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At toolkit we are always learning something new. In this section we share our thoughts and views as well as new technology challenges that have come our way. Tell us what you think!
Nov 4
Nov 4

Odoo Minimum Hardware Requirement

Requirements for running Odoo 9 Community and Enterprise are the same. For a 5 user site = 2 CPU server and 2 GB Ram For 20 user site = 4 CPU server and 8 GB Ram For 100+ user site = recommend splitting app and database servers, 2 x 8 CPU servers with 32 GB […]

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Oct 2
Oct 2

The Worst Server Setup Mistake You Can Make

There’s one server setup mistake you can make that will screw you up for years to come. It’ll haunt your business, your developers and your server admins, and be hugely expensive to fix. It’s surprisingly easy to make. The mistake? Setting the timezone to anything other than UTC Use UTC Use UTC. Use UTC. Use […]

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Oct 1
Oct 1

How to gracefully shut down vsphere 5.x (ESXi Free) using the command line

1. Download and install Putty and Putty tools You will need both Putty.exe and PLink.exe (which is what will be sending the SSH commands to your ESXi server) I downloaded and installed from the following link to c:\putty http://the.earth.li/~sgtatham/putty/latest/x86/putty-0.63-installer.exe 2. Enable SSH on your vSphere (ESXi) host Within the vSphere client click on your host. […]

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Oct 0
Oct 0

Increase Ubuntu Size In VMWare

Let us pretend that you have an Ubuntu Server which has been running for several years and it has been doing it’s assigned task(s) nicely, until one day you make a change to your methodology/assumptions/workflow/tasks therefore the allocated Virtual Hard Drive (VHD) size is no longer sufficient. There are many reasons for this, but I […]

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Oct 0
Oct 0

Upload an ISO CD-ROM/DVD-ROM image to a VMware datastore for use with VMware vSphere Hypervisor 5.1 (ESXi 5.1) using the vSphere Client, and checking its MD5 checksum signature is correct.

In this series of basic VMware articles for the Novice, I’ll be showing you the basic VMware skills required to install, configure and deploy virtual machines using VMware’s FREE VMware vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi).In this article we will show you HOW TO: Upload an ISO CD-ROM/DVD-ROM image to a VMware datastore for use with VMware vSphere Hypervisor 5.1 (ESXi […]

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Sep 0
Sep 0

VMWare Fusion: Assigning IP Addresses for NAT-Configured VMs via DHCP and Port Forwarding

In VMWare Fusion, when using NAT, you often times want the IP addresses for the VMs to always be the same, so that you can connect to them from the host using the same IP address every time (and probably assign an entry in your /etc/hosts file). You may also want to connect to the […]

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Mar 0
Mar 0

Use GParted to increase disk size of a Linux native partition

In this post we will cover how to increase disk space for a VMware virtual machine that is using a Linux native partition rather than logical volume manager (LVM). Firstly we will increase the size of the virtual disk on the virtual machine at the hardware level and then once this is complete we will […]

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Mar 0
Mar 0

How to Increase Disk Space in VMware

Have you ever encountered out of disk space issues on your wonderful VMs when trying install a critical application? Here are a few easy steps that help you to solve the disk space problems on your VMware workstation VMs. This article assumes that the reader has familiarity with virtualization and has some practical experience with […]

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Dec 0
Dec 0

Install VMware Tools on a Linux Guest with the Tar Installer

Install the latest version of VMware Tools to enhance the performance of the virtual machine’s guest operating system and improve virtual machine management. Prerequisites ■ Verify that a supported guest operating system is installed on the virtual machine. ■ Verify that you have an ESX/ESXi license or are using evaluation mode. Before you install or […]

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Dec 0
Dec 0

How to manage Linux server with GUI

A typical Linux server runs in a command line interface (CLI) environment, preloaded with bare essential tools needed to install and configure various headless services. Compared to a full-blown GUI desktop image, such a minimal setup is advantageous in terms of security, resource consumption and speed. If you are used to GUI-based environment, however, you […]

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Dec 0
Dec 0

FIXED DHCP IP ALLOCATION IN VMWARE FUSION

There comes a point when using NAT for your VM’s, that having a predictable IP address just makes sense. If you are running any sort of server inside your VM, you don’t want to go around hunting for the current address each time, or worse still have to modify the configuration of the server itself. […]

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