Saturday, January 28, 2017

Power On virtual machine stuck at 35%

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Here's  just a quick little blurb about a problem I ran into this morning.  The cables for my SAS controller FINALLY arrived yesterday, so I installed them last night.  With the additional storage now available, I moved a couple VMs over to give the existing datastore some breathing room.

It's not a very intuitive process, you have to browse the datastore, right click on the folder containing the VMs files, and select move.  From there, you'd think ESXi would be smart enough to figure it all out, but you'd be wrong.  I had to remove the VM from inventory, then add it back in from it's new location.  But that's not the end of the fun, both of the ones I moved got stuck at 35% when powering them back on.

So here's what happened because you may not see the problem right away.  When I clicked on the summary for the VM (Not the default tab when you go to the VM in the vSphere client), you'll see a bright yellow box asking if you moved the VM or if you copied it because it knows you've done one or the other.  I selected "I Moved It," and then the VM's finished starting up without any further delay.

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Saturday, January 21, 2017

Free CISSP Resources

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Because I'm currently focusing on the CISSP exam, I'm going to create a new list in the spirit of my most popular post so far, the Free CCNA Resources 2.0 list.  Because I want to share it with the rest of the class in my Masters Degree Capstone course, I'm going to go ahead and post it now while it's still a little rough around the edges.  With that being said, I will not include anything that is only freely available to Eastern Michigan University students or government employees and contractors.

It's going to be a living document, more so than my other resource lists.  A lot of these are coming right from a couple CISSP study guides I am using on Books 24/7, and a lot of these are coming from my own time spent on Google.

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Saturday, January 14, 2017

Unwanted Phone Calls Really Upset People

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Like most people, I get an occasional call from an unknown number on my cell phone.  Most of the time I ignore it, especially if they're calling while I'm at work.  But if I'm bored, I may Google the number later.  And it seems like every time that I do, it's a different group of 5 or 6 "who calls me from" databases that show up in the top hits on Google.  It appears that the call I got was from someone trying to sell extended car warranties this time, but what really caught my eye was some of the comments regarding this number.  Aside from the atrocious spelling and grammar, there's some real gems. Also enjoy the DMCA notice from the web sheriff.
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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

The Saddest Booth at CES 2017

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From a couple of different places online today, I came across what Gizmodo dubs "The Saddest Booth at CES 2017."  Like the author of the article I have never hear of the company, Hangzhou Liti World Technology Co., Ltd.  I was also intrigued by the lone gentleman looking at one of several tablets spread out in front of him in an otherwise empty booth.  So who are they?
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Saturday, January 7, 2017

Getting Started with Powershell on Linux

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Ever since Microsoft first announced that PowerShell would be released on Linux and Mac, I wanted to grab a copy of it and give it a spin.  Why specifically?  I don't know.  As I explained to someone who asked me that in the Facebook group, I thought because I can was still a valid reason to give anything a try in the Lab.

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