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Author: Niels Engelen

Working as a Global Technologist in Product Strategy for Veeam Software with an interest for anything virtual and cloud. Niels is as a VMware Certified Professional (VCP-DCV 4, 5, 6) and a Veeam Certified Architect (VMCA). Niels also gained the VMware vExpert award (2012-2017) and is an ex-PernixPro.
Finding all symlinks in a directory

Finding all symlinks in a directory

This is a very useful command if you need to find all symlinks in a certain directory:

Syslog-ng configuration and rotation script

Syslog-ng configuration and rotation script

I’m a big fan of syslog-ng. All my devices which allow the usage of syslog send information to my syslog-ng server. The server configuration below will send all information to specific day dirs for each device. The client configuration will send all information to the syslog-ng server but we will also keep the messages and authentication log stored on the local machine. After a few months (maybe weeks – depending on the number of devices u have) this will take…

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Moving locked VM’s in ESXi using SSH

Moving locked VM’s in ESXi using SSH

VMware vSphere is a very nice piece of virtualization software. Sadly there are a few things that can go wrong and I had the “luck” to hit one of those. Waking up on a morning to notice that 4 VM’s are offline because of the ESXi host going down (hardware failure) isn’t something you want to wake up with. The worst news was that it was a new host which hadn’t been added to a cluster yet so no HA…

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RRDtool: 32bit to 64bit?

RRDtool: 32bit to 64bit?

While playing around with creating some statistics from several servers I came to the following problem: [warning]ERROR: This RRD was created on other architecture[/warning] The problem was simple, the file was created on a 32 bit machine and I was trying to access it on a 64 bit machine. The fix for this is quite simple but due to Google being a pain from time to time it took me some time to find the solution. Therefor I’m posting it…

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