First, download the current patch from VMware. In my case, it was ESXi550-201312001 that I downloaded from Download Patches page. You will need to have a valid VMware login but you don’t have to pay for a support contract Copy the downloaded zip file to your ESXi server. I put it in /vmfs/volumes/52f573f2-d2dddb9e-e83a-001b213a7c46/Patches/ESXi550-201312001.zip but you […]
With Samsung Galaxy, and possibly other devices, phones and tablets, if your date and time are off by more than a few hours, you won’t be able access the internet even though you’re able to connect to the wifi. Before you reset your device back to factory settings, check the time and date!
Oracle will require you to configure the Oracle RDBMS to use operating system authentication but if you inherit an Oracle instance, you will want to disable os authentication when possible. When the OS_AUTHENT_PREFIX is set, any os user that is created with “IDENTIFIED EXTERNALLY” will have the prefix. For example, in the below example, the […]
If you’re getting the “local: not found” error when running PerlBrew, we have the answer The problem is that “local” doesn’t work in older versions of BASH or some other shells you might be using. You simply need to replace “local” with “typeset” in your ~/perl5/perlbrew/etc/bashrc file. Note that whenever you run “perlbrew init” or […]
If you’re an author of technical books, please ensure that your publisher and/or editor typesets your book contents to be readable. Especially tables and program outputs. Just because the application can’t format the output worth a damn, doesn’t mean you need to transfer it to a book: Example from Sybase 15.0 Replication Server Administration