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 need to use Powershell from a Windows OS: Font: Consolas Font Size : 12pt Window size: 120c*50 Buffer size: 120c*3000 (at...

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, an offer on it’s public cloud to manage Object-Storage. A very good way to store many things: Backup with private containers...

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 Snapshots Create snapshots Get snapshot(s) list Remove/Commit a snapshot Revert to a snapshot Linked clone Create a linked clone Convert a linked clone to a full clone Prerequisites You only need to have a running VM on the ESXi...

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 Disk partition Dummy virtual machine Imported virtual machine Prerequisites Export Import Enable network from nested-VM Add VNC support to VM VM setup for VNC Firewall configuration for VNC Local datastore Disk creation To create a local datastore, you’ll have to add a new virtual disk to...

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 ESXi Virtual Machine creation ESXi installation and setup (optional) Bypassing the minimal requirements check Back to the installation Customize your nested ESXI IP settings SSH Server Conclusion Installation Prerequisites In order to install an ESXi...