DRACs and Macs and Java Hacks

Date August 5, 2014

I'm inherently lazy. Like, "I want a bottle of water, but it's all the way over there, so I guess I'll just dehydrate" style lazy. Our server room is maybe, MAYBE, 50 feet from my desk. But I've got to go around a wall and unlock two doors, disable an alarm system, fight a dragon, […]

VMWare ESXi - Decreasingly Free As Time Goes On

Date July 3, 2009

Hey, what do you say we throw some actual content up here and see what happens... The excellent virtualization blog RTFM Education has a post today talking about VMware ESXi. Specifically that as time continues, fewer and fewer features work with it. The case in point started with the remote command line interface being changed […]

Fun with VMware ESXi

Date June 30, 2009

Day one of playing with bare metal hypervisors, and I'm already having a blast. I decided to try ESXi first, since it was the closest relative to what I'm running right now. Straight out of the box, I run into my first error. I'm installing on a Dell Poweredge 1950 server. The CD boots into […]

Dedicated ESXi: Server or something else?

Date August 28, 2008

Christopher Hoff, over at Rational Security discussed an interesting idea last week about VMWare's ESXi. One of his readers theorized that maybe ESXi-based servers shouldn't be considered as servers in some cases, but more like quasi-blade-chassis, since they essentially provide the same functionality. They're exploiting the idea for auditing, but since I'm really too small […]