VMware Linux VM – ‘No DEFAULT or UI configuration directive found’
Jul23

VMware Linux VM – ‘No DEFAULT or UI configuration directive found’

KB ID 0001334 Dtd 23/07/17 Problem Last week while trying to create a Linux VM on a VMware ESX 6.5 server, I saw this; No DEFAULT or UI configuration directive found Solution Normally the error indicates theres something wrong with the install media, so I deleted it and uploaded it again, same error. So I downloaded the setup iso file again and checked its checksum, to make sure it was OK, (it was, but the problem persisted). To fix...

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Setup RANCID and ViewVC (Part One)
Jul21

Setup RANCID and ViewVC (Part One)

KB ID 0001331 Dtd 19/07/17 Problem There are couple of good posts out there on setting up Rancid (Really Awesome New Cisco Config Differ). Some even show you how to set it up with ViewVC (Formally ViewVCS, basically a nice web based GUI front end, that does version control and highlights differences). It does this using a system called CVS (Concurrent Version System, hence the original name.) Then I had to do some more searching to...

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Linux – Install VMware Tools
Jul19

Linux – Install VMware Tools

KB ID 0001330 Dtd 19/07/17 Problem Note: This is to install the VMware Tools NOT the OPEN-VM-TOOLS. I’ve had to do this a few times now, and every time I Goolge how to do it, I get pages of instructions on how to install the open vm tools. When what I really want is to install the VMware Tools. Solution I’m using vSphere ESX, but even if you are using VMware Workstation or VMware Fusion, you can still select...

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CentOS / Redhat / Fedora – VMware VMXNET3 Adapter Not Working
Jul18

CentOS / Redhat / Fedora – VMware VMXNET3 Adapter Not Working

KB ID 0001329 Dtd 18/07/17 Problem This has tripped me up a couple of times, and if you Google the problem, you find a load of posts saying ‘Just install VMware tools that will fix the problem’ It Wont! And I’ll tell you why, run ifconfig You will notice you have a network card, but you will also notice that it’s got a strange name ‘ens160’ not eth0 as you would normally expect? Anyway let’s...

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Nginx Error –  413 Request Entity Too Large
Jul05

Nginx Error – 413 Request Entity Too Large

KB ID 0001325 Dtd 05/07/17 Problem A few weeks ago I did a series on setting up a new WordPress site, shortly after I had some problems uploading my caching plugin (wp-rocket). This was the error I got; 413 Request Entity Too Large nginx/1.10.3 (Ubuntu) Anyway, I fixed the error, and a few days later I got an email from someone with the same problem, so I thought this time I would document the fix.   Solution Note: I’m going to...

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Ubuntu: Setting Up a WordPress Website with LEMP – Part 3
Jun04

Ubuntu: Setting Up a WordPress Website with LEMP – Part 3

KB ID 0001320 Dtd 04/06/17 Problem So you want your own web server running WordPress? Previously in Parts One and Two, we setup a new Linux box, and got all the prerequisites installed. Now it’s time to deploy WordPress. Solution There are a few extra bits we need to add to the PHP installation before we setup WordPress, to get those installed run the following command; sudo apt-get install php-curl php-gd php-mbstring...

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