How to Install XenServer 7.0

Download Xen Server 7.2 Write the ISO to a USB Drive or Install with a DVD Drive.  I chose to use Rufus Boot the ISO Select a Keymap Accept the warning about your drive being overwritten. Accept the EULA Choose a drive to write the OS onto. Choose a drive for VM Storage.  I chose …

How to add a Content Library to vSphere

Log into your vSphere Web Client and click Menu - Content Library. Click the plus sign to add a new Content Library Add a Name and Location Select a Local Content Library if you wish to upload ISOs, OVAs, and other templates. Select your storage location, I use my local Freenas NFS Store. Click Finish …

How to Install vRealize Operations

First step is to obtain the vRealize Operations Manager Appliance and install it via your VMware server.  Once the Appliance is uploaded and the installation is complete you will see the below screen on your VM. Once you go to the URL you will find the Initial Setup screen. I chose new Installation and started …

How to Apply Updates to VCenter 6.0

Starting after Update 1 for VCenter 6.0 you are able to update your Vcenter from the Web Interface.  Unfortunately for me, I have pre-version one installed so I need to update via SSH. First step is login via SSH to your VCenter as the Root User using your SSO Administrator User and password Next you …

How to Install VSphere Appliance 6.0

There is only so many installations of a Windows or Linux box you can do before you ask yourself if there is any easier way to do this.  In order to use templates and automate your VM building tasks, one of the choices is to use Vsphere with a variety of tools that plug in …

How to Install Plex on Centos 7 with NFS Mounts for Media

The first question you may ask is why on Linux?  Simply, the Linux install of Plex uses less memory resources than a standard Windows Installation in my experience.  With Windows I have also run into instances where the Plex Media Server fails to start on reboot.  With Linux I never experienced this, and it just …

How to Install kmttg on Windows 2012 R2

KMTTG is a great program to transfer TiVo recordings off of your TiVo to either save space or archive.  Most channels support copying of recordings off, with the notable exception of channels like HBO, Cinemax and the like. So let's start the install.  Download kmttg from here Create a folder on your drive of choice, …

Installing NVIDIA Drivers on CentOS

For those who have every tried to get NVIDIA or AMD Drivers working in Linux, know that its a complete pain to do.  Hopefully this guide will clear things up a bit. I have a base system with a Gigabyte Xeon D Motherboard along with a Gigabyte NVIDIA 1070 Card for us in ZCash Mining. …

How to Install and Configure Zabbix

One of the issues I have with Observium is how limited the Device Discovery is.  Not all SNMP devices are recognized, and there is no way to customize the system with new Device MIB Files.  Zabbix was recommended to me by a couple of former coworkers, so I decided to give it a shot. First …

How to Install SNMP on UnRAID6

One of the things I like to have in my lab environment is the ability to monitoring all OSes and keep an eye on such things as temperatures, disk space, and other sensors.  I was disheartened to find that UnRAID 6 did not have SNMP installed or configured. After some searching I was able to figure …

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