VMware: Set MAC Address of a kernel interface with PowerCli

Hi,

the New-VMHostNetworkAdapter offers the ability to set the MAC address while adding a new kernel interface. But this has a limitation. It always only a MAC within a range 00:50:56:00:00:00 – 00:50:56:3F:FF:FF.

If you try it even though you will get an error:

New-VMHostNetworkAdapter The MAC address is invalid or is not in the valid range 00:50:56:00:00:00 - 00:50:56:3F:FF:FF.

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Raspberry Pi: Script to (Cross) Compile a new Kernel

Hi,

a my Project Owncloud on a Raspberry Pi I want to use AppArmor to protect the lighttpd webserver. Unfortunately the default kernel is complied without apparmor support.

So I decided to build my own kernel:-)

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ESXi: Capture Network packets on a vSwitch port

Hi,


ESXi offers some extented methods to capture network packets. Here are some examples.

First of all logon to your ESXi host by ssh.

To capture all traffic on a vmkernel interface use tcpdump-uw.
List all vmkernel interfaces


~ # esxcfg-vmknic -l
Interface  
vmk0    .....   
vmk1    .....   

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VMware ESXi: A (incomplete) list of host commands Part 3

Hi,

part 3 of my (incomplete) list of the esx cli.

ESXi Advanced Kernel Settings/Parameters

Get all

esxcli system settings advanced list

Set one, i.e. disable the shell respectively ssh warnings

esxcli system settings advanced set -o /UserVars/SuppressShellWarning -i 1

ESXi Kernel modules

List loaded kernel modules

vmkload_mod  -l

Get a list of all enabled kernel modules

esxcfg-module -q
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