the esxi host. However, before I proceed, some caveats:
All too often, we either accidentally check yes to install a program or even install a program on purpose, only to have it start at every logon. This can be a waste of resources and in one case caused me numerous headaches. One time, I initiated a wsus offline install of updates. It did the installs but then began to start at each start-up causing a reboot, it would go through this loop and not stop. I ended up having to manually stop the process on each boot up. As you can see, this can be quite annoying.
by Hui-Jen (Jen) Shiau, Technical Consultant at Taos With servers not having a cdrom drive and iso files becoming larger and larger, we are often required to use an USB stick that is bootable. To create a bootable USB stick, do the following: 1. Grab any size USB key (even 1GB will do, the image is only […]
This week, I became the proud owner of a new iPhone 6 Plus. In many ways, this phone was what I wanted in a “phablet.” However, I noticed that my connectivity while on a wifi connection was slow to abysmal. It was taking me four minutes to download a 6 mb music file. I first tried to reset the network settings, but no luck. The connection actually got even slower! That was when I came across a forum article explaining what was happening. Apparently, Apple decided to hide a lot of their targetted marketing under the locator services. What it was doing was that every time a person does a web query or download, Apple was also using that same query to do additional queries in the background for local services and ads to match the search and download. As a result, it was bogging down a person’s network connection to the point that was worse than a modem.
This week, I had an interesting situation at a Bay Area tech company. I was supervising the install of two HP servers running Windows 2008 R2, which were sharing a HP MSA drive array. The servers were connected to the MSA using fiber optic connectors. However, after bootup and configuration of the array, the drive appeared in the Windows drive manager twice and showed only 2 tb of the available 9 tb available for use. The remaining 7 tb were seen as unusable. Well, the HP technician was on the phone with their technician troubleshooting the wiring and the hardware. I left them alone because I figured that since it was their product, they would know best how to solve the problem.
By Hui-Jen Shiau, Senior Technical Consultant, Taos Recently, I was at a client site cloning some virtual machines, when I encountered some odd behavior. When I would change the ip address of the clone, the ip address would show in the network properties, but not in the vm’s summary or when I typed ipconfig from […]