Installing VMware viclient 5.1.0 on Windows 10

With the release of Ubuntu 16.04 it was time to do some maintenance on my home ESXi server.  This server is a small variation of the Baby Dragon II and is so low maintenance that I even forgot what version of ESXi it was running. But, I did remember that you could actually download the Vsphere client …

Pure-ftp and virtual user on Ubuntu

Pureftp is a simple and secure ftp server that supports virtual users that can be chrooted. That was I was looking for when I needed to provide some external access to my home server. However, as often, on Ubuntu things work a bit different then on other platforms and the documentation I found was only …

Setup ssh key pair for jenkins under windows

It is always tricky to setup jenkins properly when running under Windows. There are a few things you need to take care of. In this post I will assume you are using the bash shell delivered together with git. Create a new user account for jenkins Set a password for this user account Add the …

How to edit the project.config for all projects in Gerrit

While I was evaluating Gerrit 2.6 I ended up installing the building the latest snapshot version (2.7RC) myself. All was fine until I was about to setup Jenkins to verify my commits. I was surprised to find the label “Verified” missing from the reviews. After some googling I found that in version 2.7 this has …

Cross flashing firmware for Supermicro AOC-S2308L-8i

I was trying to install Openindiana using the Supermico AOC S2308L-L8i HBA but I was unable to get Openindiana to recognize the card. At this point I decided to cross flash the card to the LSI SAS 9207-8i firmware that uses the same controller. As a back up I downloaded the original Supermicro firware from …

Tomcat7 missing fonts

I recently migrated my tomcat7 server to a new esxi server and had the following issue: Caused by: java.lang.Error: Probable fatal error:No fonts found. There are a few explanations found on the web: Tomcat is running headless. Add this -Djava.awt.headless to /etc/init.d/tomcat7. Checked, was there already so this is not the cause. Add missing fonts: …

Setting up ssl Subversion Mirror on Ubuntu 12.04

These are some quick notes on how to setup a subversion mirror on ubuntu 12.04 First install apache2, subversion and the binding create dir /etc/apache2/ssl and copy you ssl files to this folder. Update /etc/apache2/sites-available/default-ssl or create a new site. Make these changes to the site config. Enable ssl module, the ssl site and then …