How to change console keymap on Photon OS

How to change console keymap on Photon OS
If you live outside US, like me, you might want to change default keymap on Photon OS. This is very easily done. Install Linux Keyboard Tools package, kbd, and run localsectl set-keymap <keymap_code>. Below is an example how to set console keymap to Finnish. # tdnf install kbd # localectl set-keymap fi This setting is ...

RHEL, CentOS and Oracle Linux 7 support on vCloud Director 2

VMware vCloud admins heads up, please note that recently released RHEL, CentOS and Oracle Linux 7 releases are NOT supported on current vCloud Director 5.5 releases. And in this case “no supported” also means not going to work! RHEL 7 introduced radical OS level changes which require changes in vCloud Director guest customization workflows, mostly on ...

RHEL, CentOS and Oracle Linux 7 tips 4

RHEL, CentOS and Oracle Linux 7 tips
Here are some miscellaneous tips for RHEL, CentOS and Oracle Linux 7 systems I have found useful. This post is a work in-progress, I will update it every now and then as I come up with more tips. Systemd basic usage Systemd has replaced legacy initd and init scripts, systemd services are managed with systemctl. Start ...

Oracle Linux 7 released

Oracle Linux 7 released
Oracle Linux 7 is GA as of today, installation medias are available for download free of charge at Oracle Software Delivery Cloud. Oracle Linux 7 is based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (RHEL), but unlike RHEL, Oracle Linux is supported by free OS updates from Oracle. Techical support and additional features such as Ksplice and ...

How-to use Nginx as gateway service for VMware Horizon Workspace 1

How-to use Nginx as gateway service for VMware Horizon Workspace
For external users to be able to access VMware Horizon Workspace portal you need use either a load balancer appliance or reverse proxy software running on some standard OS. Many enterprises do have load balancer appliances available for use but in case if you don’t there is a very good open source software available to ...

How-to fix vMA 5.0 password complexity issue 10

How-to fix vMA 5.0 password complexity issue
Many admins have already been hit by very strict password complexity requirements of new vSphere Management Assistant 5.0. Having a strict password policy is a good thing to some degree but in vMA 5.0 it goes well above and beyond of just annoying. Fortunately there is a fix so you can get rid of this ...

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6, what’s in it for VMs?

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6, what’s in it for VMs?
Last Wednesday 10th of Nov, Red Hat released their Enterprise Linux 6 (RHEL) server operating system. RHEL 6 has improvements for use on vSphere platform, VMware paravirtual devices vmxnet3 and pvscsi are supported out of the box, and in fact are default net and SCSI devices for RHEL 6 guest on vSphere 4.1. Other improvements ...

VMware Data Recovery 1.2 Linux file level restore client

VMware Data Recovery 1.2 Linux file level restore client
Latest VMware Data Recovery release 1.2 brought file level restore capability (aka FLR) for Linux VMs. Windows FLR client has been officially supported since 1.1, see my previous blog post about it. I did a quick review of using Linux FLR on CentOS Linux. VMware Data Recovery 1.2 documentation says that Linux FLR client can ...
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