Add CPU to Windows XP

Yes, I realize XP is long gone, but I still use it in Virtualbox for some old apps that I have. I remember back in the day the word of advice to go from 1 CPU to multi was a reinstall as the kernel had to be swapped out to work correctly. Well, I found this article from a web search, and the following command did the trick. First disable hardware driver signing ( My Computer > Properties > Hardware...).  Then run this at a CMD prompt: rundll32 syssetup,SetupInfObjectInstallAction ACPIAPIC_MP_HAL 128 %windir%\inf\hal.inf Hope this finds its way to help someone else.

Using Windows 2012 NFS with VMware ESX

So I used Windows 2008R2 with UNIX services to provide my ISO share to my testlab ESXi server. I upgraded to Windows 2012 doing an in-place upgrade. This broke the configuration and I have been spinning in a circle with no luck, have read blogs, tech articles, and today I finally fixed it. It is good to make a little accomplishment once in a while. On the command line I was getting the following error on the ESXi server when trying to mount the drive: Sysinfo error on operation returned status : The NFS server denied the mount request. Please see the VMkernel log for detailed error information So here it is, this VMware KB article was mostly no help ( ) as it referenced using 2008R2, which I have working with no issue, it was 2012 when the wheels fell off. Then I found this nugget in another KB article, " Ensure the NFS server supports NFSv3 over TCP. ESX/ESXi does not use UDP for NFS. "  ( ) Which l

Moving to Blogger

So, hello Google. I am going to try this out on Blogger to see how it goes. Got out of habit of updating WordPress, and the hackers were running a muck, a muck, a muck...

Back Again...

So 3 years later, and I guess I will update the Wordpress version. Stay at bay hackers...

Updating A NetApp filer with no CIFS or NFS

Updating via the software command if you dont have CIFS or NFS: ndmpcopy /etc/software/file  dest dest = .SFW file(s) to the  /etc/shelf_fw directory and the *.AFW file(s) to the  /etc/acpp_fw directory of the root volume

NetApp Virtual Service Console

When installing Virtual Service Console, do not use terminal services, and if in Windows 2008+ must click "run as Administrator" even if you are an Administrator.


grep is my friend, a quick check on the configs, found that the plugins dir was goofed, and now I have perlscript again :) Now for the plumber :( O the new server is a AMD 2200 dual proc w 2GB ram running six User-mode Linux Kernels :)