Make powershell a bit less ugly

Powershell is a very usefull tool when you have to work on a Windows operating system. It help's a lot in automation of recurring tasks and provide an easy way to extract informations in custom format. But the default powershell command window is very very... ugly...

Here are some customizations I do when I ...

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OVH Cloud - Object Storage with cyberduck

OVH Cloud - Object Storage with cyberduck

"Object Storage (also known as object-based storage) is a storage architecture that manages data as objects, as opposed to other storage architectures like file systems which manage data as a file hierarchy and block storage which manages data as blocks within sectors and tracks." Source: Wikipedia-en

ovh.com has been providing for a few weeks ...

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Play with VM snapshots and linked-clones with ESXi command line tools

In this article, we will see how to create, commit, revert-to virtual machine snapshots from ESXi command line. We will also talk about the very useful "linked clones" that are related to the snapshot feature.

Prerequisites

You only need to have a running VM on the ESXi and to know its Vmid:

vim-cmd vmsvc/getallvms ...

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Nested VMware ESXi with virtualbox - Your first nested-virtual-machine

Now that we've seen how to create a nested-ESXi on virtualbox, we may need to have some content in order to test commands of procedures.

Local datastore

Disk creation

To create a local datastore, you'll have to add a new virtual disk to your nested ESXi:

First step is to create a SATA ...

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Nested VMware ESXi with virtualbox

For testing cases it could be very useful to host a nested (= virtualized) VMware ESXi on your desk or laptop machine. For my own needs, I had to install an ESXi on virtualbox. Here is my tutorial.

Installation

Prerequisites

In order to install an ESXi 5.5 you'll have to provide:

  • 64-bit x86 processor ...

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Python 3 + Django 1.7 with Openshift

Python 3 + Django 1.7 with Openshift

I've pushed a new github repository to help running Django (1.7) applications with Python 3.x on OpenShift : openshift-django1.7-py3

Prerequisites

You need to have an OpenShift account: if not, create a new one.

Secondly, you need to install and configure rhc tools on your computer:

gem install rhc
rhc setup

Thirdly, you ...

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Run an OpenShift based + Python 2.7 in a Docker container

Run an OpenShift based + Python 2.7 in a Docker container

I've just pushed a new "github-hosted" project : openshift-py

The purpose of this repository is to help in the creation of a simple #Docker container to run a Python2.7 + Flask application for #Openshift.

With the container, you can simply deploy your "work in progress" Openshift application in a docker container to test it, or ...

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VMware - Use GuestInfo variables to customize a guest OS

VMware - Use GuestInfo variables to customize a guest OS

If you use VMware vSphere environments since more than 2 or 3 days, you should already be aware about the "Template" concept. In this case, jump to the next section of this post.

According to VMware vSphere Documentation:

A template is a master copy of a virtual machine that can be used to create many ...

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vCenter - changer le mot de passe de base de données

vCenter - changer le mot de passe de base de données

Un petit article plus, pour me rappeler moi même de la manipulation que pour vraiment générer du contenu sur ce blog. Ce matin j'ai eu à changer, sur un vCenter Server, le mot de passe par lequel le service communique avec sa base de données, voici la manipulation.

Changer l'utilisateur de BDD

(si ...

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