Windows: Get Disk Smartparameter and Health status


in newer Versions of the Windows operating system you to not need additional tools to get the most important Harddisk smart parameters.
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Linux: Rescan for new and changes of devices


with virtualization it simply possible to change systems within a few mouse clicks. For example adding new disks or increasing the disk size of a hard disk without a reboot.
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Windows: Error: Cannot read from the source file or disk, Could not find this item. This is no longer locate…


difficult Windows issue today. A user had the problem that he could not delete a Folder (C:\Temp\orders) , also renaming or moving is not possible. The same behaviour with the command line tools rmdir, ren and move.
The folder was created from Excel with a vba macro.

Error message: Cannot read from source file or disk

Error message: Cannot read from source file or disk

The error message was: Cannot delete file: Cannot read from the source file or disk.
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VMware ESXi: A (incomplete) list of host commands Part 1


here is a list of some cli’sĀ  to control a VMware ESXi host from the command line. Enable the ESXi shell and login to console or connect with a ssh client remotely.
Restart Management, HA Services
/sbin/services restart

Installing Software. List/Install/UninstallĀ  VIBs (vSphere Installation bundle)

List vibs

esxcli software vib list

Install a vib

esxcli software vib install -v file:/tmp/[NewVIB].vib

Uninstall a vib (determine the Name of the VIB by the list command)

esxcli software vib remove -n VIBname

Install a patch

esxcli software vib install /tmp/[patchName].zip


firewall state

esxcli network firewall get

Firewall rules
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